Latter & Blum President Rick Haase to Step Down

After eight years, Latter & Blum Inc. President Richard “Rick” Haase is leaving his position at the New Orleans-based powerhouse. Haase will leave the post on Feb. 15. “[Latter & Blum] is well-positioned for new leadership to take it into its very bright future,” said Haase in a statement. “[Chairman and CEO] Bob Merrick and […]

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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 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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ERA Real Estate expands following mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions involving regional brokerages are on the rise, and ERA Real Estate expects to be part of the continuing consolidation. During the first quarter of this year, the real estate firm added two new franchises and completed a local a…

ERA expands into Houston

One of the largest marketers of homes in Houston, Realty Associates is likely to get bigger. The 1,700-agent, seven-office Houston brokerage is now affiliated with franchising firm ERA Real Estate. Realty Associates will now do business as Realty Assoc…

Realty Associates merges with Latter & Blum

Latter & Blum, a New Orleans-based real estate brokerage, has merged with Houston-based Realty Associates, the companies announced yesterday. This is Latter & Blum’s Texas debut; the brokerage said in a statement that with this acquisition, annual revenue will be an estimated $4.3 billion …

June 2015 industry partnerships

Who joined forces in the real estate industry in June to help agents up their game? Here’s our rundown, in chronological order …

700 agents in Nashville now ‘ERA Powered’

In a deal that aligns it with franchise giant Realogy’s ERA brand while retaining more autonomy than other franchisees, a Nashville, Tennessee-based brokerage with more than 700 agents will now do business as Reliant Realty ERA Powered. ERA unveiled the …

Latter & Blum vaults into top 40 with merger

Van Eaton & Romero, a 250-agent Lafayette brokerage, will retain its nameread more