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Thoughts on Leadership: Leading With Rituals

This week my travels found me in Denver, Colorado at the Mavericks Meeting hosted by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Innovative Real Estate CEO Scott Nordby and his team. The Mavericks Meetings are regular gatherings with a small, think-tank group of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices independently owned and operated franchise CEOs. We meet every six months to exchange […]

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Foreclosures See Hard Spike As Federal Protections End

As expected, the end of federal protections in September has coincided with a significant uptick in foreclosures, as default notices, scheduled auctions or bank repossessions spiked 34% in Q3 of this year according to a new report from ATTOM Data Solutions®, potentially foreshadowing a difficult winter for homeowners still struggling through the pandemic. The extent […]

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RE/MAX Launches ‘Reinvented’ RE/MAX University®

RE/MAX® recently updated its RE/MAX University platform, an exclusive-to-RE/MAX learning hub. Built on intuitive new technology, RE/MAX University offers affiliates access to relevant educational resources via desktop or mobile devices. Designed for RE/MAX professionals at any stage of their career, the platform leverages artificial intelligence to recommend learning courses and materials based on each affiliates’ […]

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First-Ever Proptech Franchise Opportunity Creates Ancillary Revenue Stream Through Predictive Behavior Platform

There are thousands of real estate data platforms available to practitioners that assist agents and brokers in simplifying workflows, improving transparency, and attracting and retaining new business. Until now, however, there has not been a consumer-facing platform that accomplishes all of the above, and more, while also providing a franchise opportunity that allows business owners […]

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3 People Luxury Real Estate Professionals Need in Their Sphere of Influence

How often do you network with other professionals who serve an affluent clientele? Luxury real estate has a reputation for exclusivity, but the truth is, success comes from building a network of people who can help connect you with new, qualified prospects and support you in better serving your existing clients—and vice versa. The good […]

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Is Now a Good Time to Become a Landlord?

TNS—Q: We are getting older and ready to move to a smaller home. Our plan has always been to rent our existing house to make extra money toward our retirement. After the eviction moratorium, we are nervous. Is it a good time to be a landlord? — Jerri A: Not collecting rent is a scary […]

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties Acquires Cape Cod Oceanview Realty

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties, a division of Commonwealth Realty Group, LLC, recently announced the acquisition of Cape Cod Oceanview Realty, one of Cape Cod’s real estate and vacation rental brokerages. This boutique real estate company, owned and operated by Jim and Susan Collins, has served the Cape Cod community since 2011. Commonwealth Realty […]

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LeadingRE Adds Sellers Shield™ to Solutions Group Program

Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has added Sellers Shield™ to its Solutions Group program of preferred business resources for its global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms. Sellers Shield™ is a real estate disclosure form solution that reduces the likelihood of home sale lawsuits and provides legal protection to home sellers […]

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Coldwell Banker Delivers Inaugural Women on the Move Award

Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC recently announced that Leesa Harper-Rispoli, president and broker of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS®, received the inaugural Women on the Move Award at this year’s annual Gen Blue Experience®, held in New York City. The Women on the Move Award recognizes Harper-Rispoli’s instrumental strides in the real estate industry to represent the […]

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Mortgage Applications Relatively Flat

Mortgage applications increased 0.2% for the week ending Oct. 8, 2021. According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey, the Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis from the previous week. Unadjusted, the Index increased 0.4% compared to the previous week. The Refinance […]

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