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Don’t Wait for Success—Create It

“Do this and get 10 new leads in a week!” “This one simple tip will 4X your seller leads!” “Saying this one thing will land you 5 listing appointments in a week!” Do these promises sound too good to be true? They probably are. Yet, as a real estate agent, you probably get multiple emails guaranteeing these results every day. It is easy to get distracted by the flashy tactics and the bold claims. What if your success depended on something less showy and more substantial? Why aren’t those genius i...
Tags: News, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Brokers, Fathom, Fathom Realty, Real Estate Top Producers

Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust. Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes moved one point lower to 83 in January, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The HMI has hovered at the 83 or 84 level, the same rate as the spring of 2021, for the past three months. Key findings: The HMI index gau...
Tags: News, Radio, West, Canada, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Midwest, Northeast, Consumer, National Association of Home Builders, HMI, National Association of Home Builders NAHB, NAHB

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Expands California Presence

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has announced the affiliation of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Bloom Group based in Visalia, Calif. Established in 2015, the firm is led by Borna and Saba Binesh. Borna grew up in Visalia, started his real estate career in 2006 and later earning his broker’s license. Saba began her career in Vancouver, Canada before relocating to Visalia. With three offices and more than 70 agents, the boutique brokerage services Visalia, Tulare, Fresno and Kings C...
Tags: News, California, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Central Valley, Chris, Latest News, Industry News, SABA, Vancouver Canada, Visalia, Kings County, Visalia Calif, Brokers

Curbio Raises $65M to Expand National Fix First, Pay-at-Closing Home Improvement Solution

Curbio, Inc., a pay-at-closing home improvement solution for real estate agents, brokerages and home sellers, has announced a $65M Series B funding round to support continued growth in the untapped market for fix first, pay-at-closing home improvement. Curbio has raised a total of $93M since its founding in late 2017. Curbio is the first tech-enabled home improvement solution designed specifically to get homes on the market fast and sold for top dollar with no payment due until the home sells. L...
Tags: Technology, News, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Revolution Growth, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate Technology, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Brokers, Kayne Partners, Curbio

Shorewest, REALTORS® Reports Record Year in 2021

Brookfield, Wisconsin-based Shorewest, REALTORS® closed $3.26 billion in real estate sales in 2021—the highest annual sales ever recorded for the company in its 75-year history of selling real estate, according to the company. Shorewest sales associates helped 10,880 families in 2021 by successfully negotiating for their clients in this competitive market. “Our success in 2021 is due to the hard work and diligence of our industry-leading sales associates, management and support teams,” says Jose...
Tags: News, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Brookfield Wisconsin, Brokers, Shorewest Realtors, Shorewest, Record Home Sales, Wisconsin Real Estate, Joseph A Horning

Season 2 of ‘First-Time Buyer’ Is Here

NAR PULSE—Watch what happens when first-time buyers, guided by the expertise of a REALTOR®, search for their dream home. Stream “First-Time Buyer” now on Hulu and Share with your agents! 2023 NAR Leadership Academy Application Period NAR is now accepting applications for the 2023 Leadership Academy Class. This program identifies, inspires, and mentors emerging leaders from the local and state association level, and allows future leaders to experience multiple facets of l...
Tags: Feature, News, Radio, Teams, National, Hulu, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, NAR, Brokers, Lead Story, National Association of REALTORS®, Realtor Benefits, NAR Leadership Academy Application Period NAR

2022 RE/MAX National Ad Campaign Celebrates Significance of Home, Champions Real Estate Agents Who Lead the Way There

Home has always been important, but since the onset of the pandemic, many people’s emotional attachment to their home has increased. For a lot of people, home the past few years has become a workplace, a school, a restaurant and a gathering place—the hub of their entire lives. Today, RE/MAX launched a new national advertising campaign, “The Right Agent Can Lead the Way,” inspired by the emotions surrounding home and the role a RE/MAX agent plays in navigating them. The heartfelt ad spots depict ...
Tags: News, Marketing, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, SVP, Abby Lee, Camp King, Ad Campaign, Brokers, RE/MAX, Webley, Paul Meyers

Supply Chain Shortages Stall Build Times, Increase Home Prices Locally and Nationally

(TNS)—Regional Spotlight—Ongoing supply chain and labor shortage issues are slowing the construction of new homes in Columbia, one of Tennessee’s fastest growing communities. The issue continues to affect builders at the national and local level, causing increased home prices and slower build times, not to mention the frustration of homebuyers and construction companies hired to build them. Randy McBroom, owner of the Columbia-based McBroom Home Builders, said paned windows, a seemingly small it...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Washington, White House, Supply Chain, Radio, Tennessee, Teams, National, Agents, Columbia, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Middle Tennessee

Where Is iBuying Headed?

Is iBuying here to stay? Over the past two years, that’s been a popular question as industry pundits debated the future of large-scale algorithmic home-flipping in real estate during a time where tech and innovation were on the rise. Real estate experts and leaders are convinced that there is a longstanding place for iBuying in the industry, despite skepticism around the sector, especially following the demise of Zillow Offers.  However, a new question that has yet to be answered is: to what ext...
Tags: Feature, Technology, News, Radio, Teams, National, Zillow, Agents, Black, Redfin, Latest News, Industry News, Kessler, Consumer, National Association of Realtors, Forsythe

State of Luxury Real Estate 2022: Luxury Market Normalizing

A new report released by Luxury Portfolio International (LPI) found that the chaotic real estate market created by COVID-19 is slowly stabilizing. The second annual State of the Luxury Real Estate report by LPI, the luxury marketing division of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, found that luxury buyers are concentrating more on what is important to them—better and more convenient locations, making wise investments and a focus on sustainability. “After an incredible period for luxury re...
Tags: News, Marketing, Radio, Luxury, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, LPI, Alam Khan, Brokers, LeadingRE, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International

Growing Pains: Retaining Top Agents as You Expand

As real estate teams expand, they often experience a variety of growing pains. Many face challenges in the hazards of scaling or struggle to gain efficiency as a larger team. But one of the most common (and least talked about) problems team leaders face with growing teams is retaining top producers. There are many reasons these agents might want to leave a team. Some want to spread their wings and start a team of their own. Others feel underappreciated or feel they pull most of the weight on the...
Tags: News, Radio, Teams, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Retention, Brokers, Workman Success Systems, Verl Workman, Broker Coaching

Leading From the Front: The Speed of the Leader Determines the Rate of the Pack

A well-structured management team you can depend on is crucial to your company’s success. Not only will a strong management team ensure that you’re constantly moving in the right direction, but it will also lay a solid foundation upon which you can continue to build for years to come. While leaders come in all shapes and sizes, now more than ever, having the right people at the helm is mission critical. This topic was discussed at length during the virtual session, “The Leadership Challenge: How...
Tags: Feature, News, California, Radio, Teams, National, Nevada, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Ramirez, ARD, Pappas, Mike Pappas, Forsman, Leadership Challenge

Selling the Dream: How One Real Estate Agent Takes to the Water to Show Off South Florida Mansions

(TNS)—On a recent Saturday afternoon, real estate agent Bonnie Heatzig was escorting her clients, visiting from Washington, D.C., on a tour of luxury properties in Boca Raton. But instead of stepping into her car for the start of the tour, they hopped into her family’s boat for a sunny two hour jaunt around Boca’s waterways and exclusive waterfront mansions. Her clients were all smiles as they chatted about which homes provided the best views and had the most potential to live in. Heatzig is sel...
Tags: Florida, News, Washington, Marketing, Radio, Luxury, Teams, Jordan, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Justin, Boca

Cairn Real Estate Holdings Appoints Mark Johnson President of JPAR® – Real Estate

JPAR® Real Estate has announced the appointment of Mark Johnson as President of JPAR® – Real Estate. In this new role, Johnson will have responsibility for the JPAR Real Estate enterprise including its brokerage and franchise operations which serves consumers across 65 offices in 25 states with more than 3,600 real estate professionals. The expanded role is in recognition of Johnson’s industry and enterprise leadership which led to the brand’s significant growth over the past four years, the com...
Tags: News, Radio, Teams, Johnson, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Mark, Mark Johnson, Brokers, New President, JPAR Real Estate, Cairn Real Estate Holdings, Laura O Connor

National Radon Action Month: What You Need to Know

While most of us are familiar with the word “radon,” the term is most important to those who deal with it. This includes the home inspectors who find evidence of it in a home, and those who mitigate it. The second leading cause of lung cancer, you can’t see, smell or taste radon gas. Even if you’re breathing in an elevated level of radon, there are no obvious signs. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that nearly 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year are radon...
Tags: News, Radio, Canada, United States, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Consumer, National Radon Action Month, Brokers, Home Inspections, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors, Dan Steward

Lead the Way to a More Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Future

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are more than just buzzwords. These concepts go beyond legal requirements to treat all clients equally as well as the REALTOR® Code of Ethics zero tolerance for discrimination. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) has championed DEI for years, yet stark societal divisions and disparities provide a clear imperative for all of us to embrace DEI in our businesses—and in everything we do. DEI terms are related, but each carries its own meaning: Diversity...
Tags: Resources, News, Diversity, Radio, Teams, National, Equity, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Inclusion, NAR, Fairhaven, National Association of Realtors, Brokers

Why are Buyers Flocking to Manchester, New Hampshire?

The housing market is booming almost everywhere you look. But some areas, although selling just as fast or faster than other communities, remain relatively affordable compared to other hot real estate markets across the country. With home prices reaching record highs, “affordability and strong local economies remain very much top of mind for today’s buyers.” This is why Manchester, NH is currently number one among all housing markets across the United States. In Manchester, homebuyers can still ...
Tags: News, Boston, Radio, United States, New Hampshire, Manchester, Portland, Teams, Columbus, Agents, Worcester, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Concord

How Long Does a Title Search Take

There is one common element to all real estate purchases. It would be best to make sure that the property you are interested in has a clear title. As obvious as this step seems, many seem to ignore it. However, always keep in mind that problems with the property titles generate most issues experienced during real estate transactions. Taking this home buying step seriously is critical. The easiest way to escape these issues is to make a property title search . Here is everything you need to know...
Tags: News, Massachusetts, Radio, Teams, Agents, New England, Latest News, Industry News, Consumer, Bill Gassett, Brokers, Metrowest Massachusetts, Title Search

Corcoran Global Living Acquires New Southern California Offices

Corcoran Global Living has acquired the brokerage formerly known as The Address, Inc. into its growing operation, the company has announced. Corcoran Global Living will now serve Malibu and Newport Beach, as well as Agoura Hills/Westlake Village. With this latest addition, Corcoran Global Living continues its robust growth in California, Nevada and Ohio. The Address’s market includes Oxnard to Newport Beach, representing clientele in Los Angeles, Ventura, and Orange counties. Paige Gordon, forme...
Tags: News, San Francisco, Radio, San Diego, Teams, Ohio, National, Humboldt County, Orange, Agents, Malibu, Latest News, Industry News, Southern California, The Address, California Coast

How to Break Your Procrastination Habits and Boost Productivity

Being a successful agent isn’t just showings and closing deals. For most real estate professionals, a large chunk of the actual job involves completing tedious tasks and paperwork. So, it makes sense then that procrastinating is not all that uncommon for those in the industry. How, though, do you break that cycle once you’ve found yourself becoming less productive? Whether it’s finally tackling those contracts or posting on Facebook, you need to have a plan of attack. Here are some steps that...
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Luxury Real Estate Pros Reveal Marketing Secrets Used to Sell Miami Beach Property for a Record-Setting $75 Million

After just four months on the market, a property on Star Island—a neighborhood in Miami Beach, Florida—sold for $75,000,000. At press time, that number set a record as the most expensive sale in the history of Miami real estate. The waterfront mansion, located at 8 Star Island Drive, sits on nearly two acres of land on the ultra-exclusive Star Island, a man-made island connected by a causeway. Celebrities who have called the tiny island of about 30 properties home include: Sean “Diddy” Combs, Em...
Tags: Florida, News, Marketing, Radio, Luxury, Teams, Mls, Miami, National, Lima, Agents, Wall Street Journal, Sierra, Mediterranean, Latest News, Industry News

Experts Address Inflation Fears During RISMedia Panel

An ongoing and historic rise in inflation has shaken not just the real estate industry, but has affected nearly every business and consumer across the country. With December’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) topping 7% year-over-year—the largest increase since 1982—real estate professionals are asking just how profound the impacts will be on their clients and markets. At RISMedia’s Real Estate Rocking in the New Year virtual event earlier this month, some of the industry’s most respected and influent...
Tags: News, Radio, Inflation, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Richardson, MacDonald, Kruse, Jesse Williams, Consumer Price Index, Sarah Richardson, Joan Docktor

Illustrated Properties Names Daniel Dennis President

Illustrated Properties, a member of The Keyes Family of Companies, has announced Daniel Dennis as the firm’s new president. The industry veteran is relocating from Mobile, Alabama, where he served as CEO of South Alabama’s largest real estate firm for more than a decade. As Illustrated’s President, Dennis is responsible for the firm’s strategic planning and operations. Mike Pappas remains as CEO. “Illustrated is a special place, and it is a huge honor to have the opportunity to work with Mike Pa...
Tags: Florida, News, Radio, Teams, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Dennis, University Of Miami, Daniel, Auburn University, Mobile Alabama, South Alabama, Pappas, University of South Alabama, Keyes

Coinweb and Coldwell Banker Execute Agreement to Enable Mainstream Real-Estate Tokenisation

Coinweb continues its mission in delivering blockchain technology to traditional businesses with the global real estate brand Coldwell Banker, the company has announced. Development has already begun on the platform, with a product release in beta planned for Q3 2022. The project will see Coinweb develop and support cross-chain token issuance pertaining to both luxury residential and high-end commercial property portfolios of Coldwell Banker’s significant customer base, launching in Thailand in ...
Tags: Technology, News, Radio, Thailand, Teams, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Blockchain Technology, Brokers, Toby Gilbert, Coinweb, Real Estate Tokenisation

Adwerx Introduces Motion™ Ads to Boost Engagement for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Network Members

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) launched Automated Advertising powered by Adwerx to the franchise system’s nationwide network of over 50,000 real estate agents in May 2019. Since the initial launch, the company and its network members experienced tremendous financial return, with both new network agents and top producers winning more listings as a direct result, according to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices leadership team. The program gives every network member access to a suite of di...
Tags: News, Marketing, Radio, Berkshire Hathaway, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, BHHS, Brokers, Adwerx, Christy Budnick, Jed Carlson, Automated Advertising, Adwerx Motion

January Is Radon Action Month

Any property can have a radon problem—old or new, well-sealed or drafty, with or without a basement. The EPA estimates that 1 in 6 homes in the U.S. is affected by radon. Prolonged exposure to unsafe levels of radon can create an increased risk of lung cancer; in fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. There is real risk in not knowing if a property has a high level of radon. What is Radon? Radon is a natur...
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HUNT Real Estate Continues Expansion into Phoenix Real Estate Market

HUNT Real Estate Corporation has announced the merger of Conway Real Estate with its Arizona-based brokerage. Founded in 2009 by Mike Conway, the firm closed over $205 million in sales in 2021. Their 99 licensed real estate professionals will join HUNT effective immediately. “Mike has assembled a very fine group of real estate professionals that we are delighted to welcome to our organization,” stated Peter F. Hunt, HUNT Real Estate Corporation Chairman and CEO. Robert Shaw, regional vice presid...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Radio, Arizona, Teams, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mike, Conway, Mike Conway, Mesa, Robert Shaw, Brokers

CENTURY 21 Select Real Estate Welcomes CENTURY 21 MM

CENTURY 21 Select Real Estate has announced that CENTURY 21 MM will consolidate its operations under CENTURY 21 Select Real Estate in Yuba City, Calif, which is part of The Select Group of Real Estate Services, effective January 2022. The combined company is the largest CENTURY 21® company in the state of California.    John Melo and Larry Matos, broker/owners of CENTURY 21 MM stated, “We have experienced many successes over the years, as one of the largest CENTURY 21 franchises in California; ...
Tags: News, California, Marketing, Radio, Chico, Teams, Agents, Central Valley, Latest News, Industry News, Clovis, John Melo, Brokers, Yuba City Calif, Century 21 MM, Century 21 Select Real Estate

Grow Your Conversation Skills With Roleplay

We have a special place in our hearts for new agents, and one philosophy we subscribe to is, “You learn best by doing.” A part of that learning for those just starting out can be setting up dates to roleplay with other agents in order to practice prospecting and listing-appointment conversations. This way, agents can feel more confident and competent when face-to-face with real prospects. Developing Conversational Muscle Memory Let’s dive into a little discussion about “muscle memory,” which is ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Radio, Davis, Agents, Coaching, Latest News, Industry News, Darryl Davis, New Agents, Real Estate Coach, Gain Confidence, Roleplay

The New Rules of Safety: How to Protect Yourself, Your Clients and Your Business

For real estate agents and their clients, safety should be a top priority. From protecting yourself during in-person showings to keeping your clients’ information safe on the information highway, learning, understanding and practicing the new rules of safety will ensure success in your real estate business. During RISMedia’s Real Estate’s Rocking in the New Year 2022, Tracey “The Safety Lady” Hawkins, kicked off the virtual event by laying out safety rules for protecting not just the agent, but ...
Tags: Feature, Real Estate, News, Radio, Teams, National, Agents, Latest News, Industry News, Best Practices, Hawkins, U S Department of Labor, Brokers, Paige Brown, Lead Story, Agent Safety

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