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Join industry experts for an in-depth discussion on the future of eClosing and how hybrid and RON closings benefit lenders and borrowers.

DOJ v. NAR and the ethics of real estate commissions

Today’s HousingWire Daily features the first-ever episode of Houses in Motion. We discuss the Department of Justice’s recent move to withdraw from a settlement agreement with the NAR.

Hopes for generational investment in housing fade in DC

Despite a Democratic majority, the likelihood of a massive investment in housing via a $3.5 trillion social infrastructure package appears slim these days. HW+ Premium Content

How Biden’s Neighborhood Homes proposal impacts real estate investors

Dubbed the Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit, the proposal is part of the larger American Jobs Plan legislation — also known as Biden’s infrastructure plan. Here's a look into how it impacts real estate investors.

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The future of U.S. real estate commissions

Not just lawsuits, but alternative business models and an insane housing market threaten to disrupt home sales commissions

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Glenn Kelman, CEO of Redfin, and Luke Babich, chief operating officer of Clever (left to right)

This is the final of a three part series on residential real estate sales commissions. Part one explained the history of sales commissions, and the labor market for real estate agents. Part two dove into legal challenges of the present commission system, and the industry’s defense of commissions at the present level of 5% a home sale. 

You know what’s annoying? 

Telling someone the Internet has made their life a lot easier. 

Few professions are told that more repeatedly than real estate agents. Some grudgingly say that’s true, but others claim agents work more than ever.

“Twenty-five years ago, you might send a photo to the paper of a property,” said Ryan Gorman, president of Realogy-owned Coldwell Banker. “Now there are 36 different images, a video, imagery captured from drones. The average real estate agent is probably an expert at Tik Tok.”

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