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From World Series Champion to Thriving Luxury Real Estate Agent

Editor’s Note: Superstars in sports and celebrities in real estate is a new series highlighting either high-profile professionals who have made a career transition into real estate, or those agents who represent such high-level individuals in the sale or purchase of their luxury homes. We’ll bring you their stories, best practices, top tips and more.…

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NAR Announces Partnership With RentRedi

The National Association of REALTORS® has announced RentRedi as a new partner with NAR REALTOR Benefits®. RentRedi offers an award-winning, comprehensive property management platform that simplifies the renting process for landlords and renters by automating and streamlining processes. As part of the agreement, NAR members can receive an exclusive six-month RentRedi subscription for $1, plus…

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Homebuilder Confidence Continues to Reach New Lows in 2024

Mortgage rates hovering near 7% and elevated rates for construction and development loans continued to put pressure on builder confidence in July, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) data. Experts feel, however, that this downward trend may soon reverse course due to bettering economic signs. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index…

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Fed Chair Powell: We Don’t Have to Wait for 2% Inflation to Drop Rates

In a surprising statement made during a speaking engagement at the Economic Club of Washington D.C. on July 15, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said that inflation would not necessarily have to hit 2% before interest rates are cut.  This statement constitutes a major shift from previous public comments made by the Fed emphasizing the…

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United | Virtual Properties Realty Reaches 5,000-Agent Milestone

United® | Virtual Properties Realty (VPR) has announced a significant milestone—reaching 5,000 agents, posting an all-time record sales performance and a four-year agent growth rate of 35% since merging with United Real Estate in 2020.   Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, United | VPR stated it has joined the ranks of independent, non-franchised brokerages with…

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United and HomeSmart Settle, Mid-Size Brokerages Battle on as Key Court Deadline Passes

United Real Estate and HomeSmart yesterday became the latest companies to settle seller lawsuits, according to a filing in federal court, while several other companies simultaneously chose to push forward and continue fighting seller commission cases, potentially indicating there is still some appetite to contest claims by recent homesellers. According to a release from United…

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Court Denies NAR Petition for Rehearing in DOJ Case

In a July 12 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C., denied the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) request for a rehearing in its dispute with the Department of Justice (DOJ). NAR and DOJ had originally reached a settlement agreement requiring NAR to increase transparency regarding broker…

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Century 21 Announces Third Annual Global Giving Initiative

Century 21 Real Estate has announced its third annual fundraising effort in support of local communities served by the brand’s global network of independent agents and brokers.  Century 21 stated that in 2022 it reimagined its brand anniversary date as the first-ever International Day of Giving dedicated to showcasing the community giving efforts of the…

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Essential Tips for First-Time Condo Sellers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Selling a condo for the first time can sometimes be challenging. My guide will simplify the process and help you achieve a successful sale. I will provide you with the following helpful information to help you come out on top with your first condominium sale: How to prepare your condo for sale with a pre-sale…

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From ‘Menu of Services’ to Settlement Backstory, Brokers and Agents Share Adjustments

Woodbury, New York—Two heads are almost always better than one when facing uncertainty. When facing a lot of uncertainty—for instance, when a parade of class-action lawsuits upend century-old precedent in how your industry operates—it might be better to get as many experienced minds together as possible. That was the idea at the Long Island Board…

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