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Housing Starts: Strong Year-End Numbers Don’t Mean There Aren’t Risks Ahead

Housing starts increased 5.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.67 million units, according to the latest report from the Commerce Department. While housing starts ended 2020 on a strong note, there are still concerns surrounding rising lumber prices, as well as increasing regulatory cost concerns that may impact future production. The Breakdown: […]

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Women Leaders in Virtual Real Estate

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. Women make an incredible difference in the often male-dominated real estate industry. At MyOutDesk, we know this, and we celebrate women in the field. As the No. 1-rated virtual assistant company by TechRadar, I’d like to share […]

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New Zillow Rental Policy Could Cost Industry ‘Tens of Millions of Dollars’

Last year, Zillow announced the launch of its own brokerage: Zillow Homes. Due to this, starting this year, rental listings syndicated through the MLS are no longer feeding directly to Zillow. Agents and brokers who would like their rental listing on Zillow, must now do so through Zillow’s Rental Manager, a contract-based service that starts […]

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Thoughts on Leadership: Total Responsibility

This Monday night, I watched the Alabama game, as the incredible college football team won the national championship against Ohio State, 52-24. Watching that game, I couldn’t help but think about two great leaders, two great friends and two great franchisees—Dewey Mitchell and Allen Crumbley, broker/owners of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Properties Group—who both played […]

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Strategies to Win in the New Environment: The Activities That Are Driving Success

Kicking off 2021 on a high note, RISMedia’s “Real Estate’s Rocking in the New Year,” a virtual event co-presented by the National Association of REALTORS® on Jan. 7, took a closer look at what real estate professionals across the board are doing to set themselves up for continued success during the session, “Strategies to Win […]

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Cultivating Connections in a Competitive Market

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. BoomTown’s diverse, effective and user-friendly platform sets Arizona real estate team up for continued success Becky Garcia, leader of an all-female, 30-member team that includes 20 agents based in Goodyear, Ariz., has depended on leading sales and […]

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Stronger Than Ever

This article first appeared in Real Estate magazine’s special-edition Women in Real Estate issue. View the entire issue here. Anna Ciano-Hendricks Broker/Owner RE/MAX Pathway Kent, Ohio www.pathwayoh.com Region served: Northeast Ohio Years in real estate: 11 Number of offices: 2 Number of agents: 23 Best tip for going the extra mile for your agents: Always be […]

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More Than Just Likes: A Blueprint for Online Success

During RISMedia’s 2021 “Real Estate’s Rocking in the New Year” virtual event, co-presented with the National Association of REALTORS®, Marki Lemons Ryhal, global virtual keynote speaker and international best-selling author, moderated the panel, More Than Just Likes: A Blueprint for Online Success. Joining her on this panel was Sheena Baker, broker for CarMarc Realty; Wendy […]

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Set Your Agents Up for Success Come Tax Time

NAR PULSE—Taxes are complicated, but they don’t have to be scary. The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Center for REALTOR® Financial Wellness’ Tax Summit will teach your agents how to file their quarterly taxes, learn ways to avoid audits and review solutions if they owe the IRS. Encourage them to register today! 2022 NAR Leadership […]

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Putting Indie Brokerage Savvy Into the Launch of an Uber-Successful Team

How this successful team leader of Urban Nest Realty is using experience and technology to drive team growth In an industry where technology adoption consistently hovers around 25 percent, Jan O’Brien—team leader at Urban Nest Realty—is bucking the trend thanks to her past experience launching an indie brokerage and applying that knowledge to create an […]

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