Dealing With Disaster: Real Estate in the Wake of COVID-19
The National Association of REALTORS® Power Broker Roundtable addresses the coronavirus pandemic, and how the brokerage business is responding. Moderator John P. Horning, Executive Vice President, Shorewest REALTORS®, Milwaukee, Wis.; Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Participants Bill Soffel, President/CEO, ERA Team VP Real Estate, Chautauqua, N.Y. Lacey Conway, […]
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More Married LGBT Couples Are Purchasing Homes, but Fear of Discrimination Remains: Report
Housing discrimination—and the fear of it—along with a desire for safe and welcoming neighborhoods differentiate LGBT homebuyers and sellers from non-LGBT homebuyers and sellers, according to National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professional’s (NAGLREP) fourth annual LGBT Real Estate Report. NAGLREP, with nearly 2,800 members, is one of the nation’s largest LGBT trade […]
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Financial Resources During Economic Uncertainty
NAR PULSE—NAR is here for you and your agents during this turbulent time. Now more than ever, your access to the tools and resources available at no cost from the Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness can help you make informed choices, and position yourself and your business for sustainability and success. Log in here. Earn […]
Power Brokers: The Biggest Footprints
With 2019 sales topping $1 trillion and transactions up, Power Broker production rose this year, according to RISMedia’s 32nd Annual Power Broker Report, newly released. Power Brokers expected to grow in 2020, as well, with their chief focus recruiting, the No. 1 area of investment in the report this year, in addition to adding new […]
Growing Through Training and Collaboration
Rebecca Hunter Agent/Owner The Platinum Team, Realty ONE Group Opening Doors Davenport, Iowa Region Served: Greater Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois Years in Real Estate: 3 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 42 What is your secret to staying relevant in the ever-changing real estate landscape? Education. I believe in going to as […]
How to Prevent Trolls From Zoom Bombing Your Online Meeting
(TNS)—As students at the University of Tennessee were participating in a virtual “Milkshake Monday,” an anonymous person jumped into the Zoom gathering and began berating everyone with racist rants. As the video conferencing platform Zoom has grown in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic, so have instances of “Zoom bombing.” Zoom bombing is when someone joins […]
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Firmly Rooted: Why LeadingRE’s Family Firms Continue to Thrive
Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the April 2020 issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. While much of the narrative surrounding the real estate landscape today is dominated by tech start-ups and corporate- or venture-funded companies, this industry’s roots were planted by entrepreneurs—those who started out with a couple of agents, a […]
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Power Brokers: ‘Constant Communication Is More Essential Now Than Ever Before’
Editor’s Note: Before the coronavirus pandemic progressed in the U.S., RISMedia asked Power Brokers to offer their take on the upcoming year, from the current and future market outlook, to overall strengths and weaknesses. Below are excerpts of their perspectives, included in RISMedia’s 32nd Annual Power Broker Report. Hadi Atri, President & CEO, RE/MAX Executive […]
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The New Face of Franchising
Leading Independents Unite to Create Corcoran Global Living In February, the Corcoran Group, Realogy’s premier lifestyle brand operating in New York City, Miami, The Hamptons, N.Y., and Palm Beach, Fla., announced its first foray into the franchising arena—and its first-ever West Coast presence—with the formation of the new brand Corcoran Global Living. While the venture […]
What to Do If You Can’t Pay Your Loans During the Coronavirus
(TNS)—James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, recently predicted that in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. unemployment numbers may hit 30 percent in the second quarter. Considering nearly four in 10 Americans would have to borrow money to cover a $1,000 emergency, it’s easy to see how many will […]
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