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Real Estate Agents as Fee-Only Fiduciaries: The Way of the Future?

Real Estate Agents as Fee-Only Fiduciaries: The Way of the Future?

The Sitzer v. NAR antitrust lawsuit has the potential to turn an industry-accepted compensation construct on its head. At stake in this case is whether four commission-sharing rules within the National Association of REALTORS® Handbook and Code of Ethics subscribed to by all REALTORS® amount…

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A Home Inspector Marketplace

A Home Inspector Marketplace

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Inspectify] Many lenders won’t offer financing on a home without a satisfactory home inspection, so it’s important for real estate professionals and homeowners to find the right home…

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A Fee Free Rental Platform

A Fee Free Rental Platform

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Dwellsy]With rent prices getting higher than most tenants can keep up and an application process for good units that feels more like applying for a job than a…

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How pre-sale renovations are changing home sales

How pre-sale renovations are changing home sales

For the last couple of decades, the real estate industry’s focus on improving the home sale experience has centered on speed. Marketing messaging promises faster sales, speedier loan processing, and quicker closings. The emergence of iBuyers and cash-backed offer programs promises to finalize a home…

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The 5 Minute Floorplan

The 5 Minute Floorplan

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: CubiCasa] Floorplans are a very attractive listing feature for capturing potential leads. Utilizing mobile-scan technology to provide real estate agents and appraisers with an intuitive, easy way to…

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The Topic No One Will Touch with a Ten Foot Pole

The Topic No One Will Touch with a Ten Foot Pole

[Editor’s Note: Below is the full text of our 200th Weekly Transmission, originally delivered direct to inbox of more than 500 GEM members on January 27th, 2022. Some links included below are to members-only articles.] For our 200th Transmission (wow…that’s a lot), I thought I’d…

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A Green San Francisco East Bay Brokerage

A Green San Francisco East Bay Brokerage

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Red Oak Realty.] Founded in a hot tub in Albany 40 years ago, Red Oak Realty is an independent brokerage that has grown to over 160 agents in…

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Behind The Scenes Partner For Top Producing Agents

Behind The Scenes Partner For Top Producing Agents

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Side.] Top producing agents, teams, and independent brokerages partner with Side to gain full ownership of their own brand and business without the headaches of operating a brokerage….

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Filling the Emerging iBuyer Vacuum

Filling the Emerging iBuyer Vacuum

[Note from editor: We publish a Weekly Transmission for GEM members, a series of long-form articles covering the spectrum from shipping container co-living spaces to the battle for listing acquisition in the first iBuyer world war. Below is this month’s sample Transmission.] NOVEMBER MONTHLY TRANSMISSION BY DREW…

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Technology and Industry Expertise Combined for a Modern Closing Experience

Technology and Industry Expertise Combined for a Modern Closing Experience

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Endpoint.] A mobile-first title and escrow company company, Endpoint is working to deliver a hassle-free closing process. It provides agents, buyers, and sellers with real-time progress tracking and notifications,…

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