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Real estate photographer sues Zillow for copyright infringement
A California photographer of high-end properties says his contract with agents is 'not transferrable and prohibits third party use without permission.' Zillow says his claims are without merit.
Preview: Exclusive video interview with NYC brokerage leaders
Bess Freedman, co-president of Brown Harris Stevens; Clelia Peters, president of Warburg Realty and co-founder of MetaProp; and Steven James, CEO of Douglas Elliman New York will be interviewed by RealScout CEO Andrew Flachner about their new joint-effort, the Buyer Graph.
The Real Word: What does the ‘PayPal Mafia’ mean for agents?
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss the 'PayPal Mafia,' a supergroup of investors who are setting the tech tone in real estate, and what it means for agents. 
Howard Hanna acquires Allen Tate Companies to form mid-Atlantic real estate giant
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is acquiring Allen Tate Companies to create a powerhouse real estate force in the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern United States.
MailChimp launches direct mail beta, admits print’s not dead
Mailchimp is in beta with a direct mailing feature. Using the company's similar email template builder user interface, Mailchimp users can upload logos, custom imagery and messaging and easily control their budgets.
Mortgage rates rise for 4th consecutive week
The 30-year-fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.65 percent this week, the highest since May, according to Freddie Mac’s most recent Primary Mortgage Market Survey.
Hamptons agent serenades buyers with original country song about $2M property
Hamptons agent Telly Karoussos decided to liven up his property listing with a short video of himself singing the home's praises.
Existing home sales remain steady, ending 4-month slump
Sales of existing homes remained steady from July to August, ending four months of decline, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Zillow to feature listings from Canada’s largest indie brokerage
As part of its efforts to come to Canada, Zillow will soon feature listings from the country's largest indie brokerage, Right At Home Realty.
Rents are flat for the first time since 2012
The nationwide median rent in August remained unchanged year-over-year for the first time since 2012, according to Zillow’s latest housing data survey. The median rent is actually lower than it was in August 2017 in 19 of the nation’s 35 largest housing markets.
5 reasons it’s tough to be a parent in real estate (and how to make it work)
From never having free time to figuring out how to prioritize your kids while making your clients feel like they're No. 1 — being a real estate agent with kids isn't easy. Here's how agents are balancing their work and family lives.
NYC brokerages unite to launch ‘game-changing’ data platform
Leading residential brokerages in New York City are uniting to offer a new level of transparency to the way consumers and brokers search property. The effort is being called a “game-changer” by high-ranking executives involved in its launch.
9 things you need to tell your clients about flood insurance right now
A client's lack of knowledge when it comes to flood coverage can be shocking and stressful. So what can Realtors and brokers do to help protect their clients? Start by talking about flood insurance. Here are nine points to start off with.
Luxury sellers won’t budge on price? Share these facts
If a luxury home sits on the market longer than average, the result will be a lower sale price, and other costs will add up quick. Here's how to explain the true cost to your high-end clients.
We didn’t let it break us: A personal look back at the Great Recession
The housing market plummeted in 2008, dragging down with it real estate jobs and the financial stability of so many involved in this industry. Countless real estate professionals and homeowners were affected, and memories of this event will live on for years to come. Here are some of mine.
Minnesota’s two largest multiple listing services are merging
NorthstarMLS is joining forces with Southeast Minnesota Realtors (SEMR) to offer lower combined fees to 88 percent of the state's real estate pros.
Survey: What should agents do to stay safe on the job?
Agents frequently find themselves in situations where they have to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant about possible threats to their safety. Let us know your thoughts on workplace safety in the industry.
Agent sues Move and NAR for ‘harassing’ texts
A South Florida real estate agent is suing the National Association of Realtors and News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc. for sending her unsolicited text messages through realtor.com after she opted out of receiving the alerts.
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