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Shaping the Path for Future Generations

In Nashville’s bustling real estate scene, Kayla Palmer—a REALTOR® at MW Real Estate Co.—emerges as a steadfast advocate for her clients. Originating from Mississippi, she’s woven herself into Nashville’s fabric over the last five years, leveraging her background in people management and process improvement.  Passionate about inclusivity, Palmer highlights the evolving role that women play…

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JPAR® Affiliate Network Welcomes Raintown Realty +JPAR

JPAR® announced a new addition to its affiliate network: Raintown Realty, a real estate brokerage based in Bellevue, Washington. The firm brings a wealth of expertise and a strong commitment to excellence in serving clients across King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties.  Under the leadership of Robert Ott, CRGO, designated broker, JPAR stated that Raintown Realty…

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Why Frustrated Buyers are Dropping Out of the Market

It’s not a buyer’s market in residential real estate right now—and many buyers are dropping out in the face of unfavorable market conditions.  Bright MLS (covering the mid-Atlantic) has published its latest member survey results for May 2024. The survey surmises consumer behavior from agent/broker responses, and the results are eye-catching. Of the buyer agents…

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CRMLS Launches New ‘Concessions in Price’ Fields at Listing Level

Above, Art Carter California Regional MLS (CRMLS), the country’s largest MLS—home to over 110,000 members—is launching a new set of MLS system fields referring to Concessions in Price (CiP) today. The fields promise to enhance communication between listing and buyer agents, as well as homebuyers, by providing “up-front” information surrounding concessions, according to a release…

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Sanford, eXp Dropped From Second Sex-Trafficking Lawsuit

eXp Founder and CEO Glenn Sanford and his company have been dropped—at least temporarily—from one of two pending lawsuits that claim the company and top executives were complicit in an alleged drugging and sexual assault committed by two top recruiters. Judge Andre Birotte, in a ruling issued last week, ruled that plaintiffs in the case…

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Century 21 Scheetz Welcomes New VP of Marketing

Century 21 Scheetz—a top 5 company in the national Century 21 system and the brand’s number one company in Indiana—welcomes Adam Bauer as the brokerage’s new vice president of Marketing. With over a decade of strategic marketing expertise, Bauer brings his industry knowledge to help fuel growth and continue to strengthen the Century 21 Scheetz…

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Forbes Global Properties Fosters Market Discussion at 2024 European Regional Meeting

Forbes Global Properties held its second annual European Regional Meeting at Portugal’s exclusive Quinta do Lago Resort. Chair Matt Beall and Board Directors Quentin Epiney and José Ribes Bas welcomed broker owners and management associates from 21 countries and regions for two lively days of discussion, collaboration, and information exchange, as well as property tours…

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Dermot Buffini to Share Leadership Strategies for Challenging Times

Dermot Buffini, CEO of renown real estate coaching firm, Buffini & Company, will deliver a powerful opening keynote address, “Leading Above the Line to Grow Your Bottom Line,” when he kicks off RISMedia’s 36th Annual CEO & Leadership Exchange, taking place Sept. 4-6 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Click here to register now!…

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NYC Commission Suit Splinters Around NAR Settlement

With many Burnett copycat suits resolved or on a path to resolution due to a settlement agreement struck by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), one class-action lawsuit appears to be on a different, more contentious path. The unique New York City real estate landscape is central to an ongoing battle between plaintiffs and a…

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Mortgage Applications Fall in Response to Rate Uptick

As rates jumped back up above 7% last week, mortgage applications decreased 5.7%% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 24, 2024. This week’s data: The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 5.7% on a…

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