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NAR sues DOJ after the department withdraws from antitrust settlement
NAR sues DOJ after the department withdraws from antitrust settlement

The Justice Department’s original complaint against the National Association of Realtors, filed Nov. 19, 2020, alleges that the association enforced rules and policies that illegally hampered competition in residential real estate services.

Roll over, homebuyers: New survey reveals how people choose houses based on their pets
Roll over, homebuyers: New survey reveals how people choose houses based on their pets

A survey by Homes.com found that 68% of pet-owning homeowners prioritize their pet’s comfort when searching for new properties. Lucky dog!

@properties moves into Indianapolis with new franchise
@properties moves into Indianapolis with new franchise

The Indianapolis-based firm will rebrand as @properties in the next 60 days.

Realtor survey shows importance of tech in pandemic
Realtor survey shows importance of tech in pandemic

Looking forward, 37% of the survey’s respondents expect drones to be the most-impactful technology over the next 24 months, followed by cyber security (34%), 5G (31%) and virtual reality (30%).

@properties launches Dallas franchise with Jerry Mooty Jr., nephew of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
@properties launches Dallas franchise with Jerry Mooty Jr., nephew of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

It’s the third franchise for the company — @properties launched its first two in Detroit, Mich., and La Crosse, Wisc. — and plans more to come.

Pandemic reshuffles homebuyers’ amenity priorities
Pandemic reshuffles homebuyers’ amenity priorities

Adjectives reflecting the desire for privacy and physical isolation gained a place of prominence: “private,” “covered,” “quiet,” “separate” and “enclosed” were among the top 100 most-used description terms.

RESAAS and QuestCap to sell FDA-approved COVID-19 antibody tests to Realtors
RESAAS and QuestCap to sell FDA-approved COVID-19 antibody tests to Realtors

Two companies have partnered to offer rapid COVID-19 tests to Realtors in North America.

Coldwell Banker names new Northbrook managing broker
Coldwell Banker names new Northbrook managing broker

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has named Steve Rettig as the new managing broker of its Northbrook office. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve as the new managing broker of the Northbrook branch,” said Fran Broude, president and COO of

@properties opens St. Charles office, adds The McKay Group
@properties opens St. Charles office, adds The McKay Group

@properties continues its expansion in the Chicagoland area with the opening of a new office in St. Charles. The company will initially be leasing office space before moving into a permanent location at 111-113 W. Main St in downtown

Chicago Agents’ Choice Awards 2018 Finalists – Revealed!
Chicago Agents’ Choice Awards 2018 Finalists – Revealed!

The votes are in! Thank you to the many members of our real estate community, who submitted thousands of votes and shared their enthusiasm for this year’s Agents’ Choice Awards. We’ve tallied up the votes and determined the three

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