Living in the Lap of Luxury in the Philippines

With two major offices in the Philippines and several regional hubs, 100-plus employees (25 of which are engaged in real estate brokerage), Pinnacle Real Estate Consulting Services Inc. continues to see a lot of interest from investors in the Asia-Pacific region who are keen on Philippine opportunities. Here, Managing Director Michael Mabutol provides a closer […]

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NAR Applauds Rule Making Realtors® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans

The U.S Department of Labor has finalized its rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” allowing real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans. The ruling also makes AHPs available to independent contractors who are offered coverage through a spouse, the current source of coverage for roughly […]

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Building and Maintaining a Positive and Professional Culture

In the following interview, Karen Ryan, broker/owner of Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties in Hilton Head Island, S.C., discusses building and maintaining a positive and professional culture in her company. Karen Ryan Broker/Owner Weichert, Realtors® – Coastal Properties, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Hilton Head Island, S.C. www.weichertcp.com Region served: […]

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Family Teams: The New Succession Planning Model?

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses family teaming and succession planning. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists OB Jacobi, Co-President, Windemere Real Estate, Seattle, Wash. Jason Waugh, President/CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Properties, Portland, Ore. Debbie […]

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Spending Money to Create Profit

In the following interview, Greg McClure, CEO/broker of Realty ONE Group Complete in Rocklin, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, profitability, recruitment strategies and more. Region Served: Greater Sacramento, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 21 Number of Offices: 2, with 1 opening in July Number of Agents: 400 +/- Best Time Management Tip: Time-block […]

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The Fight Isn’t Over: Industry in Opposition of Net Neutrality Repeal

It’s official. The internet freedom rules implemented by the Obama administration in 2015—known as net neutrality or Open Internet Order—are no longer in effect, as of June 11. It’s been a turbulent year fraught with wide-spread public outrage following the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote last December to repeal the net neutrality protections through the […]

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Excellence Stems From Professional Development for Reliant Realty ERA Powered

The heartland of Tennessee is a tapestry of small-town charm and a sleek city buzz that’s humming to a country music melody. For Reliant Realty ERA Powered, a prominent company in the ERA network, the vibrant landscape is the real estate promised land for growth. In 2004, Casey Brown started Reliant Realty with minimal resources […]

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Social Media Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

The rise of social media in the 21st century has completely changed our lives. It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet; such a necessary evil. And of course, social media comes with a plethora of mistakes to go with it. Please, avoid these slip-ups! Trash talk other agents or brokerages. If agents think the […]

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RE/MAX of Reading: Empowering Others and Generating Success

With more than 3,800 transactions produced by 140 agents last year alone, RE/MAX of Reading has sold more homes than any other single-office RE/MAX company in the country. But for broker/owner Jack Fry, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. What he’s most fiercely proud of is the generous spirit that pervades his Berks County, […]

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Donna Kreps: A Dominant Force in the Midwest

Vitals: F.C. Tucker Company Years in Business: 100 Size: 39 offices, 1,400 agents Region Served: State of Indiana 2017 Sales Volume: $3.9 billion 2017 Transactions: 19,000 No. 37 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.talktotucker.com Ever since winning Rookie of the Year in sales in 1990, Donna Kreps, president of Residential Real […]

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