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IBuyer purchases recover to pre-pandemic levels: DelPrete

The iBuyers are down but not out. Recovery continues at pace, and the business model is undoubtedly here to stay, but not without its recovery challenges.

Is this the most beautiful McDonald’s in America?

A Long Island farmhouse mansion housing a McDonald's restaurant was so beautiful that authorities declared it a historic landmark.

Douglas Elliman expands Texas footprint with Frederik Eklund

Douglas Elliman is opening two new offices in Dallas and Austin, both of which will operate under the Eklund Gomes Team name.

Google rolls out AI platform for mortgage lenders

Google Cloud introduced Lending DocAI in preview mode last fall with Roostify, a provider of digital mortgage solutions to lenders, on board as a strategic partner.

3 practical profitability hacks for brokerage leaders

By optimizing day-to-day operations and eliminating redundancies, brokerage and team leaders can create a more efficient company and increase profits. Here's how to get started.

Sotheby’s launches new global ad campaign

The campaign, dubbed "Nothing Compares," will roll out in 75 countries and be translated into 16 different languages.

FHFA extends COVID lending flexibilities for final time

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on Wednesday it will retire flexibilities after this final extension due to low usage.

Luxury home sales soar 42% year over year

Homes with a median sales price of $925,000 outperformed all other property classes, according to data analyzed by Redfin.

10 tactics for working with low inventory

At Inman Connect Now, San Francisco Bay Area agents offered advice for managing buyer and seller expectations, maximizing sale prices and getting more listings.

Interest rate drop drives sudden surge in housing activity

Mortgage applications increased 8.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending April 16, 2021, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.

Keep in touch! 7 effective ways to maintain past-client relationships

Getting your name out there consistently (and frequently) is the key to building name recognition and retaining clients. Make sure your past clients don't forget you and choose to use you again next time they need an agent. Here are a few ways to maintain those past-client relationships.

Don’t miss out! 4 simple ways to generate leads on your website

If you have a website, you are sitting on an untapped resource that has the potential to generate hundreds of leads each month for no additional cost. Here are four simple ways you can leverage your website to generate more leads. 

WATCH: Back to Basics 101 — Get dressed, and get to work

Realtor, trainer and consultant with Doorbell Real Estate in Tennessee, Laura Fangman shares her top tip for getting motivated to get more business.

Pulse: What’s your top tip for weathering this hot seller’s market?

Bidding wars, high prices and low housing supply — navigating this red-hot seller's market is no walk in the park. So, this week, we're asking you to share your best tips on working through and dealing with the current situation.

How to navigate multiple offers: It comes down to money

From thoroughly vetting buyer finances to learning all about "option money," speakers at Connect Now shared how agents can help their sellers accept the best offer.

Hispanic homeownership rate rises for sixth straight year

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals' latest report reveals the driving forces behind Hispanic homeownership rates.

Demolition underway at Jeffrey Epstein’s ‘house of horrors’

Months after a real estate developer agreed to buy it for the land value, demolition crews have already started to raze convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion.

Mortgage fintech firm FirstClose acquires HomeScout

The company hopes to transform real estate engagement for the consumer and industry professionals by creating a one-stop solution for finding loan officers and real estate agents.