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In the news: 59 Days to Las Vegas
Top CEOs come to Inman Connect Las Vegas, where they'll bring deep insights to the main stage and give us a glimpse at what is going on at the industry giants.

Owners.com is seeking to hire salaried agents in some markets
Owners.com, a former for-sale-by-owner search site turned tech-focused brokerage, is making the switch to employee agents, according to job listings in multiple markets.

Airbnb will hand over data on 17K listings to New York City officials
The data has to do with hosts and reservations on Airbnb's platform and will be partially anonymized, Airbnb confirmed Friday.

Engel & Völkers launches in Brooklyn amid luxury real estate boom
Global luxury real estate brand Engel & Völkers announced Thursday it's entering the Brooklyn market with three new offices led by Donald Brennan, a longtime residential real estate leader in New York City. 

Felix Homes starts flat-fee service
Felix Homes, the Nashville-based startup, just launched a flat-fee service for those who do not qualify for its iBuyer program.

5 quick Memorial Day marketing ideas for agents
Looking for a marketing plan to tie to Memorial Day? It’s not too late! Here are a handful of things you can do — all under three hours — to promote your business.

The Inman Weekender: Zillow and Redfin strike a 4-city deal
Need something to occupy your spare moments between running errands and open houses this weekend? Check out this week's top news and our "Back to Basics" series.

Dotloop vets and Ben Kinney launch new hospitality brand
D. Alexander marks one of the first publicized bids to "institutionalize" yet another segment of the market.

Massachusetts Association of Realtors names new CEO
The MAR executive committee appointed Theresa Hatton, formerly of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, after a nearly six-month search.

Homeownership likely to rise due to aging population: Study
Nonetheless, many renters doubt they'll ever own a home, according to a survey by the New York Federal Reserve.

The Real Word: Redfin and RE/MAX break up
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, after a two-month partnership, Redfin and RE/MAX have ended their deal. 

4 ways to make rejection a good thing
Whether you’re a newbie agent or an experienced veteran, rejection can still hurt. If you want to get better at dealing with it, reframe and repurpose it to take the sting out. Here’s how.

Traditional brokerage or tech company: How is Compass being valued?
Is Compass worth $4.4 billion, and is it being valued as a traditional brokerage or a technology company? Mike DelPrete takes a look at the company’s valuation, revenue, transaction volume, agent count and profitability.

America’s most expensive rental is available for $1.5M a month
The mega-mansion, located at 908 Bel Air Road and initially priced for sale at $180 million, was listed for rent earlier this week. The dwelling covers more than 34,000 square feet and comes with an infinity pool, a health and wellness spa, and surround views of the ocean and the mountains. Celebrity plastic surgeon and developer Raj Kanodia built the property for home-flipping profit in 2018.

HUD rule would roll back transgender homeless protections
Transgender people experience homelessness at higher rates than the average population, according to surveys. One recent report by the National Center for Transgender Equality, a trans rights advocacy group, found that up to 30 percent of its 27,715 transgender-identifying respondents had been homeless at some point in their lives, and 12 percent due to their transgender identity.

An epic fall from grace: Realogy’s total stock collapse
NRT CEO Ryan Gorman is heads down, using big data to figure out how to get out from under commercial leases, reducing the biggest expense of most broker-owners: office space provided to house weak agents. Realogy is also shedding more and more poor performing agents, I am told — something most brokers are afraid to do.

Opendoor CEO used scholarship cash to become big landlord
CNBC profile explored the personal experiences that led Eric Wu to found Opendoor, an iBuyer based in San Francisco valued at $3.8 billion.

Famous California ‘Murder Mansion’ hits the market for $3.5M
The Los Feliz mansion, where cardiologist Harold Perelson once killed his wife with a hammer in 1959, is up for sale for $3.5 million.

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