How to get a loan and save your business during the pandemic

In a bill passed last week, lawmakers provided for some serious financial aid for small businesses such as real estate brokerages.

A comprehensive list of online training classes available to agents

Although many brokerages are offering online training to their agents, some companies are providing online training services to any agent who’s interested.

NAR revives free program for first time since 2009 recession

The program gives Realtors free access to transaction tools, educational webinars and other services.

Agent/broker perspective: What are safe solutions for selling homes during an outbreak?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: An agent wants to continue business as usual, but is uncomfortable with in-person interactions with clients.

Nearly half of Realtors say buyer interest has dropped due to coronavirus

One week ago, only 16 percent of Realtors reported a decrease in homebuyers as a result of COVID-19.

EXp’s VirBELA launches virtual world for events

The move comes at a time when many in the real estate industry are canceling their in-person events and looking for virtual solutions.

Compass CEO Robert Reffkin calls on Congress to provide aid to agents

Robert Reffkin argued coronavirus aid shouldn’t be limited to W-2 workers. The National Association of Realtors has also said it is working to ensure aid packages to benefit agents.

NAR’s midyear conference goes virtual due to coronavirus

The National Association of Realtors will no longer host its regularly scheduled Realtors Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in person in May.

Trump may allow homeowners to delay mortgage payments

The administration did not make clear how borrowers might catch up on payments in the future, however.

Glenn Kelman: Seattle market is witnessing effects of coronavirus

The Redfin CEO noted in blog posts that the market fluctuates day-to-day, but overall, he’s seen a drop in demand since the beginning of March.