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Agent Empowerment Beyond the Verdict: Know Your Worth

The recent legal verdict involving the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has sent shockwaves across our industry, sparking concerns among brokers and managers. In a candid forum aimed at addressing these concerns and supporting agents through this turbulent period, I shared a crucial perspective: It wasn’t 8 million, 80,000 or even 80 people who decided…

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Navigating House Options During a Divorce

Divorce is not just an emotional upheaval but also a time of significant financial and legal decisions. It’s especially true when it comes to shared housing. The marital home is often more than just an asset. It’s a repository of memories and dreams. Deciding what to do with it during a divorce can be particularly…

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RE/MAX Expands With Two Brokerages in Wyoming

Brenton Hayden, an entrepreneur who received national recognition for founding Renters Warehouse in 2008 and selling it in 2015, has come out of retirement to build a real estate business under the RE/MAX brand, RE/MAX has announced. Hayden and his business partners—his wife and CFO Ashley Hayden and two vice presidents of operations John Parsons…

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Las Vegas Team Leader Stresses Life-Long Learning

Above, from left, Robert Little, Nina Gallagher and Erik Coulter Robert (Bob) Little was a mortgage broker in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2007 when the industry imploded during the worst recession in his memory. But it may have been a blessing in disguise. “In my five years on the mortgage side,” said Little, “I had…

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New-Home Sales Start 2024 Strong, Rising 1.5% in January

As the housing market correction continues to unfold in 2024, with inflation slowing and mortgage rates leveling out, new-home sales saw continued growth in January after a bounce-back in December.  New-home sales registered at a rate of 661,000 in January, 1.5% above December’s rate of 664,000 and up 1.8% year-over-year, according to the latest data…

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Buyer Lawsuit Could Spill Into 2027 With No Settlements in Sight

In the wake of a significant but expected ruling by a federal judge allowing class-action claims by recent homebuyers against real estate incumbents to go forward, both parties are laying out diverging roadmaps for a case that could prove much more significant than any of the many commission cases filed in the past four months.…

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NAR Objects to DOJ Filing, Claiming It Will ‘Harm Consumers and Reduce Access to Fair Housing’

In a forceful commentary regarding the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Feb. 15 Statement of Interest calling for “decoupled commissions” in rebuke of a lawsuit settlement of a case known as Nosalek v. MLS PIN, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) said the decision would hurt consumers as opposed to helping them.  In a statement emailed…

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PropStream Partners With the San Francisco Association of REALTORS®

PropStream is integrating with the San Francisco Association of REALTORS® (SFAR) MLS and bringing PropStream to their over 4,500 agents via SFAR’s product dashboard. “We are excited to be partnering with the San Francisco Association of REALTORS®,” said PropStream’s CEO, Brian Tepfer. “Our best-in-class lead generation platform will be an excellent tool for SFAR’s agents…

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VIDEO: Midwest Regional Rookie of the Year on First-Year Success in a Challenging Market

Since jumping into real estate, Heather McColaugh has taken the industry by storm. After years of managing her career in pharmaceutical sales and caring for her three adopted children, McColaugh realized that something needed to change. “I had absolutely no control over my day, and no bandwidth,” says McColaugh, the 2023 Midwest Regional Rookie of…

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Flexmls Releases New ‘Launch’ Dashboard

FBS, the North Dakota-based real estate software company responsible for the Flexmls platform, has released the new Launch SSO Dashboard feature. This dashboard assists Flexmls users and MLS Administrators by showcasing MLS-provided apps and services in one convenient, secure and reliable single sign-on dashboard.  Launch improves the visibility of MLS-offered products and apps to MLS…

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