A Real Estate Experience Like No Other

Being truly exceptional isn’t just a goal for Tom DeWine; it’s a business plan, a mindset and a way of life. Taking the helm of his father’s 30-year-old company, ERA Colonial Real Estate, earlier this year, DeWine set out to continue with the core values upon which his father successfully built the firm, and expand […]

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A Service-First Approach Key to Continued Success

In the following interview, Isom Coleman, president of HomeSmart ICARE Realty in Sacramento, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, including in marketing and technology. Region Served: The Greater Sacramento area Years in Real Estate: 11 Number of Offices: 3 Number of Agents: 171 Most Effective Way to Motivate Agents: We keep our agents motivated […]

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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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Remodeling Real Estate for the Future

Most of us wake up every morning knowing what we need to do and how we’re going to get it done. But do we ever think about why we do what we do? Well, at HomeSmart International, they think about it every day. In fact, “the why” is what drives the company; it’s the reason […]

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SURVEY RESULTS: 87% Say Instant Offers Signals Shift by Zillow to Become a Brokerage

RISMedia to Release White Paper Investigating Industry ‘Disruptors’ Thousands of real estate professionals have spoken, and the vast majority have concluded that Zillow Instant Offers represents a negative addition to the real estate market for consumers, and another step towards Zillow’s alleged attempt to disintermediate brokers and agents and go directly to homebuyers and sellers. […]

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Enter Now for Your Chance to Win! 2017 Technology Makeover Sweepstakes

The world of real estate is fast-paced, competitive and constantly evolving. It’s critical to keep up with technology and strategies that will enable you to do what you love more effectively. Realtor.com® and PNC Bank are teaming up to award one lucky agent a technology makeover and a trip to Results SummitTM. Win a new […]

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Robin Dickson: Meeting Challenges With Training and Technology

Those who live and work in San Francisco’s luxurious East Bay understand that when a home goes on the market in the area, it doesn’t last very long, and the price is usually high. Robin Dickson, executive vice president of J. Rockcliff REALTORS®, has been working in the area for a long time, and has […]

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

While Help-U-Sell offers a modern approach to real estate, the company is certainly no newcomer to the business. Founded in 1976, Help-U-Sell leapt out of the gate with its set-fee, full-service business model, breaking the traditional mold from the onset. Now serving more than 100 offices in 26 states (and counting), the company has stepped […]

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Consumer Engagement: What Really Works

Brokers Reveal Which Tools and Strategies Yield Results at RISMedia Forum Building strong relationships with clients and prospects is priority one for any good real estate professional. But in today’s digital world, making real connections with consumers has become complicated and often elusive. This topic was explored in detail during RISMedia’s Power Broker Forum at […]

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Preclose rolls out web version, integrates with dotloop

Launched last year as only an app, Preclose announced this week an integration with dotloop and a full-featured web app, which looks as good on the big screen as it does on mobile devices …