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.

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.”

In light of Google lawsuit, are monopolies lurking in the real estate industry?

On Tuesday, the U.S. Justice Department accused Google of illegally protecting its monopoly over search and search advertising. It begs the question, are there real estate monopolies?

Brad Inman: Imagine a real estate industry without housing discrimination

In his opening session at Connect Now, Brad Inman wants real estate agents to put 2020 in the rearview and imagine what’s possible next year.

NAR, Morgan Stanley partner to offer financial guidance for Realtors

The 1.4 million-member trade association is partnering with the investment banking giant to offer Realtors guides to investing and saving for retirement.

NAR proposes ethics changes to crack down on social media harassment

The National Association of Realtors says it’s gotten “an unprecedented number of complaints about Realtors posting discriminatory speech and conduct online.”

Millennials with kids show big appetite for suburban living

A new National Association of Realtors survey finds younger people want more outdoor space and bigger homes with more rooms — even as walkability remains important.

How MLSs can foster and advance fair housing

The Council of MLSs is forming a task force to explore the role MLSs can play in stamping out housing discrimination. Panelists at CMLS’s annual conference had some ideas.

‘Paradigm shift’: Realtors weigh in on the buyer commission lawsuit

Some pros predict more dual agency deals and the disappearance of buyer’s agents while others think the industry will end up where it started but with more disclosures to sign.

Virtual tours level off as home showings continue unseasonable increase

Home showings have continued to climb throughout the pandemic summer, but virtual showings are flattening, not keeping pace with in-person home tours.