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Webinar Recap: How to Diversify Strategies That Break Barriers and Expand Business in a Post-Burnett World

In the latest RISMedia webinar—“How to Diversify Strategies That Break Barriers and Expand Business in a Post-Burnett World”—high-level industry leaders discuss how the real estate industry can and must change after the class-action commission lawsuits. The webinar was moderated by Charlie Oppler, CEO of Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and former National Association of REALTORS®…

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Social Skills: What’s Up With WhatsApp Business? 3 Ways This App Can Boost Your Real Estate Business

Editor’s Note: Social Skills is a bi-monthly feature in RISMedia’s Daily News focused on social media and digital marketing tips, trends and solutions for agents and brokers. It’s 2024, and today’s buyers and sellers are a mobile-first demographic, always looking to their phones to research, explore and connect. Communicating with your clients effectively can make…

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Unlocking Success: 5 Key Habits of Profitable Real Estate Agents in 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate, success is not merely a matter of chance but a product of deliberate habits and strategies. Having assisted hundreds of real estate businesses with bookkeeping and taxes services this quarter alone, Brandon Green and his team at Alchemy of Money, a leading financial services firm catering exclusively to…

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NAR Settlement Receives Preliminary Approval, Faces Further Scrutiny

A federal judge today promptly issued preliminary approval to the landmark settlement agreement struck last month between the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and a class of recent homesellers, a major, if expected step toward finalizing a deal that will see NAR pay $418 million and make major changes to policies and practice. Judge Stephen…

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New-Home Sales Jump in March

As mortgage rates rose back up to the 7% range last week and home prices remain elevated, market signs don’t necessarily point to significant improvement anytime soon. Despite the challenges, however, new-home sales continue to fight through—posting a strong rise in March. New-home sales rose 8.8% in March to a rate of 693,000, up 8.3%…

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2024 Rookie of the Year Nominations to Open May 1

After two years of incredible industry response—and an expansion to honor not just a national winner but five regional winners and 20 runners-up—RISMedia’s third annual Real Estate Rookie of the Year contest opens for nominations on May 1. A program designed to honor real estate agents who are new to the business yet achieving extraordinary…

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Stellar MLS CEO Stands Tall as Industry Faces Tough Questions Post-Settlement

Compensation is being removed from the MLS, and buyer agents will be required to sign written agreements with clients. Those changes affect everyone, but not everyone is reacting, adapting or preparing for them in the same way. With how local real estate remains, the path forward will depend on who you are following. Merri Jo…

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The Real Estate Agent Pledge: The Jason Mitchell Group’s Commitment to Transactional Transparency and Fairness

In a profession built on trust, integrity, and fairness, a new initiative is emerging to raise the bar for real estate professionals nationwide. The Jason Mitchell Group (JMG) has announced the launch of The Real Estate Agent Pledge—a transformative movement aimed at promoting transparency and fairness in every real estate transaction. The Real Estate Agent…

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Wallpaper Removal Cost Guide: DIY vs. Professional Removal

Removing wallpaper can rejuvenate or transform any space. Whether you’re updating your home’s look or preparing to put your house on the market. However, deciding between embarking on a DIY project or hiring professionals involves more than just time and effort. It’s also about understanding the costs involved. I will share my knowledge of the…

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CoStar Drops $1.6 Billion to Acquire 3D Camera Pioneer Matterport

CoStar, the commercial conglomerate-turned residential portal gate-crasher, announced today that it is acquiring Matterport in a deal worth $1.6 billion, adding what appears to be a highly complementary new business to its growing arsenal of real estate-focused companies. “CoStar Group and Matterport have nearly identical mission statements of digitizing the world’s real estate,” said Andy…

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