Keeping Pace in a Fast-Selling, Multiple-Offer Market

In the following interview, Terry Jones, broker/owner of HomeSmart Real Estate Associates in Seattle, Wash., discusses the advantages of the HomeSmart brand, the local market, technology and more. Region Served: Bellevue, Seattle and Tacoma Years in Real Estate: 28 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 135 Favorite Part of Your Job: Teaching and role […]

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Jim Sparkman: Giving Agents an Advantage With Education

In 2013, Jim Sparkman, Donald Sturgeon and Mark Farrow were all real estate agents at a firm in Salem, Ore., when all three individually had discussed leaving that brokerage and going in a different direction. Sparkman came up with the idea of the three joining forces to form a HomeSmart Realty Group, a model the […]

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HomeSmart tests ‘smart’ for-sale signs in select markets

HomeSmart real estate agents in select markets now have access to a new tool called SmartListing, a service that uses text messaging to share listing information and generate leads …

Creating Profitable Relationships

In the following interview, Mike Bjorkman, broker/owner of HomeSmart NCG in Valencia, Calif., discusses the advantages of the HomeSmart model, the local market, social media and more. Region Served: Northern Los Angeles County Years in Real Estate: 26 Number of Offices: 3, with another set to open prior to 2018 Number of Agents: 250 Please […]

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Answering the Call

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Buying in a Seller’s Market: Who’s the Winner? Crowdfunding Your Way Into a Home Great Spaces: Living Luxe in Beautiful Bradenton HomeSmart CEO Pilots Irma Rescue Mission Most of us have a hobby—baking or painting, a creative […]

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The Search Is On: It’s Prime Time for Amazon’s Second Headquarters

Last month, Amazon launched a national sweepstakes tied to an announcement that it would be investing in a second headquarters (HQ2) in North America. The competition will be fierce, if the Seattle base is any indication of HQ2’s potential success. The winning city will be welcoming billions of dollars in direct investments to the local […]

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Know Your Model, Work It Well

Editor’s Note: This was originally published on RISMedia’s blog, Housecall. See what else is cookin’ now at blog.rismedia.com: Brighter, Faster—but Not Stronger? Breaking Down the iPhone 8 Florida Waterfront Home in Kings Bay Infographic: Easing the Burden of Student Loan Debt “There are a lot of different models in this room. At the end of […]

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Stop Chasing Unicorns

How HomeSmart Is Positioning Itself to Be the Ideal Brokerage That’s Real Editor’s Note: The following article is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. The real estate industry’s appetite for disruption is challenging everything known about the business. In the right hands, it’s an exciting excuse to embrace innovation. […]

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Motivating Agents a Key Driver of Success

In the following interview, Shannon Daniele, broker/owner and franchise partner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Signal Hill, Calif., discusses the firm’s agent growth, training and more. Regions Served: Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 90 Best Tip for Getting the Right Listing Price: […]

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Creative Flexibility Key to Attracting Agents

In the following interview, Bill Kratz, co-owner/managing broker, and Robert Foglio, co-owner/director of Operations, HomeSmart Realty Advisors, discuss the advantages of the HomeSmart brand, agent development, and more. Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Always keep the end goal in mind and help facilitate everyone meeting in the middle. Best Time Management Tip: Encourage […]

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