Smart Homes: The Way of the Future or a Risk to Homeowners?

Glitches of early iterations aside, AI-based technology has come a long way, and has an increasingly active presence in the lives of homeowners who are looking for convenience and savings in a pushed-for-time era. From adaptive thermostats that automatically gauge energy usage and alter temperatures for optimal savings, to smart home speakers that use sophisticated […]

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Fueled by Homebuyers up North, Florida Luxury Markets Sing

There is ceaseless demand for homes in the lowest price tier—but there is also a growing interest in the luxury sector, specifically in the South and West, according to realtor.com® research. As of May, the fastest-growing luxury markets are in the Sunshine State, the research shows. In May, Sarasota County was the No. 1 luxury […]

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City Households on Par With Suburbs: ULI

With employment opportunities, options for transportation and walkability, Americans are drawn to living urban. Now, the demand for housing in urban areas is rivaling that of the suburbs, according to new research by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). In the 50 largest markets in the nation, city population rates are speeding up toward those of […]

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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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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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Great Spaces: Sunny Beach Town Spots

June has the weather in most of the country warming up, with long beach days on the horizon. To celebrate, we’re running down some of the most stunning homes set in our favorite sunny beach towns. Sweet Spot on the Southern Coast Located in the gated Helms Port community in Wilmington, N.C., this charming, custom-built […]

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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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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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Asian American Community a Force in Housing, but Obstacles Remain

The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) is celebrating its 15-year anniversary as an organization this year, recently releasing the 2017-2018 State of Asia America report that highlights accomplishments from the last year, as well as challenges the association continues to fight on behalf of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. “Over […]

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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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