Real Estate News

Newsmakers Spotlight: Colette Stevenson on the Value of Strategic Partnerships Between Brokerage and MLS

Colette Stevenson is CEO of REsides, an innovative Multiple Listing Service (MLS) model that ensures equitable ownership for all stakeholders. Dedicated to empowering brokers and agents with actionable data, she strives to provide value beyond industry conventions. “I believe that MLSs have a huge opportunity to get close to ...read more

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Empowering Veteran Homebuyers

Eighty years ago, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (colloquially known as the G.I. Bill) into law. This law established programs that continue to serve veterans as they readjust to civilian life and reward them for their service to this country. Eight...

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Webinar Recap: The Power of Being Available 24/7—How to Level-Up Responsiveness for Stronger Client Connections

In the latest RISMedia webinar—“The Power of Being Available 24/7: How to Level-Up Responsiveness for Stronger Client Connections”—panelists Mandy Rewis, head of Business Development and Partnerships at SignMore; Eric Landry, associate broker at Portside Real Estate Group; and Angela Adams, REALTOR® with Michael Saunders...

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Planting the Seeds for Future Growth

Above, John Armstrong VITALS: RE/MAX Rising Years in business: 8 Size: 1 office, 80 agents Regions Served: Central Illinois 2023 Sales Volume: 1,100 2023 Transaction Volume: $270 million http://www.remaxrising.com A second-generation REALTOR®, John Armstrong—co-owner and managing broker of RE/MAX Rising—initially resisted getting into the business over fear that ...read more

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Buffett and Abel Address Recent Commission Settlements; Certain That Industry-Wide “Transition” Will Have Impact, but Agents Will Still Thrive

This past Saturday, Warren Buffett, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and Greg Abel, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, gave their input on the latest commission lawsuit settlements across the industry, at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting—including discussion regarding HomeServices of America's announced...

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Never Count Real Estate Agents Out

In the wake of recent headlines surrounding the National Association of REALTORS®' lawsuit settlement and the Department of Justice's renewed interest in investigating commission practices, skepticism regarding the value of real estate professionals has surfaced across the nation. Yet, amidst the noise, it would...

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From Settlements to Success: How Industry Leaders will Innovate and Grow After the Lawsuits

The endlessly adaptive and creative real estate industry is already preparing to turn today's settlements into tomorrow's success stories. Industry leaders are poised to leverage recent legal developments as opportunities for growth, paving the way for innovative business models and enhanced client experiences. This webinar led by John Featherston ...read more

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CRD Connect: Advancing Homeownership

Research consistently shows that the housing sector has a profound impact on the health of the economy and that homeownership offers long-term social and financial benefits. The last decade, in particular, has witnessed property values soaring, causing homeowners to realize unprecedented equity gains. Beyond...

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Christie’s International Partners with ShowingTime+ for Listing Showcase®

ShowingTime+ and Christie's International Real Estate Group announced an agreement that allows Christie's agents to provide Listing Showcase®—the AI-powered listing experience only available on Zillow—to home sellers in that tri-state area. Listing Showcase is a listing experience and a real estate marketing solution in one, ShowingTime+ stated. Agents who ...read more

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New-Home Sales Jump in March

As mortgage rates rose back up to the 7% range last week and home prices remain elevated, market signs don't necessarily point to significant improvement anytime soon. Despite the challenges, however, new-home sales continue to fight through—posting a strong rise in March. New-home sales...

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Reliance Launches New Custom Brokerage Website for Hegg, REALTORS® Inc.

Reliance—a leading U.S. real estate technology company—has partnered with Hegg, REALTORS® Inc. to unveil the South Dakota-based real estate brokerage's new website, featuring Reliance's cutting-edge hyperlocal search engine. The oldest real estate company in South Dakota, Hegg is a part of Edina Realty and a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, according ...read more

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Cultivating a Data-Driven Legacy

As REcolorado commemorates its 40th anniversary, Justin Knoll's illustrious career in Colorado's real estate landscape takes on added significance. With a diverse background, Knoll's recent venture into proptech development provides a renewed perspective on the industry's trajectory. Through its four-decade journey, REcolorado has continually...

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How to Assess the Financial Stability of an HOA

Understanding a Homeowner Association's (HOA) financial stability is crucial for maintaining property values and ensuring residents' high quality of life. Key examination elements include reserve funds, special assessments and financial planning. Reserve funds cover significant repairs and replacements, special assessments address unforeseen expenses and...

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Leading by Opportunity

Jason Mitchell, CEO of the Jason Mitchell Group (JMG), headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, is satisfied with most every aspect of his thriving national brokerage business except for one: spreading the word. “I want to get our message out there more because what we do...

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Lamacchia Realty Expands in Massachusetts With Sears Real Estate Acquisition

Above, Anthony Lamacchia (left) and Kevin Sears Massachusetts-based Lamacchia Realty has announced the acquisition of Sears Real Estate, which expands the brokerage into the Springfield, Massachusetts, market. The three-person leadership team at Sears Real Estate, which includes Managing Broker Brian Sears, Broker/Owner Dan Rodriguez and Broker/Owner Kevin Sears, who ...read more

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A World Without Bounds: A Look Inside the Business and Pleasure of Global Real Estate Deals

Above, Villa O'Calm, Saint Barthelemy, from LeadingRE memberSibarth Real Estate. Photo: Hugo Allard. Search MNPH on luxuryportfolio.com. In a real estate industry that has been riddled with strife—from inflation and high interest rates to a scarcity of inventory—finding new ways to grow brokerage business has become more challenging than ...read more

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