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NAR politics, Instant Offers and a noisy week in real estate

NAR’s midyear meetings took place in Washington, D.C., last week. I was just finishing up a recap when two other big stories dropped. Credit unions Read more

CBO Greg Schwartz on Zillow Instant Offers: ‘We come in peace’

Some on social media are speculating that this product is anti-agent. That’s simply not true. Our bacon and eggs come from serving the industry: 70 Read more

National Association of Realtors: Existing-home sales (and days on market) dropped in April

The March 2017 existing-home sales numbers from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) contained some hope that maybe (maybe!) inventory was about Read more

Zestimate legal challenge seeks class-action status

A family of homebuilders is suing Zillow Group over the Zestimate. The suit, which is seeking class-action status, alleges that Zestimates are illegal Read more

Zillow Prize will award $1M to the person or team who most improves Zestimate

In 2009, Netflix gave $1 million to BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos technology team for building a better movie rating prediction algorithm (to the tune of Read more

Daily market update: May 24, 2017

Mortgage rates plus all the latest real estate market news ... Read more

How to determine if your real estate market is in a housing bubble

It is important to understand what a housing bubble looks like to determine whether your real estate market is in one now. It’s equally important to Read more

Quality over quantity: How to turn your network into a renewable resource

Imagine you're a brand-new real estate agent. You've passed your test, you've found your brokerage and you're ready to get down to the business of sel Read more

‘How Is The Market?’ could be your best source during listing presentations

How Is The Market is a real estate listing trends and analysis tool for supporting pricing models developed by a top-producing broker at ... Read more

6 tips for selling a home “as is”

Selling a home "as is" is all about eliminating surprise and setting and managing expectations upfront. ... Read more