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Eyeing next refi boom, lenders plan to maintain or grow payrolls
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 21:35:03
Lending industry leaders surveyed by Fannie Mae see the lack of housing supply as the biggest risk factor in 2024, but most expect refinancing to pick up next year if rates continue to fall. read more»

Former Burger King CEO snags $17M Emory Roth penthouse
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 21:02:58
Daniel Schwartz, former chief executive of Burger King, stepped away from the fast-food giant in 2019. Now, he's stepping into a $17 million penthouse. read more»

Keller Williams hits milestone: $2B in profits shared with agents
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 21:02:43
The company celebrated during a live "growth call" with leaders from more than 1,000 franchisees in the U.S. and Canada. Nearly 150 KW agents have earned more than $1 million in lifetime profit share. read more»

Sidekick, OneKey MLS agree to new tech partnership
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 20:27:57
New York’s OneKey MLS has selected AI productivity solution Sidekick to be a new software option for its members. read more»

OpenAI CEO sues developer over $27M ‘lemon’ he bought in 2020
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 16:59:34
OpenAI boss Sam Altman sued embattled developer Troon Pacific over shoddy workmanship that allegedly included defects in a pool's waterproofing and a so-called "Batcave," according to reports. read more»

Michael Valdes leaves eXp to lead LPT Realty global division
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 16:00:48
After four years at eXp Realty, Michael Valdes is moving to LPT Realty. After surpassing 10,000 agents in the U.S., the Florida-based brokerage is ready to expand internationally, executives told Inman. read more»

Sagent hires Mr. Cooper vet Jaime Gow to grow new servicing platform
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 12:46:33
In what's shaping up to be transformational year for the company, Sagent has revamped its leadership and launched Dara platform to handle every phase of mortgage loan servicing. read more»

Real Talk: We can no longer ignore RPAC’s ethics problems
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 9:00:54
Trump's newly appointed VP candidate introduced a bill in June that highlights the need to review RPAC's ethics policies for candidates receiving funds, Rachael Hite writes. read more»

Homebuyers dig the NAR deal until they learn the details: Intel survey
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 9:00:47
Even if the settlement brings down commissions overall, buyers grow warier the more they learn about what the policy means for them, according to the latest Inman-Dig Insights consumer poll. read more»

The analyst who predicted a 30% fall in commissions has more to say
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 9:00:23
Veteran KBW analyst Ryan Tomasello will be talking about the "watershed moment" that could lead to consolidation and innovation across the real estate industry at Inman Connect Las Vegas. read more»

A pivotal moment: Take the Inman Intel Index survey for July
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 9:00:05
The Inman Intel Index goes beyond sentiment and trends by tapping into the industry's most engaged community. Add your voice to real estate's most ambitious monthly survey today. read more»

Lesson Learned: Cultivate trust and respect with competitors
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 8:47:03
Find out how NYC agent Andrea Saturno-Sanjana puts her unique skillset and global perspective to work in serving clients and connecting with colleagues. read more»

3 things to consider in today’s ‘golden age of M&As’
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 7:28:56
Mergers and acquisitions are key for brokerage leaders. Whether you're a franchisee or an entrepreneur, be aware of industry shifts when considering this route. read more»

Dot your i’s and cross your t’s. The paper chase is here: The Download
Sat, 20 Jul 2024 8:44:28
Ed Zorn, Anthony Lamacchia and others weigh in on buyer agreements, commission sharing and everything you need to know about the new forms. read more»

20 phone etiquette rules every real estate agent should follow
Sat, 20 Jul 2024 8:43:31
Christy Murdock shares essential phone etiquette tips to enhance client relationships and close more deals. Learn the do’s and don’ts, preparation strategies and follow-up techniques in her comprehensive guide. read more»

Aspen Valley Ranch, Colorado property sold in pieces for $47M
Fri, 19 Jul 2024 20:04:48
Aspen Valley Ranch, previously owned by Tellurian co-founder Charif Souki, has been sold in pieces after hitting the market for $220 million, "The Wall Street Journal" reported on Thursday. read more»

Tech enables instant mortgage payments with a debit card
Fri, 19 Jul 2024 19:52:48
Payment processing technology developed by REPAY is now available to loan servicers through ICE Mortgage Technology's Servicing Digital solution, a customer engagement and retention tool. read more»

FCC ready to crack down on AI-generated robocalls
Fri, 19 Jul 2024 19:37:42
The FCC announced on Tuesday a plan to help consumers identify and block AI-generated robocalls. The plan, if passed, could impact a key part of real estate agents' lead generation methods. read more»