REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • CoreLogic Releases Most Recent HPI Forecast Validation Report

    Summary:

    CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, released its latest CoreLogic HPI Forecast Validation Report that compares its 12-month CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI) Forecast to the actual CoreLogic Home Price Index.

  • Website Accessibility Lawsuits Soared In 2018

    Summary:

    Thanks to a 2017 decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ), legal challenges over website accessibility for disabled individuals are a rising threat to companies with an internet presence. The federal law governing website accessibility is Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), enacted to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in places of "public accommodation" such as offices, retail outlets, and events.

  • Valuing Small- To Medium-sized Brokerage Companies

    Summary:

    It's no secret that the housing bull market is in the rearview mirror — years of sharply rising home prices driven by a lack of inventory already created affordability issues. When you factor in rising interest rates and economic fears driven by tanking stock markets and political turmoil, the housing market is no doubt going to feel it. As existing and new home sales continue to slide, the residential brokerage industry is indeed feeling a bit of a pinch.

  • The Other Side Of Real Estate: The Key To Making Successful Tech Decisions

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    Who's the technology decision maker? Ultimately, the broker-owner is the final decision maker at 99 percent of brokerages. But, the size of a brokerage has an impact on how much involvement the broker-owner has in the due diligence and analysis of whether they should say "yes" or "no".

  • Global Residential Property Prices — Prices Will Rise in 2019 at Slower Pace

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    Slowing price growth is the story for 2019. Five of the 15 global cities tracked in the Knight Frank Prime Global Forecast—New York, Singapore, Dubai, Mumbai, and Hong Kong—all show zero or negative price growth. Berlin, Madrid, and Paris top the list with price growth of 6 percent, followed by Miami at 5 percent, Vancouver at 3 percent, Los Angeles and Sidney at 2 percent, and Geneva, Melbourne and London at 1 percent.

  • How One Agent Recruited 50 Agents Her First Year As A Manager

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    One minute on the phone and you can sense Nakia Evans, manager of the Fells Point office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Baltimore, is a confident leader. She has that poise and self-assurance that immediately makes you listen carefully. So, it's no surprise to know she bought her first house at age 23.

  • Brokers Report On Adoption

    Summary:

    The Broker Public Portal has quickly evolved into a viable alternative to paying for advertising and leads on the portal sites. REAL Trends spoke with two brokers who were early adopters to talk about agent adoption and future plans.

  • Nine Percent Drop In January's — Real Estate Showing Activity

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    If January is any indication, home sellers are bracing themselves for a tenuous start to 2019, as the first month of the year saw a 9 percent drop across the U.S. in year-over-year residential showing activity, according to data from the ShowingTime Showing Index.

  • Your Most Important 15 Minutes - Don't Let Distraction Take Over

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    Most Americans are living in a continuous state of partial attention, "according to behavioral psychologists. International business coach, Robin Sharma, observes, "The enemy of mastery is not mediocrity. It is distractions. The addiction to distraction is ruining many potentially awesome lives." Why are we so distracted and what can we do about it? A common trait of the most successful people is their ability to focus on the most important tasks and not get distracted. How do they stay on track?

  • Time To Review The Health Of Your Team

    Summary:

    Now that financial incentives to affiliate with one broker over another is climbing, it may be useful to focus on what creates and maintains a healthy organizational culture. When brokerage firms talk about their strong cultures, it’s important to focus on what is at the core.