Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way

(L to R) Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs of Northern California that would grow into the Silicon Valley—and the Sereno Group story starts […]

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Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day

Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president and chief operating officer of Houston, Texas-based John Daugherty, REALTORS®, Cheri Fama brings more than […]

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Home Prices: The Difference 5 Years Makes

CoreLogic recently released their Home Price Index Report. One of the key indicators used in the report to determine the health of the housing market was home price appreciation. CoreLogic focused on appreciation from July 2013 to July 2018 to show how prices over the last five years have fared. The graph below was created to show the 5-year change… Read More

25% of Homes with a Mortgage are Now Equity Rich!

Rising home prices have been in the news a lot lately and much of the focus has been on whether home prices are accelerating too quickly, as well as how sustainable the growth in prices really is. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising prices, however, is the impact that they have on a homeowner’s… Read More

If You Are Thinking of Selling? You Must Act NOW!

If you thought about selling your house this year, now more than ever may be the time to do it! The inventory of homes for sale is well below historic norms and buyer demand is skyrocketing. We were still in high school when we learned about the concept of supply and demand, so we understand that the best time… Read More

Luxury Beckons in Belize

Established in 2004, Vista Real Estate Belize is a full-service company proudly offering Belize’s highest level of real estate services. With five staff members, three agents and one broker, the firm serves the country’s six districts (Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo), in addition to the surrounding islands and cayes. Here, Broker/Owner […]

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Home Prices Have Appreciated 6.9% in 2018

Between 1987 and 1999, which is often referred to as the ‘Pre-Bubble Period,’ home prices grew at an average of 3.6% according to the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every month, the economists at CoreLogic release the results of their Home Price Insights Report,which includes the actual year-over-year change in prices across the country and their predictions for the following… Read More

Cutting-Edge Technology: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses embracing new technology wisely.  Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)  Panelists Thad Wong, Co-founder, @properties Real Estate, Chicago, Ill.   Rei Mesa, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway […]

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A Culture of Professionalism and Caring: Keller Williams Metro Center Realty

Shane McCullar, Principal Broker/CEO, Keller Williams Metro Center Realty Right out of college, Shane McCullar wanted to be a REALTOR®. “But I couldn’t afford it,” he says. “I knew I needed a financial cushion to get started.” He accrued that cushion as an investment broker, then followed his heart into the real estate business, where […]

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Jeff Sposito: Focused on Real Estate Success

Vitals: J. Rockcliff REALTORS® Years in Business: 12 Size: 7 offices, 400 agents Regions Served: San Francisco East Bay, Alameda and Contra Costa counties, Calif. 2017 Sales Volume: $2.65 billion 2017 Transactions: 2,655 No. 79 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.rockcliff.com With more than 30 years of experience in real estate […]

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