Disaster Protocol: Is Your Company Prepared for the Worst?

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses broker disaster/emergency policies and procedures. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Rick Haase, President, Latter & Blum, Inc., REALTORS®, New Orleans, La.   Marnie Goldschlag, Co-Owner, NextHome Wine Country Premier, […]

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David Caveness: Creating Opportunities for Agents

David Caveness, president and CEO of Carpenter REALTORS®, received RISMedia’s National Homeownership Award, sponsored by Quicken Loans, this past November during the 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, held in conjunction with the 2017 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. An honor brought about thanks in large part to Caveness’ 43-plus years of excellence in the […]

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On-the-Go and In-the-Know: RPR Mobile

RPR Mobile™ ups the ante for today’s real estate professionals Since the advent of the smartphone, real estate professionals and consumers alike have come to depend on these handheld devices for any and everything under the sun. And as smartphones continue to change and evolve before our eyes, there’s no denying that they’ve truly become […]

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Survey Results: What Keeps Brokers Up at Night?

As we begin a new year, what are the most pressing issues on the minds of the nation’s real estate brokers? What are they most looking forward to in the year ahead? What strategies do they have in place to address inventory issues, technology adoption, agent retention or to ensure their continued profitability? Better Homes […]

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Building a Reputation of Trust and Honesty

In the following interview, Phyllis Staines, broker associate at RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., discusses disruption, marketing and more. Region Served: Jacksonville, Fla. Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 16 Favorite Part of Your Job: The freedom and unlimited potential for earning. I also enjoy solving problems, and those who […]

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Real-Life Training Paves the Way to Continued Success

In the following interview, Abe Lee, owner of CENTURY 21 iProperties Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, discusses the advantages of the brand, technology, training and more. Region Served: Hawaiian Islands Years in Real Estate: 43 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 130 Best Time Management Tip: Follow Stephen Covey’s “4 Quadrants of Time Management:” Prioritize […]

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The Genesis of BackAgent

In 2017, BackAgent provided more than 180,000 agents and brokers a cloud-based technology platform complete with a comprehensive intranet and one of the most robust transaction-management systems in the industry. But when the Houston, Texas-based company first had the idea for the solution back in 2005, the initial goal was to solve the inefficiencies at […]

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John De Souza: Keeping Up With Today’s Consumer

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, John De Souza—president of Cressy & Everett Real Estate—has lived in the South Bend area for more than 24 years, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with both a BA in management and MBA in technology management. He used his education to work as a managing consultant for the better […]

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Landing Better Leads With Realtor.com®

In the following interview, Kevin Leatherman, broker/owner of Leatherman Homes in Nassau County, N.Y., talks about thriving as an independent firm, landing better online leads and the importance of delegation. Years in Real Estate: 25 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 20 Please tell me a little bit about your company’s structure. I’m an independent agency, independently-owned […]

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Market Trends, and Your Big Opportunity in 2018

As a student of history and the markets, I believe the real estate industry is the healthiest it’s been in more than three decades. Although sales and home prices are close to where they were before the housing boom, there’s more economic stability. Overall, I expect the housing market to remain solid, led by a […]

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