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Ohio Realtors name insider as new CEO after ‘exhaustive’ search

Scott R. Williams will take the reins from Ohio Realtors’ current CEO, Robert E. Fletcher who is retiring after nine years as CEO and a total of 28 years at the association. Williams will be Ohio Realtors’ seventh CEO since the association’s inception in 1910. Source: click here

Top purchaser from iBuyers accused of aggressive eviction tactics

The company’s Memphis-area rentals also amassed property violations at an unusually high rate, equal to a new violation every day or two, according to The Post. Source: click here

Canadian Realtor under fire over Christmas card

Many real estate agents send holiday cards to clients. But this year, one Canadian Realtor has raised a commotion online after critics took offense at his Christmas card’s depiction of his wife and three daughters with their mouths duct-taped shut while he held a “peace on Earth” sign. Realtor Dwight Streu, based in Edmonton, Alberta, with […]

Government will restrict mortgage data in 2019 for safety, privacy

In a policy guidance published last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced changes to the mortgage data it will publish in 2019, increasing protections for consumer information related to credit scores and home addresses. The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) was enacted to make sure that financial institutions are faithfully meeting the requirements […]

Why this $120M indie sold to Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Led by husband and wife Realtors, Evelyn and Steve Rosling, the 14-year-old Park Place Real Estate covers the Portland metropolitan area and southwestern Washington state and recorded $120 million in sales volume for 2018 with 25 agents.  Source: click here

Arizona Realtors get Lone Wolf transaction software

TransactionDesk will be made available to Arizona’s 50,000 Realtors under the deal. Source: click here

Can machine learning value homes more accurately?

ClearAVM is designed to help lenders with tasks including pre-valuation, portfolio valuation, home equity situations and underwriting. Source: click here

Home price growth slows, but 2019 will still challenge buyers

Home prices in the U.S. rose 5.5 percent year-over-year in October, the third month in a row of slowing growth, according to the latest Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index released on December 26. The combination of rising home prices and climbing mortgage rates has economists predicting the housing market will stagnate in 2019. While still […]

Speed up sales with PunchList’s pre-list inspections and repair estimates

PunchList offers agents a way to schedule and oversee pre-listing home evaluations and inspection repair estimates. Source: click here

The easiest way to improve business and mental health in 2019

While digital devices inflict harm on our brains and our children’s brains, screen time also harms our real estate business as it removes opportunities for genuine connection and enjoyable experiences. Here’s why you should cut back on digital and a few ideas on how to replace it. Source: click here

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