Fostering Success Through a Supportive Culture

In the following interview, B. John Duffy, broker/owner of Duffy Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) in Narberth, Pa., discusses the advantages of the global network, community involvement, and more. Region Served: Greater Philadelphia Years in Real Estate: 46 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 32 Best […]

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What’s Going On With Home Prices?

According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights Report, national home prices in August were up 5.5% from August 2017. This marks the first time since June 2016 that home prices did not appreciate by at least 6.0% year-over-year. CoreLogic’s Chief Economist Frank Nothaft gave some insight into this change, “The rise in mortgage rates this summer to their highest… Read More

The True Cost of NOT Owning Your Home

Owning a home has great financial benefits, yet many continue to rent! Today, let’s look at the financial reasons why owning a home of your own has been a part of the American Dream for the entirety of America’s existence. Realtor.com reported that: “Buying remains the more attractive option in the long term – that remains the… Read More

Buying a Home is Cheaper than Renting in 38 States! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: According to a study by GOBankingRates, it is cheaper to buy a home than rent in 38 states across the country. In six states the difference between buying & renting would account for less than a $50 monthly difference, leaving the choice up to the individual family. Nationwide, it is now 26.3% cheaper… Read More

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®: Advancing a Legacy in San Francisco

(L to R) Co-Owners/Partners Rick Whipple, Debbie Wong and Steve Belluomini Debbie Wong, Rick Whipple and Steve Belluomini all followed different paths in real estate, but landed at the same destination: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate JF Finnegan REALTORS®. After developing rich careers at the brokerage as sales associates and then managers, the trio […]

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Travis Baron: A Hands-On Approach to Growth

Vitals: RE/MAX Premier Realty Years in Business: 40 Size: 3 offices, 128 agents Regions Served: Orange County, Calif., and all surrounding counties 2017 Sales Volume: $628 million 2017 Transactions: 1,418 www.premier-realty.com Travis Baron has been around the real estate game his entire life. “I earned my real estate license in 1999 and my broker’s license […]

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Looking to the Future: One Year After a Purposeful Transition

“Real estate is not a place where I expected to land. I didn’t give it any consideration, funny enough.” These are the words of Tom DeWine, someone who did more than just “land” in the business—he is now the CEO of ERA Colonial Real Estate, which is ranked as a Top 15 ERA company nationally […]

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Working Together for the Greater Good

In the following interview, Navid Ali, regional director and broker/owner of Realty ONE Group BMC Associates in San Ramon, Calif., discusses the advantages of the brand, the firm’s growth, and more. Region Served: San Francisco’s East Bay and Central California Years in Real Estate: 25+ Number of Offices: 6, with 3 scheduled to open in […]

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Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way

(L to R) Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs of Northern California that would grow into the Silicon Valley—and the Sereno Group story starts […]

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Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day

Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president and chief operating officer of Houston, Texas-based John Daugherty, REALTORS®, Cheri Fama brings more than […]

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