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The Brexit deal, the trade negotiations with China and a new president of the European Central Bank are all good news. But the threat of impeachment is a wildcard. Original link Original author: Lou Barnes
"The fact that we're having smaller-size families I think naturally means that the demand for smaller-size housing would get greater interest than before," Lawrence Yun, chief economist of NAR, told the Washington Post in 2017. https://www.forbes.com/sites/sherikoones/2019/10/18/why-millennials-are-buying-smaller-more-efficient-houses/ @forbes @she
"Homebuilders need to build more, housing (starts need) to rise. When housing (starts) & homebuilding activity rise, generally we don't have an economic recession," says Lawrence Yun, chief economist & senior VP of research at #NAR. https://news.yahoo.com/buy-house-recession-145512021.html?soc_src=hl-viewer&soc_trk=tw @Yahoo @DimaVitanova Original
RT @NAR_Research: Did you know? The median sales prices per square foot of office properties were 5-42% higher in public transit station areas. @APTA_info Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
OJO Labs founder and CEO John Berkowitz believes real estate agents will continue to play an important role in the industry for a very long time but also urged them Friday to "lean in" to technology because it's coming whether they like it or not. Original link Original author: Jim Dalrymple II
Disruption is radically changing the homebuying process, according to Utah MLS leader Brad Bjelke. Other leaders around the country now have to decide how they're going to respond. Original link Original author: Jim Dalrymple II
On Thursday, Inman honored the inaugural class of inductees into the Inman Golden I Club. The class was announced with fanfare live at Luxury Connect in Beverly Hills. Original link Original author: Inman
Pocket listings, disruption, auctions and more were among the many things debated this week by some of the most successful real estate figures in the U.S. Original link Original author: Jim Dalrymple II
RT @NAR_Research: The National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun commented, "The housing industry is plagued by a shortage of inventory. Apartment vacancy rates are low and the number of homes listed for sale are just not enough." http://ow.ly/e1yg50wOCOm via @WPJWorldNews Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
Robert Reffkin told The Real Deal that Compass doesn't plan to go public in the 18 months but declined to say if WeWork's struggles have anything to do with it. Original link Original author: Patrick Kearns
Nineteen papers published by the San Francisco Federal Reserve issued many warnings about the threat that climate change poses to the real estate market — as well as potential countermeasures. Original link Original author: Teke Wiggin
In honor of the iconic doll's 60th anniversary, the company is giving one person and three guests a chance to stay in the real-life Dreamhouse. Some of Barbie's "most accomplished and entrepreneurial pals" will also stop by the villa during the stay. Original link Original author: Veronika Bondarenko
RT @cbmdgoodlife: Homes Are Selling Quickly [INFOGRAPHIC]: Some Highlights: * The National Association of REALTORS® surveyed their members for the release of their Confidence Index. * The REALTORS® Confidence Index is a key indicator of housing market strength based on a… http://dlvr.it/RGS7ZC Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
RT @NAR_Research: NAR's Vice President, Demographics and Behavioral Insights, @JessicaLautz presented this week to the Fredericksburg, VA Women's Council of REALTORS® on the Remodeling Impact Report, and at the Weichert Leadership Retreat in San Antonio, TX about the role of the buyer’s agent. Original link Original author: NAR Media Relations
NAR commissioned the report for the trade group's Strategic Thinking Advisory Committee. Among the top 10 dangers noted were "Commissions spiral downward." Original link Original author: Andrea V. Brambila
As a real estate team grows, the broker’s responsibilities and work requirements grow along with it. Finding the right person for the job, teaching the right skills and leading by example all matter to a new agent’s future success. Original link Original author: Pat Hiban
Agents often think of internet leads as inferior and let them fall by the wayside. Here's how you can stop that from happening. Original link Original author: Erica Ramus
Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, the CEO of SoftBank, a funder of Opendoor and Compass, said he's "embarrassed" by his tech investments' results, which spurred quite the debate among Byron and colleagues. Original link Original author: Byron Lazine
The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's real estate news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week. Original link Original author: Jotham ​Sederstrom
ZeroDown, a San Francisco-based rent-to-buy startup, has clinched a $150 million valuation. For $10,000, the company will buy a home on behalf of a renter. Original link Original author: Teke Wiggin