Realogy Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Richard A. Smith to Retire as Chairman and CEO at Year-End After 21 Years Ryan M. Schneider Joins Realogy as President and COO; Will Become CEO on Dec. 31, 2017 Realogy Holdings Corp. has announced a leadership succession plan. Ryan M. Schneider has been named as Realogy’s president and chief operating officer (COO), and appointed […]

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Big Data, Big Opportunities: How Predictive Analytics Is Changing the Business of Real Estate

“This year the human race is producing more data than the previous 5,000 years combined. Data is so powerful that in the future, nation states will fight over it for power.” This thought-provoking statistic set the stage for a much-anticipated panel discussion at RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange in New York on how brokers […]

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Cilo Marbella: Luxury Living on the Costa del Sol

Located in the Malaga region of Spain’s famed southern coast, Cilo Marbella Luxury Real Estate was created by two luxury real estate experts, Jason Higgs and Dr. Miguel Horvath. From beachfront apartments to villas in the hills of the Sierra Blanca, Cilo Marbella services a wide variety of international clientele through offices in Marbella, Spain […]

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Entry-Level Housing Recovery Unsteady

Entry-level homes came in last in the recession, hit hard by sinking values—and now, they are the last to recover, according to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Reports. Starter homes in 24 of the 35 largest metropolitan areas, or roughly 69 percent, are struggling to regain value, even with the national median value up […]

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Riding the Wave in South Carolina

A rising tide lifts all boats, as the saying goes, and for ERA Wilder Realty, this past year has been about cresting an incredible wave of momentum. According to Eddie Wilder, president and CEO of the Columbia, S.C.-based firm he founded in 1995, he’s always aspired to be better. “You’re only as good as the […]

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Get in Early on Emerging Neighborhoods

Buying in a hot housing market while prices are reasonable is a sure ticket to wealth. Analysts at GOBankingRates recently spotlighted 20 up-and-comers. The top 10 are: 1. Jungle Terrace – St. Petersburg, Fla. Median List Price (as of July 2017): $239,900 Price Change Year-Over-Year: +44.5 percent 2. Beacon Hill – Seattle, Wash. Median List […]

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HomeServices of America Acquires The Long & Foster Companies

HomeServices of America, Inc. has acquired The Long & Foster Companies, adding the firm’s 11,000 agents and 230 offices primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, the company announced on Thursday. The acquisition includes Long & Foster Real Estate and its affiliates Long & Foster Insurance, Long & Foster Property Management, Long & Foster Settlement Services and Prosperity […]

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RE/MAX Reintroduces Brand With Fresh Logo

RE/MAX announced a “refresh” of its brand identity on Monday, including an update to its iconic balloon logo and wordmark. The changes will appear in advertising and on office fronts and yard signs in the months ahead, as well as in TV ads and on remax.com this fall. “Our new look better represents the enthusiastic […]

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Century 21 Names Nick Bailey President and CEO

Century 21 Real Estate has named Nick Bailey, former executive at Zillow Group, president and CEO, the company announced Wednesday. Bailey, a 20-year veteran of the real estate industry known as a leader in brokerage, franchising, management and technology, will be responsible for building on the brand’s foundation and positioning the brand in global markets. […]

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Why Inventory Is the Lowest It’s Been in 20 Years

Housing demand continues to outstrip supply, with shortages now at their worst in 20 years. Why? The answer is simple: Homeowners are happy where they are, according to a new survey by realtor.com®. Sixty-three percent of homeowners surveyed say their current house meets their needs, with baby boomer homeowners especially unwilling to move—a problem for […]

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