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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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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Latter & Blum President Rick Haase to Step Down

After eight years, Latter & Blum Inc. President Richard “Rick” Haase is leaving his position at the New Orleans-based powerhouse. Haase will leave the post on Feb. 15. “[Latter & Blum] is well-positioned for new leadership to take it into its very bright future,” said Haase in a statement. “[Chairman and CEO] Bob Merrick and […]

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Brokers: Prove Your Value – Take RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey

In a time of heightened competition from new business models and outside disruptors, brokers have an opportunity to solidify their standing in the marketplace by participating in RISMedia’s 30th Annual Power Broker Survey, the real estate industry’s longest-running, most widely-read ranking of the nation’s top residential real estate brokerage firms. The 2018 Power Broker Survey […]

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2018 Forecast: Is Inventory Relief on the Way?

Ask the 60-some percent of brokers in RISMedia’s 2017 Power Broker Survey: Almost every housing market is plagued by short supply. In fact, inventory nationally for pre-owned properties is at 3.9 months, down 10.4 percent from last year, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) recently reported. The challenge, according to realtor.com®, could moderate in the […]

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Just Released: The Top 1,000 Power Broker Firms in the U.S.

The real estate industry’s longest running ranking of the nation’s top brokerage firms, RISMedia’s Power Broker Report, is now available featuring the Top 1,000 firms for 2017, ranked by both 2016 sales volume and transactions. RISMedia released the Top 500 firms in the April issue of Real Estate magazine. Now in its 29th year, RISMedia’s […]

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RISMedia Releases 29th Annual Power Broker Report: Top 500 Firms Ranked

Power Brokers Prep Agents to Compete in a Low-Inventory Environment For the first time in a long time, the outlook for residential real estate is decidedly bullish. Stock markets and consumer confidence are riding high (at press time), job growth is continuing to rise, and interest rates—though on the upswing—can still be categorized as low. […]

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Deadline for RISMedia Power Broker Survey Extended to February 24

The deadline to complete RISMedia’s 29th Annual Power Broker Survey has been extended to this Friday, Feb. 24.  RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey, the industry’s longest-running listing of America’s top brokerage firms, ranks firms by closed residential transactions and residential sales volume for 2016. Brokers who completed RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey last year received an invitation email […]

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