Every year since 2013, one individual real estate agent has sold more homes annually and also led everyone in total sales volume on REAL Trends' annual list of top agents. Ben Caballero's individual production numbers for last year are astonishing. More than 5700 homes sold with a total sales volume of $2.25 billion. The massive stack of MLS data showing he was the sole listing agent on each of his 5,778 homes sold that he provided REAL Trends proves this incredible accomplishment. It's important to note that Ben has never had a team, been part of a team, or shared [...]
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ERA CEO Sherry Chris celebrated the remarkable achievement of HUNT Real Estate as the franchise’s largest firm based upon the number of units sold in 2019 of 13,475, and the dollar volume of $2.87 billion.
Award-winning author of One Rental at a Time, Micheal Zuber, and CEO of SaaS platform Rental Beast, Ishay Grinberg, sat down for a virtual conversation this week about what agents can do today to sustain through the pandemic, and be ahead of the game as the market recovers.
The NAR Emerging Issues workgroup has developed a policy statement that clears up a misconception about the data that a broker participant contributes to an MLS. It gives brokers the explicit right to get their data back.
A notable portion of real estate industry vets-- agents or otherwise, report some form of legal background or experience. October Research released a report this month endeavoring to provide clarity on which markets operate under such regulations, and what correlation these answers may have to the connection between real estate and the law.
The 2020 RISMedia Power Broker List has been published and there is some exciting news to share! Collectively, the Power Broker Top 1,000 garnered $1,491,869,249,084 in sales volume and 3,985,613 transactions in 2019. Read More...
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. That's how many people, companies, and organizations, like the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO), are responding to these uncertain times. Unable to host its standard Spring Tech Summit in New Orleans, the team at RESO came out early with a pivot to create a digital summit version – April 21-23. That's welcoming news, as many folks will tell you RESO is the best-kept secret among all real estate conferences. True, there won’t be a #RESOnola, but I am ready #RESOremote. I need a conference – badly. So, I have blocked my calendar [...]
The Council of MLS hosted a meeting last week to gather perspectives from brokers and MLSs about COVID-19 related issues. Craig Cheatham of The Realty Alliance, Bill Fowler of Compass, and Caitlin McCrory of Redfin gave these suggestions for MLSs to consider.
In addition to automated onboarding, another key feature of DocuSign is the ID verification tool. This tool allows new people to provide social security cards and government-issued IDs securely through DocuSign and reduce the hassle for company staff to acquire and secure that information. No more manual printing, scanning, and storing paper under lock and key!
The last time we wrote about HomeSmart was in 2017 after they acquired Denver, Colorado based Cherry Creek Property with 1500 agents. Now they will be converting TriStar Realty, a firm serving Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. TriStar’s designated broker, Cindy Sinanan will stay on in that role.
MoxiWorks Acquires Imprev. Both firms are Seattle-area based. Both have hired and developed a team of exceptionally talented, passionate, and loyal employees. These folks are super nice people whom you enjoy being around.