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  • The MAR executive committee appointed Theresa Hatton, formerly of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, after a 5.5-month search.
    Created: 5/24/2019 6:03:30 AM
  • Nonetheless, many renters doubt they'll ever own a home, according to a survey by the New York Federal Reserve.
    Created: 5/24/2019 5:12:49 AM
  • Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, after a two-month partnership, Redfin and RE/MAX have ended their deal. 
    Created: 5/24/2019 2:00:53 AM
  • Whether you’re a newbie agent or an experienced veteran, rejection can still hurt. If you want to get better at dealing with it, reframe and repurpose it to take the sting out. Here’s how.
    Created: 5/24/2019 12:27:26 AM
  • Is Compass worth $4.4 billion, and is it being valued as a traditional brokerage or a technology company? Mike DelPrete takes a look at the company’s valuation, revenue, transaction volume, agent count and profitability.
    Created: 5/23/2019 5:14:51 PM
  • The mega-mansion, located at 908 Bel Air Road and initially priced for sale at $180 million, was listed for rent earlier this week. The dwelling covers more than 34,000 square feet and comes with an infinity pool, a health and wellness spa, and surround views of the ocean and the mountains. Celebrity plastic surgeon and developer Raj Kanodia built the property for home-flipping profit in 2018.
    Created: 5/23/2019 1:59:48 PM
  • Transgender people experience homelessness at higher rates than the average population, according to surveys. One recent report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, a trans rights advocacy group, found that up to 30 percent of its 27,715 transgender-identifying respondents had been homeless at some point in their lives, and 12 percent due to their transgender identity.
    Created: 5/23/2019 1:53:29 PM
  • NRT CEO Ryan Gorman is heads down, using big data to figure out how to get out from under commercial leases, reducing the biggest expense of most broker-owners: office space provided to house weak agents. Realogy is also shedding more and more poor performing agents, I am told — something most brokers are afraid to do.
    Created: 5/23/2019 12:29:07 PM
  • CNBC profile explored the personal experiences that led Eric Wu to found Opendoor, an iBuyer based in San Francisco valued at $3.8 billion.
    Created: 5/23/2019 12:02:18 PM
  • The Los Feliz mansion, where cardiologist Harold Perelson once killed his wife with a hammer in 1959, is up for sale for $3.5 million.
    Created: 5/23/2019 11:23:53 AM
  • The big residential brokerage franchisors and holding companies filed a motion on May 17 to dismiss the class action lawsuit filed by homeseller Christopher Moehrl seeking to upend the traditional commission structure in the real estate industry. 
    Created: 5/23/2019 10:38:57 AM
  • Six months after Amazon said it would build a major office in Arlington County, Virginia, home prices in the area have risen by $110,000.
    Created: 5/23/2019 10:19:50 AM
  • At the Inman Connect New York 2019 conference, Realogy CEO Ryan Schneider and Compass CEO Robert Reffkin took to the stage to discuss their differing visions for the residential real estate market going forward.
    Created: 5/23/2019 9:55:14 AM
  • The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency action Thursday against New York State real estate developer Robert Morgan.
    Created: 5/23/2019 9:20:04 AM
  • Mortgage rates continued to slide downward this week, reaching a new yearly low of 4.06 percent on a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage.
    Created: 5/23/2019 8:00:30 AM
  • Sales of new single-family homes dropped 6.9 percent from March to April but are up 7 percent year over year, according to the latest data. 
    Created: 5/23/2019 7:09:15 AM
  • In real estate, showcasing your professionalism is how you get business. It’s how you convince buyers and sellers to work with you over the plethora of other agents out there. What can you do to exhibit competence and display your skillset to past and future clients? Here are five pro moves that’ll set you apart from the rest of the pack.
    Created: 5/23/2019 2:05:16 AM
  • When it comes to social media, it’s a bit of a jungle out there. To help new agents suss out what’s crucial, here are the top three platforms and some tips for how to make it all work with your marketing plan.
    Created: 5/23/2019 12:14:23 AM