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PBroker_surveyWhat You Need to Know to be Part of RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey

As housing once again regains its place as a leading driver of the American economy, real estate firms across the country are back on the path of profitability and success once again. Brokers will have the opportunity to officially document their organization’s growth in 2013 by participating in RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey, the industry’s preeminent report ranking the nation’s top real estate firms.

The Power Broker Survey has long served as a competitive differentiator for U.S. firms of all sizes. If you participated in RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey last year, you should have received an email invitation with your firm’s unique link for completing the survey. If you are new to the Power Broker Survey or did not receive the invitation, please click here to complete the survey now. The deadline is February 17, 2014.

Participating in the survey provides real estate firms with the opportunity to be featured in RISMedia’s Annual Power Broker Report, which ranks firms by closed transactions and sales volume for 2013. The first several hundred rankings will appear in the April 2014 issue of Real Estate magazine and online at rismedia.com. The complete ranking of all firms who meet the criteria will be available in the 2014 Power Broker Report publication, available both digitally and in print this June.

Inclusion in the widely read and respected Power Broker Report serves as an important differentiator for brokers and their teams in today’s highly competitive real estate market, says RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston.

“2013 was a turnaround year for real estate firms across the country, as consumer confidence in housing returned and buyers headed back into the marketplace” explains Featherston. “But there are many challenges ahead for brokers and agents, from low inventory to lingering economic uncertainty. Discerning real estate consumers will look to proven real estate professionals to help guide them toward the best decision. Being included in the Power Broker Report validates your firm’s reputation as a trusted resource for today’s home buyers and sellers.”

Taking the Power Broker Survey: What You Need to Know

- To complete the Survey, firms must have completed a minimum of 750 transactions in 2013.

- The Survey should be completed by an individual, shareholder or entity with a minimum of 50.1 percent ownership interest inclusive of subsidiaries.

- If you completed the survey in 2013, you should have received an email from RISMedia with your own unique link to complete the survey. Your survey link is pre-populated with the information you submitted last year. All you’ll need to do is respond to new questions and update information from last year where necessary.

- If you are part of a franchise brand, your corporate office may have already submitted data on your behalf. You may find this data pre-populated in your survey – please contact your brand’s corporate office if your data is different from the numbers it submitted on your behalf and make the necessary adjustments in the survey. We would also appreciate you completing the remaining survey questions for our research purposes.

- For your survey to be accepted, please be sure to check the boxes on the verification page and make sure it is signed by: 1.Your broker, and; 2. Your CFO, accountant, or other party who can validate that the data submitted is correct.

- Upon completion/submission of the online survey, you will be brought to a page that confirms your submission. From this page, there is a link to print out a PDF of your survey responses. Arriving at this page means that your survey is confirmed in our system. You will not receive a separate confirmation email.

- There is no cost or any obligation to participate in this report.

- The deadline for RISMedia’s receipt of your completed survey is February 17, 2014. To take the survey now, click here.

For questions regarding RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Report & Survey, please contact Executive Editor Maria Patterson (maria@rismedia.com) or IT Manager James Jones (jim@rismedia.com).

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