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Commercial Earnings Grow With Healthy Market: NAR

In a sign of the times, commercial market prices are rising, but units are not. According to the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) 2018 Commercial Member Profile, on commercial REALTORS®, income and sales volume have tracked up, but deals have been on a downtrend. The annual average number of transactions tumbled to seven in 2017, […]

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College Debt Drains $92,000 From Homebuyers’ Pockets

College debt is hindering homebuyers, draining more than $92,000 from a potential purchase, according to recently released research from Zillow. In the average scenario, an aspiring buyer with college debt has $388 in monthly payments, according to Zillow. Assuming the buyer observes the “30 percent” standard—that is, not exceeding 30 percent of their income on […]

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How a Single Mom Became a Multimillion-Dollar Real Estate Success

When Real Estate Express alumna Amanda Todd first started in real estate, she knew she needed a flexible job. The former stay-at-home mom founded and leads her own multimillion-dollar real estate group—but it didn’t start out that way. “I had been a stay-at-home mom for nine-and-a-half years,” said Todd over the phone during a busy […]

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Revelation Real Estate: An Inspired Approach to Success

Angela and Chuck Fazio, Revelation Real Estate Chuck and Angela Fazio are best friends, husband and wife, and co-owners of a dynamic and fast-growing Arizona real estate company ranked by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top 10 Single-Office Brokerages in the Nation.” With Chuck’s marketing background and Angela as designated broker, Revelation […]

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Michael Sipes: Synergy and Momentum Lead to Growth

Vitals: RE/MAX Gold Coast Years in Business: 28 Size: 8 offices, 235 agents Regions Served: West Ventura County 2017 Sales Volume: Approximately $1 billion 2017 Transactions: 2,143 www.californiarealty.com RE/MAX Gold Coast has been a family-run business for 28 years, with Michael Sipes running the firm as owner and lead broker. The company has six offices, […]

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Relentlessly Taking the Real Estate World by Storm

In the following interview, Kevin Johnson, CEO and managing broker of CENTURY 21 OneBlue in Orlando, Fla., discusses the advantages of the brand, education, and more. Region Served: Central Florida Years in Real Estate: 5 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 49 Motto/Work Philosophy That You Live By: Real estate isn’t a sales business; […]

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‘Leaders in Luxury’ Brings Clarity in an Uncertain Market

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing hosted its annual event, Leaders in Luxury, for members this month at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. An array of speakers, including leaders in luxury real estate, technology, marketing, economics and creative sales techniques, were on hand, addressing how agents can incorporate their insights effectively into […]

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Setting the Stage for Success

In the following interview, George Patsio, founding partner of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate in Natick, Mass., discusses adopting the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand, what he expects for the market next year, and more. Region Served: Greater Boston area Years in Real Estate: 25 Number of Offices: 22 Number of Agents: 500+ Motto/Work Philosophy […]

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Window to the Law: How to Create a Social Media Policy

Editor’s Note: These are part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily e-News. Watch this new Window to the Law video from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) […]

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California’s Most Devastating Wildfire Scorches Entire Town

Although late in the year, California continues to battle devastating infernos. The state has been experiencing unrelenting, extremely dry conditions over the past several years due to fuel build-up combined with drought and a warming climate, experts say. Currently, two major blazes pose a colossal threat, already having claimed the lives of at least 44 […]

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