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Reinventing the Real Estate Brokerage Model: HomeSmart International

In 2000, when Matt Widdows founded the HomeSmart brand in Phoenix, Ariz., it wasn’t for any other reason than to make his own life easier as a real estate agent. Widdows had worked for other real estate companies in the Metropolitan Phoenix market and always felt like he couldn’t quite ...


Getting Back to the Basics

From improving company branding to keeping agents motivated, Gerry Burke, the managing partner with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HWWB, REALTORS® in Birmingham, Mich., has over 28 years of experience navigating the tumultuous real estate terrain. In the following interview, she reveals several of ...


Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Expands Technology Division

Nick Bozovich has joined Howard Hanna Real Estate Services as Vice President of Information Technology – a newly created role that will focus on developing and executing IT strategy that supports the company’s overall business plans and growth initiatives. ...


Long & Foster Reorganizes Northeast Regions

In an effort to better support its real estate agents and their clients, Long & Foster Real Estate has restructured its Philadelphia, New Jersey, Delaware and Eastern Shore (Maryland) regions into two new regions. Going forward, the company will operate a coastal region, which will include all of its Jersey ...


Help Automate Your Business with zipForm(R) Plus and Zapier

To help real estate professionals leverage all of their web applications, zipLogix has integrated zipForm(R) Plus with Zapier. Zapier specializes in connecting web applications utilizing 'If This - Then That' automation. ...


Commercial Real Estate Demand Is Holding Steady despite Overseas Concerns

Despite a slowing global economy, forward economic momentum in the U.S. should keep commercial real estate activity on firmer footing, according to the National Association of REALTORS® quarterly commercial real estate forecast. ...


A Real Estate Machine: Realtors Property Resource® Helps Agents become More Efficient

Real estate is an extremely complex industry. From tracking market changes to connecting with clients and acquiring new listings, the average real estate professional tackles a heaping plate, daily. However, with the right toolset, it’s possible to work not only faster, but smarter. ...


A Consistent and Persistent Focus on Clients

From keeping on top of technology to shifting your marketing strategies, the real estate industry is all about adaptation. In the following interview, Maureen McEnearney Dunn, President of McEnearney Associates, Inc. REALTORS®, dishes out her top tips for success in a fluctuating industry. ...


Townhouse Market Growing

Total townhouse construction was up on a year-over-year basis during the third quarter of 2014. ...


Survey Shows Top Three Global Relocation Challenges Keeping Business Executives Awake at Night

The three biggest challenges causing global relocation managers to lose sleep are controlling costs (named by 77% of respondents), housing (47%) and compliance-related issues (45%), according to Cartus Corporation's 2014 Trends in Global Relocation: Biggest Challenges survey of international mobility managers. ...


Freddie Mac Improves Transparency of Publicly Available Data

Freddie Mac recently announced that it is increasing investor transparency by adding loan-level actual loss data to its Single Family Loan-Level Historical Dataset. ...


Improved Home Sales Predicted for 2015, despite Remaining Hurdles

Existing home sales and home prices are expected to rise next year, according to an economic forecast presented by Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, and Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency at a residential real ...


Continuing Education Equals Increased Income and Professional Skills

Now more than ever, successful brokers and their agents must keep current on issues, evolving technology, changing legalities, and many other central components of the business to keep pace in today’s dynamic real estate market.  This is why the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR) offers a series of designation and ...


Dilbeck Real Estate Goes Independent

Dilbeck Real Estate, a leading real estate brokerage based in Los Angeles, has announced that the company has returned to its independent roots. Formerly known as Dilbeck Real Estate Real Living, the firm has been invited to affiliate with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), the world’s largest ...


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty Uses FaceTime™ to Show and Sell Homes

Showcasing expert use of available technology, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty has been offering a fully virtual home buying and selling experience using FaceTime™, Apple’s video chat service. ...


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