Making Moves for REALTORS: One-on-One With Bob Goldberg

Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic Bob Goldberg has had an action-packed year. In just a little more than 12 months since taking the helm as CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®, Goldberg has implemented an array of internal changes and spearheaded several key initiatives designed to better serve members. During a special one-on-one interview […]

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Marriage Equality Continues as LGBT Homeownership Driver: Report

It has been more than three years since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of marriage equality, paving the way for the continued increase of LGBT married couples purchasing homes, according to the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals’ (NAGLREP) second annual LGBT Real Estate Report, an online survey of 485 members […]

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A Culture of Professionalism and Caring: Keller Williams Metro Center Realty

Shane McCullar, Principal Broker/CEO, Keller Williams Metro Center Realty Right out of college, Shane McCullar wanted to be a REALTOR®. “But I couldn’t afford it,” he says. “I knew I needed a financial cushion to get started.” He accrued that cushion as an investment broker, then followed his heart into the real estate business, where […]

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CEO Exchange Keynote: Leadership, in Every Sense of the Word

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® CEO/President Paul Boomsma (Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic) Against a backdrop of changing consumer preferences, technology and shifts in Washington, brokerages are navigating new territory—one where the customer experience is tops, and creativity, inclusiveness and leadership are non-negotiables for success. For Paul Boomsma, CEO of the expansive Leading Real […]

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The Complete Digital Real Estate Experience: Realogy and Notarize Come Together to Close the Online Transaction Loop

Technology is becoming increasingly central to every aspect of our lives, and the buying and selling of homes is no exception. Not long ago, brokers had to convince agents to include photos with their online listings, and communicating with clients using video and text message was unthinkable. However, the proliferation of smartphones and advancements in […]

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NAWRB Conference to Emphasize ‘Year of Women’

The annual Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) conference, coming July 29-31 to The Standard Club in Chicago, Ill., is emphasizing the “Year of Women,” gathering executive females from across industries. The conference highlights industry issues, with presentations by several speakers, including: Dottie Herman, CEO, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Erica Courtney, CEO/President, […]

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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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When Data Makes the Difference

How HouseCanary Is Giving Agents a Competitive Edge Editor’s Note: The following is the cover story in the December issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. It’s no secret: The value of the real estate agent is under attack. With a slew of disruptors determined to diminish their role in the real estate transaction, it’s become […]

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Above and Beyond for Real Estate: Industry Leaders Recognized at Power Broker Event

More than 600 real estate brokers and industry leaders gathered for a night of fun, networking and recognition at RISMedia’s sold-out Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner. The event, now in its 22nd year, was sponsored by Platinum Sponsors Buffini & Company, Homes.com, RE/MAX and Quicken Loans. It was held in Chicago in conjunction with […]

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Committed to Above-Average Lead Gen—and Productivity

In the following interview, Kelly Norris, executive vice president and general manager of Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty in Napa, Calif., discusses lead cultivation and generation, realtor.com®, training and more. Region Served: All of Napa County, some of Sonoma and Solano counties Years in Real Estate: 29 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 65 I […]

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