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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Join NAR in Boston, Earn With MVP

NAR PULSE—Register for a Premier Access Pass to the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo by October 15 to earn your free copy of conference speaker Holly Pasut’s book, “A Strange Path to Freedom.” You’ll also be automatically entered to win a $250 gift card—great for spending money in Boston! Act now. 10 Apps That Boost […]

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®: 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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Unique Alliances Deliver Customized Services and Benefits

NAR PULSE—Over 30 companies deliver significant value or savings to REALTORS® through NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program. Only a handful of these organizations, however, have distinctive status as Unique Alliance partners. These companies are strong supporters of the real estate industry overall, and exceptionally committed to serving REALTORS®. In fact, they’ve saved NAR members an estimated […]

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Taking It to the Streets: MRED’s New Consumer Campaign for Broker Public Portal

The real estate industry’s thundering response to the Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap initiative has been impressive. Backed by brokerages of all sizes across the country, our reach now extends to over 900,000 agents through their MLSs. In the Pacific Northwest alone, more than 11,000 Northwest MLS agents registered for the BPP with Homesnap […]

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100% for Agents: HomeSmart Shows Why Letting Agents Keep All of Their Commission Is in a Broker’s Best Interest

Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. There is much discussion in the industry about the fate of the residential real estate brokerage. Traditional, commission-split brokerages are anticipated by many to be on their way out. In fact, some industry experts say the steady […]

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Zillow Creating a More Streamlined Experience for Offers Customers With Lender Acquisition

Company Is Developing Opportunities for Broker Partners as It Builds Out New Mortgage Technology Zillow Group’s Zillow Offers (formerly Instant Offers) program continues to make its presence known, expanding into new markets and offering new tools to consumers. Recently, Zillow made news again with the announcement that they’ll be acquiring Mortgage Lenders of America, based […]

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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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