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Chris Polychron: Advocating for Brokers in 2015

The Power Broker Roundtable is brought to you by the National Association of REALTORS® and Steve A. Brown, NAR’s Liaison for Large Residential Firms Relations. Watch for this column each month, where we address broker issues, concerns and milestones. ...


A Texas First: Engel & Völkers Expands into the Lone Star State

Engel & Volkers, the global luxury real estate firm, recently announced that Roxann Taylor & Associates, REALTORS® is the newest addition to its North American network and the first in Texas. The new brokerage will provide the firm’s global standard of premium service in the market as Engel & Volkers ...


Purchase Market Predicted to Continue Climbing in 2015

The recently release November U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook put out by Freddie Mac shows that the home purchase market is expected to continue strengthening along with the broader economy during 2015. ...


McColly Real Estate Offices Are Official Toys for Tots Donation Locations

The McColly Foundation and McColly companies have joined to support Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots® Program, the company announces.  From now until December 10, 2014, new, unwrapped toys can be dropped at any of the company’s 18 McColly Real Estate locations in ...


A Better Crystal Ball: Building Your Competitive Advantage with Big Data

Editor’s Note: This is the third article in a series on Big Data analysis as relevant to the real estate industry. ...


Howard Hanna Invests in Technology, Acquires One Cavo

Denver-based One Cavo has been acquired by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Midwest President Howard W. “Hoby” Hanna, IV announced today at the company’s annual Managers Advance meeting being held in Pittsburgh, November 11-13. ...


Webinar: From Unknown Agent to Mega Producer with David Brenton

RISMedia invites our readers to join us for the next "This Way to the Top!" webinar series, "From Unknown Agent to Mega Producer with David Brenton." Hosted by Verl Workman, Founder and CEO of Workman Success Systems, learn how David Brenton's team utilizes farms and unique content to generate 300 sides ...


Fixed Mortgage Rates Slightly Down, Hover Near 2014 Lows

Freddie Mac recently released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates little changed from the previous week with the 30-year mortgage still hovering around 4 percent. ...


Engel & Völkers Announces New, North American Private Office Advisors

International luxury real estate firm, Engel & Völkers recently announced its most recent inductees to the firm’s highly exclusive networking group, Private Office. They are: ...


Technology’s Impact on the Real Estate Industry

Top executives from many of the world’s leading real estate firms joined a panel discussion recently about the impact of new technology on commercial and residential real estate markets. The session, “Strategic Technology Solutions and REach® Driving Innovation ...


Home Price-Gains Hold Steady in Majority of Metro Areas in Third Quarter

Home prices showed continued growth in a majority of metropolitan areas in the third quarter, but all four major regions saw increases at or below 5 percent from a year ago, according to the latest quarterly report by the National Association of REALTORS®. ...


Brokers Concerned about Generation Y but Expect a Better 2015

While the typical firm profile is similar to previous years, the future expectations of firms change as the real estate market evolves over time, as seen in the results from NAR’s 2014 Profile of Real Estate Firms. ...


Realogy Announces Exclusive Succession Planning Program for its Franchisees

Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced a succession leadership program available exclusively to Realogy's brand-affiliated business owners and their identified potential successors so they can strategically chart their own course for their company's future.  The Ascend Executive Leadership Experience is a transformational educational offering developed specifically by the Realogy Franchise Group ...


Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta Welcomes Robinson Realty Team

Lisa Robinson and a team of seven real estate professionals from The Robinson Realty Group have joined Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta,  one of the world’s leading international luxury real estate brands. ...


REALTOR® Changes Will Heighten Professionalism

On Monday, NAR Board of Directors voted on several key policy changes that will greatly impact the role of the REALTOR® when it comes to professionalism. ...


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