• Condemning Racism

    Condemning Racism
    We are committed to hearing and addressing the experiences of people of color—as well as confronting racism and working for a better America.
    The post Condemning Racism appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • What is machine learning, and how does it work?

    What is machine learning, and how does it work?
    This video from our Methods 101 series explains the basics of machine learning and how it allows researchers at the Center to analyze data on a large scale.
    The post What is machine learning, and how does it work? appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • The State of Trust, Facts, and Democracy

    The State of Trust, Facts, and Democracy
    As the new year—and an election year—begins, we turn to data on our democracy to learn more about how Americans view institutions and civic life today. Michael Dimock, president of the Pew Research Center, spoke about the latest research on trust, facts, and democracy in America on the After The Fact podcast from the Pew […]
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  • How Pew Research Center is covering COVID-19

    How Pew Research Center is covering COVID-19
    As an organization committed to informing the public by providing facts and analysis about the most pressing issues of the day, Pew Research Center pivoted in the early days of the U.S. outbreak to cover the far-reaching impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our society.
    The post How Pew Research Center is covering COVID-19 appeared first on Pew Research Center.
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  • 7 Questions on the Daily Impact of the Coronavirus

    7 Questions on the Daily Impact of the Coronavirus
    The Pew Research Center’s Claudia Deane summarized recent survey findings, including Americans’ views of the impact on their daily life, their concerns about the economy, and trust levels in government and the health system on the After The Fact podcast from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
    The post 7 Questions on the Daily Impact of the Coronavirus appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • REAL Trending Episode 66: The Trend Towards the Unbundled Brokerage, a Supreme Court’s Decision and it’s Impact on Housing and a Message of Gratitude

    REAL Trending Episode 66: The Trend Towards the Unbundled Brokerage, a Supreme Court’s Decision and it’s Impact on Housing and a Message of Gratitude
    REAL Trending Episode 66
    The Trend Towards The Unbundled Brokerage, A Supreme Court’s Decision And It’s Impact On Housing And A Message Of Gratitude.REAL Trending Episode 66
    https://www.realtrends.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RT-EP-66.mp3Steve Murray From REAL Trends, the trusted source for real estate industry news, this is REAL Trending, episode 66. We’re breaking down the events of the week, and showing how they impact brokers and agents. I’m Steve Murray, Pres
  • Techno-Trends Are All About Automation

    Techno-Trends Are All About Automation
    Techno-Trends Are All About Automation
    Scott Smith, president and general manager of the Constellation Real Estate Group portfolio shares his insights on technology trends in 2020.
    With a portfolio of 15 real estate tech company, Constellation Real Estate Group does extensive research on technology trends and solutions from the front office to back and everything in between. REAL Trends spoke with Scott Smith, president, and general manager of the Constellation Real Estate Group portfolio, about
  • Today’s tech: Why it Has Yet to Meet the Greater Needs of the Housing Consumer

    Today’s tech: Why it Has Yet to Meet the Greater Needs of the Housing Consumer
    Today’s tech: Why it Has Yet to Meet the Greater Needs of the Housing Consumer
    Relationships matter in real estate, and that will never change.
    From Silicon Canal to Silicon Slopes to Silicon Prairie, tech cities continue to pop up across the nation as long as the consumer continues to evolve and demand, tech gurus, will be there to respond. Although many sectors have found success among this rise in tech, it seems others have tried and missed the mark. Now, the reasons why a business or t
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  • Signs of Recovery in Australian Real Estate Market

    Signs of Recovery in Australian Real Estate Market
    Signs of Recovery in Australian Real Estate Market
    It looks like the Australian real estate market’s decline has leveled and started to ease in most major cities.
    According to the latest report on the Australian residential real estate market by CoreLogic, a property data and analytics provider in Australia, the annual rate of decline in housing values saw continued improvement in October 2019. National dwelling values recorded their fourth consecutive month of growth in October 2019, taki
  • CFPB Asks For Public Comment to Determine the Effectiveness of TRID

    CFPB Asks For Public Comment to Determine the Effectiveness of TRID
    CFPB Asks For Public Comment to Determine the Effectiveness of TRID
    In a November 22 Request for Information (RFI), the Bureau asked for public comments on the TRID Rule’s effectiveness as it prepares an assessment report of the Rule that the Dodd-Frank Act requires to be published within five years of its effective date. The TRID report must be completed by October 3, 2020, and public comments in response to the RFI are due by January 21, 2020.
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CF
  • Home Buyer Interest Up Again in November Nationwide

    Home Buyer Interest Up Again in November Nationwide
    Home Buyer Interest Up Again in November Nationwide
    Showing Traffic Increases for Fourth Consecutive Month.
    Key Points:U.S. showing activity increased by 12.6 percent year over year, the largest national increase since January 2017
    The West Region’s positive 23.1 percent year-over-year change in showing activity was the largest in November
    Homebuyer traffic in all four U.S. regions increased vs. 2018 for the fourth consecutive monthNovember home showing activity continued an upward trend o
  • Boost Agent Performance by Moving the Middle

    Boost Agent Performance by Moving the Middle
    Boost Agent Performance by Moving the Middle
    Don’t forget about low performers and high performers, but spend time moving your middle performers up.
    The biggest opportunity for performance improvement in any organization is in moving the middle,” according to business coach Michael K. Simpson. He lays out the formula in his book Unlocking Potential. Most companies have a low-performing group (10% to 20%); a middle-performing group (60% to 70%); and a high-performing group (10% to 20%
  • Realtor® Associations Report Membership Still Growing

    Realtor® Associations Report Membership Still Growing
    Realtor® Associations Report Membership Still Growing
    The residential real estate industry is attracting new levels of talent.
    At a recent meeting with several key state and local associations of Realtors® CEOs, we learned membership rolls are still growing. Many also report that membership totals are now at or nearing historic highs.
    It’s interesting to us that with record low unemployment and rising household incomes, real estate still appears to be an industry with unique appeal
  • The California ABC Independent Contractor Test Looks to be Expanding

    The California ABC Independent Contractor Test Looks to be Expanding
    The California ABC Test Looks to be Expanding
    New states are adopting provisions that pertain to independent contractors vs. employees.
    Just when you thought that the California ABC test would stay within that state’s borders comes news that the states of New York and New Jersey are considering adopting some of the same provisions that pertain to the qualifications of independent contractors versus employees. In an article in The Wall Street Journal on December 6, various state legislators
  • REAL Trends Forecast for 2020: Assessing Threats and Opportunities for Brokerage Leaders

    REAL Trends Forecast for 2020: Assessing Threats and Opportunities for Brokerage Leaders
    Assessing Threats and Opportunities for Brokerage Leaders
    What should you be concerned about, and what can you do to thwart threats to the industry?
    It’s a presidential election year. Does that matter? Sales were down in 1980 and 1988 from prior years, but up in 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, and 2016. It turns out that there’s no clear pattern, except that when the economy is going in the tank, then housing sales will be down. Otherwise, there appears to be no correlation betwe
  • Real Estate Pros: How to Get the Most Out of a Networking Event

    Real Estate Pros: How to Get the Most Out of a Networking Event
    Real Estate Pros: How to Get the Most Out of a Networking Event
    Felicia Beltran
    Felicia Beltran reveals the top mistakes that agents make when networking, and tells how to break through these barriers.Felicia Beltran attends 10-15 major events every year, participates in a weekly networking group, and is very active on social media, the latter of which is her number one lead nurturing tool. “For me, it’s about making the connections in person,” says Beltran, a REALTOR with RE/M
  • Olympian Skier Erik Schlopy is Bringing Resilience to Real Estate 

    Olympian Skier Erik Schlopy is Bringing Resilience to Real Estate 
    Olympian Skier Erik Schlopy is Bringing Resilience to Real Estate
    Here’s how Erik Schlopy takes his Olympic experience and applies it to selling homes.
    When Erik Schlopy broke his back during a bad crash at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1993, this three-time Olympian probably wasn’t thinking about how the experience would eventually parlay into a successful real estate career.But that’s exactly what happened. A Park City, Utah, resident since 1992, Schlopy’s f
  • 5 Traits Today’s Leaders Need To Revolutionize Their Management Style

    5 Traits Today’s Leaders Need To Revolutionize Their Management Style
    5 Traits Today’s Leaders Need To Revolutionize Their Management Style
    The rapid rate of change and innovation brought about by the digital age is putting many large corporations in peril as they realize they are in an “adapt-or-die” era.
    But for a business to change, its leadership must be willing to change as well, and that doesn’t always happen, says Oleg Konovalov (www.olegkonovalov.com), a global thought leader and consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 compa
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From REAL Trends

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From REAL Trends
    As we look forward to 2020, we want to wish our friends a very magical holiday and a new year filled with opportunity and love.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from REALTrends.
    The post Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From REAL Trends appeared first on REAL Trends Blog.
  • Tech Roundup: RE/MAX Acquires First, ShelterZoom Partners with Berkshire Hathaway and More

    Tech Roundup: RE/MAX Acquires First, ShelterZoom Partners with Berkshire Hathaway and More
    RE/MAX Acquires Data Science Startup First, Continuing the Brand’s Technological TransformationRE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX), parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced that it has acquired First, a technology company that leverages data science, machine learning and human interaction to help real estate professionals better leverage the value of their personal network.
    The four-year-old, North Carolin
  • REAL Trending Episode 65: Relationships In An Era of Technology, AI, 2020 Predictions

    REAL Trending Episode 65: Relationships In An Era of Technology, AI, 2020 Predictions
    REAL Trending Episode 65
    Relationships in an era of technology, artificial intelligence moving front and center in the brokerage business, and some predictions for 2020.. REAL Trending Episode 65
    https://www.realtrends.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/RT-EP-65.mp3Steve Murray From REAL Trends, the trusted source for real estate industry news, this is REAL Trending episode 65. We’re breaking down the trends of the week and showing how they impact brokers and agents. I’m Steve
  • Seller’s Market Will Soften Next Year But Real Estate Agents Remain Optimistic About 2020

    Seller’s Market Will Soften Next Year But Real Estate Agents Remain Optimistic About 2020
    Seller’s Market Will Soften Next Year But Agents Remain Optimistic About 2020, According to HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey for Q4 2019
    Survey of 500 leading agents dives into tips for selling homes in the winter, 2019 real estate reflections, and housing market predictions for 2020
    Real estate agents remain optimistic about 2020 even as a shift toward a balanced housing market takes shape in some pockets of the country, according to findings from HomeLight’s Top Agent In
  • Real Estate Agent Steve Dubrueler of Coldwell Banker Climbs for Kids

    Real Estate Agent Steve Dubrueler of Coldwell Banker Climbs for Kids
    Real Estate Agent Steve Dubrueler of Coldwell Banker Climbs for Kids
    STEVE DUBRUELER OF COLDWELL BANKER JOINS INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBING EVENT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.Steve DuBrueler, Founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier, will again be a participant in the Climb for Kids, a one-of-a-kind annual event that raises funds and awareness for children’s charities. Beginning December 27th, 2019, a team of four volunteer climbers will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Aco
  • 3 Types of Keywords Every Real Estate Professional Should Target (And 3 They Shouldn’t)

    3 Types of Keywords Every Real Estate Professional Should Target (And 3 They Shouldn’t)
    3 Types of Keywords Every Real Estate Professional Should Target (And 3 They Shouldn’t)
    Real estate is a highly-competitive market. As such, a solid understanding of search engine optimization is essential. A cornerstone of that understanding is keywords. Nail that down, and everything else should follow naturally. 
    Do you have a solid understanding of search engine optimization? 
    If your answer was anything other than “yes,’” then I have some bad news for you.
  • Watch Out for These Cybercrimes if You’re in Real Estate

    Watch Out for These Cybercrimes if You’re in Real Estate
    Watch Out for These Cybercrimes if You’re in Real Estate
    The Internet is a powerful tool for the buy-and-sell of properties. It makes it easier for both real estate professionals and buyers to check out properties before even stepping foot on them.
    Real estate agents need to be careful with what they post online to avoid falling prey to cybercriminals. Without knowing it, you might be making the preparation for a home invasion totally useless. For you and your clients’ safety, take t
  • Look Into the Future: 5 2020 Housing Trends

    Look Into the Future: 5 2020 Housing Trends
    Look Into the Future: 5 2020 Housing Trends
    Boom times continue
    Interest rates remain low, which will help keep demand high for new mortgages and buyers interested in moving to new digs. In combination with a shortage of new housing in many markets, these factors could lead to overall price growth for the year.
    Lower cost cities = higher growth markets
    Rising housing costs, especially in already expensive coastal cities (looking at you New York and California), may create shifts in relocation tr
  • In a Politically Polarized Era, Sharp Divides in Both Partisan Coalitions

    In a Politically Polarized Era, Sharp Divides in Both Partisan Coalitions
    Partisanship remains the strongest factor dividing the American public. Yet there are substantial divisions within both parties on fundamental political values, views of current issues and the severity of the problems facing the nation.
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  • Appendix

    Appendix
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  • 7. Domestic policy: Taxes, environment, health care

    7. Domestic policy: Taxes, environment, health care
    Most Americans have doubts about the fairness of the federal tax system. About six-in-ten (62%) describe the current tax system as either not too fair (39%) or not at all fair (23%). About a third describe the system as moderately fair (35%) and just 2% say it is very fair. Overall views of the tax […]
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  • 6. Views of foreign policy

    6. Views of foreign policy
    Roughly seven-in-ten Americans (73%) say that good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace, while 26% say that military strength is the best way to do this. By a similar margin, more Americans say the U.S. should take the interests of allies into account, even if it means making compromises, than think the U.S. […]
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  • 5. Gender, family and marriage, same-sex marriage and religion

    5. Gender, family and marriage, same-sex marriage and religion
    Americans generally believe that women continue to face obstacles that make it more difficult for them to get ahead than men. While there are sizable gender differences in these opinions, the partisan divide is even more pronounced. Overall, 57% of adults say that “significant obstacles still make it harder for women to get ahead than […]
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  • 4. Views on race and immigration

    4. Views on race and immigration
    Some of the starkest partisan divides on political values are seen in views about race and immigration: Democrats are substantially more likely than Republicans to say that the country has not gone far enough to give black people equal rights and that white people benefit from societal advantages that black people do not have. Democrats […]
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  • 3. Views of the economic system and social safety net

    3. Views of the economic system and social safety net
    The American public is broadly critical of the power held by major corporations in the United States and the profits made by business corporations. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults (73%) say major corporations in the country have too much power; far fewer (22%) say they have the right amount of power and just 4% say […]
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  • 2. Views of government and the nation

    2. Views of government and the nation
    In broad assessments of government, the American public expresses more support for an active – rather than limited – role for government and sees a need for government regulation of business. At the same time, concerns about waste and inefficiency are widely held. Republicans and Democrats are far apart in how they view government, particularly […]
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  • 1. Views of the major problems facing the country

    1. Views of the major problems facing the country
    When asked to consider the major problems facing the country, the affordability of health care and drug addiction top the American public’s list. Other issues, including illegal immigration and climate change, are seen as less pressing, due in part to stark partisan disagreements over the importance of these issues. Two-thirds of Americans view the affordability […]
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  • Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman Talks 2020 Brokerage Trends

    Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman Talks 2020 Brokerage Trends
    Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman Talks 2020 Brokerage Trends
    REAL Trends spoke with Ryan Gorman, CEO of Coldwell Banker about his new role and upcoming trends.
    Tracey Velt: Thanks for speaking with REAL Trends. Let’s start the interview with a little bit about your new dual role as CEO of both Coldwell Banker’s company-owned firms (NRT) and Coldwell Banker. How do you plan to bridge the gap between them?
    Ryan Gorman: Fortunately, we have the thesis that the two groups can mu
  • The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons

    The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons
    This Pew Research Center analysis harnesses computational techniques to identify, collect and analyze the sermons that U.S. churches livestream or share on their websites each week.
    The post The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Two Recessions, Two Recoveries

    Two Recessions, Two Recoveries
    Examine the trajectories of the two biggest recessions and recoveries in modern U.S. history, comparing them side-by-side.
    The post Two Recessions, Two Recoveries appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Appendix B: Data sources by country

    Appendix B: Data sources by country
    General sources and archives Demographic and Health Surveys. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Implemented by ICF. http://www.dhsprogram.com/. European Social Survey. Led by the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys. City University, (London) in partnership with the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), GESIS (Germany), NSD (Norway), and SCP and the University of Amsterdam […]
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  • Appendix A: Methodology

    Appendix A: Methodology
    Data sources and analytical approaches used in the report are described in this section. First, this appendix provides shares of the populations that are represented in the study and details on the underlying source data. It goes on to explain how household types were categorized based on relationships in household rosters and how household sizes […]
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  • 3. Household patterns by age and gender

    3. Household patterns by age and gender
    People move between different types of households throughout their lives. Someone born into a two-parent home might become a member of an extended-family household when a grandmother moves in, live as a couple with their spouse in middle adulthood and end up in a solo household after that partner dies. Differences in living arrangements are […]
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  • Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World

    Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World
    Household size and composition often vary by religious affiliation, data from 130 countries and territories reveals. Muslims and Hindus have larger households than Christians and religious “nones,” influenced in part by regional norms.
    The post Religion and Living Arrangements Around the World appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • 2. Household patterns by religion

    2. Household patterns by religion
    Pew Research Center analyzed data on six religious groups – Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and people with no religious affiliation.37 Globally, the average Muslim lives in the biggest household (6.4 people), followed by the average Hindu (5.7), Christian (4.5), Buddhist (3.9), “none” (3.7) and Jew (3.7). Religious groups also vary in the types of […]
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  • 1. Household patterns by region

    1. Household patterns by region
    Pew Research Center analyzed data on living arrangements in 130 countries, including 26 in the Asia-Pacific region, 40 in sub-Saharan Africa, 35 in Europe, 19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and eight in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the U.S. and Canada, which in this report make up North America. […]
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  • Real Estate Agents: How To Prepare For A Buyers’ Market

    Real Estate Agents: How To Prepare For A Buyers’ Market
    How To Prepare For A Buyers’ Market
    The sellers’ market that has dominated real estate trends for the past few years has recently seen signs of softening and sales activity will most likely become more in favor of buyers over the next year. There doesn’t seem to be any reason to panic, but if there are headwinds coming our way the time to prepare for them is before they arrive. During my thirty years of running a brokerage, I’ve seen how the best agents plan ahead for the
  • 3. Factors beyond party affiliation also connect with trust in the news media

    3. Factors beyond party affiliation also connect with trust in the news media
    Other factors beyond partisan dynamics are linked with Americans’ assessments of the news media – though perhaps not as dramatically. Two additional areas stand out in this analysis: trust of others overall and demographic characteristics. Americans who are more trusting of others overall extend that trust to the news media High trusters – those with […]
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  • 2. Highly engaged partisans have starkly different views of the news media

    2. Highly engaged partisans have starkly different views of the news media
    The public’s level of engagement – both politically and with the news – adds another dimension to partisans’ evaluations of the news media. Divides within the parties once again emerge, and partisans who are highly engaged are the most polarized in a range of views of the news media. In general, Republicans and Republican leaners […]
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  • 1. Within both parties, approval of Trump is closely linked to trust in the news media

    1. Within both parties, approval of Trump is closely linked to trust in the news media
    Through an exploration of more than 50 different surveys and an analysis of well over 100 questions, Pew Research Center finds that Americans’ political party identification is overwhelmingly linked to how the public evaluates the news media. Overall, Republicans give the news media far lower ratings than Democrats. These findings are in line with previous […]
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  • Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era

    Trusting the News Media in the Trump Era
    An exploration of more than 50 Pew Research Center surveys confirms the overwhelming impact party identification has on Americans’ trust in the news media. And divides emerge within party – particularly the Republican Party – based on how strongly people approve of Trump.
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  • What the Great Wealth Transfer Means for Millennial Homebuyers

    What the Great Wealth Transfer Means for Millennial Homebuyers
    What the Great Wealth Transfer Means for Millennial Homebuyers
    Trends in the Luxury Market.
    Coldwell Banker Real Estate Global Luxury, in partnership with WealthEngine, recently did a study on “A Look at Wealth 2019: The Millennial Millionaires.” WealthEngine defines millionaires as those who have a net worth of over $1 million. According to their data, there are approximately 618,000 millennial millionaires.
    According to the report, Millennial millionaires make up approximately 2% o
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