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As DC readies for new president, agents predict a strong spring

Agents in the D.C. area say the turnover that occurs with a presidential transition is more understated than most people might initially think, but the dawn of a new administration is already bringing hopeful energy to a city that's seen a lot of turmoil in recent months.

Vacation booking platform Vrbo to block new Washington, D.C., reservations

The move comes amid the specter of violence during the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. Airbnb also previously said it would block reservations and cancel existing ones in the area.

After its share price exploded, eXp is splitting its stock

The 2-to-1 split is aimed at lowering the share price to allow more employees to purchase shares, the company said.

Historic LA estate once owned by Cher sells for $88M

Last owned by disgraced developer Robert Shapiro, the 10-acre Owlwood Estate was first listed for $180 million in 2017.

Inman announces the Inman Brand Ambassadors of 2021

The Inman Brand Ambassador Team of 2021 will have a full calendar year of community events, with their inaugural introduction Jan. 26-28 at Inman Connect.

Black renters are twice as likely to have rent debt: Study

Apartment List's latest study revealed Black renters have been disproportionately impacted by unemployment, which puts them at greater risk of eviction.

Agents see income, satisfaction rise despite pandemic: Inman survey

Inman's agent appreciation survey shows that more respondents are now making six figures than when a similar survey went out last year. Satisfaction with compensation is also up.

With 1 day until inauguration, DC locals press hotels, homeowners to follow Airbnb’s lead

Despite Airbnb's decision to block and cancel all reservations during the week of the inauguration, Trump supporters are finding new ways to book stays in our nation's capital.

This city is poised to become the hottest real estate market of 2021

A new Zillow survey predicts this Southern metro will outperform all others in price growth.

10 crucial features that will draw guests to your short-term rental

The short-term rental market is going strong. Here's how to set your property apart from the rest.

MoxiWorks predicts 30% rise in home sales by end of January

Real estate tech platform and marketing agency MoxiWorks predicts the month of January will net 422,000 U.S. home sales while February will see a total of 447,000.

Rent prices growing faster than pre-pandemic: CoreLogic

Rent prices across the country rose by 3.7 percent in November, a significant spike from 2.8 percent rise recorded during the same time last year.

T3 Sixty launches searchable real estate tech vendor marketplace

The interactive digital marketplace was launched ahead of the company's annual print compendium of the industry's top technology vendors.

Pulse: Readers tell us how agents have helped them

This week, our readers tell us about a time another agent went the extra mile to save them in a bind. Here are all the positive and uplifting stories you shared with us.

7 realities your buyers and sellers should prepare for in 2021

The real estate market boomed last year, as people sought more space, amenities and new jobs that required relocation. But what will 2021 look like? Here's what will likely change — or stay the same — this year.

Agent/broker perspective: How can agents set goals with so much uncertainty?

Each month Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This time: A successful agent wants to set goals for 2021 but is unsure how to with so many unknowns.

Retarget like a boss: How to boost your sales with advanced audience segmentation

Facebook ads have gotten more sophisticated, and this is an excellent thing — if you understand how to use the newer features. Here’s a look at the latest trends in advanced audience segmentation and how to jumpstart your 2021 sales.

NAR’s midyear conference goes virtual for a second time

The Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo will be held online May 3-14. Some fear that an earlier event to be held in person in April will be a COVID-19 "super spreader."