REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • Sales And Management Success: The Role Of Luck

    Summary:

    Is your success due to luck? Or, is it something else? Are successful people just luckier? This question was posed to author and researcher Jim Collins several years ago at the REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles Conference...

  • How Did The National Firms Do In The First 6 Months?

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    We just reviewed the first six months results from eXp, Keller Williams, Realogy, Redfin, RE/MAX and Zillow. We share highlights of their results, and, in most cases, compare them to their results from the same six-month period a year ago...

  • Culture Is Key: 5 Tips For Ensuring a Seamless M&A Transition

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    Have you considered the human aspect when contemplating a merger or acquisition? While your decisions may center on sound financial projections, the personal element is equally important in paving a smooth path to a successful future together.

  • FHFA Refinance Fee — Industry Fails To See Logic In New Fee

    Summary:

    On August 13, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced it was implementing a 1.5% fee on the loan amount for the majority of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac refinance loans. This did not sit well with the housing industry, for obvious reasons...

  • Global Growth: The Tiny House Movement

    Summary:

    Defined as an architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes, the tiny house movement is growing across the world. A tiny home is a residential structure under 400 square feet...

  • July Home Buyer Traffic Surges 60.7 Percent

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    July Home Buyer Traffic Surges 60.7 Percent — Buyer Demand Continues to Outstrip Supply Following Third Consecutive Month of Increasing Showing Traffic

  • COVID-19, Civil Unrest & The Economy

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    COVID-19, work-from-home mandates and civil unrest have created a perfect storm for our nation's major urban areas. A near total shutdown of economies due to COVID-19 has choked the vitality that has made urban areas so popular...

  • Findings From The Thousand And Americas' Best Real Estate Professionals

    Summary:

    For the first time, we ranked teams in our reports by their size based on the number of licensed Realtors® they had on the team. Small teams had 2-5 members, medium teams had 6-10, and large teams had 11 or more. We've measured the relative production and productivity of these different-sizes teams and found some interesting data...

  • The Future Of Small Brokerage Firms

    Summary:

    Are you stuck in no-man's land between being a selling/managing broker or just a managing broker? Here's some interesting insights...

  • Hottest Housing Market In Nearly 15 Years

    Summary:

    Market trends continue to be positive, in part, due to telework. Look out: A slowdown may be coming.