Seattle imposes $275 ‘head tax’ to combat homelessness

Real estate agents and brokers are not tossing their hats in the air this week with the news that the city of Seattle is adding a tax to large businesses of $275 per full-time worker per year to help combat homelessness, which is a big problem in the city.

Town Residential ceases resale and leasing ops, shedding 400 agents

Manhattan brokerage Town Residential is eliminating its sales and leasing operations to concentrate on international and new development, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed on Friday. The move will force more than 400 agents to find a new home.

Agents spill their most embarrassing home showing stories

A home is its owner’s castle — and when kings and queens put their castles up for sale and then invite strangers to tour them, things can get a little blush-worthy. From falling down in front of clients to interrupting a shower to stumbling over, ahem…

To office or not to office? How virtual and brick-and-mortar brokerages make it work

Brand-new brokerage Clockhouse Realty started business on January 1, servicing all of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Why the decision to be virtual? “We quickly realized that by not opening a traditional office, we would be able to offer a much higher…