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ERA Announces 2023 Top Producer Awards

Tue, 03/05/2024 - 08:15

ERA Real Estate announced ERA top producer awards for 2023. The awards feature the No. 1 ranked affiliated company, sales associate team, broker team and individual broker and agent at a national level in both number of transactions and total sales volume.  The 2023 top producer award winners are as follows: Top ranked company in units…

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Century 21 Expands Further in Florida

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 12:45

Century 21 Real Estate LLC has announced the affiliation of female-led Florida-based brokerage, Soflo Home Realty Corp. Located north of downtown Miami in Delray Beach, the six-year-old multilingual firm assists affluent clients in markets from luxury pre-construction and new construction homes. As of January 2024, the firm will be led by 19-year industry veteran and…

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An Eye for Design Launched Midwest Power Team

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 12:38

Above, Dawn McKenna Dawn McKenna had a taste for luxury before she hit her teens. “I was brought up on Chicago’s South Side with very little means,” she said. “But my mother and loved to tour high-end open houses and prowl through exclusive antique shops—and I found early on that I had a decorator’s eye.”…

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Court Report: Moehrl Plaintiffs Move for Summary Judgment; eXp Harassment Trial Could be Delayed

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 10:45

Editor’s note: The COURT REPORT is RISMedia’s weekly look at current and upcoming lawsuits, investigations and other legal developments around real estate. The wheels of justice may turn slowly, but the last week of February (into the first week of March) brought updates aplenty to the legal action facing the real estate industry. “Commission lawsuits,”…

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Century 21 Expands in Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 10:06

Century 21 Real Estate LLC is strengthening its presence in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains with the affiliation of Asheville-based brokerage, Modern Mountain Real Estate LLC.  The white glove service firm has assisted several communities along North Carolina’s westernmost mountain ranges since 2019, including parts of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Transylvania and…

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Want to Help Establish a Successful Real Estate Team? Look for These 4 Phases.

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 10:04

Professionals interested in forming a team will likely take into account that the team, properly developed, will become one of the main assets they have. In 1965, Dr. Bruce Tuckman, who studied group dynamics and educational psychology, published a theory titled, “Tuckman’s stages of group development.” The theory listed four phases in building a team:…

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Experts Share Insights on the State of Black Homeownership

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 09:22

Minority homeownership—specifically the state of Black homeownership—has been an ever-present topic of conversation in the real estate sphere for years. Beyond the current common challenges of homebuying, Black homebuyers are faced with hurdles created from systemic issues within the housing market and other facets of the U.S. While there has been definite improvement over the…

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United Real Estate Partners Announces Northshore Merger

Mon, 03/04/2024 - 06:21

United Real Estate Partners, an affiliate of United Real Estate, announced a merger with New Orleans Northshore agency, Team Geaux Realty. The move expands Metairie-based United Real Estate Partners to Mandeville. Agents will have access to United Real Estate’s comprehensive marketing, expanded training opportunities, healthcare plans, lead-generation tools and retirement & wealth planning services, the…

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Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Loan Factory’s Misuse of Personal Information for Business Gain

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 12:00

California-based Loan Factory and its CEO Thuan Nguyen are in hot water over allegedly using competitors’ names, photos and likenesses who had no affiliation with the company to attract business, according to a new class-action lawsuit filed Thursday in a California court. This news was first reported by National Mortgage Professional. Loan Factory is accused…

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Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Names VP of Learning

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 11:22

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC has announced the appointment of Karrie-Ann Sheppard as vice president of learning.   In her new role as VP of Learning, BHGRE stated that Sheppard will focus on creating and implementing strategic initiatives to foster the growth of agents and brokers within the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate®…

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A CRM and TM System to Measure True ROI (and Everything Else)

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 11:16

Imagine if your CRM could tell you exactly which sources are providing the best return on investment, and which ones aren’t. Imagine a true measurement of each of your marketing channels that calculates the return on your marketing spend all the way through from the first dollar spent to how much revenue went to the…

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Survey Finds Seller Concessions Are Making a Comeback in Some Markets

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 09:14

A new Bright MLS survey of 450-plus agents indicated that seller concessions have increased in the Mid-Atlantic housing market. Those interviewed consisted of agents who have worked with sellers in the past six months across the Bright footprint. Close to two in five of agents’ clients offered credit for needed repairs that were discovered during…

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ERA Announces 2023 Circle of Success Winners

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 09:03

ERA Real Estate announced its 2023 Circle of Success Award recipients, recognizing affiliated brokerages and agents for their outstanding accomplishments, commitment to service and professional triumphs. The announcement came during ERA Real Estate’s annual all-network conference—Fuel 2024—held in Nashville, Tennessee.  “We are extremely proud of our ERA affiliated companies and agents who have exceeded their goals…

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United Mortgage Turns to Refinances to Fight Mortgage Market Challenges

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 08:59

United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM) continues to fight through the tides of the mortgage market. Despite some pitfalls in their Q4 2023 and full-year earnings, the company remains hard on their stance of success and is taking turns to adjust for the future. “2023 was one of the best years in UWM’s history. It wasn’t the…

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Redfin and NAR the Targets of Yet Another Commission Suit

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 08:41

Another commission lawsuit is facing the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), this time including Redfin and the California Association of REALTORS® (CAR). Referred to as the Freedlund suit, brought by sole Plaintiff Andrea Freedlund, the case, filed Tues., Feb. 26 in U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, alleges—yet again—that defendants conspired to…

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Mortgage Mix: Major Lender Hit with Class Action; Rocket Sunsets Origination Channel

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 08:00

Editor’s Note: The Mortgage Mix is RISMedia’s weekly highlight reel of need-to-know mortgage-industry happenings. Watch for it each Friday afternoon. -Rocket, the largest lender in the country by most metrics, is shuttering Rocket Pro Originate, a platform for insurance agents, financial advisors, tax professionals and real estate agents to originate mortgages with the company. According…

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Plaintiffs Seek Partial Summary Judgment in Moehrl Commission Case

Fri, 03/01/2024 - 06:53

In an attempt to counter the defendants’ Dec. 19 request for summary judgment in their favor in the ongoing commission case known as Moehrl, the plaintiffs on Feb. 26 filed their own motion, essentially countering the defendants’ ‘No, we didn’t’ insistence on whether they conspired to fix commissions with their ‘Yes, you did.’ Appealing to…

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Great Spaces: Perpetual Bliss in Sun-Soaked Turks and Caicos

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 13:18

Property highlights: Location: Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Listing price: Starting at $500,000 Features: Beachfront residences ranging from the 580-square-foot oceanfront studio to the 6,411-square-foot four-bedroom penthouse. Added appeal: Access to resort amenities such as world-class dining, a state-of-the-art indoor fitness facility with an outdoor garden yoga studio and full-service indoor/outdoor spa. Turks and Caicos…

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What Are Seller Credits in Real Estate: The Assistance Buyers Need

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 12:13

In real estate transactions, buyers and sellers often negotiate various aspects of the deal. Negotiations can include the purchase price, closing costs and contingencies. One element that frequently arises during these negotiations is referred to as seller concessions or repair credits. These credits can play a significant role in shaping a real estate deal’s final…

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Forbes Global Properties Expands into Florida

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 12:06

Forbes Global Properties has announced luxury specialists and market leader Coastal Properties Group International have joined its network. Comprised of more than 380 best-in-class local experts across 14 offices, Coastal Properties Group International will exclusively represent the brand in Tampa Bay’s regional luxury markets.  Established in 2012, Coastal Properties Group International stated they consistently outperform…

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