• Today's Regulatory Lay Of The Land


    The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) regulatory environment has changed significantly since the former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Richard Cordray left the CFPB in November 2017. New leadership promised to end the era of "regulation by enforcement."

  • Northeast Region Posts First Year-over-year Increase In Buyer Traffic Since April 2018


    The U.S. as a whole reports slightly lower buyer traffic, but more stable showing activity.

  • What Is The Future Of Real Estate Brokerage?


    Despite the constant buzz surrounding technology and its impact on the industry, it is unlikely it will replace the role of a trusted real estate advisor...

  • REALTOR® PROfile: Maggie McQueen & Bobbie Chipman


    From Survival to Thriving: How one Broker beat the odds & another gave her a chance to succeed. When Maggie McQueen walked into John L. Scott Real Estate four years ago, she had no idea how taking that step would change her entire life...

  • Lawsuits Against Our Industry: Are We Under Attack?


    Over the past few months, numerous lawsuits have been filed against the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) and some of the large national franchisers alleging that they are engaged in a massive conspiracy against housing consumers to maintain a certain commission level and sharing arrangement. Some commentators have said that they believe this is the beginning of the end of the cooperation and compensation structure of the North American brokerage market.

  • When Will It Make A Difference In Brokerage Strategy?


    We reviewed a new dashboard from one of the largest transaction management firms in North America a few weeks back. The current data on the performance of agents and the brokerage was incredible. Even more, it had a forecasting toolset that allowed brokerage firms...

  • U.S. Median Listing Price Hits $300,000


    Based on homes advertised on's website, the U.S. median home listing price crossed into uncharted territory in March, increasing 7 percent year-over-year and hitting $300,000 for the first time.

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