Making Real Estate Personal Again: LaVerne Pike, Windermere Real Estate

In a business where technology can easily take center stage, LaVerne Pike, an award-winning veteran agent with Seattle’s Windermere Real Estate, stands apart by focusing on the person-to-person connection and a level of service that puts him—not the internet—at the center of the relationship. In this interview, Pike explains how his detailed knowledge of the […]

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In It to Win It: CENTURY 21 North Shore

A Culture of Teamwork Keeps CENTURY 21 North Shore at the Top of Its Game “Happy agents are productive agents.” That’s the reasoning of Jim D’Amico, dynamic broker/owner and chief motivator of CENTURY 21 NS Group/North Shore of New England, a Massachusetts-based firm whose more than $1 billion in real estate sales last year is […]

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When Data Makes the Difference

How HouseCanary Is Giving Agents a Competitive Edge Editor’s Note: The following is the cover story in the December issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. It’s no secret: The value of the real estate agent is under attack. With a slew of disruptors determined to diminish their role in the real estate transaction, it’s become […]

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All for One: Sellstate Succeeds Through Revolutionary Collaboration

Arthur Darmanin is very selective when it comes to bringing new companies into the Sellstate fold. And for good reason. Given the interconnected dynamic that runs throughout the system—from the newest agent all the way up to Darmanin himself—joining Sellstate is for those who are willing to aim high and work together to get there. […]

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A Commitment to Community and Professionalism: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Ramping Up for the Next Generation of Real Estate For the ownership team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties, it’s all about focused growth—and maintaining a company culture that thrives on performance and professionalism. The company, which reported volume last year of over $1.5 billion, has grown its agent population by nearly one-fourth in […]

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Which Real Estate Portals Can You Trust?

How Homes.com Keeps Agents at the Center of the Real Estate Transaction Editor’s Note: The following is the cover story in the November issue of RISMedia’s real estate magazine. As other real estate portals focus on scaling and capturing more consumer traffic, Homes.com is focused on meeting the needs of the industry. The company isn’t […]

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Giving Everyone a Stake in Success: Keller Williams Virginia Realty Alliance Group

Lots of companies talk the talk when it comes to collaboration, but how many really walk the walk? According to Tipper Williams, operating principal of Keller Williams Virginia Realty Alliance Group, it comes naturally at her firm because it’s part of the DNA of the Keller Williams brand itself. “I have found the support from […]

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Ready When Opportunity Knocks

Smart Expansion Fuels Growth at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties Mike Huff has a simple philosophy when it comes to growth: go to where the opportunities are. It is this mindset that put him on the path to taking Anderson Properties from five agents in Houston to 1,000 agents in 40 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma […]

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Stop Chasing Unicorns

How HomeSmart Is Positioning Itself to Be the Ideal Brokerage That’s Real Editor’s Note: The following article is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. The real estate industry’s appetite for disruption is challenging everything known about the business. In the right hands, it’s an exciting excuse to embrace innovation. […]

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Meeting Agents Where They Are, Getting Them Where They Want to Go

With the powerful training and technology resources of Keller Williams Realty at their backs, Nancy Marcotte and JD Pierce can turn their full attention toward what matters most: the success of their agents. Understanding that success means something different to everyone, the operating partners of Louisiana-based Keller Williams Realty The Gulf South Group are there […]

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