Improving Your Business

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NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’
NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’

The National Association of Realtors sends a message to members that it is working to ensure that the proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act will not hurt their status as independent contractors.

Evanston approves reparations for housing discrimination
Evanston approves reparations for housing discrimination

“This historic vote is the culmination of nearly two years of community input, conversation, and hard work, but it follows decades of harmful policies and practices that impact Black Evanston families to this day.” — 5th Ward Ald. Robin Rue Simmons

Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers
Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers

The land conservation and farming communities need to come together and let Congress know how vital the like-kind exchange is to the future of our land and that it must continue.

Guaranteed Rate launches tech company
Guaranteed Rate launches tech company

The new technology streamlines workflow in the mortgage industry.

How will the stimulus bill help real estate?
How will the stimulus bill help real estate?

The stimulus bill includes aid for state and local governments, new homeowners, small businesses and renters.

Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform
Builder associations oppose carried interest tax reform

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) opposes the change because it would raise taxes on the multifamily housing industry and on real estate investment partnerships.

@properties designates top Detroit brokerage its first franchisee
@properties designates top Detroit brokerage its first franchisee

The firm is Detroit’s top residential broker for downtown and the city’s top brokerage for adaptive-reuse and new-construction developments.

What do you think about Zillow purchasing ShowingTime?
What do you think about Zillow purchasing ShowingTime?

Will it hurt your business? Concerned about Zillow sharing information? Thinking of adopting ShowingTime or dropping the app altogether? We want to hear what you think about the deal and what it means for brokers. 

Game changer: Agents at fee-based Charles Rutenberg Realty retain more commissions
Game changer: Agents at fee-based Charles Rutenberg Realty retain more commissions

Agents pay a small fee per transaction, which gives them the ability to take home more money per deal than if they paid the company a percentage of their commissions, which is common practice at other firms.

Testing out Asteroom
Testing out Asteroom

“As 3D tours are almost a necessity now, I have been on the hunt to find something that is cost-effective, easy to use and doesn’t compromise quality.” — Anne Ewasko, Realtor, Lux Home Chicago

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