Pacific Union launches in LA with SoCal ‘dream team’

Today San Francisco-based luxury independent brokerage Pacific Union International formally introduced its brand into Southern California and announced that Nick Segal, co-founder of Los Angeles boutique Partners Trust, will be named president of Pacif…

2017 will go down as a big year for real estate M&A

We projected 2017 would be a “good, but not great year” for merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the real estate space, and what unfolded was quite significant, including the biggest brokerage acquisition in decades, an ongoing fight for California market share and a busy stint for large regional independent firms …

8 experts predict what the 2018 housing market has in store

The 2018 housing market is poised for slow and steady gains — and perhaps a little more balance — but won’t be without its challenges, say a panel of experts who shared their insights with Inman …

Pacific Union acquires majority stake in Gibson International

Marking its fourth Golden State market-share grab within the last year, San Francisco-based real estate giant Pacific Union is acquiring a majority stake in Gibson International, a luxury Los Angeles boutique, effective in the first quarter of …

‘Table-top peak’ San Francisco market may hiccup in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO — A market that’s sustained home price growth over a long period of time is no longer at its peak but rather at a “table-top” peak. That’s the state of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area as described at Pacific Union International’s Real Estate Economic Forecast for 2020 Wednesday night with John Burns Real Estate Consulting …

Pacific Union International acquires Empire Realty

This is the third acquisition in the last 10 months for Pacific Union, following its merger with Beverly Hills firm Partners Trust in August …

Wildfires take toll on precious California housing

Housing in beautiful wine country was already scarce before flames ravaged 245,000 acres across Northern California and burned down 5,700 structures in their path. Real estate agents in the region are already witnessing the effects of heightened demand.  …

Agent transforms unsellable homes into chic money machines

Pacific Union International’s top listing agent Tracy McLaughlin can see a home’s good bones through the cosmetic nightmares of her target area and help sellers capitalize on an opportunity. In fact, maximizing value-add on home renos is her stock and …

Tempted to sell your indie brokerage? What to consider

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s not unusual for successful independent brokerages to feel the flattery of being courted. But is transitioning to a big brokerage the right thing to do? There is no prescriptive answer here as what’s right for one indie may not be …

Video Spotlight: Uncovering the Home Valuation ‘Mystery’

Nothing is more powerful for a real estate professional than the ability to arrive at an accurate price—a skill, for many, honed through years of experience. REALTOR® Arrian Binnings, with Payton + Binnings, Pacific Union International in San Francisco, Calif., employs a faster approach to uncover the ‘mystery’ behind home valuation: HouseCanary. Binnings leverages the […]

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