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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Fed: Rates Increased for Second Time This Year

As predicted by all officials, the Fed raised rates for the second time in 2018—from 1.75 percent to 2 percent. The remainder of 2018 and 2019 may see more gradual hikes, with analysts predicting two more increases by year’s end in order to curb future inflation concerns following reports of a strong labor market and […]

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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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Competition and the Consumer: Industry Presents Sides at Workshop

DOJ/FTC Exchange Explores Compensation, Data, the MLS and More Technology, commission rates, real estate portals and overall brokerage competition—these were just a few of the themes discussed this week at a joint public workshop held by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C. At the heart of the […]

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June Is National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, and the industry is recognizing the importance of homeownership as a milestone of the American Dream. This year’s theme, set by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is “Find Your Place.” HUD is one of many agencies that provide resources to help consumers obtain and sustain homeownership. Through […]

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Economy Expands in May—Where Does Housing Stand?

The economy in May remained on a soaring streak, with a lift in jobs and the lowest unemployment in years. The expansion is a help for the housing market, but is it enough to relieve supply woes? According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), there is an imbalance between […]

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HomeServices of America: Delivering on Its Mission for 20 Years and Counting

Ron Peltier, CEO/Chairman, HomeServices of America Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the June issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. What started with the simple yet ambitious mission to deliver the best possible homeownership experience to consumers in markets across America has today evolved into the nation’s second-largest full-service real estate brokerage firm, […]

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Coach Realtors®: Leading the Market With Stability, Strength and Savvy

No business remains a leader in its market for almost 40 years without a strong core and a sharp eye. That’s been the key to success at Long Island, N.Y.-based Coach Realtors® since the Finn family acquired the brand in 1980. “Coach Realtors® has been in business since 1954, so we’ve witnessed market highs and […]

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Coach Realtors®: Leading the Market With Stability, Strength and Savvy

No business remains a leader in its market for almost 40 years without a strong core and a sharp eye. That’s been the key to success at Long Island, N.Y.-based Coach Realtors® since the Finn family acquired the brand in 1980. “Coach Realtors® has been in business since 1954, so we’ve witnessed market highs and […]

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