REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • 3 Lessons Learned From A 20-year-old Book

    Summary:

    The book "Blown to Bits" was prophetic. Here are three key insights 20 years later...

  • REALTRENDS 500 Top Brokerage Firms: Firms See Largest Growth Percentage In Rankings History

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    HomeServices of America and Realogy Brokerage Group continue their run as the largest brokerages by transaction sides, according to the 2021 RealTrends 500...

  • Your Zero Moments Of Truth

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    There are three critical moments in the customer service process. Know them and you'll better serve your customers...

  • Where Are Housing Prices Set To Soar?

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    Prices are set to continue their upward trend, according to this new index. The housing market is continuing its already impressive upward momentum to record-breaking highs. As vaccine distribution ramps up over the summer, economists forecast continued home value appreciation in many places nationwide.

  • Foreclosure Crisis? CFPB Nominee Chopra Warns Of One At Confirmation Hearing

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    Biden's pick for director also says he'll focus on enforcement, fair lending. Helping to prevent another financial crisis will be a top priority for President Joe Biden's nominee for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

  • U.S. Is Top Destination For Asian Cross-border Buyers

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    The United States is the most popular destination for Asian buyers, according to a recent report. Asian property buyers—many of whom are high-net-worth individuals purchasing second homes—want to enter the U.S. market, according to the Juwai IQI 2020 Top Countries Report.

  • BRIDGING THE GAP FOR MINORITY HOMEOWNERSHIP

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    NAR officials say data reinforces need for implementation of key housing policy initiatives to close persistent minority homeownership gaps.

  • UNDERSTANDING INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

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    Survey seeks to understand who’s buying property around the world and which markets are hot for both buying and selling.

  • HEAVY BUYER DEMAND CONTINUES IN OCTOBER

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    More than US 25 markets tracked by ShowingTime recorded unlikely increases in showing activity in October, when fewer buyers are typically looking at homes.

  • THE CASE FOR COMMISSIONS — CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS ARE MISSING THE POINT

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    Class action lawsuits are missing the point... the people bringing these lawsuits don’t seem to understand the basic principles of the brokerage market...