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Top Seattle agents give 4 tips on how to win a bidding war
Top Seattle agents give 4 tips on how to win a bidding war

We spoke with top agents in the Seattle metro area — Jill Petersen, Coldwell Banker Bain; Lisa Molinaro and Marianne Barkman, Molinaro-Barkman Team at John L. Scott Real Estate; Heather Maddox, Windermere Real Estate; and Eleanor Payne, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty — what they’re doing to come out on top.

Four attributes Seattle-area brokerages look for when recruiting top agents
Four attributes Seattle-area brokerages look for when recruiting top agents

We spoke with Seattle-area real estate leaders to learn what they look for when recruiting agents to their firm — some of their answers might surprise you.

U.S. Supreme Court rejects CDC eviction moratorium
U.S. Supreme Court rejects CDC eviction moratorium

The nationwide eviction moratorium put into place by the Centers for Disease Control last year will end sooner than expected, following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Welcome to the Clubhouse: Why are brokers flocking to this new app?
Welcome to the Clubhouse: Why are brokers flocking to this new app?

Agents are swearing by the year-old Clubhouse app that allows more than 10 million users to host town hall-style audio-only forums on various topics.

Evocalize introduces a blueprint for recruiting real estate agents
Evocalize introduces a blueprint for recruiting real estate agents

Exit Realty has enabled its brokers and agents to use Evocalize’s new blueprint to recruit agents on the Google Display Network.

Check out this tech tool used by luxury brokers
Check out this tech tool used by luxury brokers

“There is technology out there that has already been built for you to reach these elites — you just need to know the shortcuts on how to tap into it.” — Anne Ewasko

The 1031 like-kind exchange is a key tool for investing in diverse and inclusive communities
The 1031 like-kind exchange is a key tool for investing in diverse and inclusive communities

It is the ultimate equal opportunity tax code provision because it provides an efficient and effective means for individuals to grow their wealth.

HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’
HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’

Housing secretary reaffirms U.S. commitment to closing the racial homeownership gap at a forum with NAR president and top housing officials.

NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’
NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’

The National Association of Realtors sends a message to members that it is working to ensure that the proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act will not hurt their status as independent contractors.

Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers
Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers

The land conservation and farming communities need to come together and let Congress know how vital the like-kind exchange is to the future of our land and that it must continue.

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