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New jobless claims dip below 1M as Biden steps into presidency

A total of 960,668 claims were filed, a decrease of 151,303 from the week prior, for the week ending Jan. 16, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Housing construction sees ‘biggest bang’ since 2006

New homes authorized by permits were up 17 percent year over year in December, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Notarize hires its first-ever president and chief commercial officer

Technology veteran Larry D'Angelo has been tapped to be Notarize's first-ever president and CCO. D'Angelo will help lead the company's 2021 growth strategy.

New nonprofit aims to increase diversity in real estate

The Real Estate Apprentice Foundation is spearheaded by real estate consulting firm T3 Sixty.

Thinking of moving your team? 5 critical points to consider first

If you're considering making a move to a new brokerage, here are a handful of questions that'll help you determine if your team is ready to pack up.

How indies can teach their agents to showcase their value

Indie brokerages can offer a lot, but we often don’t train agents on how to sell that value. Any agent who focuses on these 10 areas will provide clients with high-level service and be able to compete with even the biggest of franchises.

4 ways to create a sense of belonging on your team

If you want to create an inclusive work environment, you have to work to build a culture that allows all team members to feel valued and understood. Here's how.

Why you should stop building your own real estate brand right now

You don’t need to build your own real estate brand to be successful. One team leader outlines why conventional wisdom about brand-building is dead wrong and what agents should do instead.

How to create an agent leadership council for your team

One of the best ways to grow agent leaders for your team, brokerage and regulatory bodies is to create an in-house leadership council. Here’s how to get the ball rolling.

How broker Aram Afshar has mastered the art of transitioning

Quintessentially Estates LA president and broker Aram Afshar shares his winding path through real estate and how he led his team through 2020.