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In a letter to congressional leaders Thursday, Compass founder and CEO Robert Reffkin called on lawmakers to remember the “particular plight of real estate agents,” and to include assistance for them in coronavirus recovery packages. The letter, consequently, adds to growing calls from within the real estate industry for political leaders to protect agents amid the scramble to stave off Read more…


Inspired daily by the takeaways learned in the field, top producer Cara Ameer has 18 years under her belt with licenses in both Florida and California. A self-proclaimed fitness fanatic, she loves working out, finds cleaning and organizing relaxing and can’t say no to strawberries. In a matter of days, life as we know it has been turned upside down. Read more…


The art of client loyalty has a lot to do with staying memorable and cultivating trust. As an agent, here are four things you should keep in mind when building and maintaining a relationship with your clients. How many of your past clients reached out to you when their lease was up at the end of the year, wanting to Read more…


It’s a truism that a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s why infographics came into existence. Here’s why you should use them in your marketing. If you’re a real estate agent who’s considering using infographics in your marketing but aren’t sure where to start, this post is for you. Most people are visual and absorb information quickly and intuitively Read more…


To build a cohesive team, you need to carefully select its members, support each other, create incentives and celebrate the wins. Here’s how David Parnes and James Harris make it happen at The Agency. Loyalty is one of the most important aspects when nurturing a strong team. Earning your team’s respect and loyalty can take time, but it’s the foundation Read more…


The biggest news for the bond markets was the release of the U.S. December manufacturing report as indicated by the ISM Manufacturing Index. It plunged to a five-month low — the lowest level in a decade. ‘Tis the season for New Year’s predictions.  Before that, two surprises in today’s markets: our overnight droning of the Iranian military leader Qassem Suleimani, Read more…


With the changing landscape of our field, the changing business models and the speed at which we have to respond to survive, it’s strategic and smart to practice self-care. Celebrate Agent Appreciation Month and #ThankAnAgent with Inman this January. Discover more and see how to get involved, click here. Self-care is serious business — and I should know. As a Read more…


In 2020, Windermere Real Estate’s Chief Economist Matthew Gardner expects payrolls to continue growing, but the rate of growth will slow as the country adds fewer than 1.7 million new jobs.


Clear up any potential misunderstandings and misguided expectations with prospective new agents using these nine interview questions.


In this weekly column, hosts Brandon Doyle and Colton Pratt walk through smart-home products and showcase their capabilities while reviewing pros and cons. This week, they’ll light up and compare smart bulbs.


People need to stop thinking of coming soons and pocket listings as identical, they aren’t. The Clear Cooperation Policy needs to pass. Coming soon needs rules codified that are separate from private, off-MLS sales. Article image credited to MaksymChechel / Getty Images


Two months after announcing that his divorce from his seventh wife, Larry King listed the couple’s Beverly Hills mansion for $16.995 million. Westside Estate Agency’s Kurt Rappaport is the agent representing the sale. The mansion, which the famous broadcaster and CNN host bought in 2007 for $11.75 million, is a real behemoth. It sits at 10,810 square feet and has Read more…


Don’t let cosmetic and fixable problems with a house bamboozle a transaction. Here are nine tips to better counsel clients through the home inspection process. Article image credited to Anan Rakyu / Shutterstock.com


EXp Realty announced the launch of a new assistance fund for agents, as well as multiple charitable initiatives, the same week the company celebrated its 10-year anniversary and crossed the 23,000 agent threshold. Article image credited to AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic


The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) monthly measure of builder confidence and market conditions rose one point between August and September, a high mark for the year and the highest since October 2018, according to data released Tuesday. The Housing Market Index (HMI) clocked in at 68 in September, according to the data. HMI is a weighted average of Read more…