REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • Do You Understand Blockchain Technology?

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    Two industry vendors capitalize on Blockchain technology. Is it the next big trend?

  • Future of Brokerage

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    Sunny Lake and Rob Hahn, partners in life and business, have released a new report called “Future of Brokerage” that lays out their views of the brokerage industry

  • A Great and Successful First Career

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  • The Age of Amazon

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  • Digital Marketing 2018: How to Spend Your Dollars This Year

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    A start of a new year brings new business goals and objectives. Included in these resolutions should be a plan to maximize and track your digital marketing dollars to ensure your brokerage is receiving a tangible return on investment. Fortunately, there are some sound strategies to help you achieve these goals.

  • Portugal's Algarve: A Haven for International Buyers

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    With an affordable cost of living and great year-round sunshine, Algarve and Portugal are booming. Demand for the properties across all price ranges in 2017 in the Algarve and Portugal as a whole, has been on the increase. Favorable tax conditions and fiscal benefits helped boost the residential real estate market, while recent reports highlighting the desirability of the area, particularly for retirees, has brought the area into focus.

  • What's next? The CFPB Without Cordray

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    It's official -- Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray left his post to run
 for Governor of Ohio. President Trump now has an opportunity to put his candidate in charge.

  • Counter to Seasonal Trends, Demand for Real Estate Exhibits Strong Growth in November

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    Showing Time Showing Index® shows 8% year-over-year increase buoyed by active consumers viewing listings...

  • How Real Estate and Hospitality are Similar

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    Real estate is a unique industry, but it does not exist in a bubble. The changes the industry is going through right now -- I've seen them before. I'd like to share some similarities between real estate and the hospitality industry. To me, these disparate industries are more like parallel universes. In this article, I'll draw a few comparisons between the two and demonstrate why their similarities are cause for optimism, not concern.

  • Office / Agent Productivity

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    Real estate brokerage is a fluid and dynamic business. It must be if brokers want to survive this ever-changing industry. Various structural changes have forced adaptation, and this is readily apparent when you look at the numbers. The recent update of our Benchmark Report quantifies some of the changes we are seeing.