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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The Launch of a Refreshed Icon

When Taylor Hack joined a RE/MAX brokerage in 2013, he was recently licensed and launching a new career. Experienced in the mortgage and auto industries, he thought his skill set would serve him well in the real estate business. In choosing a company, Hack wanted the advantages of a leading brand, a global network, a […]

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Putting New Pins on the Map

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Continues to Reach New Markets Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices launched as a network in late 2013—the new home for most Prudential Real Estate franchisees and other brokerages looking for a fresh, distinctive brand. The network has matured nicely in four years, growing to nearly 44,000 agents with a compelling value proposition that continues […]

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A Real Estate Experience Like No Other

Being truly exceptional isn’t just a goal for Tom DeWine; it’s a business plan, a mindset and a way of life. Taking the helm of his father’s 30-year-old company, ERA Colonial Real Estate, earlier this year, DeWine set out to continue with the core values upon which his father successfully built the firm, and expand […]

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High-Tech and Human Hustle: CENTURY 21® Expands Its Reach as a Real Estate Force

While other companies and franchisors are working toward earning the attention of the industry, a growing number of real estate professionals looking for a new place to call home are seeking out the iconic CENTURY 21® brand, which is known in the market as a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who ideate and share best practices. […]

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#Coolture: Realty ONE Group’s ‘Unbrokerage’ Approach Gains Strength

While many see disruption as a bad thing, Kuba Jewgieniew believed it was exactly what the real estate industry needed when he founded Realty ONE Group in 2005. “In my first full year as a REALTOR®, I sold $30 million worth of dreams and opened doors to 111 homes. I started with an audacious dream […]

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RE/MAX United: Where Productivity Is Priority

Whether it’s the local inventory shortage or the state of the national economy, Tom Rich doesn’t spend a lot of time trying to predict the future—and for good reason. With a company culture that revolves around agent training, collaboration and access to leadership, the broker/owner of Rockford, Mich.-based RE/MAX United has created an environment where […]

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Looking Ahead: John Peyton Takes Charge at Realogy Franchise Group

John Peyton was out for a walk with his wife, Allison, and their two dogs when a newly familiar phone number popped up on his phone. It was Alex Perriello, CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group (RFG), congratulating him on the good news. Peyton had just been chosen as president and chief operating officer of […]

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