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Realtor Income Dips

September 6, 2018
Reflecting tight inventories that are slowing sales volumes, the median gross income of Realtors fell to $39,800 in 2017, a decrease from $42,500 in 2016. Realtors handled a median of 11 transactions in 2017, down from 12 deals in 2016, according to the National Association of Realtors’ annual Member Profile. Realtors spent a median of…To read more — login/sign up


Tech-Savvy Agents Will Prosper

August 16, 2018 President David Mele says agents aren’t going away any time soon. But he predicts agents who don’t embrace technology are in danger. Mele puts a new twist on the long-standing fear that real estate agents could go the way of travel agents. That hasn’t happened, but he sees tech-savvy agents prospering and others disappearing.…To read more — login/sign up


Tracking CEO Compensation

June 21, 2018
The nation’s 70 largest Realtor organizations collected $672 million in revenue in 2016, and they paid their CEOs nearly $24 million. That’s according to Real Estate Broker’s Insider’s analysis of tax returns filed by national, state, and regional associations. Most organizations’ 2016 returns were made public during the first quarter of 2018. Real Estate Broker’s Insider analyzed…To read more — login/sign up


Tech-savvy Brokerage Embraces Big Data

May 24, 2018
"We empower our clients with more data, more information, things they can’t find anywhere else," says David Walker co-founder of TripleMint. Since launching in 2013, the tech-driven brokerage has raised millions in venture capital and posted impressive growth. The 60-agent brokerage raised $7 million from investors. Much of that TripleMint has spent on a proprietary…To read more — login/sign up


Brokers Experiment with Cryptocurrency

May 10, 2018
With Bitcoin and other forms of virtual money grabbing headlines, Tampa broker Kenny Hayslett aims to stay on top of the cryptocurrency curve. Hayslett, broker-owner of the 75-agent RE/MAX Action First, says his company has listed 10 properties for sellers willing to accept payment in Bitcoin. And Hayslett already has brokered two small deals for…To read more — login/sign up