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Court Denies NAR Petition for Rehearing in DOJ Case

In a July 12 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Washington, D.C., denied the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) request for a rehearing in its dispute with the Department of Justice (DOJ). NAR and DOJ had originally reached a settlement agreement requiring NAR to increase transparency regarding broker…

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Century 21 Announces Third Annual Global Giving Initiative

Century 21 Real Estate has announced its third annual fundraising effort in support of local communities served by the brand’s global network of independent agents and brokers.  Century 21 stated that in 2022 it reimagined its brand anniversary date as the first-ever International Day of Giving dedicated to showcasing the community giving efforts of the…

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Essential Tips for First-Time Condo Sellers: A Step-by-Step Guide

Selling a condo for the first time can sometimes be challenging. My guide will simplify the process and help you achieve a successful sale. I will provide you with the following helpful information to help you come out on top with your first condominium sale: How to prepare your condo for sale with a pre-sale…

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From ‘Menu of Services’ to Settlement Backstory, Brokers and Agents Share Adjustments

Woodbury, New York—Two heads are almost always better than one when facing uncertainty. When facing a lot of uncertainty—for instance, when a parade of class-action lawsuits upend century-old precedent in how your industry operates—it might be better to get as many experienced minds together as possible. That was the idea at the Long Island Board…

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NAR Report: REALTORS® Struggled in 2023 Due to Low Inventory and High Affordability

Last year proved to be a difficult one for REALTORS®, a direct result of a recovering, post-COVID market that lacked inventory and housing affordability—causing existing-home sales to fall to the lowest figure since 1995. Almost a quarter (26%) of REALTORS® named these the most pressing factors limiting potential clients from purchasing a home. “Regardless of…

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A Holistic Approach to Continued Success

As the broker in charge at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hilton Head Bluffton Realty, Christina Galbreath-Gonzalez is grateful for the resources and support the firm’s affiliation with the parent company brings—not only at a global level, but also in nurturing the growth of agents. “Our association with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices provides an unparalleled level of global…

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COURT REPORT: Plaintiffs Prep Settlement Notices; 3 Brokerages Enter Mediation

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. Here in the liminal space between when the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) agreed to a settlement, and when that agreement will be implemented and approved, commission class-action cases have largely slowed or…

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Reliance Offers New Suite of Customizable AI-Powered Marketing Solutions

Reliance has expanded its website services for real estate customers under its RELIANCEai marketing engine, at the center of which is the new social advertising tool called MediaBoosterAI.  This new digital advertising integration allows Reliance clients to activate ad campaigns promoting their active property listings to behaviorally targeted lists of potential buyers on both Facebook…

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Cooperative Compensation Removed From Revamped CAR Forms

Despite recent scrutiny, the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR) has shown a willingness to take feedback and adapt ahead of fast-approaching policy changes slated to hit the industry. CAR officials announced Wednesday that 30 new and revised forms were released as part of a semi-annual standard forms update. Most notably, the real estate organization has…

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What a Difference Three Decades Can Make: Embracing Failure for Success

The year was 1994. Netscape Navigator came to market, Tom Hanks portrayed Forrest Gump and we couldn’t get “The Lion King’s” “Hakuna Matata” out of our heads.  It was also the year two pioneering tech companies were born: Amazon and Delta Media Group. Both tech startups would share a common lineage by building success through…

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