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Benefits and Risks of Use and Occupancy Agreements

In a real estate transaction, a Use and Occupancy Agreement (U&O) presents a unique solution for buyers and sellers under certain circumstances. This agreement allows a buyer to use and occupy the property before closing the sale. Conversely, it can enable a seller to continue occupying the property post-sale. I will examine the benefits and…

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The Ivan and Mike Team: Ruling South Florida and Winning Awards Via 24/7 Mindset

Above, Ivan Chorney, left, and Michael Martirena Founded by Ivan Chorney and Michael Martirena in 2015, the Ivan and Mike Team is a top-performing real estate group in South Florida that provides concierge-level service backed by in-depth market knowledge and integrity. Their success over the years has allowed them to grow to include 10 additional…

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Legislative Round-Up: State and National Efforts to Expand Housing Access Continue

Editor’s Note: The RISMedia series, Legislative Round-Up looks at pending and passed federal and state-level legislation that impacts real estate professionals. Supreme Court rules in favor of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau On Thursday May 16, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court overruled a challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  The Consumer…

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Forbes Global Properties Expands to Greece

Forbes Global Properties has announced the addition of Roula Rouva Real Estate to its ranks. Boasting more than 20 years of industry leading experience, Roula Rouva Real Estate will exclusively represent the brand on the sun-kissed islands of Corfu and Paxos, and throughout Greece. Founded in 2003, Roula Rouva Real Estate stated they are recognized…

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COURT REPORT: DOJ Deadlines Loom; Burnett Judge Addresses Campaign Donations

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. With time ticking away on several major deadlines—most significantly, the August 17 implementation of mandatory buyer agreements and removal of compensation from the MLS—brokerages and real estate business leaders continue to face tough…

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Bright MLS Partners With TrustFunds for Electronic Earnest Money

Bright MLS has announced a collaboration with TrustFunds to integrate electronic earnest money services into the Bright MLS platform. As the real estate landscape continues to evolve, the demand for streamlined, secure and convenient transaction processes have never been more apparent, and this collaboration aims to enhance the transaction experience for real estate agents, brokers…

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RE/MAX Publishes April 2024 Housing Report

RE/MAX has published its latest monthly report tracking updates to the national housing market (based on survey results of 50 metro areas). The report goes up to April 2024, which a press release noted is often the beginning of a summer pick-up for home sales. RE/MAX’s findings indicate this April won’t be any different. RE/MAX…

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Shaping the Future of Real Estate Technology

Above, Morgan Carey Celebrating 20 years of excellence, Real Estate Webmasters has spent the past two decades serving the real estate industry, adapting to changes and staying true to their commitment to delivering exceptional service. Having become a force in the real estate industry over the last 20 years, Real Estate Webmasters has consistently raised…

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Keller Williams Walks Back Profit-Sharing Cuts After ‘Unprecedented’ Meeting

Keller Williams announced today it is backing down on planned changes to profit sharing that sparked numerous lawsuits by former agents, allowing people who “vested” in the company’s sponsorship and recruiting program to continue receiving their full payments even if they affiliate with a competing brokerage. In a statement, Keller Williams President and CEO Mark…

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Stellar MLS to Host ‘Elevate’ May 23 in New Smyrna Beach

Stellar MLS is hosting “Elevate”—an innovative real estate event for industry professionals featuring top-tier vendors, informational sessions and networking opportunities—May 23 in New Smyrna Beach. Hundreds of agents, brokers and other industry professionals from Volusia, Flagler, Orange and Osceola counties, and other areas, are expected to attend Elevate, which will be held from 9 a.m.…

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