Supporting Agents on Their Quest to Build Successful Careers

In the following interview, Mark Pessin, former managing broker and now vice president of Learning at Realty ONE Group in Carlsbad, Calif., discusses agent development, including mentoring, recruiting and training. Region Served: Laguna Niguel, Calif. Years in Real Estate: 20 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 120 What’s your first goal as you transition […]

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Traditional Real Estate and the ‘New Normal’

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses the evolution of the industry’s “new normal.” Moderator Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Panelists Sherry Chris, CEO, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Madison, N.J.   Joan Docktor, President, Berkshire Hathaway […]

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Blazing a New Trail: NextHome Achieves Unprecedented Growth

How does a company break into franchising in 2015 and end up with 290 locations and 2,500-plus agents in 43 states just three-and-a-half years later? According to NextHome CEO James Dwiggins, it’s all about giving real estate professionals what they want: the flexibility to maximize profitability, automated technology solutions, and contemporary branding and marketing to […]

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Michael Rogers: Creating Value for Agents and Clients Alike

Vitals: Dorsey Alston, REALTORS® Years in Business: 71 Size: 2 offices, 242 licensed REALTORS® Regions Served: Metro Atlanta 2017 Sales Volume: $837,475,014 2017 Transactions: 1,556 No. 321 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.dorseyalston.com Michael Rogers, current president of Dorsey Alston, REALTORS®, started with the firm in the spring of 2000. The […]

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Commitment, Dedication and Perseverance: A Foolproof Recipe to Continued Success

Faisal Susiwala, Broker, RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc. Brokerage Faisal Susiwala’s entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic set the stage for a prosperous real estate career For Faisal Susiwala, a broker with RE/MAX Twin City Realty Inc. Brokerage in Cambridge, Ontario, graduating from high school and going to university had always been the plan. But that […]

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House-Buying Power at Near-Historic Levels

We keep hearing that home affordability is approaching crisis levels. While this may be true in a few metros across the country, housing affordability is not a challenge in the clear majority of the country. In their most recent Real House Price Index, First American reported that consumer “house-buying power” is at “near-historic levels.” Their index is based… Read More

Rising Interest Rates Have Not Dampened Demand

Since the beginning of the year, mortgage interest rates have risen over a half of a percentage point (from 3.95% to 4.52%), according to Freddie Mac. Even a small rise in interest rates can greatly impact a buyer’s monthly mortgage payment. First American recently released the results of their quarterly Real Estate Sentiment Index (RESI),… Read More

What Do You Do When Inventory’s This Low? Innovate

From the beginning, Simon Chen has abided by a clear credo: to enhance, not replace. “It’s all about using technology in the right way to make the agent that much more productive,” Chen, CEO and president of ERA Real Estate, says. “The focus for us is to use technology as an enabler, and less as […]

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Cost Across Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.1% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is significant! Lock… Read More

HomeServices of America: National Resources, Local Expertise Deliver Seamless Service for Real Estate Consumers

Editor’s Note: The following is an advertising supplement that was published with the June issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. There’s a unifying focus that runs through every firm that comprises the HomeServices of America family of companies, a shared goal that has allowed the Minneapolis-based provider of national homeownership services to survive, thrive and […]

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