ESPN Founder—a Disruptor of His Time—to Keynote Power Broker

Bill Rasmussen to Headline RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen will address attendees of RISMedia’s 23rd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held in Boston on November 2 during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. Through adversity and an entrepreneurial mindset, Rasmussen created what is now “The Worldwide Leader in Sports.” […]

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Market Report: Flatter Rents and Slowing Values

According to the August Zillow® Real Estate Market Report, home prices and rents slowed as summer wound down, with prices up 6.5 percent year-over-year—a departure from 8.2 percent this spring—and rents unchanged. Based on the Zillow Home Value Index and the Zillow Rent Index, the median price is $216,700, and the median rent is $1,440. […]

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Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way

(L to R) Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs of Northern California that would grow into the Silicon Valley—and the Sereno Group story starts […]

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Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day

Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president and chief operating officer of Houston, Texas-based John Daugherty, REALTORS®, Cheri Fama brings more than […]

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Remodeling Spending to Spike

Across 50 of the largest major markets, home remodeling spending will spike this year, according to findings released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Expenditures for home remodels will rise by 5 percent in 41 of the 50 markets, and by 10 percent more in 11—the […]

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Red Oak Realty: Putting the Client First – A Winning Strategy for This East Bay Independent

(L to R) Vanessa Bergmark, Owner & CEO; Chris Crane, Director of Operations; Melissa Bush, SVP Sales; Passion Broussard, Sales Manager For Vanessa Bergmark, growth was never about bigger, but rather, better. As the owner and CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Red Oak Realty, Bergmark has led the company, which was founded in […]

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Ed Forman: A Reputation for Success

Vitals: Watson Realty Corp. Years in Business: 52 Size: 52 offices, 1,500 agents Regions Served: Jacksonville to Greater Orlando to Port Charlotte 2017 Sales Volume: $3.445 billion 2017 Transactions: 15,912 No. 43 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.watsonrealtycorp.com Before entering the real estate business in 1972, Ed Forman served on Senator […]

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Denise Smith Named President of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®

The Weichert Family of Companies has announced the promotion of Denise Smith to president of Real Estate Services for Weichert, Realtors®. Smith, most recently president of Affiliated Services and senior vice president of Administration, will oversee Weichert, Realtors®, supporting newly promoted President of Residential Brokerage Carlo Siracusa and all regional vice presidents. Additionally, Smith will […]

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Window to the Law: Legal Tips for Selecting a Vendor

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. Your business depends on a variety of third-party vendors to provide services such as […]

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Affordability Challenges Keep Millennials on the Sidelines

Affordability is fading fast—and although millennials are eager to enter the market, and succeeding, they’re bearing the brunt of the challenge, according to recent research. Sixty-three percent of millennials under 29 are challenged by the cost of homeownership, according to a CoreLogic and RTi Research study. The expense, in fact, is their No. 1 reason […]

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