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Clockwise from top left: Halstead’s Diane Ramirez, Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber, Corcoran Group’s Pam Liebman and Brown Harris Stevens’ Bess Freedman (Credit: Getty Images; iStock)

Tension lingers over showings as brokerage chiefs navigate pandemic

Leaders of four major brokerages say they are united in their efforts to navigate their businesses through a devastating...

Tension lingers over showings as brokerage chiefs navigate pandemic
From left: BHS' Bess Freedman, Halstead's Diane Ramirez, Cororan's Pam Liemban and REBNY's James Whelan (Credit: Getty Images

REBNY considers lending cash to brokers affected by coronavirus

The Real Estate Board of New York might tap its Member in Need fund to support agents affected by...

REBNY considers lending cash to brokers affected by coronavirus
Scope Realty CEO Paul Reisner and LG Fairmont CEO Aaron Graf (Illustration by The Real Deal)

Feel the churn: Tallying the biggest swings in resi agent count

In the dog-eat-dog world of residential brokerage, the battle for talent is among the fiercest. “In the life of...

Feel the churn: Tallying the biggest swings in resi agent count
From left: State Sen. James Gaughran, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre (Credit: Getty Images)

L.I. brokers subpoenaed to testify in housing discrimination probe

State lawmakers are now subpoenaing Long Island brokers to testify over allegations of widespread bias in the real estate...

L.I. brokers subpoenaed to testify in housing discrimination probe
StreetEasy CEO Richard Barton and RealDirect CEO Doug Perlson (Credit: JD Lasica via Flickr, RealDirect)

Zillow is officially a New York brokerage. But listing platform says it’s not what you think

UPDATED, Feb. 3, 2020, 2:15 p.m.: Zillow Group is now a licensed corporate broker in New York. It’s part of a national growth strategy...

Zillow is officially a New York brokerage. But listing platform says it’s not what you think
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo announces new state rules following Newsday’s discrimination exposé

A month after an undercover investigation exposed widespread racial discrimination in Long Island’s housing market, New York state has...

Cuomo announces new state rules following Newsday’s discrimination exposé
Democratic State Sen. James Skoufis (Credit: NY Senate)

Real estate agents facing subpoenas after failing to appear at hearing

Dozens of real estate agents and executives are facing subpoenas after failing to turn up to a hearing probing...

Real estate agents facing subpoenas after failing to appear at hearing
Jed Garfield of Leslie J. Garfield; Richard Grossman, president of Halstead Real Estate; Sarah Saltzberg, principal broker and CEO of Bohemia Realty Group; Douglas Elliman’s Howard Lorber

NYC brokers slam bias, promise action after Newsday exposé

UPDATED: Nov. 20, 8:48 a.m.: New York City’s top residential brokerage firms sharply condemned widespread race discrimination in Long...

NYC brokers slam bias, promise action after Newsday exposé
Developers are offering to pay the increased mansion and transfer taxes to give them an edge in a difficult market. (Credit: iStock)

Amid slow sales, developers give buyers a break on mansion taxes

New York State’s “mansion tax” was meant to target buyers of luxury product. Now, some developers are coughing up...

Amid slow sales, developers give buyers a break on mansion taxes
Brokerage firms are strategizing ways to make up losses after the cost of application fees was capped at $20. (Credit: iStock)

Brokerages on rental application fee cap: “It hurts”

Since lawmakers clarified last month that agents and brokerages can only charge up to $20 for the preparation of...

Brokerages on rental application fee cap: “It hurts”
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