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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!

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%).

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.

Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian hits $1 billion milestone
Guaranteed Rate’s Shant Banosian hits $1 billion milestone

For the second year in a row Banosian has funded $1 billion in loan volume, this time in less than six months.

Massachusetts virtual notarization act extended
Massachusetts virtual notarization act extended

Virtual notary services will continue in the Bay State through Dec. 15, following the extension of the Virtual Notarization Act last week.

RE/MAX joins The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance
RE/MAX joins The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

The new corporate sponsorship makes certain training, resources and networking opportunities available to RE/MAX agents.

Boston named a best place to be a real estate agent
Boston named a best place to be a real estate agent

Boston has made the list of best places to be a real estate agent, and in today’s market, that’s no easy feat.

Coldwell Banker announces 2020 year-end award winners
Coldwell Banker announces 2020 year-end award winners

Real estate professionals from across the country were recognized for exceptional sales production and leadership last year.

What Matters to Real Estate Agents: Coldwell Banker weighs in
What Matters to Real Estate Agents: Coldwell Banker weighs in

Best-in-class service, tools and support are keys to agent satisfaction, report finds.

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