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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.

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.

RE/MAX’s support for franchisees led to 25% revenue drop in Q2
Despite the nearly 25% decline in revenue, RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos said June was an 'encouraging' month for the housing market.

Coldwell Banker welcomes first 3 brokerages to diversity program
Coldwell Banker has welcomed three women franchisees to its Inclusive Ownership Program, which aims at improving the diversity of real estate entrepreneurs.

This home improvement trend is catnip to quarantining pet owners
The pandemic has led to both a surge in pet adoptions and home improvement projects. Will the two trends meet soon in a wave of 'catio' projects?

EXp CEO envisions surpassing 100K agents in ‘next few years’
An agent count of 100,000 would make eXp Realty the biggest brokerage in the U.S., with twice the number as its leading competitor, Realogy Brokerage Group.

StreetEasy to agents: Submit listings within 24 hours or lose access
The updated listing quality policy is similar to a rule implemented by Realtor-affiliated multiple listing services in May designed to combat pocket listings.

Compass launches AI-powered CMA tool for agents
The new tool is the latest in a series of product rollouts for the New York City-founded brokerage.

In downgrade, Rocket Companies prices stock at $18 per share for IPO
The number of shares and pricing is a downgrade from the company's initial announcement offering 150 million shares ranging between $20 and $22 per share.

More than 1M Americans filed unemployment claims last week
It's the lowest level of new jobless claims since the pandemic began spreading across the United States, but still far ahead of pre-COVID-19 norms.

5 business coaching myths agents need to get over
There are still a lot of misunderstandings around coaching — what it is, who it's for and the types of coaches out there. Not all coaches are created equally. As you're considering your first (or next) coach, keep these myths in mind about coaching.

3 essential coaching techniques every leader should know
If you're in the position of leadership, coaching your agents is an essential part of the job. It's also what will help propel them to success. Know how to do it well by sticking to these three techniques.

Doors open, doors close: 6 strategies that generate (and kill) business
As an agent, what are you doing now to create new pathways for future business? Here are a few ways you can keep yourself open mentally and professionally — and some ways you might be closing yourself off to opportunity.

4 lessons one real estate pro learned from Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders is a unique organization doing much-needed work around the world. But the lessons of leadership apply to every business in every industry. Here's what one real estate professional learned from MSF about building a relationship-based business.

Where are the best and worst COVID-19 rebounds?
A recent Clever Real Estate report looked at the national trends that were spurred this year by COVID-19. Here are a few of them — plus the top five metros with the biggest increases as well as drops in buyer demand.

5 things leaders should be doing for their teams right now
As a team leader, you have a responsibility to guide your team from panic to assurance — especially in challenging situations. That's why they look up to you. Here are a few strategies to help you be the supportive leader they're looking for.

A seasoned coach on why small group training gets results
Real estate coach Mike Pallin shares how he broke into the field, why he keeps prices low and why eight is the magic number for group sessions.

In a positive sign, number of equity-rich properties continues to rise
During the second quarter of 2020, equity-rich properties outnumber seriously underwater properties 4 to 1, according to a report by Attom Data Solutions.

The typical 2020 home seeker? A millennial woman who wants more space
A new report from Point2 found that searches for houses have exploded post-lockdown and that women are doing most of the house-hunting.

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