Traditional Real Estate and the ‘New Normal’

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses the evolution of the industry’s “new normal.” Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Madison, N.J.   Joan Docktor, President, Berkshire Hathaway […]

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NAR: Competition in Real Estate ‘Vigorous’

Ahead of a June U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) public workshop—in which the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) will participate—NAR General Counsel Katie Johnson has issued a statement: “The National Association of REALTORS® asserts that the real estate market is vibrant, healthy and vigorously competitive. Technology innovation in the real […]

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Real estate industry deals and partnerships: February 2018

While real estate agents chase leads and close deals on houses, there’s another level of deal-making that takes place within the real estate industry: mergers, acquisitions, integrations and partnerships. …

Elizabeth Mendenhall Writes the Next Chapter at NAR

NAR’s 2018 President Prioritizes REALTOR® Professionalism and Putting the American Dream Back Within Reach With her engaging, approachable leadership style, Elizabeth Mendenhall will be advancing several critical goals during her tenure as 2018 president of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty in Columbia, Mo., Mendenhall is a sixth-generation REALTOR® with […]

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The Right Choice for Change

Organized real estate is constantly being challenged. This is not new news—it’s been happening for decades. However, the current crop of challengers to our industry are more powerful than ever before, carving inroads with technologies and efficiencies that resonate with today’s increasingly savvy consumers. Today’s “disruptors”—as many in the industry commonly describe them—have spent an […]

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How to earn more while selling less real estate

Would you consider implementing a real estate team structure that allowed you to earn more while selling less? Recent podcast guest Jeff Cohn of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices decided to do just this …

Does the public still want real estate agents?

Although the internet is where the majority of buyers find homes, there has been a 10 percent increase in consumers who use agents over the last 20 years. I think the biggest danger in real estate would be a future where agents all became employees and…

How women brokers are reinventing the rules of leadership: Part 1 of 2

Much ado has been made about the fact that the top leadership positions in real estate are held primarily by men. Could it be that women are deciding to create their businesses in a way that suits them rather than trying to fight it out in the boardroo…

Listing Bits: The Upstream ‘pivot’ that should be called a ‘180’

Today he examines the Upstream pivot in detail, discussing how Upstream messaging has evolved over time, pain points the initiative was working to address and the need to foster collaboration among industry players.

Gaining Steam: REALTOR® Business Keeps Rolling In

2016 was a good year to be a REALTOR®. REALTOR® incomes grew 8 percent in 2016, boosted by a higher transaction count than in 2015, according to the latest National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Member Profile. The median REALTOR® income last year was $42,500, up from $39,200 in 2015, while the median gross income in […]

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