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Constellation Real Estate Group Acquires Top Producer

Constellation Real Estate Group—which houses several notable real estate brands such as Constellation1, Zurple and SmartZip, among others—recently acquired Top Producer from Move, Inc. The purchase includes Top Producer’s full suite of products, including Top Producer 8i and the company’s newly designed TPX CRM, Market Snapshot, FiveStreet and Top Producer websites—all of which encompass 27K […]

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Big Data: We Have it—Now What Are We Doing With It?

In this month’s National Association of REALTORS® Power Broker Roundtable, industry leaders discuss what big data is and what the industry is doing with it. Moderator: Cindy Ariosa, Senior Vice President, Regional Manager, Long & Foster Real Estate, Chantilly, Virginia; Liaison for Large Firms and Industry Relations, National Association of REALTORS® Panelists: Matthew Gardner, Chief […]

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Product Spotlight: Why Brokers Need to Supply Digital Technology to Help Agents Sell Homes Faster

Spring typically marks the beginning of the home-buying season. In a COVID reality, however, housing activity is unpredictable. Today’s real estate professionals in some geographies are seeing the kind of listing activity they usually see in the, historically, busiest seasons, like spring. The key to helping agents thrive today is embracing the future of real […]

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Newsmakers Hall of Fame: Rosey Koberlein on Growing Organically

After four decades in real estate, Rosey Koberlein, chairperson—and past CEO—of Tucson, Arizona-based Long Companies, knows a thing or two about adapting to change and growing organically. Koberlein was recently inaugurated into RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame for her industry achievements. RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers is a yearly campaign that awards those who have […]

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Committed to Excellence

Dan Forsman Vitals: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties Years in business: 35 Size: 21 offices, 1,550 agents Regions served: Greater Metropolitan Atlanta market and North Georgia 2020 sales volume : $4.5 billion 2020 transactions: 11 ,600 www.bhhsgeorgia.com As President & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, Dan Forsman has become a known force in […]

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Solving the Down Payment Dilemma

How to Help First-Time Homebuyers Increase Their Down Payment With HomeFundIt Troy Hermanson REALTOR® Forward Movement Group | Coldwell Banker West Bend Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin What is the top issue typically faced by your buyers today? Troy Hermanson: The largest buying segment demographically is millennials, a majority of whom are first-time buyers. Saving for a […]

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Thoughts on Leadership: Laugh It Off

Filming videos is always such a fun experience. We laugh at the outtakes and don’t take ourselves too seriously if we miss a line in the script. (That’s what editing is for, right?) We can smile and be ourselves. And when we smile, we appear friendlier and warmer—even through the lens of a camera. Laughter […]

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4 Creative Ways to Use a Luxury Market Report to Save You Time and Money

Real estate lead generation ideas are like gold. Ideas with real value are hard to come by, but you get to enjoy a generous payoff when you do find one that works. At the same time, generating real estate leads—especially in the luxury market—can take a lot of legwork. The solution? Front load your real […]

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Ken Jenny: ‘Visionary, Change Agent and Champion’ for Real Estate

For more than 35 years, Ken Jenny was a stalwart ambassador of the residential real estate community—always at the ready with a strategic idea, an honest opinion or an incisive quip. Now, the industry mourns his untimely passing earlier this week. According to reports, Jenny succumbed to heart failure in Reno, Nevada, on March 1. […]

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Leadership to Survive…or Thrive

“Pivoting,” “unprecedented,” “new normal,” “stay safe.” These are all words or phrases that quickly became a part of our everyday conversations last March. Business leaders across the country were scrambling to chart new courses in a changed world. At HomeSmart International, we decided to take a different path. I found myself seeking moments of self-reflection, […]

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