Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers

Keller Mortgage implements third round of layoffs in past 12 months
Keller Williams’ lending arm is advertising seven positions online including openings for an area sales manager, an "elite loan officer" and four local loan officers.

Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact on Florida housing: The Real Word
In this episode of The Real Word, hosts Byron Lazine and Nicole White sit down to discuss the impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida housing, property description mistakes and how Fed policies will affect the housing market this winter.

Zillow launches street-view home searching with Apple Maps
Homebuyers can now get a street-view look at listings, thanks to Zillow's newest integration with Apple Maps. Dubbed "Look Around," the feature is available in 19 markets.

Redfin adds down payment assistance feature to website
Starting Thursday, homebuyers can scout down payment assistance programs on Redfin listings, thanks to the brokerage's new partnership with Down Payment Resource.

Seeking clout, MLS trade group taps ex-DOJ and FTC antitrust lawyers
The Council of Multiple Listing Services has hired Alicia Batts and Dylan Carson to help the trade group exert influence over MLS-related decisions at the antitrust enforcement agencies.

Compass denies reports of private equity takeover
An Insider report published Wednesday evening cites three unnamed sources who said Vista Equity along with another private equity company could be involved in a deal.

The Agency launches newest location in The Bahamas
The office marks the company's 41st global franchise and its third location in the Caribbean, following Turks and Caicos and the Cayman Islands. Managing Director Danny Lowe will lead efforts at The Agency Bahamas.

Broker Spotlight: Megan Sullivan, @properties Indianapolis
This week the Broker Spotlight shines on Indiana managing broker Megan Sullivan of @properties Indianapolis.

Summer’s over: What clients need to know if they sell a vacation home
Buying or selling a family vacation home will likely be one of the biggest financial decisions in your client’s life, according to CFP Jordan Curnutt, and could very well be one of the best life decisions they make for their family.

How to give peer-to-peer feedback that sharpens skills and doesn’t sting
While people dread giving and receiving feedback, it can be one of the most powerful tools for improving professional performance. Let Michael H. Zaransky walk you through a simple technique for offering feedback that's effective and actionable.

Million Dollar Listers share their luxe open house secrets
There's power in hosting the perfect open house. Find out how James Harris and David Parnes add that something extra to create over-the-top experiences.

Are you in real estate? Here are 12 tips to keep you alive
Realtors often find themselves getting into dangerous situations. Here's how to improve your odds of survival and safety.

Agents share their top lead generation methods for today’s market
Recently, Adam Hergenrother connected with some of the best minds in real estate to ask them what their top lead generation methods are in today’s market and why. They also shared some of their favorite conversation frameworks that help get the job done.

The most advantageous time to buy a home is right now, new data shows
The housing market's summer rush may have lessened the impact of a deep drop in demand, according to new data from Attom. But what will happen in the historically slow months of fall?

UWM can rapidly scale new loans that lack title insurance
The wholesale lender is hiring and training lawyers to generate attorney opinion letters in-house in order to meet what the company expects to be strong demand.

The other real estate company named Rex just laid off 4% of its staff
The Texas-based firm does property management and provides a variety of tech platforms. The layoffs come amid widespread job losses in the real estate sector.

Ribbon expands footprint in Arkansas, Colorado and Illinois
In Hot Springs, Arkansas, Ribbon will work with agents at Crye-Leike, which also partnered with Ribbon when it launched services in Alabama

‘Stranger Things’ home destined for Airbnb following whirlwind deal
The home where Joyce Byers and her sons Will and Jonathan lived in fictional Hawkins, Indiana, is under contract for nearly twice its asking price after listing for $300,000 in mid-September.

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