Does real estate’s leadership need a technology therapist? 

Leadership in the real estate brokerage world has a dysfunctional relationship with technology. The psychological disconnect reaches much further than any one company, though Gary Keller’s recent Vision Speech encapsulated it perfectly …

Listing Bits: Backing ambitious real estate initiatives

Victor Lund is involved in some of the most ambitious initiatives in the real estate industry. Including Upstream and Broker Public Portal, Lund is passionate about solving big problems, and whether or not you agree with his approach, his willingness to advocate for change deserves respect …

What have you done for me lately? 8 agent retention tips

Agent retention is not much different than agent recruiting. It’s a sales pitch that reviews what you have done for them lately. The funny thing is, retention is a process and not an event …

Evaluating & assembling a real estate tech stack that delivers the right customer experience

Change is constant in technology, and it seems more true given recent mergers & acquisitions activity in the real estate tech space. In this webinar, we’ll discuss recent trends affecting the industry and distill which technologies and tools are essential for the modern real estate business …

The new National Broker Portal is here – and it has a familiar face

The nation’s first national public-facing MLS website is now a reality, though real estate consumers and agents won’t notice — at first …

Why more MLSs and associations will merge in 2017

When real estate associations or MLSs consider merging, the process can be fraught with what is often called “politics.” But in the last few years, the political landscape of organized real estate has changed in at least two major ways …

Black Knight-Homesnap deal boosts the Broker Public Portal

The Broker Public Portal — a project to build the nation’s first national public-facing MLS website — has just gotten its biggest boost to date. Black Knight Financial Services, provider of the Paragon MLS system, has signed a deal with Homesnap, BPP…

Can leveling the real estate data standards field be a good thing?

In recent years, the idea of MLSs “leveling the playing field” between real estate brokers has been controversial. Some large brokerages objected to MLSs providing services and tools that their brokers would otherwise offer to agents and consumers to d…

Inside one of the first brokerages to roll out the Zap platform

BHGRE Metro Brokers’ COO Craig McClelland says ZapLabs hit the bull’s-eye on delivering a great solution to cover the needs of 80 percent of what agents need …

How does Howard Hanna do it?

The title to this article may very well become the title of a book someday: The story of Howard Hanna’s ascension to the pinnacle of real estate brokerages in America is one for the Library of Congress …