Are Brokers an Endangered Species?

February 13, 2020
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

 

Cyber Crime Continues, Education is Needed

January 30, 2020
Brokers around the country tell horror stories about buyers losing hefty deposits to hackers posing as real estate agents, mortgage lenders, or escrow company representatives. Some 11,300 people were victims of wire fraud in the real estate and rental sector in 2018, representing a 17 percent increase compared to 2017, according to FBI data. Losses…To read more — login/sign up

 

Pocket Listings to Go Away in 2020

January 16, 2020
Realtors and consumer advocates long have argued that there’s no place in the industry for pocket listings, those properties that are for sale but don’t appear in the multiple listing service. In November, the National Association of Realtors moved definitively to end pocket listings. NAR’s board of directors voted 729-70 to forbid the contentious marketing…To read more — login/sign up

 

The Year in Brokerage Management

December 26, 2019
Every other week you receive the summary of an article from Real Estate Broker’s Insider. Over the course of the year we’ve covered everything from agent recruitment, to new business models, to avoiding lawsuits. To wrap up the year, we’re highlighting five of our favorite posts. Timely and informative, they showcase some of the most creative…To read more — login/sign up