Related Companies latest real estate company to require vaccinations

Related Companies is requiring all of its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a report by the New York Post. The company’s 4,000 employees have until August 31 to get their first shot. Those who don’t comply, will be fired.  Related Companies is a New York City-based real estate firm with offices in … Read more

RedfinNow becomes first major iBuyer to launch in Chicago

RedfinNow, the tech-powered brokerage’s iBuying service, has become the first major iBuyer to launch in Chicago, according to a company announcement released Tuesday. Sellers in the Chicago area will now have the opportunity to request a cash offer from RedfinNow, rather than going on the open market to sell their home. Redfin has been operating … Read more

Bidding wars are cooling off: How to prepare for a shift

It won’t be like this forever. Low inventory, multiple offers, properties selling within hours, limited showings and lines of people standing outside waiting to get in a house. We have all gotten used to this “new normal,” but if you are a newer agent, you don’t know any other way. You have likely been functioning … Read more

Dallas @properties franchise nabs high-profile Compass agent

Piper Young spent more than three years at Compass, but said she ultimately jumped to @properties thanks to its technology and culture. Less than a month after Chicag0-based @properties debuted a new franchise in Dallas, the company revealed Tuesday that it has lured a high-performing agent away from Compass. Piper Young started at @properties’ new … Read more

Pulse: What newbies need to know about marketing listings

From utilizing professional photography to tapping into your sphere, here are some essential tips newbies need to know about marketing listings today. August is Listings Tech theme month at Inman. All month, we’re digging into listing technology, a conversation which spans portals to single-listing sites, landing pages, 3-D tours, photography, videos, promotion and more. Pulse is … Read more

How to beat rejection before it beats you

Dealing with rejection is never easy, but keeping a positive outlook and learning from past experiences will benefit you in the long run. Here are a few ways bounce back when you’ve been shot down. Rejection is something everyone experiences, and there is no exception for the real estate industry. Although real estate professionals face … Read more

Renting vs. buying: Here are some points to ponder 

Given my position as founder and managing partner of MZ Capital Partners, a Northbrook, Illinois-based private equity real estate investment firm specializing in multifamily rental properties, my stance on the renting-versus-owning question is no doubt obvious. That said, it’s an extremely nuanced situation. Of course, I would love to see as many people rent as … Read more

How agents can be allies to the LGBTQ+ community

I grew up in a third-tier suburb of Minneapolis, called Farmington, Minnesota. I lived a very normal childhood, played and loved sports and realized during my later teen years that I was gay. It was not an easy process to go through, but my family and friends were all supportive. The motto “love is love” … Read more

New law will limit what teams can call themselves

A new law that was just passed in Connecticut is set to impose strict rules on real estate teams, including how they are allowed to name themselves, prompting concerns from some leaders about consumer confusion as well as costly and rushed rebranding efforts. The new law could also serve as a bellwether for future regulation … Read more

Most listings have bad visuals. Here’s how to stand out

August is Listings Tech theme month at Inman. All month, we’re digging into listing technology, a conversation which spans portals to single-listing sites, landing pages, 3-D tours, photography, videos, promotion and more. We’ve all shaken our heads at truly terrible listing photos. You know the ones — blurry, poorly composed, or few and far between. … Read more

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