REAL TRENDS Article Archive

  • Forecast For 2020: Assessing Threats And Opportunities For Brokerage Leaders

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    Forecast For 2020: Assessing Threats And Opportunities For Brokerage Leaders. What should you be concerned about, and what can you do to thwart threats to the industry? It's a presidential election year. Does that matter? Sales were down in 1980 and 1988 from prior years, but up in 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, and 2016...

  • The California ABC Test Looks To Be Expanding

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    Just when you thought that the California ABC test would stay within that state's borders comes news that the states of New York and New Jersey are considering adopting some of the same provisions that pertain to the qualifications of independent contractors versus employees.

  • REALTOR® Associations Report Membership Still Growing

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    At a recent meeting with several key state and local associations of Realtors® CEOs, we learned membership rolls are still growing. Many also report that membership totals are now at or nearing historic highs.

  • CFPB Asks For Public Comment Determining The Effectiveness Of TRID

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    In a November 22 Request for Information (RFI), the Bureau asked for public comments on the TRID Rule's effectiveness as it prepares an assessment report of the Rule that the Dodd-Frank Act requires to be published within five years of its effective date...

  • Home Buyer Interest Up Again In November Nationwide

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    Home Buyer Interest Up Again In November Nationwide... Showing Traffic Increases for Fourth Consecutive Month. November home showing activity continued an upward trend of year-over-year growth following the fourth consecutive month of increased showing activity...

  • Boost Agent Performance — Move The Middle

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    Don't forget about low performers and high performers, but spend time moving your middle performers up. "The biggest opportunity for performance improvement in any organization is in moving the middle, according to business coach Michael K. Simpson...

  • Australian Real Estate Market — Signs Of Recovery

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    It looks like the Australian real estate market's decline has leveled and started to ease in most major cities. According to the latest report on the Australian residential real estate market by CoreLogic, a property data and analytics provider in Australia, the annual rate of decline in housing values saw continued improvement...

  • Today's Tech: Why It Has Yet To Meet The Greater Needs Of The Housing Consumer

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    Why has today's tech yet to meet the greater needs of the housing consumer? Relationships matter in real estate, and that will never change. From Silicon Canal to Silicon Slopes to Silicon Prairie, tech cities continue to pop up across the nation as long as the consumer continues to evolve and demand, tech gurus, will be there to respond...

  • It's All About Automation

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    Scott Smith, president and general manager of the Constellation Real Estate Group portfolio shares his insights on technology trends in 2020. With a portfolio of 15 real estate tech company, Constellation Real Estate Group does extensive research on technology trends and solutions from the front office to back and everything in between...

  • Analyzing the Five Publicly Held Real Estate Company Earnings Reports

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    The five largest publicly held real estate services companies all reported earnings for the third quarter of 2019 and their year-to-date results through September 30, 2019. There were no big surprises. The one interesting thing is that virtually all of them rely on creative non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) to provide clarity to their results.