From 6 to 80 agents in 18 months: Indie growth on steroids

What happens when a handful of top producers join forces to conquer the luxury real estate market? If you’re anything like the six driven agents who founded Seattle-based boutique brokerage Avenue Properties, what happens is $65 million sold in one week …

How to build a real estate brand from scratch in 9 months

It takes nine months from conception to birth to have a baby. If you had to build a business from the ground up in less than nine months, how would you do it? West + Main Homes is a brand-new brokerage in the Denver metro area — broker-owner Stacie Pe…

Realogy’s NRT appoints new SVP and CFO, Roger Favano

After several announcements earlier this year about movement in Realogy’s executive suite, the real estate giant had been largely quiet about any hiring announcements. But clearly Realogy is still tweaking its all-star lineup …

The fastest-growing real estate companies in the US

Every year Inc. magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. This year, 17 real estate companies made the top 500 cut, while 196 made the 5,000 list …

Zillow exec Nick Bailey to take over Century 21 as new CEO

In the mid-1990s, Nick Bailey was a rookie agent at Century 21 Real Estate (C21). Little did he know that 21 years later, almost to the day, he would be named CEO and president of the company at the age of 42, his career coming full circle.  …

NAR pres-elect: ‘This ain’t your daddy’s association anymore’

“Oh my goodness … how did we get here?” National Association of Realtors (NAR) President-Elect Elizabeth Mendenhall asked the 2018 Leadership Summit crowd. “We’re here. There was some point in some time when someone came to you and said, ‘Do you want to serve in this position?’ And you said yes. You made that choice. You made that choice to be here and to be present, and you made a choice to own it.” …

How CEO Bob Goldberg plans to smash NAR’s ‘ivory tower facade’

The first thing that National Association of Realtors (NAR) CEO Bob Goldberg did upon addressing a crowd of association leaders at NAR’s Leadership Summit is grab a guitar …

Every agent has a story: Humanize your brokerage to elevate your team

In every real estate agent, New Jersey broker Luis Leiva sees a history. A family. A person. “We all have one thing in common as human beings,” said Leiva, who seeks to humanize his agents over promoting his brokerage brand. “We all carry baggage.” …

Growing eXp Realty agent count propels Q2 revenue

EXp World Holdings, the Bellingham, Washington-based holding company for eXp Realty, announced its second quarter 2017 earnings today, reporting revenue of $39.6 million for the quarter, up 198 percent from $13.3 million in Q2 …

How to choose the best technology for your real estate business

SAN FRANCISCO — Of all the ever-growing responsibilities agents and brokers must take on, decision-making is arguably the most complex. With every choice you make — every dotted line you sign — you nudge your business closer to (or further from) suc…