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    Higher Production Prices Sting Builders and Homeowners Alike

    The impact of higher building material costs is going to be palpable in real estate as experts say price tags for newly built homes reflect a mix of factors from pandemic-induced to potential inflationary circumstances. “Costs are definitely higher,” says Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “The best advice […]

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    Why Diversity Is Important in Real Estate

    Housing impacts every part of a person’s life. Where they work, where they go to school, who they know, what resources they have access to, etc. As we recognize June as Pride Month, we continue conversations of diversity, equity and inclusion within our businesses and personal lives. Diversity matters in real estate. By looking closer […]

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    Grow Your Business On Demand With CRD’s New Online Learning Platform

    Without a doubt, training is essential for real estate agents’ success. But your agents’ needs and preferences can vary dramatically. Sometimes, the best path is to pursue deep knowledge with a specialized designation. Other times, it is more critical to pick up quick tips on timely real estate topics. When time is of the essence, […]

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    Disruptor Roundup: Knocking Down the Seller Contingency Wall

    Editor’s Note: The Disruptor Roundup analyzes companies implementing unconventional models. It’s safe to say that in today’s competitive real estate market, any added contingencies signal risk. This is putting a lot of pressure on would-be sellers to stay in their homes longer for fear they won’t win a bid on a new home if their […]

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    Real Living Launches Diversity Award, Announces First Recipient

    Real Living Real Estate recently announced that Jordan Baris, REALTORS® Real Living has been named the first recipient of the Real Living Jordan Baris Award for Diversity and Inclusion, which recognizes significant achievements made by Real Living Real Estate franchisees toward developing a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. In presenting the award at the […]

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    JCHS: Racial Disparities Darken Pandemic Housing Market Rebound

    Soaring home prices and buying activity serve as success stories of the U.S. economic rebound. However, inequalities that predate the COVID-19 pandemic are still challenges that need to be addressed, according to a recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). JCHS released its State of the Nation’s Housing 2021 report on […]

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    Why Is Inventory So Low? Study Cites Decades of Underbuilding as Root Cause

    The pandemic has brought to a boil an issue that has been simmering for years, affecting all Americans, but none more than residential real estate professionals. Every week, the lament is louder—there just aren’t enough homes for sale. The shortage creates frustration for those who work tirelessly to help people find suitable homes, who are […]

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    Thoughts on Leadership: Lead Like a Monk

    In these blog posts, I often share what I’m listening to and reading, in case the topic might inspire you on your leadership journey. This week is a departure from my usual, and in my recharge time, I’ve been listening to a really interesting book called “Think Like a Monk.” It’s by content creator and […]

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    Surviving Soaring Summer Temperatures

    TNS)—When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. “What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down,” says Dr. Claypool. He adds […]

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    Improvising Effective Selling Conversations for Luxury Listings

    When it comes to winning new luxury listings to sell, conversations are the key. Think about it. With so many tools and so much technology available to today’s prospects, luxury real estate clients who choose to work with luxury real estate professionals are looking for a more human approach to selling their home—and that all […]

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