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Triplemint CEO David Walker and Aaron Seawood

Seeking “a seat at the table,” Compass’ Aaron Seawood jumps to Triplemint

Triplemint has snagged Compass broker Aaron Seawood and his team to lead the firm’s push into the Brooklyn market....

Seeking “a seat at the table,” Compass’ Aaron Seawood jumps to Triplemint
As New York real estate prepares for phase two, REBNY has released a set of guidelines for conducting business in person

Health screenings, liability forms: REBNY offers guidance for in-person showings

The idea of going back to work raises a lot of tricky questions: Should we shake hands? Are offices...

Health screenings, liability forms: REBNY offers guidance for in-person showings
Commission advance companies have helped tens of thousands of brokers manage cash flow crunches over the past decade. But can they handle coronavirus? (Illustration by The Real Deal)

“I don’t want to chase money from a desperate person”: Commission advancers pull back on broker lending

In an industry of independent contractors whose fortunes hang on the ebb and flow of dealmaking, little-known commission advancing companies provide a key source...

“I don’t want to chase money from a desperate person”: Commission advancers pull back on broker lending
Brokers reported an unprecedented lack of confidence in New York’s real estate market last quarter (Credit: iStock)

Broker confidence hits all-time low: REBNY

The industry’s eternal optimists aren’t putting on a brave face any longer. As the COVID-19 pandemic ground New York City’s economy to a near-standstill, the Real Estate Board of New York’s quarterly survey measuring...

Broker confidence hits all-time low: REBNY
Real estate brokers are getting a lifeline from the federal government’s massive stimulus plan (Credit: Pixabay)

Stimulus gives brokers lifeline, but may not be enough for deluge of unemployed

Real estate brokers are generally in the eat-what-you-kill business, working as independent contractors whose main source of income is...

Stimulus gives brokers lifeline, but may not be enough for deluge of unemployed
You know those other people that brokers always tell you want the same property you do? Turns out they all definitely exist.

Small Talk: I Am the Other Person Interested in Buying This Home

Hi there. It’s me, the other person the broker told you was interested in this property. Yes, that’s right:...

Small Talk: I Am the Other Person Interested in Buying This Home
Kim Hamaura Phillips (inset) and the Diamond Princess cruise ship (Credit: Facebook and Getty Images)

Canadian real estate agent among thousands stuck on coronavirus cruise ship

A Canadian real estate agent has been describing her experience as a passenger on the Diamond Princess, a 2,500-passenger...

Canadian real estate agent among thousands stuck on coronavirus cruise ship
Watch The Real Deal's Erin Hudson explain the breaking broker fee news on CBSN

TRD on TV: Erin Hudson talks broker-fee shocker on CBS

TRD reporter Erin Hudson broke the news Wednesday that New York landlords, not tenants, would be obliged to pay...

TRD on TV: Erin Hudson talks broker-fee shocker on CBS
Welcome to the broker hunger games: Only “the strong will survive.” (Photo credit: Lionsgate)

Welcome to the broker hunger games

A decade from now, the real estate marketplace may not be swarming with as many agents as there are today. Automation and increased consolidation of business with top agents will whittle down the ranks....

Welcome to the broker hunger games
Clockwise from top left: John Gomes, Ronita Kalra, Eric Beniam and McKenzie Ryan (Credit: Getty Images, iStock, Wikipedia)

“We’re putting ourselves in situations where anything is possible”: Real estate agent’s killing rattles industry

John Gomes had what he called “a danger feeling.” It was Halloween and the real estate agent was meeting a client in Lower Manhattan...

“We’re putting ourselves in situations where anything is possible”: Real estate agent’s killing rattles industry

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