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Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on Congress to provide aid to agents
Robert Reffkin argued coronavirus aid shouldn't be limited to W-2 workers. The National Association of Realtors has also said it is working to ensure aid packages to benefit agents.

Netflix hit ‘Selling Sunset’ is back with more sales and more drama
Season 3 of "Selling Sunset" launched on Friday, and it provides the inside track on The Oppenheim Group's largest sales and headline-making personal drama, including Chrishell Stause's divorce from "This Is Us" star Justin Hartley.

Will Instagram’s new video feature Reel in fleeing TikTok users?
Facebook's newest social media tool Instagram Reels was announced 24 hours before President Trump announced a ban that will take effect in 45 days on TikTok.

Cuomo says NYC schools can open. Agents predict a return to the city
On Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced schools would reopen in September. Parents that fled for the suburbs could return if the city goes through with the plan.

‘I don’t think it should go away’: Agents sound off on TikTok ban
Agents have mixed feelings about an executive order issued by President Trump banning use of the Chinese-owned app if it's not sold to an American company by next month.

Gary Keller: Amid Q2 declines, agents are serving ‘critical roles’
Keller Williams agents have shown "remarkable resilience and fortitude over the past several months," CEO said during a Q2 earnings call in which the company reported a 15 percent year-over-year decline in transactions and sales volume.

July unemployment report shows a long road to recovery
Despite improvements in unemployment and payroll, the July unemployment report shows the U.S. is still far from its pre-pandemic economic strength.

RE/MAX to investors: COVID-19 accelerated tech transformation
The pandemic also underscored how agents remain the most important part of the transaction, Chief Customer Officer Nick Bailey told investors Friday morning.

This whimsical ‘Hobbit’ home hit the market 3 weeks ago. In a hot market, it’s already in contract
"I didn't know if this was going to be the hardest sale of my life or if this was going to be so unique that it goes viral," agent Nick Fallico told Inman.

Realtor.com replaces lead-gen products with Opcity referral model in 60 markets
News Corp. subsidiary Move Inc. says it continues to offer realtor.com's lead gen products such as Connections Plus in about 90 percent of U.S. markets.

A $100M condo? In Los Angeles? Amid a pandemic?
If sold, the 20,000-square-foot penthouse atop The Residences Tower in West Hollywood would triple the largest condo deal ever transacted in Los Angeles County, when author Candy Spelling purchased a $35 million condo in 2010.

‘Not enough buyers and too much product’: Why Miami is in trouble
"The reality is that [buyers] hold the trigger and are looking to chisel down anybody selling," Miami real estate consultant Peter Zalewski told Inman.

Do you have grit? 4 characteristics that make for great agents
A lot of new agents have a tough time showing their value to their clients. The truth is, that value has little to do with experience. Rather, it's about possessing these four traits.

The Real Word: Is ‘was’ a word of the past?
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they'll discuss Brad Inman’s Connect Now talk, traits real estate agents should possess and a VR record deal in Aspen.

What agents need to know about smart home protocols
Setting up a smart home can really add value to a home — not to mention, enormous convenience for the homeowner. But where do you get started? And how do you set up a centralized smart home hub? Here's what you need to know.

How to mentor the future leaders in your business
It takes a serious commitment of both resources and time to develop an individual into a future leader, but it can be done in less time and more effectively than most executives ever realize. Here are four ways to effectively mentor leaders.

Broadcast your next listing: HomeRover is moving the bar for livestream tours
The Android and iOS app HomeRover allows multiple parties to view, screenshot and make a list of what they want to see in real time.

Move Inc. revenue slides due to ‘volatility in the housing markets’
Move parent company News Corp. said revenue declines were primarily due to customer billing relief measures and a weakened real estate market.

Pre-pandemic inventory lifts Zillow’s iBuyer as company rides ‘tailwinds’
The online real estate giant brought in $768 million during the second quarter of 2020 while setting a new traffic record with 2.5 billion visits to its website.
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