Mark Spain expands state by state on his terms

One of the benefits Mark Spain, former Keller Williams top team leader, finds in running his own company is he can expand at will. He doesn’t have to have diplomatic talks with other Keller Williams offices to see if they will accommodate his team.

Real estate agents see electric scooter boom as mixed blessing

But Realtors in San Francisco and Los Angeles seem to be in two minds about whether they are in favor of the new wheeled sensations. If there’s any consensus, it’s that the scooters are a mixed blessing — and a fun idea that could help sell an area to buyers, especially millennials.

California agent launches first of its kind — an institute for divorce-related real estate matters

In January, Laurel Starks, a divorce-property specialist and Keller Williams’ team leader, launched the Divorce Real Estate Institute (DREI), a series of online videos and brick-and-mortar courses taught by an experienced faculty of family law attorneys, mediators, lending experts and family court judges.

The first Guinness World Record-setting real estate agent is …

The winner? Industry legend Ben Caballero, who was the sell-side agent on a whopping 3,556 transactions in 2016, according to Real Trends, from which Guinness drew its data.

Seattle imposes $275 ‘head tax’ to combat homelessness

Real estate agents and brokers are not tossing their hats in the air this week with the news that the city of Seattle is adding a tax to large businesses of $275 per full-time worker per year to help combat homelessness, which is a big problem in the city.

Vacant homes have increased by 2.1 million since 2005

The baggage that comes with vacant homes — higher crime rates and property devaluation — is still getting in the way of urban revival, especially in cities such as Detroit, Cleveland and St. Louis, according to a new report.

Hawaii’s continued volcanic activity upends real estate market

As authorities reported a 19th volcanic fissure on Hawaii Island Monday, some homeowners are rethinking their future on the island.

How Keller Williams expansion team CEO is betting on talent

The way Chris Suarez, CEO of Xperience Real Estate sees it, one of the most important things he can do as a Keller Williams national expansion team CEO is bring new players into the industry.

How 4 agents bring their personal passions to work each day

Find something that you love to do, and find a way to make money doing it — that’s the dream, right? Whether it be art, cars, outdoor living or adorable pups, these four real estate agents have found their passions and managed to work them into their businesses.

An island home inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright in New York to be marketed as corporate retreat

A 6,000-square-foot property in upstate New York is inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Fallingwater and even includes a 68-year-old guest cottage designed by the legendary architect. Still, after nearly 300 days on the market, the luxury property h…