• Do You Struggle To Communicate Effectively?


    Struggling with effective communication? It's time to put in place a strategic communications system. Real estate brokerages are filled with people-people—a group of leaders, staff, and agents who love connecting. That's why you would think it's a place where strong communicators would run rampant. Instead, almost all of the real estate brokerages I've come across struggle to communicate for a variety of reasons.

  • Consumer Poll: Home Sellers Don't Understand Real Estate Commissions


    Many homeowners are misinformed about how much it actually costs to sell a home, according to a new study of prospective home sellers.

  • Accuracy And Relevance In Brokerage Rankings


    The 500 Top Brokerage Ranking Report--Competition is fierce among those ranking brokerage firms. But, ethics, accuracy, and verification are what matter most.

  • Home Sellers Claim Antitrust Laws Violated


    The National Association of REALTORS® is seeking dismissal of a flawed lawsuit. Plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois claiming that defendants National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Realogy, RE/MAX, Keller Williams and HomeServices of America have conspired together...

  • The Problem With The Wall Street Journal Op-ed By Rex Executives - An Op-Ed with Unsupported Assertions


    In a perceived attempt to smear the Realtor organization and its MLS services and excuse the failure of venture-funded entities to provide consumers with a better market opportunity to buy and sell homes, executives from a low-cost, tech-driven realty firm wrote an editorial filled with numerous unsupported assertions in The Wall Street Journal on March 3. The National Association of REALTORS penned a response that was confined to the Letters page.

  • Low-cost Models: Is The Brokerage Value Proposition Under Attack?


    It's time to invest in human capital rather than physical infrastructure. Today's headlines include stories about Opendoor, Offerpad, Zillow, and Knock, along with Realogy buying homes direct from consumers; and Compass and NRT acquiring agents and teams...

  • Redfin And RE/MAX Partner To Reach New Markets


    With this new partnership between Redfin and RE/MAX, REAL Trends and the whole industry must now wonder whether there are numerous more partnerships and restructurings coming.

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