Why Inventory Is the Lowest It’s Been in 20 Years

Housing demand continues to outstrip supply, with shortages now at their worst in 20 years. Why? The answer is simple: Homeowners are happy where they are, according to a new survey by realtor.com®. Sixty-three percent of homeowners surveyed say their current house meets their needs, with baby boomer homeowners especially unwilling to move—a problem for […]

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On Low Inventory: From Challenge Comes Opportunity

Low inventory is the foremost issue in the housing market, with no let-up in the impossible demand for the few reasonably-priced homes available for sale. Supply shortages, according to at least one constituent, are now the No. 1 barrier of entry for homebuyers. Fifty-eight percent of mortgage professionals recently surveyed by the National Association of […]

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Just Released: The Top 1,000 Power Broker Firms in the U.S.

The real estate industry’s longest running ranking of the nation’s top brokerage firms, RISMedia’s Power Broker Report, is now available featuring the Top 1,000 firms for 2017, ranked by both 2016 sales volume and transactions. RISMedia released the Top 500 firms in the April issue of Real Estate magazine. Now in its 29th year, RISMedia’s […]

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Franchise Models Provide Alternative to Faster Success

In the following interview, Lou Gonzalez, president of Realty ONE Group Affiliates in Irvine, Calif., discusses the franchise model that serves as the foundation of Realty ONE Group’s success. Region Served: National Years in Real Estate: 33 Number of Offices: 80 Number of Agents: 8,800+ Most Effective Way to Motivate Agents: Show them that they […]

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RISMedia Releases 29th Annual Power Broker Report: Top 500 Firms Ranked

Power Brokers Prep Agents to Compete in a Low-Inventory Environment For the first time in a long time, the outlook for residential real estate is decidedly bullish. Stock markets and consumer confidence are riding high (at press time), job growth is continuing to rise, and interest rates—though on the upswing—can still be categorized as low. […]

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Existing-Home Sales Sputter in February

Existing-home sales sputtered in February as lower-than-low inventory kept a lid on activity, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. Existing-home sales totaled 5.48 million, a 3.7 percent slip from a decade-high in January and a 5.4 percent hike from one year prior. “REALTORS® are reporting stronger foot traffic from a year ago, but low […]

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Deadline for RISMedia Power Broker Survey Extended to February 24

The deadline to complete RISMedia’s 29th Annual Power Broker Survey has been extended to this Friday, Feb. 24.  RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey, the industry’s longest-running listing of America’s top brokerage firms, ranks firms by closed residential transactions and residential sales volume for 2016. Brokers who completed RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey last year received an invitation email […]

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