How to sell or merge your real estate company

Emotions, lawyers and agent objections can make a rollercoaster out of mergers and acquisitions, but there are ways to execute a flawless transaction …

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate names new COO

Rich DeNicola has real estate in his blood. The newly named COO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate jokes that he was doing floor duty by the time he was five years old.

How to sell or merge your real estate brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO — Selling your real estate brokerage can be an emotional process akin to sending your kid off to college. John Aaroe, CEO of the John Aaroe Group, and Partners Trust CEO Nick Segal — who both merged with San Francisco-based indie giant Pacific Union — have both been on this emotional ride recently. 

What to do when agents don’t fit your brokerage model

SAN FRANCISCO — A one-size brokerage model does not fit every agent’s needs. That was a key message from Sherry Chris, CEO of Better Homes and Gardens, at ICSF Broker Connect this week. Three different style brokerages — 100-percent-commission brokerage, Signature; progressive traditional agency, Coldwell Banker King; and tech startup, Door — faced off to talk about how they work together to address this issue not despite their differences, but because of them …

How to re-recruit your existing sales force

“You have a company that, quite frankly, very few agents leave,” said Sherry Chris to Red Oak Realty’s Vanessa Bergmark at Broker Connect, part of last week’s Inman Connect New York event …

5 things real estate agents should know about Generation Z

They’re the kids under 18 who think Facebook is for old people, have never known a world without the internet, and though they may not be old enough to drive, do want to own a home someday …

New owners take control of BHGRE Mason McDuffie

It seems that four franchised brokerage owners of Better Home & Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) companies in Northern California all got something early for Christmas this year. “A Christmas present you paid for,” quipped manager-turned-franchise-owner at BHGRE Wine Country, Gerrett Snedaker …

5 things your LGBT+ clients and agents want you to know

I spent a few days last week in Fort Lauderdale attending the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) annual conference. NAGLREP is an advocacy group and a referral network of over 1,000 real estate professionals …

Inclusion a core value for Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate

Better Homes & Garden Real Estate CEO Sherry Chris makes a big deal about her company’s “core values,” but she is not too rigid to tweak them when the times warrant it. The company’s core values — until recently — were passion, authenticity, innovation, growth and excellence …

BHGRE and New Story charity team up to build 80 homes in El Salvador

Like the other attendees, Sherry Chris came to the Luxury Connect last October to learn the ins and outs of high-end real estate. But as Brett Hagler took the stage to introduce his charity, New Story, Chris quickly realized that she was there for a gr…