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Real Estate Consumerism Is Changing—The Industry Must Respond

Real estate has historically been regarded as a complex and challenging industry for many consumers. In the past, people had no way or ability to buy or sell their house without professional assistance. There wasn’t necessarily a desire for those things either, but times are changing. Modern consumers are more educated and proficient in new […]

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The Real Estate Office of the Future

(Above) Rudy L. Kusuma, President & CEO, Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Sets Out to Chart a New Course Rudy L. Kusuma learned early on that the standard approach to the real estate business was not the way to win. The traditional tactic of filling the funnel through cold calling […]

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Bo Menkiti: Prepping Agents to Overcome Challenges

Vitals: Keller Williams Capital Properties Years in Business: 13 Size: 7 Mid-Atlantic regional offices, plus a business center in the heart of Washington, D.C., 996 agents Regions Served: District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia 2018 Sales Volume: $2,275,503,252 2018 Transactions: 4,756 www.kwcapitalproperties.com Bo Menkiti, CEO and founding partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties in Washington, […]

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Realogy and Cartus Lose ‘Significant’ USAA Business, Introduce Replacement Military Awards Program

USAA is discontinuing its Real Estate Rewards Network, a referral relationship with Realogy—managed by Cartus (a wholly-owned subsidiary)—that provided the real estate giant with military buyer and seller leads. Realogy announced the news in a recent regulatory filing, stating USAA ended the program due to “increasing complexities in financial services” that drove USAA to instead […]

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Changing the Way Money Moves in Real Estate—and Beyond

Earnnest Is on a Mission to Create a New Standard for Secure Money Movement On a mission to make electronic payment the norm in real estate within the next five years, Earnnest—a digital platform that allows buyers to securely and electronically deposit funds directly to an escrow holder—is changing the way money moves in real […]

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Homebuyers Torn: Should I Buy, or Hold Off?

Are homebuyers making moves, or sitting it out? Both narratives take, a new report shows. According to August data from realtor.com®, there are buyers locking in low mortgage rates today, and buyers delaying due to economic uncertainty. How do we know? The movement of prices and supply. According to realtor.com, in August, inventory slid 1.8 […]

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Stay Safer With SentriKey

NAR PULSE—The new SentriKey app gives REALTORS® an innovative way to make home showings more secure with the Agent Safety Feature. It automatically and discreetly alerts emergency contacts when your agents don’t feel safe or can’t confirm that they are. SentriLock is NAR’s official lockbox solution. Join the REACH Insight Panel, Earn With MVP Join […]

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Real Estate Q&A: What Happens When a Storm Disrupts Home Deals?

(TNS)—Q: I have been on a tear, damaging homes up the Atlantic coast. How does this affect people who are under contract to buy or sell a home? – Dorian (yes, that Dorian!) A: Here in Florida, we are experienced in dealing with you and your siblings. When we get wind that you are coming […]

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Productive Agents + Best-in-Class Tech

RE/MAX Launches Into a New Era of Ever-Evolving Advantages With the Rollout of Its Booj-Built Technology  Editor’s Note: This is the cover story in the September issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Subscribe today. In February 2018, RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos stood on stage at the RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas and told the crowd […]

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Humanizing Real Estate: How NextHome Bridges Technology and People

In one short year, the NextHome franchise has made a series of impressive accomplishments, from being named the No. 4 franchise in the country by Franchise Business Review to being on track to close more than 20,000 transactions and $5 billion-$6 billion in sales volume in 2019. But for NextHome, it’s not about accolades and […]

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