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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

 

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Part 4: Broker Offers Guidance to iBuyer

December 19, 2019
Real Estate Broker’s Insider has been focusing its coverage on broker/owners who are trying new approaches to stay ahead of the fast-changing industry. In Houston, Charlotte, and other Sun Belt markets, major brokers are teaming with Zavvie, a company that promises to keep agents involved in the process by managing offers from multiple iBuyers. Better Homes…To read more — login/sign up

 

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January 2020

How to thwart cyber criminals? Start with client education — 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. For information on curbing the risk of cyber crime, see NAR’s Cybersecurity Checklist.  ...

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Part 3: Broker Launches iBuyer Platform

December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019 — Real Estate Broker’s Insider has been focusing its coverage on broker/owners who are trying new approaches to stay ahead of the fast-changing industry. In Tampa Bay, FL, Kenny Hayslett of RE/MAX Action First created an iBuying program. Offerpad, Opendoor, and Zillow Offers are buying homes in the Tampa market. So far, the…To read more — login/sign up

 

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Part 2: Broker Ditches Realtor.com

November 21, 2019
Real Estate Broker's Insider has been focusing its coverage on broker/owners who are trying new approaches to stay ahead of the fast-changing industry. In Tinton Falls, NJ, RE/MAX Select has given up Realtor.com leads. For years, RE/MAX Select was one of the most active buyers of leads from Realtor.com However, President Rob Lyszczarz says the 17-year…To read more — login/sign up

 

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December 2019

Contrarian broker sees iBuyers as fools waiting to be fleeced — The arrival of deep-pocketed iBuyers has left many traditional brokers fearing that major disruption finally has arrived. That's not the case with Greg Swann. Read his controversial e-book. ...

Consumer group faults real estate industry for lack of transparency in commissions — Read the Consumer Federation of America report, Hidden Real Estate Commissions: Consumer Costs and Improved Transparency. ...

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Part 1: Nimble Brokers Adapt, Try New Approaches

November 7, 2019
In a fast-changing industry, brokers who don’t adapt disappear. Real Estate Broker’s Insider has been focusing its coverage on broker/owners who are trying new approaches to stay ahead of the change. They are launching their own ibuyer platforms, ditching Realtor.com leads, aggressively wooing teams, and more. In one example, Century 21 New Millennium wooed and landed the…To read more — login/sign up

 

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Broker’s “Trade-In” Model Generates Thousands of Transactions

October 24, 2019
The business model being tested by Knock is often compared to the iBuying platforms of Opendoor and Offerpad. Disruptive strategy? Check. Hundreds of millions of capital on hand for buying homes? Check. A pitch to consumers who crave convenience and certainty? Check. But there are crucial distinctions between Knock and the iBuyers, says Sean Black,…To read more — login/sign up

 

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Traditional Brokers Adapt as iBuyers Proliferate

October 10, 2019
As Opendoor, Offerpad, and Zillow Offers sweep through the Sun Belt, many traditional brokers decry the new model, calling it financially unsustainable, an affront to their experience, and a ripoff for sellers. Other brokers say that, even if those criticisms are true, iBuyers aren’t going away any time soon. In the case of Better Homes…To read more — login/sign up

 

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