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Monthly Archives: April 2024

    Social Skills: How to Refocus Your Social Media Marketing if TikTok Gets Banned

    By Claudia Larsen | April 30, 2024

    Editor’s Note: Social Skills is a bi-monthly feature in RISMedia’s Daily News focused on social media and digital marketing tips, trends and solutions for agents and brokers. As the TikTok ban looms—with the Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary ... Read More

    Forbes Global Properties Expands to Costa Rica

    By Devin Meenan | April 30, 2024

    Forbes Global Properties has announced that Luxury Living Costa Rica has joined its network. Family-owned and operated for more than 30 years, Luxury Living Costa Rica will exclusively represent the brand throughout Costa Rica, meeting the needs of sop... Read More

    Weichert Named a Top Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

    By Claudia Larsen | April 30, 2024

    Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has been named a Top Low-Cost Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the fifth consecutive year, appearing on its 2024 list of “Top Franchises for Less than $150,000.” To earn recognition as a Top Low-Cost Franchis... Read More

    Kendall Bonner Ready to Innovate as New VP of Industry Relations at EXP Realty

    By Beth McGuire | April 30, 2024

    The leadership shake ups just keep coming out of eXp Realty. The company continues to lean on its cache of internal talent to carry its brand into the future. In its latest move on Tuesday, the brokerage announced that Tampa eXp Realty agent and team l... Read More

    The RE/MAX® Competitive Edge: An Unstoppable Network

    By Devin Meenan | April 30, 2024

    Spotlights were shining down onstage, but it was Quintavius Burdette who lit up the arena during the opening session of the 2024 RE/MAX R4® convention, the brand’s annual global event known for its education and networking opportunities. Since the form... Read More

    FHFA Finalizes New Fair Lending Rules

    By Devin Meenan | April 30, 2024

    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced its finalized Fair Lending, Fair Housing, and Equitable Housing Finance Plans to address barriers to sustainable housing opportunities.  In a release, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) p... Read More

    Case Shiller Reports U.S. Home Prices ‘at or Near All-Time Highs’

    By Claudia Larsen | April 30, 2024

    The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index, covering all nine U.S. census divisions, reported a 6.4% annual gain for February, up from a 6.0% rise in the previous month. The data from the leading measure of U.S. home prices r... Read More

    Kendall Bonner Named Vice President of Industry Relations at eXp Realty

    By Claudia Larsen | April 30, 2024

    eXp Realty® has announced the appointment of Tampa eXp Realty agent and team leader Kendall Bonner as vice president of Industry Relations. She will be responsible for developing and fortifying strategic partnerships within the real estate sector. With... Read More

    Consumer Confidence Retreats in April

    By Claudia Larsen | April 30, 2024

    Consumers have been feeling the waves of unrest in the economy, with mortgage rates now back up above 7% and the PCE index—the Fed’s favorite measure of inflation—up by 2.8% year-over-year. Consumer confidence fell significantly in April, dropping from... Read More

    “Digital Darryl”; The Real Estate Industry’s First Life-Like AI Chat Bot

    By Jack Walsh | April 30, 2024

    Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the world’s most favorable technology tools, as millions of people from the general population to real estate professionals alike use various models programmed for different purposes, all with the goal of ... Read More