Above and Beyond for Real Estate: Industry Leaders Recognized at Power Broker Event

More than 600 real estate brokers and industry leaders gathered for a night of fun, networking and recognition at RISMedia’s sold-out Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner. The event, now in its 22nd year, was sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Buffini & Company, Homes.com, RE/MAX and Quicken Loans. It was held in Chicago in conjunction with […]

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Author of ‘Catch Me If You Can’ to Keynote RISMedia’s Power Broker Dinner

“Catch Me If You Can” author and film subject Frank Abagnale will headline RISMedia’s 22nd Annual Power broker Reception & Dinner on Nov. 3 in Chicago, Ill., sharing how he went from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert, as well as insight and lessons on security. Abagnale, portrayed by Leonardo […]

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Honoring the Exceptional and Extraordinary: RISMedia’s Power Broker Reception & Dinner

Leading Power Brokers will gather in Chicago, Ill., this November as guests of honor at RISMedia’s 22nd Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner, being held Friday, Nov. 3, during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo. The Power Broker Reception & Dinner is an exclusive, invitation-only event honoring the Top 500 brokers in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report […]

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HomeServices of America Acquires The Long & Foster Companies

HomeServices of America, Inc. has acquired The Long & Foster Companies, adding the firm’s 11,000 agents and 230 offices primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, the company recently announced. The acquisition includes Long & Foster Real Estate and its affiliates Long & Foster Insurance, Long & Foster Property Management, Long & Foster Settlement Services and Prosperity Mortgage. […]

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HomeServices of America Acquires The Long & Foster Companies

HomeServices of America, Inc. has acquired The Long & Foster Companies, adding the firm’s 11,000 agents and 230 offices primarily in the Mid-Atlantic, the company recently announced. The acquisition includes Long & Foster Real Estate and its affiliates Long & Foster Insurance, Long & Foster Property Management, Long & Foster Settlement Services and Prosperity Mortgage. […]

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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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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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