Fostering Success Through a Supportive Culture

In the following interview, B. John Duffy, broker/owner of Duffy Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Narberth, Pa., discusses the advantages of the global network, community involvement, and more. Region Served: Greater Philadelphia Years in Real Estate: 46 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 32 Best […]

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORSĀ®: Advancing a Legacy in San Francisco

(L to R) Co-Owners/Partners Rick Whipple, Debbie Wong and Steve Belluomini Debbie Wong, Rick Whipple and Steve Belluomini all followed different paths in real estate, but landed at the same destination: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®. After developing rich careers at the brokerage as sales associates and then managers, the trio […]

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Travis Baron: A Hands-On Approach to Growth

Vitals: RE/MAX Premier Realty Years in Business: 40 Size: 3 offices, 128 agents Regions Served: Orange County, Calif., and all surrounding counties 2017 Sales Volume: $628 million 2017 Transactions: 1,418 www.premier-realty.com Travis Baron has been around the real estate game his entire life. “I earned my real estate license in 1999 and my broker’s license […]

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Looking to the Future: One Year After a Purposeful Transition

“Real estate is not a place where I expected to land. I didn’t give it any consideration, funny enough.” These are the words of Tom DeWine, someone who did more than just “land” in the business—he is now the CEO of ERA Colonial Real Estate, which is ranked as a Top 15 ERA company nationally […]

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Working Together for the Greater Good

In the following interview, Navid Ali, regional director and broker/owner of Realty ONE Group BMC Associates in San Ramon, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, the firm’s growth, and more. Region Served: San Francisco’s East Bay and Central California Years in Real Estate: 25+ Number of Offices: 6, with 3 scheduled to open in […]

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Mortgage Rates at Record Not Seen Since Spring 2011

The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate rocketed to 4.72 percent this week, at a record not seen since spring 2011, according to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®). The average 15-year, fixed mortgage rate rose to 4.16 percent, while the average five-year, Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable mortgage rate shot to 3.97 percent. Last week, […]

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Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way

(L to R) Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs of Northern California that would grow into the Silicon Valley—and the Sereno Group story starts […]

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Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day

Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president and chief operating officer of Houston, Texas-based John Daugherty, REALTORS®, Cheri Fama brings more than […]

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Cutting-Edge Technology: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses embracing new technology wisely.  Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)  Panelists Thad Wong, Co-founder, @properties Real Estate, Chicago, Ill.   Rei Mesa, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway […]

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A Culture of Professionalism and Caring: Keller Williams Metro Center Realty

Shane McCullar, Principal Broker/CEO, Keller Williams Metro Center Realty Right out of college, Shane McCullar wanted to be a REALTOR®. “But I couldn’t afford it,” he says. “I knew I needed a financial cushion to get started.” He accrued that cushion as an investment broker, then followed his heart into the real estate business, where […]

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