Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss the “Newsday” investigation’s impact, the future of office space and why your marketing should look different right now.

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.

In late 2019, after a three-year, in-depth investigation, Newsday found “evidence of widespread separate and unequal treatment of minority potential homebuyers and minority communities” by real estate agents on Long Island.

The results were based on 25 undercover testers testing 93 agents in 240 hours of meetings that were secretly recorded. In addition, there were over 5,763 house listings analyzed. (At an Inman Connect session this past January, the Newsday team behind the investigation spoke about Long Island’s history of segregation and issues of discrimination in the industry.)

Byron and Nicole reflect on current events and how changes can be implemented in the real estate industry. “I think what’s important to learn here, and they did touch on it as well, is education,” Nicole said. “Are agents being educated in fair housing? Are they taking it seriously? Are they understanding, you know, the significance of it and being lawful?”

More this week: In a recent Connect Now session, Coldwell Banker CEO Ryan Gorman spoke about the future of office space. The takeaway? “Less rent, more happy hours.” Byron and Nicole also discuss how offices can encourage collaboration, especially in the real estate industry.

Marketeer of the week

This week, the focus is on Katie Lance, Kendall Bonner and Victoria Kennedy, who provided timely insights on where to find resources and why your marketing should look different right now.

Want to nominate a “marketeer of the week”? Drop your thoughts in the comments section below, or shoot us an email.

Show Comments Hide Comments


Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription