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Bright MLS Data Chief: Revolution Is Happening ‘Right in Front of Your Eyes’

Data has become so valuable, so vital to real estate that it has earned its own room in the C-suite. With more and more major real estate companies investing in the gathering, application and understanding of data, Bright MLS announced last week that it was bringing in Tom Morgan, formerly of Anywhere, as its new…

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REALTORS® Relief Foundation: Pride of the Real Estate Industry

There’s nothing more heartbreaking than viewing news reports after a natural disaster has devastated a community somewhere in America—and nothing more heartwarming than doing something about it. Taking action once a natural disaster has been declared, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF)—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit—distributes funds almost instantly to those in need. But real estate agents in…

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Monthly Asking Rents Declined for the Fourth Straight Month

National year-over-year rents continued to remain positive but fell to 4.1% in November, compared to 4.8% at the end of October, according to a new report from Apartments.com. Apartments.com’s November multifamily rent growth trends report found that none of the top 40 largest markets saw their year-over-year asking rents expand in the month of November.…

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From Licensed Therapist to REALTOR®: How Coping Skills Transcend the Lines

It wasn’t surprising to Anam Hargey when she decided a couple of years ago to transition from a career as a licensed therapist to become a REALTOR® that the expertise she’d honed in her first profession would be invaluable in her new one. What she didn’t anticipate, however, was how she herself would need to…

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Eric Wu Steps Down as Opendoor’s CEO

Opendoor Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Chief Financial Officer Carrie Wheeler as chief executive officer. Wheeler served as CFO of Opendoor for the last two years and as a member of the company’s board prior to that. She brings deep financial acumen and operating insight to her role, coupled with her 25 years in…

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5 Lead-Generating, Network-Growing Events for Any Weather

Whether your neighborhood and town is spreading salt and shoveling snow, sandbagging for the rainy season or planning holiday beach barbeques, you should still be thinking about getting your community together for events. In the slower part of a year that has already been relatively sluggish for many, now might be the best time to…

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Will 250k Agents Leave the Business Next Year? Here’s What You Can Do to Keep Them

WHAT: As we head into the new year, agent retention is top of mind for brokers across the country. With so many real estate professionals entering the industry in the last two years, some sources are predicting that nearly 250k may soon walk away. When it comes to agent retention, a strong strategy will be…

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‘I Will Sacrifice Money and Ratings to Make Sure My People Are Taken Care of’

Editor’s note: RISMedia Storytellers is a new series allowing people to share exceptional lessons, moments, relationships and events in real estate in their own words. Do you know a real estate professional who would make a great Storyteller? Please let us know at editorial@rismedia.com.   In times of crisis, you need to be there for…

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U.S. Unemployment Remains at 3.7%

The U.S. added 263,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment rate remains at 3.7%, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The analysis found that the amount of jobs added in November is roughly in line with average growth over the prior three months (+282,000). Also, monthly job…

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Mortgage Mix: Rates Continue to Fall

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday. As we’ve been reporting over the past few weeks, mortgage rates have reversed their steady climb. After hitting a 7% peak in the last week of October, rates began heading downward in November. This is believed…

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