Halstead unveils corporate rebrand costing ‘in the millions’

New York City-based real estate company Halstead Property today unveiled a wide-ranging corporate rebrand for the first time since 2006 involving a new aesthetic, name tweak and tagline that applies to everything from the firm’s storefronts and website all the way down to its cocktail napkins. 

Indie brokerage in Washington state joins Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

“Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate shares our passion for the industry, and being a part of their network will enable us to grow our franchise while maintaining the individual identity that drives our current success.”

Why Howard Hanna views middle management as crucial company leaders

The idea of big brokerage “leadership” is often associated with executives in the C-suite, vice presidents, regional directors and the like, but when Howard Hanna president, Howard “Hoby” Hanna, talks about developing leadership, he emphasizes the need to focus on middle management …

Howard Hanna posts record-breaking $18B in sales volume

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the family-owned private independent behemoth that claims to be the no. 1 homeseller in Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York, posted sales volume of $18.4 billion for the year of 2017. This reflects an increase of 5 percen…

Pacific Union recruits three Keller Williams teams in SoCal

After some high-profile moves last week in San Diego, the next spate of brokerage recruiting wars is going down in Los Angeles, where Pacific Union, the largest independent brokerage in California, today announced the opening of a new 20-agent office in the trendy Highland Park neighborhood and the addition of three top producing real estate teams from Keller Williams to its Southern California operation.  …

Lure of tech, culture shaking up luxury market: report

“While luxury real estate in the United States has always been a tale of two coasts, we were pleased to uncover many up-and-coming luxury hubs across the country.” …

LeadingRE ranks first on ‘Training’ Top 125, Keller Williams inducted into Hall of Fame

“If we can help the frontline people, the agents, create a better experience for the end user, who is writing the check, then we are serving both the agent and the consumer,” said LeadingRE CEO Pam O’Connor …

Realtor associations launch special MLS page to help fire victims find rentals

In response to demand for a list with real-time information as properties were snatched up, the associations came up with the plan to leverage the …

Senate votes to end shutdown, minimizing disruption to real estate

“We are pleased that members of Congress were able to come together to extend short-term funding for the federal government,” said NAR president Mendenhall …

LeadingRE CEO Pam O’Connor steps down, Paul Boomsma to take over

O’Connor, the well-respected industry vet who has led the exclusive network of indie brokers since its founding, passes the torch to the organization’s …