Foreign buyer activity is down, but not in ‘Zoom cities’

Travel restrictions, uncertainty and the U.S. handling of the pandemic are taking a toll, but outdoorsy vacation spots are still hot among international buyers.

Competing statewide MLSs are making waves in Louisiana

Greater Southern MLS and LA State MLS are pitching themselves as better for brokers than their incumbent counterparts.

Agent fired and arrested for racist incident caught on viral video

Paul Ng had been with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty since 2011. The firm condemned his “abhorrent, unacceptable behavior.”

Federal court stops HUD’s new ‘disparate impact’ rule

Judge says Trump administration housing discrimination rule appears to “make it easier for offending defendants to dodge liability and more difficult for plaintiffs to succeed.”

Agent drops ‘mutiny’ lawsuit against Compass, team member hits back

Jill Schwartz’s lawsuit against former team members is ongoing. One has countersued, alleging Schwartz defamed her and falsely took credit for her listings.

How the pandemic is redefining what luxury means

Engel & Völkers Americas CEO Anthony Hitt on how buyer priorities have shifted, why inventory is tight and what luxury looks like in this new normal.

Appraiser groups team up to tackle unconscious bias in home valuations

Four organizations have pledged to develop training programs for members to confront and combat unconscious bias as it pertains to performing appraisals.

5 smart things top agents are doing that you should implement now

OJO Labs CEO John Berkowitz and Chief Product Officer Charles Myslinsky revealed five bright ideas during an Inman Connect Now session on Tuesday.

How agents can take advantage of new business models in 2021

Adena Hefets of Divvy Homes and Sean Black of Knock talk about how their platforms help agents increase their addressable market during a Connect Now session.

New LGBT group partners with Engel & Völkers, National Fair Housing Alliance

Launched this month, the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance will work to fight housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.