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Effective Repairs to Make Before Selling Your Home

Selling a home involves more than just listing it on the market. Strategic repairs and improvements can significantly increase your home’s value and appeal to potential buyers. It’s all part of preparing to sell. I will provide detailed guidance on minor cosmetic fixes, major structural repairs and insights into DIY versus professional maintenance. You’ll also…

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PropStream Announces New Insights Dataset: Demographics

PropStream has added demographics, a new localized insights dataset made available through its partnership with Local Logic. All real estate pros using the PropStream platform can determine location value drivers quickly and accurately, aiding in property comparisons, valuations and investment potential. The company stated that this new upgrade will offer targeted and localized data for…

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Zillow, MLS’s Settle Showing Service ‘Monopoly’ Lawsuit

Zillow and two MLSs appear to have reached a settlement agreement in an antitrust lawsuit over its ShowingTime software, in which the portal giant alleged a the MLSs conspired to use “monopoly power” to undermine its product in favor of a new service they owned. Terms of the lawsuit were not immediately released, and Zillow…

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Court Report: MLS Defends Industry in DOJ Response; eXp Hit With New Allegations

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. As the summer heats up and real estate markets cool down, the pace and intensity of court drama affecting the industry appears to be hovering somewhere in between. On the one hand, the…

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Realtor.com Launches Buyer Agent Initiative for Underrepresented Groups

The home-buying process is complex, but for individuals in underrepresented communities, the hurdles can be even more daunting. To help makes things simpler for many people, Realtor.com® is extending the reach of its buyer representation campaign with the launch of a new initiative promoting the benefits of buyer’s agents for individuals in historically underserved and…

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NAR to Brokerages and MLSs: Settlement Opt-In Deadline Is Tomorrow

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is reminding brokerages with a residential transaction volume of more than $2 billion in 2022 and MLSs, to opt in to its Settlement Agreement that would resolve claims brought on behalf of homesellers related to broker commissions by Tuesday, June 18 (instructions below). The Settlement Agreement is subject to…

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REsides Unveils Innovative Learning Platform with REsides University

REsides has announced the launch of REsides University—a platform designed to transform how real estate professionals learn, grow and excel in their careers. This educational hub consolidates all training classes into one location, offering a comprehensive and dynamic approach to real estate education. In an industry where continuous learning is essential, REsides University is a…

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Boost Your Value and Demonstrate Buyer Agency Advocacy

Anthony Djon Founder and CEO   Anthony Djon Luxury Real Estate Troy, Michigan https://www.anthonydjon.com  Region served: Birmingham and adjacent Michigan metro area Years in real estate: 24 Number of offices: 1 Number of agents: 30 Please describe how Realtor.com®’s support for buyer’s agents has impacted your ability to demonstrate value to your clients. Realtor.com has been…

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Northeast Cities See Downtown Prices Hold Higher Than Other Regions

Downtowns from coast to coast are still recovering from unprecedented change as a result of the COVID pandemic, and home prices have varied since then as a result.  Now, data provided by PropertyShark indicates that the downtowns of the Northeast’s most populous cities remain notably more expensive than areas outside the center, compared to other…

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REALTORS® and the Public Are Split Over the NAR Settlement

This summer, the real estate industry is set to experience a great shift when it comes to commissions and the job of a buyer’s agent, thanks to the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) settlement and others in the commission lawsuits across the industry. These changes have been the subject of conversation not just in the…

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