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Greater private capital is bolstering commercial real estate, but governmentbacked lending is still essential on the residential side. PA G E 1 2

Classics, With a Twist Meet 30 young professionals who are mastering the art of serving their clients, their industry, and their communities. PAG E 2 2

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Be careful with hastily remodeled flips. Neither you nor your client wants to invite legal action by a buyer. PA G E 1 4

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Evan Metalios, broker-owner of RE/MAX Team in Jackson Heights, N.Y., says providing sales associates with high-quality marketing materials is a win for their business—and his.

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New School Tech + Old School Technique

Practitioners are using fresh strategies to sell second homes and resort properties. PA G E 4 9 PA G E 3 6

Acquiring all the latest, greatest devices won’t automatically relieve your business struggles. Here are recommendations for taking charge of the tools you already have and determining what other systems you need. PAG E 3 6

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