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. 

Pacific Union merges with Partners Trust, signals more acquisitions

Today Pacific Union International formally announced its merger with Partners Trust, an independent luxury brokerage with more than 240 associates in the Los Angeles area. The merger is expected to close next week. Terms of the deal were not disclosed …

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 …

12 reasons to attend Connect On the Road Los Angeles

Packed with an incredible lineup of speakers, Connect on the Road goes deep on the issues that matter most, from understanding the latest marketing and technology trends, to building a brand, building a team, and growing a successful real estate busine…

Office managers key to John Aaroe Group’s LA expansion

After justing establishing a downtown office and with plans to open a Studio City operation in the coming weeks, John Aaroe knows the key to setting up shop in a new neighborhood. “It’s not difficult if you’ve hired the right manager,” said the owner o…

What should I expect from my broker?

What tools, technology and service should leading brokers provide to their agents? Brad Inman chats with Cory Weiss, Nick Segal, John Aaroe and Beth Styne …

Do you dial, swipe or text? John Aaroe

John Aaroe, founder and owner of John Aaroe Group in Los Angeles, says too many agents are in danger of eroding the relationships with their clients because they’re ignoring a key piece of technology …

Inman News producing ‘Luxury Connect’ conference in Bel Air, California

Inman News with media sponsor The Wall Street Journal announced today that it will host a daylong event on Oct. 23 in Bel Air, California, focused on how technology, new business models and innovative strategies are changing the luxury real estate mark…