Making Waves in More Ways Than One: Newsmakers in the Spotlight
Whether for commendable growth or inventive thinking, many of RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers garnered headlines for more than one reason this year. Here, we highlight a selection of stories, with claims to fame that include increased marketshare, an IPO, and a pivotal rebrand. Brian Bair (Trailblazer) CEO & Co-Founder, Offerpad In May 2018, Offerpad […]
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Look Who’s Sharing Now: Airbnb Moves Into Construction and Real Estate Markets
For years, Airbnb has been a household name for house-sharing and short-term rentals, particularly in the travel industry. Now, moving into the architecture and construction industry with its new Backyard initiative—led by the company’s subsidiary Samara, a design studio launched in 2016—Airbnb is looking to leave its imprint in a more concrete way: designing, building […]
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NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
This month’s National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Power Broker Roundtable introduces Jim Imhoff, 2019 Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations for NAR, and our 2019 moderator. Panelists Christina Pappas, District Sales Manager, The Keyes Company, Miami, Fla.; 2018 Liaison for Large Firms & Industry Relations, NAR Jim Imhoff, Chairman, First Weber, Madison, Wis.; 2019 […]
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The Journey: Changes in Tax Law Lead to Shifts in Giving
(TNS)—Older retirees may save Christmas for charities. Donors gave a record $410 billion to nonprofit causes last year, according to Giving USA Foundation, in part because taxpayers were bunching contributions ahead of this year’s higher standard income tax deduction, experts say. That led to worries that 2018 might be a down year for philanthropy. The […]
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RISMedia’s 2019 Real Estate Newsmakers: Inside the Issue
RISMedia is closing out 2018 with credit to the Newsmakers—individuals in the industry who’ve made news in positive ways. Affecting their colleagues and communities through efforts that include innovation, leadership and humanitarianism, RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers honors the impact they’ve had on the industry, and recognizes their success. In the December issue of RISMedia’s Real […]
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Predicting Prices: Expect Gains for HQ2 Runners-Up
The Amazon contenders are in for a hot 2019, according to expert housing predictions. Compared to growth on a national scale, cities in the HQ2 hunt—including Washington, D.C., one of the winners—are forecasted to have higher home values in the upcoming year, Zillow’s latest Home Price Expectations Survey shows. More than 100 economists and […]
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Leads: The Silent Secret to Recruiting, Retention
In the following interview, Greg Garrett, CEO of Greg Garrett Realty in Newport News, Va., discusses the firm’s lead program, and how it contributes to growth in more ways than one. Region Served: Eastern Virginia Years in Real Estate: 41 Number of Offices: 2 Number of Agents: 80 Overall, how has your lead program helped […]
REALTORS®: Dedicated to the Markets They Serve
Approximately 57 percent of us make charitable donations yearly—and, according to new research, a considerable portion are by REALTORS®. When it comes to contributing funds to organizations, 82 percent of REALTORS® donate yearly—on average, $1,000, according to The Community Aid and Real Estate, or CARE, Report by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). On annual […]
iBuyers May Be Keeping Institutional Investors Afloat, Data Shows
There’s a challenge across many real estate markets, and that’s a shortage of inventory. The solution for many institutional investors looking for the next venture? iBuyers—companies that buy directly from homeowners using cash reserves—are offering up fresh investment opportunities while other sources of inventory are dwindling. Nearly one in 10 homes sold in 2018 (as […]
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Gift-Giving Guilt: Nearly Half of Americans Have Felt Pressured to Overspend During the Holidays
(TNS)—For many Americans, the holidays mean family, food and overspending. More than two in five gift shoppers feel pressured to reach deeper into their wallets than they’re comfortable with, according to the 2018 Bankrate Holiday Gifting Survey. Despite budget constraints, there are some lines most people refuse to cross to save money. Buying used and […]
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