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The New Gold Standard: CENTURY 21 Canada to Launch the Largest Custom Real Estate Platform Build in Modern History
News 4 months ago
The New Gold Standard: CENTURY 21 Canada to Launch the Largest Custom Real Estate Platform Build in Modern History

(L to R) Jack Miller, CTO, CENTURY 21 Canada, President & CTO, T3 Sixty; Morgan Carey, Founder & CEO, Real Estate Webmasters; Brian Rushton, EVP,...

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Staying Focused on Your Purpose
News 4 months ago
Staying Focused on Your Purpose

In the following interview, Ravath “RP” Pok, principal broker of Realty ONE Group Signature in Midvale, Utah, discusses expansion, marketing,...

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An Unstoppable Synergy: RE/MAX Gold and RE/MAX Olson
News 5 months ago
An Unstoppable Synergy: RE/MAX Gold and RE/MAX Olson

James O’Bryon, President, RE/MAX Gold, and Keith Myers, President, RE/MAX Olson & Associates Brokerages Join Forces for Agents and Consumers in...

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Create Your Dream Broker Website
News 5 months ago
Create Your Dream Broker Website

NAR PULSE—Your agents can easily build their brand with a beautiful and professional website from Placester, at special rates just for NAR members....

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Leads: The Silent Secret to Recruiting, Retention
News 5 months ago
Leads: The Silent Secret to Recruiting, Retention

In the following interview, Greg Garrett, CEO of Greg Garrett Realty in Newport News, Va., discusses the firm’s lead program, and how it...

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REALTORS®: Dedicated to the Markets They Serve
News 5 months ago
REALTORS®: Dedicated to the Markets They Serve

Approximately 57 percent of us make charitable donations yearly—and, according to new research, a considerable portion are by REALTORS®. When it...

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Forecasting Housing in 2019: Not Better for Buyers, but Not Worse
News 5 months ago
Forecasting Housing in 2019: Not Better for Buyers, but Not Worse

If the expectations about housing in 2019 can be summed up in one word, it’s this: balanced. After months and months on a runaway track, home...

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JP & Associates REALTORS®: Exceeding Expectations Nationwide
News 5 months ago
JP & Associates REALTORS®: Exceeding Expectations Nationwide

All the Pieces of the Puzzle in Place for Expansion JP Piccinini, Chairman & Founder, JP & Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) For the founder and...

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Housing America’s Aging Population: The Challenges Ahead
News 5 months ago
Housing America’s Aging Population: The Challenges Ahead

Today’s head of household is largely over 50 years old, according to a recent report by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), ...

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Ready to Raise the Bar?
News 5 months ago
Ready to Raise the Bar?

How can we bring a higher level of professionalism to the real estate industry? We’ve been asking this question for decades. Finally, I’m thrilled...

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How the Passing of Bill SB 826 Stands to Disrupt California Real Estate Businesses
News 5 months ago
How the Passing of Bill SB 826 Stands to Disrupt California Real Estate Businesses

In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the SB 826 bill into law, a landmark legislation requiring female representation on corporate...

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Creating a Healthy Environment Where Agents Feel Supported and Empowered
News 6 months ago
Creating a Healthy Environment Where Agents Feel Supported and Empowered

In the following interview, Gabriel Mendez, broker/owner of Realty ONE Group Mendez Burk in El Paso, Texas, discusses the advantages of the brand,...

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LGBT Homeownership: Affordability and Fear of Discrimination Dominant Deterrents
News 7 months ago
LGBT Homeownership: Affordability and Fear of Discrimination Dominant Deterrents

The LGBT community is largely holding back from homeownership, according to a recent survey conducted by Freddie Mac in collaboration with...

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Policy Matters: FHFA Ends Single-Family Rental Pilot Program
News 7 months ago
Policy Matters: FHFA Ends Single-Family Rental Pilot Program

In a win for prospective homebuyers across the country, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Aug. 21, 2018 that Fannie Mae and...

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Student Loan Debt: Ongoing Hurdle to Homeownership
News 7 months ago
Student Loan Debt: Ongoing Hurdle to Homeownership

The U.S. currently has a student debt load of over $1.4 trillion, which accounts for 10 percent of all outstanding debt and 35 percent of non...

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Student Loan Debt a Homeownership Barrier for Women and Millennials
News 7 months ago
Student Loan Debt a Homeownership Barrier for Women and Millennials

Rising interest rates, a seller's market and increasing home values…these are just a few of today's market challenges for buyers. While 92 percent...

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Unique Alliances Deliver Customized Services and Benefits
News 7 months ago
Unique Alliances Deliver Customized Services and Benefits

NAR PULSE—Over 30 companies deliver significant value or savings to REALTORS through NAR's REALTOR Benefits Program. Only a handful of these...

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Taking It to the Streets: MRED's New Consumer Campaign for Broker Public Portal
News 7 months ago
Taking It to the Streets: MRED's New Consumer Campaign for Broker Public Portal

The real estate industry's thundering response to the Broker Public Portal (BPP) with Homesnap initiative has been impressive. Backed by brokerages...

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Defining the Levels of Luxury—and How Agents Can Exceed Expectations at the High-End
News 7 months ago
Defining the Levels of Luxury—and How Agents Can Exceed Expectations at the High-End

From decor and design to dollars spent, homebuyers in the high-end market are unique, driven by a firm link between their portfolio of property and...

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100% for Agents: HomeSmart Shows Why Letting Agents Keep All of Their Commission Is in a Broker's Best Interest
News 7 months ago
100% for Agents: HomeSmart Shows Why Letting Agents Keep All of Their Commission Is in a Broker's Best Interest

Editor's Note: This is the cover story in the October issue of RISMedia's Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. There is much discussion in the...

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In ‘Healthy Shift,' More Homeowners on Board With Selling
News 7 months ago
In ‘Healthy Shift,' More Homeowners on Board With Selling

Are homeowners warming up? With prices rapidly rising, homeowners have been reluctant to sell, fearful of being unable to afford another home—a...

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It's a Sellers' Market—but Not for Millennials: Report
News 7 months ago
It's a Sellers' Market—but Not for Millennials: Report

Even as homeowners, millennials are drawing the short straw. According to the 2018 Zillow Group Report on Consumer Housing Trends, newly released,...

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Zillow Creating a More Streamlined Experience for Offers Customers With Lender Acquisition
News 7 months ago
Zillow Creating a More Streamlined Experience for Offers Customers With Lender Acquisition

Company Is Developing Opportunities for Broker Partners as It Builds Out New Mortgage Technology Zillow Group's Zillow Offers (formerly Instant...

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Against Grain, Luxury Market Moves Up
News 7 months ago
Against Grain, Luxury Market Moves Up

Luxury prices are strengthening, with double-digit growth in 20 of the largest markets in the nation—a contrast from the housing market overall,...

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Pending Home Sales Slip, Trampled by West
News 7 months ago
Pending Home Sales Slip, Trampled by West

For the housing market, gaining ground is proving to be a struggle. On an annual basis—and for the eighth month in a row—pending home sales slipped...

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Mortgage Rates at Record Not Seen Since Spring 2011
News 7 months ago
Mortgage Rates at Record Not Seen Since Spring 2011

The average 30-year, fixed mortgage rate rocketed to 4.72 percent this week, at a record not seen since spring 2011, according to Freddie Mac's...

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Case-Shiller: Ease-Off in Home Prices
News 7 months ago
Case-Shiller: Ease-Off in Home Prices

The foot on the gas is letting up. The explosive growth in home prices is slowing, according to the latest S&P CoreLogic/Case-Shiller Indices,...

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Vote for Your Favorite Good Neighbor Finalists
News 7 months ago
Vote for Your Favorite Good Neighbor Finalists

NAR PULSE—Meet the 10 finalists for the Good Neighbor Awards—REALTORS who make the world a better place through passionate volunteer work. Five...

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Realogy Announces Cash Offer Program
News 7 months ago
Realogy Announces Cash Offer Program

Realogy has announced cataLIST, a cash offer program, in its first foray into the iBuyer space. Realogy collaborated with Home Partners of America,...

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Realty ONE Group’s Explosive Growth Breaks Into the Canadian Real Estate Market
News 7 months ago
Realty ONE Group’s Explosive Growth Breaks Into the Canadian Real Estate Market

Shami Sandhu Realty ONE Group is expanding into the Western Canadian market, which spans the following provinces: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta...

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