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Real Estate News for Realtors and Brokers
  1. Bad communication practices in transactions lead to misunderstandings and can mask unethical and unprofessional behavior. They can also diminish goodwill, undermine trust and lead to a build up of resentments that could derail your transaction. Here's how to avoid all of this.
  2. Tiffany McQuaid, president of McQuaid and Company Real Estate Services, and Jeannette Spinelli, CEO and founder of Spinelli Residential Group Keller Williams, offered advice for navigating the luxury market in a conversation at Inman Connect Las Vegas.
  3. At ICLV, executives from Reali, Redefy and Pre Open House talked about how they're leveraging technology to make the real estate process easier for consumers.
  4. Rob Lowe, the actor known for playing Sam Seaborn in the political drama "The West Wing," just slashed the price of his swanky California mansion.
  5. Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Zillow lost $2,916 on every home it sold in Q2 on average. But this is a small price to pay for what it is gaining.
  6. An ex-Redfin contractor allegedly made what the company called "concerning comments" last week, prompting the tech-focused Seattle brokerage to temporarily close four Bay Area offices. The brokerage is working with local law enforcement to determine if there's any real threat to Redfin employees.
  7. According to a new TransUnion report, 14 million Generation Z consumers have some sort of credit balance in 2019, and the number of Gen Z consumers who took out a mortgage grew by 112 percent to 319,000 between 2018 and 2019.
  8. The inversion of the yield curve — when long-term interest rates drop below short-term interest rates — this week was seen as a warning sign to many that another recession was looming. But Friday morning's housing start data means we shouldn't sound the alarms just yet, according to Odeta Kushi, the deputy chief economist at First American.
  9. The real estate industry threw some curveballs. Take Inman's news quiz to demonstrate how strong your talking points and cocktail banter are this week.
  10. If seller commission expectations and a worsening “listing-inventory-to-agent-count” ratio have you thinking about moving to a 100-percent brokerage with the idea that change would lead to higher net income, here are some things that you ought to be considering.  
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