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Supporting Agents on Their Quest to Build Successful Careers
7/19/2018 3:15 PM
In the following interview, Mark Pessin, former managing broker and now vice president of Learning at Realty ONE Group in Carlsbad, Calif., discusses agent development, including mentoring, recruiting and training. Region Served: Laguna Niguel, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 120 What’s your first goa...Read More
Down, but Not Out: Buyers See Some Success
7/19/2018 3:11 PM
Against discouragingly inadequate inventory and high prices, buyers are finding a way, according to a new survey. Fifty-one percent of homebuyers did not pay above asking price, despite concerns over multiple-offer scenarios, 42 percent made one or two offers, at most, and 34 percent were “unfazed” by the increases in prices and rate...Read More
Housing Starts: Ground-Breaking in June Plummets
7/18/2018 2:40 PM
Home-building in June sharply slid, with overall starts toppling 12.3 percent, and single-family starts tumbling 9.1 percent, according to the Commerce Department. Housing starts totaled 1.17 million, with 304,000 multifamily (five or units or more) starts and 858,000 single-family starts. Additionally, approvals for builds fell 2.2 percent to 1...Read More
The Biggest Homeownership Hurdles for Millennials
7/17/2018 3:18 PM
Millennials should be making a sizable stamp in homeownership, but they have been largely absent from the housing space. Why is it that the largest generation in U.S. history isn’t participating in real estate as heavily as its predecessors? There are many difficulties standing in their way, according to new research. A recent report by [&...Read More
.realtor™ + .realestate: For Your Agents and Everything They Do
7/17/2018 3:15 PM
NAR PULSE—When your agents do well, your brokerage does well. On September 18, NAR will be launching .realestate, a new unrestricted top-level domain to support everything you and your company does. From to, the possibilities are endless. Be first in line to swoop up .realestate domains for ...Read More
First-Timers: Better Chances in Colorado and Texas
7/16/2018 2:37 PM
The housing market today is unprecedented, and buyers are contending with cost pressures and short supply—but, according to a recent report by WalletHub, there are cities where conditions are more favorable for first-time homeowners: Broken Arrow, Okla. Tampa, Fla. Centennial, Colo. Boise, Idaho Grand Rapids, Mich. Thornton, Colo. Frisco, Texas ...Read More
Traditional Real Estate and the ‘New Normal’
7/15/2018 12:04 PM
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses the evolution of the industry’s “new normal.” Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes and G...Read More
Cryptocurrency, Cyber Fraud Focus of Trump Task Force
7/15/2018 12:03 PM
On an executive order by President Trump, four agencies established the Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud last week, charged with guiding “the investigation and prosecution of cases involving fraud on the government, the financial markets and consumers, including cyber fraud and other fraud targeting the elderly, service me...Read More
Blazing a New Trail: NextHome Achieves Unprecedented Growth
7/13/2018 11:03 PM
How does a company break into franchising in 2015 and end up with 290 locations and 2,500-plus agents in 43 states just three-and-a-half years later? According to NextHome CEO James Dwiggins, it’s all about giving real estate professionals what they want: the flexibility to maximize profitability, automated technology solutions, and contem...Read More
Michael Rogers: Creating Value for Agents and Clients Alike
7/13/2018 11:01 PM
Vitals: Dorsey Alston, REALTORS® Years in Business: 71 Size: 2 offices, 242 licensed REALTORS® Regions Served: Metro Atlanta 2017 Sales Volume: $837,475,014 2017 Transactions: 1,556 No. 321 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report Michael Rogers, current president of Dorsey Alston, REALTORS®...Read More

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