Lesson Learned: Success is inevitable if you’re following your passion

In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, Nest Seekers broker Johnny Mansilla shares his thoughts on having an open mind and an open heart throughout the transaction.

Miami agent avoids prison for extortion of high-profile rivals, ‘The Jills’

South Beach Realtor Kevin Tomlinson avoided jail time after being found guilty on extortion charges in June for allegedly demanding $800,000 from rivals Jill Hertzberg and Jill Eber, a high-profile luxury real estate duo known as “The Jills.”

Nationwide foreclosure starts rise for first time in 3 years

Foreclosure starts increased by less than 1 percent year-over-year in July after 36 consecutive months of decreases, according to Attom Data Solutions.

The Agency will open its 20th office in Miami by the end of 2018

Beverly Hills-based boutique brokerage The Agency announced its plans to open an office in Miami by the end of the year in an interview with The Real Deal on Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, The Agency will be operating in 20 markets.

Miami Realtor found guilty of extorting high-profile rivals

A jury found South Beach Realtor Kevin Tomlinson guilty on extortion charges after he was accused of illegally demanding $800,000 from rivals “The Jills.”

Washington and Texas are the top destinations for millennial movers

Millennials are flocking to smaller cities in large numbers and abandoning major metropolises like New York and Los Angeles, according to a new study from SmartAsset, a tech-based financial education company.

Miami’s Home61 introduces flat fee for sellers

Tech-centric Miami brokerage Home61 has found success helping clients buy and rent homes with its emphasis on speed and data. Now it’s launching a new business line: a flat fee for home sellers …

Chicago is all over Redfin’s list of ‘it’ neighborhoods

Redfin recently released its list of 25 neighborhoods that “have it all,” which revealed where buyers are getting the most bang for their buck, and Chicago neighborhoods dominated the list, taking 14 of the 25 spots …

Miami bitcoin-only listing may have a buyer

A Miami penthouse listed for 33 bitcoin on Friday already has interest from a potential buyer in Spain. Real estate agent Justino Eduardo Ferret with United Realty Group listed his client’s one-bedroom condo in the Miami neighborhood of Edgewater, north of Downtown, in exchange for digital currency that would amount to just over $540,000, and he’s only accepting bitcoin …

Investorist puts new construction in the global spotlight

Investorist is an international new construction marketplace and transaction management tool …