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Zillow Stops Buying Houses – What Does This Mean and Will Other iBuyers Follow Suit?

October 18th, 2021
The supply chain challenges that are straining the housing market are having the same effect on iBuying giant Zillow. The real estate platform announced on Oct. 18 that its home-flipping business, Zillow Offers, will be taking a break from signing...

RISMedia Celebrates Innovation, Perseverance and Achievements at Power Broker & Newsmakers Event

November 15th, 2021
Over 350 of the industry’s most influential real estate brokers and agents gathered last week, on Fri., Nov. 12, for a night of networking, celebration and education at RISMedia’s 25th annual, invitation-only Power Broker & Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, which...

Window to the Law: Criminal Background Checks and Fair Housing

November 25th, 2021
Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly video series from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) to inform and educate members about important aspects of being a real estate professional. Watch for this series each month in RISMedia’s Daily...

The Principles of Team Success, Part 3: Prosperity

December 7th, 2021
ICYMI: Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been outlining the key principles of successful teams. We started out with the importance of articulating a purpose—defining your “big whys” for being in real estate and starting a team. Then last...

Emphasizing Face-to-Face Communication

December 20th, 2021
Jim Sparkman Principal Broker/Owner Mark E. Farrow Broker/Owner HomeSmart Realty Group Salem, Oregon www.hsmartrealtygroup.com Region served: Northwest Oregon, Willamette Valley, Portland Metro Years in real estate: Jim: 16; Mark: 25 Number of offices: 9 Number of agents: 355 Must-have technology...

How to Win the Talent War

January 3rd, 2022
A growing number of Americans left a job in 2021, including a record 4.43 million in September alone, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The quit rate as a percentage of the labor force rose to 3%, also a...

The New Rules of Safety: How to Protect Yourself, Your Clients and Your Business

January 13th, 2022
For real estate agents and their clients, safety should be a top priority. From protecting yourself during in-person showings to keeping your clients’ information safe on the information highway, learning, understanding and practicing the new rules of safety will ensure...

Battling Deep-Rooted Stereotypes With ‘Smart Growth’ Urban Planning

January 25th, 2022
Above: Asa Fleming. Photo by AJ Canaria of MoxiWorks The term “affordable housing” often carries a negative connotation with it, one typically rooted in racist stereotypes. Changing that starts by changing consumers’ perspectives through education, says Asa Fleming, a REALTOR®...

Rethinking the Real Estate Tech Stack

February 3rd, 2022
There always seems to be an emerging business model or new piece of software that’s allegedly poised to change or disrupt the real estate industry. However, a question that should be on every broker/owner’s mind is: how can this help...

Why Real Estate Agents Love Real Estate

February 14th, 2022
As February is the month of “love,” we asked our CE Plus members, “What do you love about real estate?” The overwhelming winner was “working with/helping people” with almost 50% of the votes. If you’re interested in learning what other...
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