How to merge your real estate brokerage without regrets

The merger-and-acquisition path is littered with casualties. Ryan Abbe, managing director of San Francisco-based M&A adviser and real estate investment banking group JMP Securities, says that’s because the little guys can “die in these big organizations,” and giants often find it difficult to embrace smaller firms …

After shaky Q2, NRT creates exec-level growth positions

After disappointing Q2 earnings results, NRT has been making some big moves in the third quarter of 2016. The latest? It’s created two new executive positions focused on growth …

How old-school titans are joining forces with new indie brokerages

The notorious sex, music and art confab dubbed Burning Man is under siege by the wealthy and luxury set with their million dollar RVs, runway models and celebrity DJs spinning until 8 a.m in the dusty Nevada desert. An epic event contorted into a nightclub in the sand. Another iconic gathering of the artistic and free is Austin’s South by Southwest conference, which has been hijacked by monied marketing directors …

Top producers who are killing it

Who doesn’t want to pull millions in real estate revenue each year? You may be starting off or a seasoned pro, but listening to the top producers is never a bad idea …

Alex Han: ‘My team was the biggest impact on my career’

Alexander Han is a sales associate for Climb Real Estate …

Gail Stark: Introduce yourself to everyone and attend everything

Gail Stark is a senior sales associate for Climb Real Estate …

Luxury listing: Monterey Peninsula mansion with sweeping ocean views

Just minutes from Pebble Beach, this four-bedroom estate in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula features modern design from architect Ron Mann, expansive outdoor patios and terraces and beautiful panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. …

Real estate office of the day: Climb Real Estate

Climb Real Estate is relatively young boutique agency with a penchant for creativity and innovation.

Much of that innovate thinking is on display in its San Francisco headquarters. An old hardwire shop, the office’s meeting room pays homage to its pa…

REAL Trends 500: Top San Francisco brokerage firms

For 29 years, REAL Trends has been providing comprehensive lists of who’s doing what in residential real estate. Whereas the numbers qualifying firms across the country to even be considered have changed, the bragging rights have not.

Mark Choey on the ultimate customer service

Mark Choey, founder of Climb SF, talks real-time showings, messaging apps and the key to providing excellent customer service …