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HomeSmart Hires New Broker of Record for Texas

HomeSmart recently announced that Kelly Snodgrass has joined the corporate leadership team as the broker of record for the state of Texas following a decade in the industry. Snodgrass will serve Texas agents and consumers, expanding the nation’s seventh-largest brokerage into Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Grapevine and the surrounding Metroplex areas. The Texas market, according to Snodgrass, is facing a significant inventory challenge, with about half as many active listings than normal for th...
Tags: Texas, Leadership, News, Radio, Expansion, National, Latest News, Industry News, Kelly, National Association of Realtors, Snodgrass, Real Estate News, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, HomeSmart, Kelly Snodgrass

Revolutionizing Home Renovation in an Ultra-Competitive California Market

California real estate firm reels in a ‘refined’ relationship with Curbio The stars must align with a highly viable market and a very willing firm that’s poised to co-brand services to lure a potential vendor into opening a brand-new office in one of California’s most competitive regions. That’s exactly how things developed recently between Curbio and Willis Allen Real Estate, as the La Jolla, California-based firm’s extensive search for a perfect home improvement partner concluded with a highl...
Tags: News, California, Home Improvement, Radio, San Diego, Home Renovation, Latest News, Industry News, La Jolla California, Granados, Brokers, California Market, John Voket, Curbio, Willis Allen Real Estate, Curb Appeal. Willis Allen Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Egypt Launches Franchise Program

Coldwell Banker Egypt marks the 20th anniversary of its founding, and as part of those festivities is launching a new franchise program in Egypt. Looking toward Egypt’s future, the Franchise Program is designed to empower youth and provide job opportunities, capitalizing on governorates that are witnessing an urban boom. The Coldwell Banker Egypt Franchise Program aspires to sign contracts with more than 100 franchises who comply with Coldwell Banker standards during the next three years. Member...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Egypt, Expansion, Middle East, Cairo, Latest News, Industry News, Franchise, Real Estate News, Coldwell Banker, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, Ryan Gorman, Real Estate Brand

Annual Home Price Growth Strong but Moderation Forecast for 2022

U.S. annual home price growth for October 2021 remained strong at 18% in October— the highest recorded in the 45-year history of CoreLogic’s Home Price Index (HPI). However, monthly price growth has slowed from its April peak, signaling a continued slowdown in the coming months. The findings: U.S. home prices increased 18% in October YoY. Month-over-month, they increased by 1.3%. Appreciation of detached properties (19.5%) was 6.6 percentage points higher than attached properties (12.9%). CoreL...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Idaho, Arizona, Teams, National, Agents, Affordability, Naples, Latest News, Industry News, Real Estate News

Salt Lake City Projected to be 2022 Top Housing Market

The nation’s top housing markets are driven by strong local economies, tech sector job growth and affordability, according to realtor.com®’s latest forecast. The Top Housing Markets of 2022 were primarily located in the Mountain West, Midwest and New England. They will likely experience the strongest combined growth in home sales and listing prices among the 100 largest U.S. metros, said the company. Across these 10 markets, home sales are expected to grow by 11.6% year-over-year in 2022—almost ...
Tags: Jobs, News, Housing Market, Economy, Radio, Luxury, Teams, National, Salt Lake City, Columbus, Agents, Worcester, Affordability, New England, Latest News, Industry News

Battle for the Future

How Inside Real Estate Is Ensuring Brokerages Stay at the Center of the Lifetime Customer Relationship It’s a pivotal time in real estate. An overheated market, new disruptive business models constantly emerging, and technology changing the paradigm of how real estate brokers, agents and consumers do business are all factors impacting today’s industry. The race is on. And the winners will be those who can best reach, influence and serve consumers throughout their lifetime homeownership journey....
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Building a Winning Brand, But Where to Start?

We often hear that when it comes to building a successful business, branding is one of the most important aspects. And not only that, but if done right, powerful branding can also do parts of the selling for you. Undoubtedly, branding can create a lasting effect on our businesses across markets, but it is rare to see and know how it is broken down and where to start. You may find plenty of information on branding but say to yourself “that makes sense, but where do I start?” For most real estate ...
Tags: News, Marketing, Business Planning, Business Model, Radio, Ibm, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Don, Marion, Real Estate Marketing, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, Real Estate Branding

Registration Open for Brian Buffini’s Annual ‘Bold Predictions 2022 Real Estate Market Outlook’

Brian Buffini, founder and chairman of Buffini & Company, will continue to navigate what the future holds for real estate, and what agents need to do to succeed, in his annual “Bold Predictions” market outlook, on Mon., Dec. 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. (ET)/10 a.m. (PT). The online broadcast, “Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions: 2022 Real Estate Market Outlook,” will also include an interview with Dr. Lawrence Yun, chief economist and senior vice president of research at the National Association of REALTOR...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, National, Forecast, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Lawrence Yun, Brokers, Brian Buffini, Buffini & Company, Buffini

REALTORS® Take the Lead Before the Need

There is no question that REALTORS® have a passion for giving back, and that generous spirit was never more evident than in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on our nation. Our world as we knew it was shaken to its core and REALTORS® jumped into action to create the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF), raising $8.4 million from REALTORS® and others, vowing that no American should be at risk of losing their home because of the loss of a breadwinner in a terrorist attack on American so...
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Luxury Homeownership: Sustainability a Key Buying Factor, COVID Continues Impacting Trends

Demand for luxury home purchases has not dwindled even as the pandemic’s volatile nature continues to pose challenges in real estate. According to a 2022 State of Luxury Real Estate (SOLRE) report, authored by Luxury Portfolio International® (PLI), home prices in the segment are expected to continue increasing as supply struggles to meet high demand. While most luxury buyers (74%) are still reporting strong personal economic confidence, 75% say they are very concerned their discretionary spendin...
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Coldwell Banker Helman REALTORS® Aligns With Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group

Coldwell Banker Helman REALTORS® will be joining forces with the largest Coldwell Banker franchise affiliate in the United States, Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, the company recently announced. “This is a family-owned business working with another family-owned business,” said Coldwell Banker Helman REALTORS® President Troy Helman in a statement. “Our business is growing and changing, but our commitment to the Terre Haute community, our commitment to our clients, our brokers and staff will no...
Tags: Real Estate, Leadership, News, Radio, Expansion, Michigan, National, Latest News, Industry News, Larry, Troy, Bert, Real Estate News, Helman, Coldwell Banker, Bernice

Corcoran Global Living Adds Boutique Lake Arrowhead Brokerage, Prime Properties

Corcoran Global Living has welcomed Lake Arrowhead’s Prime Properties to its growing operation. With the addition of this newest location set in the pristine San Bernardino Mountains, Corcoran Global Living now has nearly 2,600 expert real estate associates across 70 offices with annual combined sales of $9 billion. “Our organization is built on relationships. We’re excited to welcome Jeff Perlis and the entire Prime Properties team to the Corcoran Global Living family. Aligning with this amazin...
Tags: Real Estate, Leadership, News, California, Radio, Expansion, National, San Bernardino Mountains, Latest News, Industry News, Lake Arrowhead, Bear Valley, Lake Tahoe Truckee, Real Estate News, Corcoran, Brokers

ERA® Expands in Central Washington

ERA® Real Estate recently announced the affiliation of ERA Skyview Realty. The company is based in Richland, Washington, and serves the Tri-Cities region along the Columbia River bounded by Richland, Kennewick, Pasco, West Richland and Benton City. Broker/owner Arielle Hays began her second career in real estate in 2018, following a highly successful management career in retail and as a small business owner. Her unwavering determination to succeed in real estate and entrepreneurial spirit allowe...
Tags: Real Estate, Leadership, News, Washington, Radio, Expansion, National, Latest News, Industry News, Tri Cities, GCI, Columbia River, Real Estate News, Arielle, Central Washington, ERA

Shattering the Glass Ceiling in Real Estate

The real estate industry is dominated by powerhouse women entrepreneurs. Women are likely to enter real estate not only because of their interest in the field and the flexibility the industry provides, but also because of their strong desire to help families and work with people. The pandemic has been difficult on women’s careers. In April 2020, the share of women aged 25 – 54 in the labor force who were working dropped to the lowest level seen since March 1984. The strides women made through th...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, Leadership, News, Radio, Dolly Parton, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Brokers, Lead Story

Register for RISMedia’s ‘Rocking in the New Year 2022,’ Taking Place Jan. 6

Join RISMedia and our all-star line-up of real estate leaders and visionaries to gear up for maximum success in the New Year. Power brokers, subject matter experts, top-producing agents and some of the industry’s best coaches and trainers will share critical advice and hands-on strategies for tackling the challenges and optimizing the opportunities that lie ahead in 2022 in our next virtual event. With 20-plus sessions and more than 50 speakers, and two separate, customized tracks for brokers an...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Marketing, Business Planning, Social Media, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Success Tips, Real Estate Agent, Brokers

Brand Report: Canadian Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise 9.2% in 2022

RE/MAX is anticipating steady price growth across the Canadian real estate market in 2022, with inter-provincial migration continuing to be a key driver of housing activity in many regions, based on surveys of RE/MAX brokers and agents, as reflected in the 2022 Canadian Housing Market Outlook Report. Key findings: Migration between provinces expected to continue in 2022, potentially impacting local Canadian real estate conditions, according to 53% of RE/MAX brokers (20 out of 38) Forty-nine per...
Tags: News, Housing Market, Radio, Canada, Luxury, Teams, National, Halifax, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Moncton, Atlantic Canada, Real Estate News, Christopher Alexander, Leger

New Mortgages Fall, Sparking Fears of Market Slowdown

A significant drop in mortgage originations for the second consecutive quarter has industry insiders worried, as borrowers appear to be shying away from both refinance and new purchase lending in what is traditionally a peak season, according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions. After dropping 3% in the second quarter of 2021, new mortgage originations fell an alarming 8% overall in Q3 this year. This is the first time in more than two years the industry has seen consecutive quarterly decr...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Housing Market, Radio, Teams, National, Mortgage, Lending, Financing, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Consumer, Real Estate News, Jesse Williams, Brokers

Zillow Sees Stock Bump After Selloff of iBuying Properties

Zillow is getting a slight reprieve from its recent iBuying woes. The real estate giant is enjoying a modest stock rebound following a Dec. 2 announcement that it has sold or is in the process of selling more than half of its remaining iBuying inventory as it continues to wind-down Zillow Offers.  “We are pleased with the progress of our wind-down efforts and recognize that no longer operating Zillow Offers will allow us to have a more capital-efficient balance sheet and business moving f...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, National, Zillow, Latest News, Industry News, Homebuying, Dec, Barton, Real Estate News, Zillow Group, Rich Barton, Brokers, Allen Parker, Cash Offer

Emerging Tech: AI and 5G Will Be Game Changers for Real Estate

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in real estate, supplementing agent and broker efforts to build relationships and provide value to homebuyers, sellers and investors. While the last decade has seen significant tech growth, industry experts addressed the future of its applications in real estate at the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) annual REALTOR® Conference & Expo, this year held in person at the San Diego Convention Center in California from Nov. 12-15. The consens...
Tags: Technology, News, California, Radio, National, Ai, Agents, Griffin, 5g, Latest News, Industry News, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, San Diego Convention Center, Conroy

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands in Upper Midwestern Region

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices recently announced its expansion into the Lake Country market with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lake Country Realty, adding seven top agents to the global network. “Our continued growth into this market is a natural step in the brand’s national expansion and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Pat Bolger and his dynamic team,” said Christy Budnick, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, in a statement. “The agents joining are well-known for ...
Tags: Asia, Leadership, News, Mexico, India, Radio, Expansion, Dubai, Wisconsin, Berkshire Hathaway, National, Latest News, Industry News, Pat, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Europe Canada

The Importance of Being Together in a Virtual World

Like nearly all other businesses, brokerages have been deeply impacted by the shift to virtual life during the pandemic. Houses are increasingly shown—and even sold—without the buyer ever setting foot in the home. The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported that four in 10 homebuyers found virtual tours “very useful” before the pandemic. Now, that number has jumped to nearly six in 10, and open houses are commonly hosted on Facebook Live or Zoom, with potential buyers asking question...
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How the Past Informs the Future

This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable discusses how Chris Kelly tackles top-of-mind topics in 2022. Moderator: Cindy Ariosa, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Virginia; 2021 Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Panelist: Chris Kelly , President/CEO, Ebby Halliday, REALTORS®, Dallas, Texas; 2022 Broker Relations Liaison (NAR)     Cindy Ariosa: Welcome aboard...
Tags: Texas, News, Business Planning, Radio, Mls, National, Chris, Latest News, Industry News, Success Tips, Chris Kelly, Dallas Texas, NAR, Cindy, National Association of Realtors, Chantilly Virginia

How a Missouri Firm Leaned on BoomTown Data to Grow Their Business

If there’s one thing Matt Delhougne knows about gaining a competitive edge in the real estate industry, it’s that nothing replaces great data. Delhougne, who currently serves as broker/owner of Chesterfield, Missouri-based Delhougne Realty Group, has been a licensed REALTOR® since 1999. He also served as a St. Louis County police officer for 14 years—a career that overlapped his time in real estate. Taking great pride in assisting first responders, Delhougne notes that the company comes from a h...
Tags: Technology, News, Business Planning, Radio, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, St Louis County, Chesterfield Missouri, Real Estate Technology, Brokers, Real Estate Brokerage, Boomtown, Jameson Doris, Matt Delhougne, Business Mode

zavvie Releases New Seller Preferences Report

A new zavvie Seller Preferences Report details the explosive growth of Power Buyers and changes in the iBuyer landscape throughout the U.S. between July and September. In the third quarter of this year, iBuyers doubled their acquisitions from any prior quarter and now command a 1.8% national market share. Most notable, the report indicates a trend that iBuyers are making less aggressive offers. For example, iBuyers paid about market rate—100.6% of market value—in September compared to their July...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Homeownership, Radio, National, Mark Twain, Zillow, Latest News, Industry News, Homebuying, Peterson, Real Estate News, Brokers, Zavvie, Stefan Peterson, Cash Offer

Forecast: 2022 Real Estate Market Will be a Mixed Bag

From remote work trends impacting where people can live to affordability issues cropping up as home prices rise, the real estate markets in 2022 will have a fair share of new challenges and opportunities. According to the realtor.com® 2022 Housing Forecast, next year is set to be a mixed bag. Housing trends to watch in 2022: While 2020-2021 brough a home-buying frenzy largely fueled by first-time millennial homebuyers, potential homeowners will face increased competition for at least the next t...
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Year-End Outlook: Price Growth to Cool as Affordability Challenges Persist

Editor’s Note: RISMedia’s Year-End Outlook series provides an in-depth analysis of the housing market’s leading indicators for economic health, and showcases expert insights on what’s to come in 2022.  Depending on whom you ask, the past year of home price gains may have been a boon or a bust. Home prices rose by nearly 20% over the past year under a perfect storm of a widening supply and demand gap in addition to pandemic-induced influences. On the one hand, sellers have benefited from heated c...
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Single-Family Home Prices Continue Upward Momentum

Home prices for single-family properties continued their upward trajectory in September, going against typical seasonal market slowdowns, according to the most recent S&P CoreLogic / Case-Shiller Indices. The organization reported an 19.5% annual increased in September, down from 19.8% in August. The 10-City Composite increased 17.8% YoY, down from 18.6% the previous month. The 20-City Composite increased 19.1% YoY, down from 19.6% in the previous month. The markets with the highest YoY home pri...
Tags: Agents, Brokers, Consumer, Industry News, Latest News, Lead Story, National, News, Teams, Case-Shiller, CoreLogic, Feature, Home Prices, Home Values, Housing Market, Real Estate

U.S. Home Prices Continue to Appreciate

U.S. home prices increased 18.5% from the third quarter of 2020 to the third quarter of 2021. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®), house prices were up 4.2% compared to Q2 of 2021. FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up 0.9% from August.​ ​​​​​Key findings: Housing markets have experienced positive annual appreciation since 2012. Home prices increased in all 50 states and DC between the third quarters of 2020 and 2021. The five st...
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Commerce Department Moves to Double Lumber Tariffs, NAHB Responds

The U.S. Commerce Department moved forward with an administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%. Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), issued the following statement in response: “With the nation in the midst of a housing affordability crisis, the Biden administration has moved to slap a huge, unwanted tax hike on American homebuyers and renters by doubling the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments int...
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Pending Home Sales Rebounded in October

Pending home sales increased in October, rebounding from September’s decline, according to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). Overall, contract activity increased monthly in each of the four major U.S. regions. However, on a yearly basis, two regions (West and Northeast) reported drops and two others (Midwest and South) increased. The Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI), which is a forward-looking indicator of home sales based on contract signings, rose 7.5% to 125.2 in October. An index o...
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