Brokers Best

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Broker/Owners Identify Challenges, Promising Trends

November 20, 2014
The most recent National Association of Realtors industry profile provides a unique view of today’s real estate firms and insights into concerns and promising trends. The industry remains a fiercely independent business dominated by mom-and-pop firms. Eighty-one percent of all brokerages have one office and two full-time real estate licensees. Only seven percent of companies…To read more — login/sign up


Moving into Property Management

October 10, 2014
NRT, a division of Realogy Holdings, this summer bought a large property manager in Texas and formed a national operation to handle rentals. NRT’s Ryan Gorman stresses the synergies created by operating both a brokerage firm and a property management firm. Ideally, the property management firm is talking to tenants and, when they’re ready to…To read more — login/sign up


To Use Drones or Not?

August 27, 2014
Mark Chu’s clients loved the aerial videos his company used to market properties. But the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wasn't so keen. Soon after Chu’s local newspaper reported that he was posting drone videos of listings, Chu received a threatening letter from the FAA. Federal officials warned Chu that he could face fines if his…To read more — login/sign up