Puerto Rican agents seek help and opportunity from U.S. mainland

As the real estate community of Puerto Rico still assesses the damage of homes post Maria, a number of the island’s 600 Realtors and around 7,000 agents are thinking about temporarily leaving for the U.S. mainland or other places …

The MLS can’t offer what the rich want most: Privacy

Good news for agents and brokers looking to edge their way into the industry’s opulent tier: The population of wealthy consumers around the world is rising, and they increasingly want to invest in real estate. But those looking to get on the inside wil…

Howard Hanna staking bigger claim in Detroit metro

Detroit real estate is on fire, and it looks like the Motor City’s potential is not lost on Howard Hanna, the third largest brokerage in the country by transaction sides …

To Florida, Love Texas: Agents offer hurricane advice

According to some agents in the area, the store shelves in South Florida are already looking scarce. Miami agent Nick Quay had to evacuate from his island home, and is now sharing traffic updates with his Facebook followers and letting them know where …

Realtors stand against hate in Charlottesville aftermath

This week, just two blocks from where several hundred white nationalists and supremacists recently shook the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, and the nation to its core, team members at real estate brokerage Nest Realty will meet to brainstorm what t…

Two young real estate stars on going big and taking risks

Leah Canfield and fellow 25-year-old, Hamptons-based agent Joseph Piccininni Jr. were recently announced as two of Coldwell Banker’s “30 Under 30” agents. Their stories show that a bullish sense of confidence and willingness to go for the big deals before you’re “ready” can propel you into real estate success faster than your peers; that taking risks now rather than later is the way to go (you have less to lose); and to stick to your roots …

Beloved Florida real estate agent goes missing at sea

Ben Schachter, broker-president of The Signature Real Estate Companies in Florida, first met Isabella Hellman when she was working as a bank teller. Seeing his company shirt with the real estate firm’s logo, she asked him about changing careers to real…

Trump exits climate deal: Reactions from real estate

In what he described as a “reassertion of American sovereignty,” President Donald Trump has pulled America out of the Paris climate accord, a deal that unites more than 190 countries on climate change policy. The decision drew a mixed response from the…

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 …

What a suspicious fire at a new Emeryville development means to the local real estate scene

Red Oak Realty’s Simon Black started his Saturday open house for a trendy loft-style apartment in the San Francisco Bay Area with a troubling surprise. …