Homes by the Millions ‘Missing’ Thanks to Underbuilding

With building halted in the recession and construction at insufficient levels since, there is a 6.3 million deficit in the housing stock, according to an analysis newly released by Zillow. From 2008 on, there have been 1.9 approved building permits (single-family) per 1,000 people—but, historically, the number has been 3.9. According to the analysis, if […]

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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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The Evolution of Office Space: Where Are We Going?

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You can find part two here and part one here. What will the brokerage office of tomorrow look like? There’s no crystal ball, but brokers are seeing a trend toward a stronger dependency on technology. […]

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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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Real Estate’s Forever Brand: Gaining New Insight Into Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Gino Blefari, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, on location at an exclusive Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Maui Properties listing—the Kona Peninsula Residence—at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the August issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices President and CEO Gino Blefari recently hosted the brand’s Top 50 brokerage […]

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EveryONE Wins: Why Realty ONE Group Believes Its Success Is Just Getting Started

Kuba Jewgieniew, Founder & CEO, Realty ONE Group Success is a familiar feeling for Kuba Jewgieniew and the team at Realty ONE Group. Since its founding in 2005, Realty ONE Group has turned heads with its rapid growth and distinctive lifestyle brand. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing real estate brokerages […]

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The Evolution of Office Space: Industry Impact

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You can find part one here. It’s Monday morning, and you have two choices before you: drive into the office and get your lead generation knocked out in a traditional work space, or work from […]

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Contracts Flicker in June, but Pending Sales Still Underwhelm Year-Over-Year

With an 0.9 percent gain month-over-month, June pending sales slightly sparked, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)—but, on an annual basis, contracts still underwhelmed, down 2.5 percent. From May to June, activity increased in all of the regions in the U.S.: 0.5 percent in the Midwest; 1.4 percent […]

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International Real Estate Sales Slide in U.S.

Against insufficient inventory and mounting prices, international sales are sliding, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Profile of International Transactions in U.S. Residential Real Estate, an annual survey. Foreign home purchases sank 21 percent from April 2017 to March of this year, and, a considerable share of those surveyed “don’t know” what […]

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A New Path to Homeownership®

Home Partners of America Creates New Homeownership Opportunities for Consumers While Creating New Business Opportunities for Agents Not surprisingly, renting skyrocketed in the U.S. in the wake of the housing crisis—and whether it’s due to continued financial restrictions, misinformation about options or other reasons, a decade later, a large swath of the population is still […]

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