Do You Know the New Rules for Consumer Engagement?

From door-knocking to Facebook, engaging with homebuyers and sellers today requires a range of communication touch points. Some of the most powerful and successful real estate leaders will present their strategies at RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange, “Growing Your Business in Unpredictable Times,” taking place Sept. 12-13 in New York City, in a special […]

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Putting Agents First

In the following interview, Carole Lynch, managing broker of Realty ONE Group in Laguna Niguel, Calif., discusses the advantages of Realty ONE Group, technology, training and more. Region Served: Southern California Years in Real Estate: 18 Number of Offices: 80+ Number of Agents: 9,000+ Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Mirror them while remaining […]

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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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Barbara Baker: A Culture of Support

In 1975, Barbara Baker was raising small children, and, like many in her position, wanted a career that allowed her to work the hours she wanted in order to also be fulfilled as a wife and mother. Real estate was the perfect solution. Not that the idea came out of the blue. Baker had long […]

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Fostering an Entrepreneurial Spirit

In the following interview, Jill Daniels and Abbie Holland, broker/owners of Realty ONE Group, Experience, in Conroe, Texas discuss what sets their company apart. Region served: Montgomery and Harris Counties Years in business: Jill: 3; Abbie: 10 Number of offices: 1 Number of agents: 25 Best time management tip: Time blocking Best tip for running […]

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#Coolture: Realty ONE Group’s ‘Unbrokerage’ Approach Gains Strength

While many see disruption as a bad thing, Kuba Jewgieniew believed it was exactly what the real estate industry needed when he founded Realty ONE Group in 2005. “In my first full year as a REALTOR®, I sold $30 million worth of dreams and opened doors to 111 homes. I started with an audacious dream […]

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Franchise Models Provide Alternative to Faster Success

In the following interview, Lou Gonzalez, president of Realty ONE Group Affiliates in Irvine, Calif., discusses the franchise model that serves as the foundation of Realty ONE Group’s success. Region Served: National Years in Real Estate: 33 Number of Offices: 80 Number of Agents: 8,800+ Most Effective Way to Motivate Agents: Show them that they […]

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Maintaining Growth and Momentum

In the following interview, Ron Copus, managing broker of Realty ONE Group – Glendale in Glendale, Ariz., discusses his approach to agent development, recruitment and retention. Region Served: The Northwest Valley, including Glendale, Peoria and Surprise Years in Real Estate: 41 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 509 Best Way to Stay in Touch […]

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‘We’re not ready to sell; we want to fix up the house’: 4 ways to deal

Marilyn Garcia has a client in his 80s. She will periodically check in with him, and vice versa. He’s given the Coldwell Banker associate broker in Berkeley, California, an astronomical figure for which he would sell his home, and he keeps adding to i…

The week in real estate industry deals: March 13-17

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. We’ll be recapping every week’s noteworthy deal…