Alaska agent recovering from Vegas shooting

Robert (Rob) McIntosh, an agent with Century 21 Gold Rush in North Pole, Alaska, had a date next weekend with his broker-owner, Mike VanSickle in the Bahamas for the Century 21 top agent retreat. Instead he will be in Las Vegas continuing his strong re…

Alaska agent recovering from Vegas shooting

Robert (Rob) McIntosh, an agent with Century 21 Gold Rush in North Pole, Alaska, had a date next weekend with his broker-owner, Mike VanSickle in the Bahamas for the Century 21 top agent retreat. Instead he will be in Las Vegas continuing his strong re…

Puerto Rican agents seek help and opportunity from U.S. mainland

As the real estate community of Puerto Rico still assesses the damage of homes post Maria, a number of the island’s 600 Realtors and around 7,000 agents are thinking about temporarily leaving for the U.S. mainland or other places …

Picking up the pieces: Puerto Rico’s double hurricane disaster

First Irma, then Maria: Hurricane season packed a mean one-two punch for Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million American citizens …

Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville aftermath

This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what t…

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 sell or merge your real estate brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO — Selling your real estate brokerage can be an emotional process akin to sending your kid off to college. John Aaroe, CEO of the John Aaroe Group, and Partners Trust CEO Nick Segal — who both merged with San Francisco-based indie giant Pacific Union — have both been on this emotional ride recently. 

What to do when agents don’t fit your brokerage model

SAN FRANCISCO — A one-size brokerage model does not fit every agent’s needs. That was a key message from Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens, at ICSF Broker Connect this week. Three different style brokerages — 100-percent-commission brokerage, Signature; progressive traditional agency, Coldwell Banker King; and tech startup, Door — faced off to talk about how they work together to address this issue not despite their differences, but because of them …

How to digest a big acquisition: HomeSmart’s top leaders spill the beans

At the end of May, a group of around 400 agents gathered at the Mile High Station, an attractive Denver party venue, as HomeSmart International announced the acquisition of Denver-based Cherry Creek Properties. It marked the culmination of a relationsh…

Pacific Union International names Brent Thomson COO

West Coast-based independent real estate firm Pacific Union International is expanding its leadership team with the appointment of Brent Thomson to the newly created position of COO, effective August 1.  …