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As Online Shopping Continues to Dominate, Some Retail Chains Experiment Bloomingdale’s, the 160-year-old luxury department store chain, is joining several other national retail chains in experimenting with much smaller versions of their stores that feature heavily curated merchandise — an apparent effort to compete amid the rise of online shopping. The COVID-19 pandemic changed many consumer behaviors, including

What Are the Best Ways to Look Professional While on a Video Call? Nearly a year and a half after the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States, many restrictions have been lifted. But video calls, which quickly entered the mainstream as we all quarantined at home, aren’t going anywhere. For real estate professionals, video calls have become

Remote Work Could Change Where People Live Cities and counties across the U.S. have launched programs to lure remote workers to their regions, capitalizing on pandemic-era changes that have allowed tens of millions of people, especially in industries such as technology, to work from anywhere. Read More

Vacation Home Sales Surge During COVID-19 Pandemic In the months after COVID-19 hit the United States, vacation home sales shot up, likely the combined result of low-interest rates, a desire to escape amid social distancing and lockdown, and an unprecedented ability to work from anywhere. It’s part of a major cultural shift around work and homebuying in the

Leaving Commercial Real Estate for Residential Has Its Benefits With COVID-19 still ravaging society, many people are reconsidering their careers. This Great Pause is allowing professionals across all industries to take a step back and think to themselves, “Is this what I really want to be doing with my life?” When it comes to commercial real estate agents,

How Will the Modern Home Change With Everyone Working From Home? According to a recent Stanford study, 42% of the U.S. workforce has been working remotely full-time since the initial COVID-19 lockdowns began. A smaller study that surveyed 1,022 professionals claims that, of that number, 29% would quit their jobs if they had to strap on their

You Need to Read This Before Deciding to Become a Real Estate Agent Oh thank the heavens, you have found this blog. While you may not know it yet, we have saved you from making a life-altering and tragic decision. We can probably get past all the small talk and pleasantries and assume you’re considering a career

These Are the 2020 Facts Agents Need to Know for Their Careers Regardless of COVID-19, the residential real estate market has been red hot the past year. Markets around the country have seen record numbers, including a big increase in home value and a drop in average days listed. Much of this can be attributed to an

Tight Housing Inventory & Historically-Low Mortgage Rates Fuel the U.S. Housing Recovery A recent report from Realtor.com indicates that as states slowly reopen their economy, the once-stagnant housing market has begun to surge. Two contributing factors to this rise can be pinpointed to the 30-Year Mortgage Rates hitting historic lows (2.86 percent) and a more competitive housing

How Will COVID-19 Hurt Commercial Real Estate & the Banks Backing Their Holdings? The past decade has seen a remarkable rise in our economy as a whole. Almost every industry has seen massive gains, both in the spreadsheets and in the stock market. However, with the onset of coronavirus back in March, a high level of uncertainty

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