Sereno Group: Exceeding Industry Standards Every Step of the Way
(L to R) Tim Proschold, Vice President of Group Strategy and Success; Ryan Iwanaga, Executive Vice President; Barbara Cole, Chief Operating Officer; Chris Trapani, Chief Executive Officer Chris Trapani and Ryan Iwanaga grew up together in the quiet, rolling suburbs of Northern California that would grow into the Silicon Valley—and the Sereno Group story starts […]
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Cheri Fama: Professionalism and Service Win the Day
Vitals: John Daugherty, REALTORS® Years in Business: 51 Size: 3 offices, 150 agents Region Served: The Greater Houston area 2017 Sales Volume: $1.108 billion 2017 Transactions: 1,455 No. 235 in sales volume in RISMedia’s 2018 Power Broker Report www.johndaugherty.com With the dual role of president and chief operating officer of Houston, Texas-based John Daugherty, REALTORS®, Cheri Fama brings more than […]
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Remodeling Spending to Spike
Across 50 of the largest major markets, home remodeling spending will spike this year, according to findings released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. Expenditures for home remodels will rise by 5 percent in 41 of the 50 markets, and by 10 percent more in 11—the […]
No Gain, No Loss: Existing-Home Sales Stabilize
August existing-home sales stabilized, ending a regressive streak, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) reports. At 5.34 million, activity neither decreased nor increased from July, but was down 1.5 percent from the prior year. Inventory month-over-month also steadied, at 1.92 million—a jump from 1.87 million the prior year. Activity was carried by the Midwest and […]
Making Moves for REALTORS: One-on-One With Bob Goldberg
Credit: AJ Canaria of PlanOmatic Bob Goldberg has had an action-packed year. In just a little more than 12 months since taking the helm as CEO of the National Association of REALTORS®, Goldberg has implemented an array of internal changes and spearheaded several key initiatives designed to better serve members. During a special one-on-one interview […]
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The .realestate Member Pre-Sale Has Begun!
NAR PULSE—Your agents cover a lot of ground…your digital presence should, too. From Sept. 18-Nov. 16, REALTORS® with an active .realtor™ domain—FREE for the first year, one per individual member—have exclusive access to purchase .realestate domains before they become available to the public. From westend.realestate to bayside.realestate, the possibilities are endless. Don’t miss out! Make […]
Hurricane Florence: 32 Deaths, Housing Shortages and Increasing Flooding Dangers
Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas over the weekend, battering the region and surrounding states with record amounts of rainfall; over 30 inches fell in Swansboro, N.C. by Saturday, Sept. 15, as reported by the National Weather Service. Sources report at least 32 people have died from weather-related events; however, this number could increase […]
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Poised for the Future: zipLogixTM
zipLogix™ Aims to Dramatically Improve the Real Estate Process RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with Scott Strong as the one-year anniversary of his appointment as CEO of zipLogix™ approaches. In this exclusive interview, Strong provides a closer look at the momentum that’s propelling the company into the future—and why he’s so passionate […]
7 Benefits of a Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike
(TNS)—Interest rates are going up. The Federal Reserve in June hiked rates for the second time in 2018, and there could be two more rate hikes before the end of the year, including one at this month’s Fed meeting. Sure, the increases mean it will cost more to borrow—but you’ll benefit from getting better rates on […]
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Luxury Beckons in Belize
Established in 2004, Vista Real Estate Belize is a full-service company proudly offering Belize’s highest level of real estate services. With five staff members, three agents and one broker, the firm serves the country’s six districts (Corozal, Orange Walk, Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo), in addition to the surrounding islands and cayes. Here, Broker/Owner […]