Family Teams: The New Succession Planning Model?

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses family teaming and succession planning. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists OB Jacobi, Co-President, Windemere Real Estate, Seattle, Wash. Jason Waugh, President/CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Properties, Portland, Ore. Debbie […]

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Donna Kreps: A Dominant Force in the Midwest

Vitals: F.C. Tucker Company Years in Business: 100 Size: 39 offices, 1,400 agents Region Served: State of Indiana 2017 Sales Volume: $3.9 billion 2017 Transactions: 19,000 No. 37 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.talktotucker.com Ever since winning Rookie of the Year in sales in 1990, Donna Kreps, president of Residential Real […]

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Rod Messick, Regina Coia and Pete Slaugh: A Dynamic and Strong Culture

The Homesale Family of Companies, which includes Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, is a leading real estate company serving the Baltimore, Md., and South Central and Southeastern Pennsylvania real estate markets, and last year finished second among all Berkshire Hathaway companies nationwide. The six-person ownership team includes Rod Messick, COO; Regina Coia, president of Realty […]

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How Can Brokers Lead the Effort to Increase Listings, Boost Inventory?

According to RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report & Survey, 71 percent of Power Brokers are being challenged the most by inventory shortages. This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses how to address the issue, and offers up steps and solutions. Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; […]

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Hadi Atri: Finding Success No Matter the Market

Vitals: RE/MAX Executive Years in Business: 20 Size: 11 offices, 330 agents Regions Served: Charlotte Metropolitan, including Concord, Lake Norman; Asheville, Waynesville, Wilmington, N.C.; and Fort Mill, S.C. 2017 Sales Volume: $1,512,022,952 2017 Transactions: 5,541 units No. 154 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.carolinahomesite.com Hadi Atri acquired RE/MAX Executive in 2009 […]

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Brandon Wells: Better Than Yesterday

Vitals: The Group, Inc. Years in Business: 42 Size: 6 offices, 198 agents Region Served: Northern Colorado 2017 Sales Volume: $1,878,751,329 2017 Transactions: 4,740 sides www.thegroupinc.com It was 42 years ago when 12 innovative REALTORS® joined forces and started The Group, Inc., a real estate firm with a dozen equal owners that focused on work […]

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Anne M. Lusk: Serving the Needs of Today’s Customers

Vitals: Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty Years in Business: 4 Size: 1 office, 30 agents Regions Served: Lancaster, Lebanon, Dauphin, Berks, York, Adams, Franklin, Cumberland, Perry and Chester counties 2017 Sales Volume: $128,431,000 2017 Transactions: 419 sides www.luskandassociates.com/eng As someone who loves serving others, and also with a deep fondness of homes, Anne M. […]

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Annual Ranking of America’s Top Brokerage Firms Reveals Significant Growth

Game On: Inventory Issues Can’t Stop Power Brokers—See Who Made the Top 500 in RISMedia’s 30th Annual Report For the Power Brokers ranked in RISMedia’s 30th Anniversary edition of the Power Broker Survey, 2017 was a boom year. Combined, Power Brokers garnered a massive $1,314,358,548,496 in sales volume—a more than $100 billion increase from 2016—and 3,791,872 […]

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Patrick Conner: Focused on Relationships, Inside and Out

Vitals: London Properties Years in Business: 47 Size: 9 offices, 345 agents Region Served: California Central Valley 2017 Sales Volume: $1.034 billion 2017 Transactions: 3,053 www.londonproperties.com Dan and Paula Conner started the family-owned brokerage London Properties in 1971, and their son, Patrick, grew up around the business, though he never had any thoughts on joining […]

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Hakan Karahan: Homeownership and Beyond

Vitals: HomeSmart First Advantage Realty Years in Business: 22 Size: 2 offices, 60-plus agents Region Served: South Jersey 2016 Sales Volume: Approximately $50,000,000 2016 Transactions: 600-plus www.hsfirstadvantage.com Working out of his office in Cherry Hill, N.J., Hakan Karahan, president of HomeSmart First Advantage Realty, has been enjoying the real estate life for 23 years and […]

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