CEO and President Rick Davidson moves aside at Century 21 Real Estate

Rick Davidson will move aside as CEO and president of Century 21 Real Estate, a Realogy Franchise Group brand, after holding the position for seven years, effective April 21. COO Greg Sexton will handle day-to-day operations in the interim …

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How Dan the estate agent (and his client’s kids) became an Instalegend

“This is Dan. He just valued our flat,” began the Instagram caption that blogger Lorna Hayward posted last week alongside this photo. “Poor Dan. Poor poor Dan. Gonna just pour meself a pint of wine,” she concluded. What on earth happened …

Existing-home sales backtrack in February after January high

After rising to their highest level in almost a decade, existing-home sales slackened in February, with an inventory shortage continuing to constrain the market. …

New Netflix series ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ trolls viewers on pronunciation of ‘Realtor’

Is it “real-tor” or “real-a-ter?” This pronunciation question has sparked many a complaint in the real estate industry, and the creators of Santa Clarita Diet, Netflix’s newest comedy-horror series about how a Realtor couple, Shelia (Drew Barrymore) and Joel (Timothy Olyphant), are …

Compass Collections, a new collaborative search tool, attracts 90% adoption

A real estate agent and their client send a slew of text messages over the day, play phone tag and shoot some emails to talk about houses that piqued their interest online …

Broker seeks to advance STEM education for girls in Rwanda

As a little girl, Sarita Dua was a bit of a math and science geek, always finishing her assignments first in class and at times hiding how easy she found it, so as to avoid teasing …

Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates hires new chief marketing officer

Senior global luxury marketing executive Kevin Thompson has been appointed as chief marketing officer at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates …

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