Real estate pros want leaders to break out of the ivory tower

“They don’t engage with agents or brokers or anybody of any importance. They become the invisible ghost. They jet in and jet out.” …

Brokerage punished with $5M verdict in agent poaching case

Competition for agents, especially top producers, is par for the course among real estate brokerages. But a jury has found that one prominent firm crossed the line — and is making the firm pay dearly for it …

What your logo color says about your brokerage

When customers go to your website, see your marketing material or walk into your brokerage, your logo is generally the first thing they will notice. Choosing the right logo color is essential to your brand’s identity …

NYC brokerage launches division catering to growing numbers of second-home purchases

As frustration mounts with the prices and process of buying and owning a home in New York City, it appears a growing number of owners are looking to purchase second homes outside the metro area. In response to this demand, William Raveis Real Estate ha…

Some brokers learning to live without Zillow and Trulia

Big Mid-South brokerage Crye-Leike Realtors, one of the largest firms in the country, has pulled all of its roughly 2,000 listings from Zillow and Trulia in its largest market: Nashville, Tennessee …

Where an MLS sees free leads for members, some brokers see competition

The largest multiple listing service in New England has rolled out a public-facing listing site with the participation of most, but not all, of its broker members. Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-based Multiple Listing Service, Property Information Network (…

Big brokerage goes head to head with listing portals on home value estimates

One of the largest brokerages in the nation has created a tool that instantly generates a home value estimate for consumers and offers to verify or update that estimate with the help of a real estate agent. Two years in …

William Raveis framing StreetEasy search results in NYC

William Raveis Real Estate is looking to jump-start its entry into the New York City market by framing search results from StreetEasy, the popular regional listing site acquired by Zillow last year. Located at Tower 56 on East 56th St. between …

William Raveis equips managers with iPads

Brokerage’s mobile campaign aims for ‘constant activity’ on social networksread more