We’re really trying to support our agents by providing them with the tools they need to service their businesses. We just rolled out a number of new programs we’re going to give them this year — marketing services, a new CRM. The bigger challenge is to not overwhelm them with tools so that they focus…To read more — login/sign up
Spring selling season is just around the corner, but will the housing market’s shelves be bare? In a potentially challenging bit of news for the real estate industry, the inventory of homes for sale has declined sharply. The National Association of Realtors says inventory plunged 8.5 percent from the end of 2018 to the end…To read more — login/sign up
Mark Spain Real Estate generated $1 billion in transactions in 2019, a milestone that represents a sharp increase from the $700 million in deals the Atlanta-based brokerage closed in 2018. Mark Spain, founder of the 180-agent company, says several initiatives fueled his company’s rapid growth in recent years. One is an embrace of the iBuyer…To read more — login/sign up
We’re a very small boutique, family firm, consisting of just a few agents. I have to make sure I’m anticipating trends. That’s very difficult for an independent broker to do. I got engaged with organized real...
As Opendoor, Offerpad, Zillow Offers, and other iBuyers flood into Sun Belt markets, traditional brokers respond to the new business model with a standard response. Why, they wonder, would sellers — the same group of penny pinchers known to scratch and claw for lower commissions, higher listing prices, and fewer concessions to buyers — willingly…To read more — login/sign up
In Toledo, OH, a brokerage that had operated independently for four decades announced in December that it was joining a much larger regional company. In Pensacola, FL, a RE/MAX affiliate that had muscled through the Great Recession said it, too, was merging with a bigger brokerage. In Southern California, a 550-agent brokerage that had been…To read more — login/sign up