Buyer & Seller Tips

    4 Reasons It Pays to Work With a Family-Owned Business

    If you had to choose a real estate technology solution from three different firms—one company is VC-funded, the other listed on Wall Street and the third family-owned—who would you pick? Clearly, you would need more information…but in this case, the best choice may not be the obvious one. However, the choice is easy. I’ve been…

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    7 Strategies to Set Expectations With Your Team Members for Success

    So often team leaders set up their teams without setting expectations. This leads to frustration for both the agent team member as well as the team leader. Clear cut expectations are necessary to ensure everyone knows what you expect from them every day, week, month, quarter and year. Having clearly communicated guidelines for each member…

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    Hire Slow and Fire Fast

    Building a team is hard work. There is so much more to it than just finding someone to do administrative tasks or finding agents who are eager to work. Most agents and team leaders make the mistake of hiring friends or family members or hiring the first applicant we hear from. We jump in, anxious…

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    A Comprehensive Guide to Knowing How Much a House Sold for

    When you are in the market to buy a home it’s not unusual to want to know the sales prices of other similar homes. Without this knowledge, it would be difficult to know if you were overpaying for a property or not. In this comprehensive guide, we will be covering a variety of topics related…

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    U.S. Rent Prices Are Rising 4x Faster Than Income

    Right along with their home-price counterpart, U.S. rental prices have risen to record highs across the country this year. A recent report by Clever Real Estate found that the national median rent price rose 149% from 1985 to 2020, while overall income grew just 35% in the same time period. If rent prices grew at…

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    International Luxury Broker Jennifer Berman Named COO of DirectOffer

    DirectOffer has announced Jennifer Berman has joined the company as chief operating officer. Berman brings more than 20 years of executive experience in real estate sales leadership, strategic organizational development and promotion of industry-related technology products to the position. She is an internationally recognized industry thought leader, an innovator and a sought-after keynote speaker in…

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    Evan Miller Promoted to RELO Direct® Vice President, Sales

    Chicago-based RELO Direct®, Inc. has announced that it has promoted Evan Miller to vice president, sales. In this role, he will continue to manage the company’s business development efforts within the U.S. Government sector and will assume an expanded role in the corporate sector, the company stated. Miller joined RELO Direct as a client service…

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    NAR Forum Hones in on Equity, Housing Crisis

    A policy forum hosted by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and the Urban Institute last week titled, “Financing the Future,” added more details, more insights and more urgency to the interconnected crises of housing affordability, inequality, financing and supply. With panels including representatives of major trade organizations, advocacy groups, policymakers and journalists, the event…

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    Majority Willing to Take Action to Find More Affordable Housing

    As the housing boom continues, with home prices setting records and rising rents further stretching Americans’ budgets, new data from Bankrate shows that 58% of U.S. adults would be willing to take action to find more affordable housing. This includes moving out of state, moving farther from family and friends, buying a fixer-upper, moving farther from work, moving to a…

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    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Expands Presence in Wisconsin

    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has announced its further expansion in the state of Wisconsin with the addition of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Matson Real Estate. The growth comes on the heels of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network’s growth in Massachusetts and Florida, the company stated. With over 45 years of industry experience, President Thomas W. Matson will lead the…

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