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.

Trump Admin issues healthcare reform that will save Realtors big money

A new health care reform announced Tuesday could change the way real estate professionals and other small business owners get healthcare coverage.

Paying It Forward

In the following interview, John Bobo, broker, and Felice Katz-Bobo, agent, with HomeSmart Professionals in Lakeside, Ariz., discuss their brokerage’s community involvement, expansion and mentoring program. Region Served: Lakeside, Flagstaff, Payson and Lake Havasu Years in Business: John: 9; Felice: 4 Number of Offices: 4 Number of Agents: 50 No. 1 Tip for Getting the […]

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Teamwork and Collaboration

In the following interview, Todd Priest, broker of HomeSmart PV & Associates in Modesto, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, challenges in the market, and more. Region Served: Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced and Fresno Counties Years in Real Estate: 28 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 267 Best Time Management Tip: Keep things […]

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Integrating Personal Interest With Valuable Real Estate Knowledge

In the following interview, Chris Carbone, owner and principal broker of HomeSmart Homes and Estates in Montgomery, N.Y., discusses the advantages of the brand, market trends, and more. Region Served: Lower Hudson Valley Years in Real Estate: 19 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 52 Top Tip for Staying Organized: Carve out time for […]

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