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Atlanta, Houston real estate professionals elected to LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance executive roles

Atlanta’s Rodney Mason, who serves as vice president of mortgage lending with Guaranteed Rate, was named treasurer of the nonprofit, while Anita Blue, who works as an agent and credit restoration consultant at Cap Tex Realty, was named national vice president.

EXIT Realty nurtures mental health, well-being in workplace

As COVID-19 continues to negatively impact people and workplaces, EXIT Realty Corp. International announced it is working to maintain the health and well-being of its agents and brokers through a series of programs, including its Focus on Good Health initiative.

Atlanta Realtor named president of AREAA

At 37 years old, the new president will be the second-youngest leader of the national nonprofit trade organization, which works to improve the homeownership rate in the Asian-American Pacific Islander community.

Missing apostrophe in Facebook post lands real estate agent in court

An Australian real estate agent’s failure to use proper punctuation in a Facebook post could cost him tens of thousands of dollars, according to a report by The New York Times.

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

A survey by 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Compass files to go public

Compass is working with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as underwriters of their initial public offering.

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