Liz Dominguez

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Interview: Andy Florance on Restoring Transparency and Putting Agents ‘Back in Front of America’

Above, a screenshot from one of Homes.com’s new ads featuring Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” fame and SNL’s Heidi Gardner.  During one of America’s most enduring traditions, Super Bowl Sunday, Homes.com plans to make history, regardless of who takes home the championship trophy.  Through four commercials reaching some 113 million viewers, the rapidly ascending real…

Harvard Report Shines Light on Affordability Crisis and ‘Alarming’ Rates of Housing Cost Burden

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University recently released its annual “State of the Nation’s Housing,” and it paints a bleak picture of a real estate market plagued by inventory and affordability challenges.  During the recent webinar highlighting findings from the report, Daniel McCue, senior research associate at the center, said this…

Hold the Commission Talk: Zillow’s New Touring Agreement Lets Buyers Test the Waters

Most people want to date before becoming exclusive, and the same goes for hiring a real estate agent, per Zillow. Last month, the company unveiled a short-term touring agreement to get ahead of the buyer-agency agreement stipulation in the proposed NAR settlement—and has now shared additional details with RISMedia. Long-term exclusive agreements from the get-go…

The Buyer-Agent Playbook: How Agents Are Navigating the Commission Discourse With Clients

Editor’s Note: The Buyer-Agent Playbook is a new iteration of RISMedia’s biweekly Playbook segment, specifically centering on buyer agency and how agents are navigating the changes and trends in a post-NAR-settlement environment. The series will provide brokers and agents with insights and information to ensure they not only survive but thrive in these challenging times.…

Could Cambridge’s Initiative Be the Roadmap for Bringing Back Housing Affordability?

Real estate may be local, but experts are looking at housing reform success stories within regional hot spots to address the affordability crisis that’s overtaken much of the country. Magda Maaoui, a postdoctoral fellow, recently highlighted one such case study for The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University: the Cambridge, Mass.,100 Percent Affordable…

Battling Deep-Rooted Stereotypes With ‘Smart Growth’ Urban Planning

Above: Asa Fleming. Photo by AJ Canaria of MoxiWorks The term “affordable housing” often carries a negative connotation with it, one typically rooted in racist stereotypes. Changing that starts by changing consumers’ perspectives through education, says Asa Fleming, a REALTOR® with Allen Tate REALTORS® in North Carolina. We sat down with Fleming back in November…

Luxury Homeownership: Sustainability a Key Buying Factor, COVID Continues Impacting Trends

Demand for luxury home purchases has not dwindled even as the pandemic’s volatile nature continues to pose challenges in real estate. According to a 2022 State of Luxury Real Estate (SOLRE) report, authored by Luxury Portfolio International® (LPI), home prices in the segment are expected to continue increasing as supply struggles to meet high demand.…

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