WATCH: R u messaging ur clients? How texting has evolved

See how texting has evolved with advances in geotagging and smart-sign technology, and learn how to get the most out of your messages to clients.

JP & Associates latest brokerage to offer health care to agents

Texas-based JP & Associates Realtors is the latest real estate company to offer its agents an associated health care plan, the company announced.

HomeSmart opens Colorado Springs office

HomeSmart, Colorado’s largest real estate brokerage by agent count, is adding a new office in Colorado Springs to add to its already large footprint in the Rocky Mountain State. 

Compass offers discounted health care to agents

Compass agents will have access to insurance from national carriers — including Cigna — as well as dental, vision, payroll administration services, compliance and liability support and other human resources offerings.

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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Staying Ahead of a Shifting Technology Landscape

In the following interview, Dan Bowden, broker/owner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Orland Park, Ill., discusses the advantages of the brand, the local market, technology, and more. Region Served: Midwest Chicago Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 200 total in Orland Park, Naperville and Chicago’s West Loop Best Advice […]

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The Evolution of Office Space: Where Are We Going?

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You can find part two here and part one here. What will the brokerage office of tomorrow look like? There’s no crystal ball, but brokers are seeing a trend toward a stronger dependency on technology. […]

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The Evolution of Office Space: Industry Impact

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You can find part one here. It’s Monday morning, and you have two choices before you: drive into the office and get your lead generation knocked out in a traditional work space, or work from […]

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The Evolution of Office Space: Where Are We Now?

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a series that takes an in-depth look at how brokerage offices have transformed. You’re walking along the downtown strip and come across a quaint storefront with large glass windows looking into an agent-occupied office space. From the outside, you can peruse the various listings marketed by the brokerage, […]

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The real estate industry locks horns

The real estate industry is butting heads in ways I have not witnessed in 25 years. This is a bighorn square off with some mighty young challengers entering the fray.