Empowering Agents in 2019
Despite a considerable amount of buzz this year about disruptors in the industry involving new technologies and startups, data from the 2018 NAR Home Buyer and Seller Trends Report gives our industry’s agents very encouraging news: A full 87 percent of all buyers surveyed reported having purchased their homes through an agent. Of those, the […]
An Unstoppable Synergy: RE/MAX Gold and RE/MAX Olson
James O’Bryon, President, RE/MAX Gold, and Keith Myers, President, RE/MAX Olson & Associates Brokerages Join Forces for Agents and Consumers in California Founded in 1994 with just two offices and 40 agents, James O’Bryon, president of RE/MAX Gold, along with his partners and leadership group, grew the firm into the market leader in Northern California. […]
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A Structured Platform Key to Continued Growth
In the following interview, Joel Carter, broker/owner of CENTURY 21 J. Carter & Company in Gulfport, Miss., discusses affiliating with the brand, the dynamics of a family operation, and more. Region Served: The Mississippi Gulf Years in Real Estate: 4 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 17 You are described as a true family […]
RISMedia Partners with NAR Center for REALTOR® Development and Learning Library to Promote Real Estate Education
Partnership offers custom portal on RISMedia.com for courses, certifications, designations, and more RISMedia announced it has partnered with Learning Library Inc. (LLI) and the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Center for REALTOR® Development to offer an online course library for REALTORS® accessible on RISMedia.com. The partnership launched earlier this year. Through RISMedia’s custom education website, […]
Stock Market Volatility Signals Recession? It Depends, Say Economists
It's been a bumpy ride with flighty swings for the S&P 500 stock index this past week, which dropped by 4.6 percent, its most severe weekly dip since February. What does it all mean?
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Create Your Dream Broker Website
NAR PULSE—Your agents can easily build their brand with a beautiful and professional website from Placester, at special rates just for NAR members. As a broker, you can, too: Placester’s “Broker Pro” subscription package offers you a full broker website, including Agent index and bio site pages, management tools, and lead routing and assignment. Enjoy […]
Home Is Where the Heart and Technology Are
For long-leading Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®, delivering the best customer experience has ensured the company’s position at the forefront of North America’s home inspection industry Until the early 1970s, the home inspection industry didn’t exist. Buying a home and trying to determine if it was structurally sound was basically hinged on who you knew. […]
NAR Reorganizes Staff, With Members in Mind
To better bridge its efforts with the industry at large and membership, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is restructuring its staff across advocacy, marketing, member services and technology, according to an announcement by the organization on Tuesday. Among the changes are the forming of four marketing teams, as well as an “Emerging Technology” team. […]
Making Waves in More Ways Than One: Newsmakers in the Spotlight
Whether for commendable growth or inventive thinking, many of RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers garnered headlines for more than one reason this year. Here, we highlight a selection of stories, with claims to fame that include increased marketshare, an IPO, and a pivotal rebrand. Brian Bair (Trailblazer) CEO & Co-Founder, Offerpad In May 2018, Offerpad […]
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Look Who’s Sharing Now: Airbnb Moves Into Construction and Real Estate Markets
For years, Airbnb has been a household name for house-sharing and short-term rentals, particularly in the travel industry. Now, moving into the architecture and construction industry with its new...
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