Byron Lazine and Nicole White are two agents in Connecticut who give us their thoughts on the week’s news every Friday in “The Real Word,” a weekly video column on Inman.

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, the duo discusses our publisher Brad Inman’s column on Wall Street’s impact on the real estate industry. It’s a rocky relationship.

Also, people are willing to pay more for rentals on game day. Find out the top seven locales with major game-day markups.

Marketing highlight of the week

Tim Smith, leader of Coldwell Banker’s No. 1 team in Newport Beach, California.

He has the distinction of overseeing the recent sale of the highest-priced piece of property in Newport Harbor at $35.008 million. It was first listed for $44.995 million in Oct. 2018.

The amount was slightly higher than the previous record of $35 million for the home of actor Nicolas Cage, which sold in 2008. The agent for the buyer said that her client is a fan of the house’s architect Robert Sinclair.

Smith marketed the five-bedroom, six-bathroom, waterfront mansion at 1813 E. Bay Ave. with the $50,000 “Teach Me How To Duffy” — that went viral.

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