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The Biggest Real Estate Reads Of The Summer

The Biggest Real Estate Reads Of The Summer


 
With the Fall selling season upon us, it’s time to bid an unofficial farewell to Summer. So enjoy Labor Day, and make time for some of our most read articles, most helpful guides, and most interesting pieces of commentary. It was a busy Summer of mergers, acquisitions, and movement within the industry, but we’ve got you covered with our Labor Day holiday recap.
 
News

Gary Keller slams real estate startups, refuses to sit downBY ANDREA V. BRAMBILA | JUL 18

Compass reinvents the real estate sign for the smartphone eraBY PATRICK KEARNS | JUL 18

Agent income plunges by double digits despite record high home pricesBY ANDREA V. BRAMBILA | AUG 15

Plane carrying Pacific Union agents crashes, killing 5BY PATRICK KEARNS | AUG 6

Compass to acquire Pacific Union InternationalBY PATRICK KEARNS | AUG 21

Zillow sales exec fired after telling Premier Agent customer to ‘take up yoga’BY PATRICK KEARNS | JUL 9

Compass CEO reveals how much his company pays to acquire brokeragesBY PATRICK KEARNS | JUL 19

NAR blasts Zillow, tells government it causes ‘consumer confusion’BY ANDREA V. BRAMBILA | AUG 2

 
Opinion

It’s time to stop ignoring the crisis at NARBY JAMES HARRISON | MAY 9

11 reasons for sale by owner is a terrible ideaBY CHRIS REDIGER | jul 2

8 reasons selling without a real estate agent is a recipe for disasterBY CARA AMEER | JUL 9

Is mandatory minimum wage coming to real estate?BY BERNICE ROSS | MAY 21

The real estate industry’s evolve-or-die momentBY ANTHONY HITT | JUN 5

Triumph of the nerd: how eXp Realty’s founder built a $1 billion businessBY BRAD INMAN | MAY 23

 
Service

12 thank-you notes guaranteed to generate real estate leadsRICHARD & BETH WITT | ARCHIVE

13 knockout examples of how to write an agent bioBY INMAN | ARCHIVE

4 must-knows before jumping into real estate part timeBY VALORIE L. FORD | ARCHIVE

Building a better bathtub: the pros and cons of 9 bathtub materialsBY PAUL BIANCHINA | ARCHIVE

Dryer vent do’s and don’tsBY PAUL BIANCHINA | ARCHIVE

7 real estate scripts that stand the test of timeBY BERNICE ROSS | AUG 13