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Participating in last week’s insurrection at the Capitol was not a violation of the National Association of Realtors’ new ethics policies unless a Realtor directed hate speech toward a protected class while doing so, according to the third of six monthly training webinars the 1.4 million-member trade group will be hosting […]
The National Association of Realtors and other industry trade groups are calling for the reform of the government-sponsored enterprises. They also want to see a change in the leadership structure at their regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency. At a webinar hosted by NAR, panelists spoke about the next potential […]
The mortgage industry has not traditionally been the vanguard in the adoption of digital solutions particularly in data intelligence and applied machine learning. Investments in proper infrastructure, an innate fear of losing process control, and converting the workforce to a digitally savvy “knowledge force” have contributed to “digital apprehension” in the […]
Jim Ramsay comes aboard from Engel & Völkers as the new executive vice president of franchise sales, while Wendy Walker, formerly of Coldwell Banker, will be the managing director of the Scottsdale office. Luxury real estate brokerage The Agency is shaking things up and adding two high-profile real estate hires […]
As a result of Elm Street Technologies’ second acquisition of 2021, Flow ROI’s transaction management software will become part of Elevate, making the office management and marketing solution an end-to-end competitor with the likes of Chime, kvCORE and others. Elm Street Technology has announced its second acquisition of 2021. The […]
A $12 million funding round will enable digital mortgage marketplace company Own Up to expand nationally, company officials said Wednesday. Own Up, which loosely resembles a mortgage brokerage, will expand to 15 new states in 2021, including California. Consumers already have access in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, […]
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Thursday it has extended relaxed lending and appraisal standards put in place due to COVID-19 another month for both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The flexibilities surrounding alternative verifications of employment and appraisals were originally set to expire on Jan. 31, 2021, however, […]
Held virtually, the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show revealed the latest in home and business technology, including a home recycling solution, wearable joysticks for hands-free control and even “smart tub” from Kohler. Once a year in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show comes to The Strip to entice us with the best of […]
In 2020, foreclosure filings reached their lowest levels since Attom Data began tracking the metric in 2005. The total number of foreclosure filings in 2020, including default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions, plummeted 57 percent from 2019 to a total of 214,323 foreclosure filings on U.S. properties, according to […]
Harnessing social media to propel our listings’ visibility further while casting a wide net for potential buyers has proven to be a successful strategy for our team. Here’s how we do it at The Agency. During the pandemic, finding innovative ways to connect with potential buyers is of paramount importance. […]
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