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Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on Congress to provide aid to agents
Thu, 19 Mar 2020 5:00:12
Robert Reffkin argued coronavirus aid shouldn't be limited to W-2 workers. The National Association of Realtors has also said it is working to ensure aid packages to benefit agents. read more»

New York developer with COVID-19 hopes for major post-pandemic upswing
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:39:23
As prominent New York developer Sharif El-Gamal recovers from the coronavirus, he says that agents need to wait out the storm as best they can. read more»

4 ways to keep your energy bills low while you work from home
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:01:22
As shelter-in-place orders remain, Americans are spending significantly more on utilities. Here's how you can save money. read more»

Baird & Warner donates $150K toward coronavirus response
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:57:37
The Chicago-based brokerage is giving back to the community through its charitable arm Good Will Network. read more»

The Empire State Building’s new siren display is freaking people out
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:01:29
Meant to honor health and emergency workers amid the crisis, the latest display of lights at New York City's most iconic property didn't land quite as expected. read more»

Transactly raises $3M to boost outsourced transaction coordination
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:06:21
With a total of $4.7 million raised in two years, the St. Louis-based company is aiming to win the market for outsourced transaction coordination. While its software can be used for free by agents and brokerages, the company charges for use of a designated transaction coordinator. read more»

Daily Dispatch: Brad Inman with Gary Gold
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:52:48
Luxury agent says housing data supports an optimistic outlook for residential real estate. read more»

REBNY launches agent resource guide for entire industry
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 9:58:26
The New York City-based trade group has a new hub that breaks down details about the stimulus package, as well as government and local resources. read more»

FHA and VA latest mortgage servicers to relax standards
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 9:29:35
The federal mortgage servicers recently joined Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in offering alternatives to traditional appraisals and employment verifications. read more»

Let’s officially cancel April Fools’ Day
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 9:11:30
You may think it’s absurd to call for an April Fools’ moratorium. Nothing about this situation is funny, and now is not the time. With the level of misinformation out there, why in the world would we want to dedicate a day to perpetuating bad information?  read more»

Second stimulus package could roll back property tax deductions
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 8:51:17
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly mulling a rollback of the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap implemented by changes to the tax code under President Trump. read more»

36% of homeshoppers believe the recession has already begun: Poll
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 7:57:39
A new survey by reflects the stark contrast in homebuyer sentiment since the beginning of March. Still, many homebuyers are undeterred. read more»

Citing pandemic, Redfin sells $110M stake to venture capital firm
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 7:10:09
Durable Capital Partners is run by former T Rowe Price investment manager Henry Ellenbogen. "In chaotic times, he understands our long-term commitments," Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman said. read more»

Home price gains extend into January — but virus looms large
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 6:51:51
Home prices rose 3.9 percent in January, but the data does not take into account the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which didn't take hold in the U.S. until late February. read more»

Daily Dispatch: Brad Inman with Bob Hale and Margy Grant
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 6:02:15
Navigating SBA loans, unemployment and real estate contract extensions in the current climate. read more»

Live this week: the Inman Community Newsroom
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 5:31:15
Introducing our new always-on resource for sharing ideas, resources and information in real time. read more»

T3 Sixty offers brokers free business consultations
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 3:00:20
The firm is offering a free 30-minute business consultation to brokers looking for advice during the industry-wide slowdown due to the spread of COVID-19. read more»

DroneBase is taking aerial video to new heights
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 2:29:55
DroneBase is using drone technology to survey building sites, produce roof damage reports, inspect real estate disaster zones and a number of uses beyond marketing. read more»

Pulse: 21 reader wins we’re celebrating
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 2:00:45
Last week, we asked our readers to tell us about a win — however small or big — they experienced. Here are a few reader victories worth taking a minute to pause and celebrate. read more»

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