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You can’t ‘fake it ’til you make it’ when it comes to gratitude
Authenticity and genuine gratitude offer profound benefits for personal and professional relationships and well-being, broker and coach Aaron Hendon writes.

Will falling mortgage rates juice the housing market? The Download
As financial targets pave the way for interest rates to (finally) fall, the real estate industry is cautiously optimistic about a late-year boost.

60-agent Stratus Real Estate Solutions team jumps to RE/MAX
Ernad Mehinovic, RE/MAX Stratus' broker-owner, believes the RE/MAX franchise will provide his new team the tools and resources to produce results.

What agents should know about recent Golden Visa changes
As luxury clients dream about far-flung escapes this summer, agents should be aware of recent changes to Golden Visa programs — and know where their clients can still invest to gain residency.

Richard Simonelli returns to CoStar as company strengthens C-suite
CoStar Group revealed its latest executive hires of the summer, with Simonelli returning after six years as Compass' industry relations SVP. Cyndi Eakin was promoted to chief accounting officer.

King Charles III purchases NYC Billionaires’ Row condo for $6.6M
News of the condo's acquisition came after "His Majesty the King in Right of Canada" was listed as a buyer in the Steinway Hall portion of the property. 

‘Historic’ agreement aims to break racial barriers in appraisal industry
The Appraisal Foundation will establish $1.22 million scholarship fund to help aspiring appraisers navigate "an alternative, more inclusive path" for fulfilling experience requirements that are said to have contributed to a lack of diversity.

NAR and DOJ, CoStar and Realtor.com and more: Inman Top 5
Looking for a quick catch-up on the buzziest stories of the week? Here’s Inman Top 5, the most essential stories, according to Inman readers.

Here are the finalists for the 2024 Inman Golden I Club
The Golden I Club recognizes excellence in luxury real estate, and this year's finalists span from coast to coast. Winners will be honored at Luxury Connect, July 29-30, 2024.

CAR changes commission-sharing on forms following DOJ inquiry
The California Association of Realtors says even though offers of compensation among brokers remain legal, members and their clients should not rely on "historically common practices."

Top 6 essential luxury real estate trends of 2024
Stay ahead of the market with Chris Pollinger's top six luxury real estate trends of 2024. Learn what luxury clients are seeking and how to cater to their discerning taste.

Using your personal credit cards to pay your business expenses? Stop!
About 80 percent of business owners fall into the trap of using personal credit and financial resources to run their business. Trainer Bernice Ross shares expert strategies for getting your finances in order.

Hot-app summer: 15 brightest tech tools for real estate agents
Creating leverage through technology has never been easier, Jimmy Burgess writes. Check out his list of hot apps to make this summer sizzle for your business.

Median sales prices rise for 9th week despite slowing demand
The median U.S. home sale price rose for the ninth consecutive week, hitting an all-time high of $397,482 during the four weeks ending July 7. A Redfin report published on Thursday said the upward climb in median sales prices contrasts with weakening homebuyer demand and elevated mortgage rates—two factors that usually lead to softening home price growth.

Thumbtack, MyMove get closer in software integration
The partnership between Thumbtack and MyMove helps link relocating families directly to the types of services so often needed when moving in and out of a home.

MoxiWorks laying off employees 1 month after replacing CEO
Real estate marketing and technology company used by more than 400,000 agents nationwide hired AI startup executive Eric Elfman in June to replace founder York Baur as CEO.

Luxury agents signal cautious optimism in second half of 2024
Elections, interest rates and tax policies all may impact the luxury market for the remainder of the year, according to midyear reports from Christie's Real Estate and Sotheby's International Realty.

Zillow, Redfin: Northeast and Midwest rental prices surging
Some Northeast and Midwestern markets saw double-digit increases in median asking rent, according to new data released Tuesday.
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