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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. ...


Power Brokers Share Their Tried-and-True Strategies for Enhancing the Consumer Experience

As the market continues to change and evolve, if you ask any real estate professional to name one thing that remains constant throughout, they’ll most likely point to the fact that real estate is a relationship business. And fostering viable relationships with consumers ...


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. ...


There Is No Job Too Small to Outsource

The two most common phrases I hear from agents are “nobody can do it as good as me” and “my market is different than all the others.” While it may be true that nobody can do it exactly like you, this myth ...


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 ...


Move, Inc. Officially Acquired by News Corp

News Corp announced today that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Move, Inc., a deal that has been in the works since late September. News Corp, a massive media empire owned by Rupert Murdoch, acquired the leading online real estate business for ...


Top 15 Real Estate Apps to Blaze a Trail in 2015

With 2015 now upon us, it’s time to nail down our plans for the new year.  By now, real estate leaders have been in the throes of budget planning, evaluating expenses and trends, and strategizing to the hilt.  During this process, we reflect ...


Want Your 2015 to Be a Success? Start Making Your Goals Now

As this year winds down, it’s a great time to take a critical inventory of your business. I like to think of it as a checkup that’s similar to an annual physical at the doctor’s office. ...


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. ...


Threatening Phone Calls to Dozens of Agents Remind Us about REALTOR® Safety

With the recent tragedy of Arkansas broker Beverly Carter still weighing heavily over the real estate community, a recent onslaught of mysterious, threatening phone calls made to several female Fall River, Massachusetts' agents have continued to remind us that REALTOR® ...


REALTORS® Should Embrace Online Data, Educate Consumers about Valuations

REALTORS® shouldn't be afraid of the plethora of available real estate data online, and it's their responsibility to educate buyers and sellers about the different valuation models and data available, according to panelists at a property valuation forum at the 2014 ...


REALTOR® Changes Will Heighten Professionalism

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


New Survey Identifies Top Trends in Smart Home Technology

According to a survey conducted by ERA Real Estate and HGTV, nearly half (46 percent) of consumers believe it is important that their current home or next home they purchase be equipped with smart home technology. Not only do they see the ...


Changing Demographics Impact Housing Market

REALTORS® from across the country gathered recently to discuss the effects changing homebuyer demographics have on the housing market during the REALTOR® University Richard J. Rosenthal Center for Real Estate Studies forum at the recent 2014 REALTORS® Conference & Expo. “Among ...


Professionalism Is the Key

When buyers are looking to hire an agent, what tops their list of criteria? According to the National Association of REALTORS®’ Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, not surprisingly, the answer is ‘honesty and integrity.’ And with statistics showing ...


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