Real estate shouldn’t ‘rush back to 2019’ as the pandemic winds down

Industry leaders said Wednesday that real estate, and multiple listing services in particular, have evolved during the pandemic — and will continue to do so in the future. Day 2 of Inman Connect is underway with an all-star lineup, including Opendoor’s Eric Wu, Keller Williams’ Wendy Papasan, and many more. Register now to watch the rest of … Read more

Home sale-leasebacks are surging, but are they good for homeowners?

The coronavirus pandemic hit many U.S. homeowners hard, leading them to opt into national mortgage forbearance plans while struggling to stay afloat. About 2.2 million homeowners are now enrolled in forbearance plans, according to the New York Federal Reserve. In addition, approximately 1.77 million U.S. households have serious mortgage delinquencies, or are more than 90 … Read more

Lumber prices finally drop and the stockpilers prepare to sell

After soaring lumber prices fueled conspiracy theories this spring, and challenged homebuilders faced with an inventory shortage, prices are starting to come down. After soaring lumber prices fueled conspiracy theories this spring, and challenged homebuilders faced with an inventory shortage, those lumber prices are finally beginning to come down from their great heights. For the … Read more

Connecting with Stephanie Anton at The Corcoran Group

The Inman community will gather virtually for Connect, June 15-17. It’s a powerhouse lineup of speakers, and our focus is on the New Normal: what business looks like on the other side of the pandemic. Let this conversation with one of our June Connect speakers serve as an appetizer, and don’t forget to grab your ticket to June’s … Read more

The New Normal for listings is endless evolution

“The New Normal” is a multistory Inman series exploring what’s returning to normal after the pandemic fades and what will never be the same. Check back tomorrow for a new installment and join us June 15-17 when we take the conversation live at Inman Connect. When Suzanne DesMarais started her real estate career a couple of decades ago, … Read more

Connecting with Keller Williams’ CEO: On inventory and an IPO

The Inman community will gather virtually for Connect, June 15-17. It’s a powerhouse lineup of speakers, and our focus is on the New Normal: what business looks like on the other side of the pandemic. Let this conversation with one of our June Connect speakers serve as an appetizer, and don’t forget to grab your ticket … Read more

Most pandemic homebuyers remained in the same state: Knock

The pandemic caused a lot of people to reevaluate how they live and work, and for many, it meant moving into a new home to fit their new needs. While some have thought of this time as a “great reshuffling” across America, recent data from real estate tech company Knock shows that Americans didn’t shuffle … Read more

Inman Handbook on building teams in a new world

This June, Inman’s editorial theme is Teams — we’re going to go deep on what it takes to grow your team amid this intense seller’s market. And if you’re not already a subscriber to our Teams Beat email newsletter, sent every Thursday, sign up now. The past year has been dominated by isolation. Thanks to … Read more

The median Realtor income declined in 2020, new survey says

The record number of homes sold in 2020 didn’t necessarily translate into higher wages for most Realtors, with the median gross income falling $6,000 from the year before. Last year was a year none will forget — including the real estate community. The year 2020 saw the greatest number of homes sold since 2006 at … Read more

Nearly half of US homes are selling ridiculously fast, less than a week

In April, 47 percent of homes for sale in the U.S. went under contract in less than a week. The squeeze is happening at various price points and in dozens of metro areas. A new report out from Zillow shows that homes in the U.S. are selling ridiculously fast, with nearly half going under contract … Read more

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