Wedding Bells Bolster Synergy for Growing Tucson Team
Above: The Lopez-Newton Team For Tyler Lopez, graduating from the University of Arizona 10 years ago was a stepping stone to an uncertain future. But relatives in real estate—and friend of the family Rosey Koberlein, head of Tucson’s deep-rooted Long Realty, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate—convinced him in 2011 to give the industry a try. “I […]
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Inventory Shortage Not Holding Consumers Back
It can be difficult to get a read on a market that fluctuates wildly and often and is also prone to local shifts and trends. Homes.com set out to gauge buyer and seller sentiment, outlining trends and statistics in recently released survey results featuring 1,600 respondents from across the U.S. Is Inventory Incentivizing or Discouraging […]
Higher Production Prices Sting Builders and Homeowners Alike
The impact of higher building material costs is going to be palpable in real estate as experts say price tags for newly built homes reflect a mix of factors from pandemic-induced to potential inflationary circumstances. “Costs are definitely higher,” says Robert Dietz, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “The best advice […]
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Why Diversity Is Important in Real Estate
Housing impacts every part of a person’s life. Where they work, where they go to school, who they know, what resources they have access to, etc. As we recognize June as Pride Month, we continue conversations of diversity, equity and inclusion within our businesses and personal lives. Diversity matters in real estate. By looking closer […]
Grow Your Business On Demand With CRD’s New Online Learning Platform
Without a doubt, training is essential for real estate agents’ success. But your agents’ needs and preferences can vary dramatically. Sometimes, the best path is to pursue deep knowledge with a specialized designation. Other times, it is more critical to pick up quick tips on timely real estate topics. When time is of the essence, […]
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Disruptor Roundup: Knocking Down the Seller Contingency Wall
Editor’s Note: The Disruptor Roundup analyzes companies implementing unconventional models. It’s safe to say that in today’s competitive real estate market, any added contingencies signal risk. This is putting a lot of pressure on would-be sellers to stay in their homes longer for fear they won’t win a bid on a new home if their […]
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Real Living Launches Diversity Award, Announces First Recipient
Real Living Real Estate recently announced that Jordan Baris, REALTORS® Real Living has been named the first recipient of the Real Living Jordan Baris Award for Diversity and Inclusion, which recognizes significant achievements made by Real Living Real Estate franchisees toward developing a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. In presenting the award at the […]
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JCHS: Racial Disparities Darken Pandemic Housing Market Rebound
Soaring home prices and buying activity serve as success stories of the U.S. economic rebound. However, inequalities that predate the COVID-19 pandemic are still challenges that need to be addressed, according to a recent report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). JCHS released its State of the Nation’s Housing 2021 report on […]
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Why Is Inventory So Low? Study Cites Decades of Underbuilding as Root Cause
The pandemic has brought to a boil an issue that has been simmering for years, affecting all Americans, but none more than residential real estate professionals. Every week, the lament is louder—there just aren’t enough homes for sale. The shortage creates frustration for those who work tirelessly to help people find suitable homes, who are […]
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Thoughts on Leadership: Lead Like a Monk
In these blog posts, I often share what I’m listening to and reading, in case the topic might inspire you on your leadership journey. This week is a departure from my usual, and in my recharge time, I’ve been listening to a really interesting book called “Think Like a Monk.” It’s by content creator and […]