Author: Tracey Velt

2017 REAL Trends The Thousand as advertised in The Wall Street Journal is Live!

2017 REAL Trends The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal! The Nation’s Leading Ranking Report for Agents & Teams This year’s The Thousand is comprised of individual sales associates and teams who closed a remarkable 167,688 sides and more than $79 billion in sales volume for 2016—a significant nine percent increase in sales volume from The Thousand last year! Individual sales associates ranked in The Thousand closed an average of 192 sides, and teams closed an average of 470 sides. This is a huge number considering the 2016 national average per real estate professional is fewer than...

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Secret Lives of Real Estate Podcast: Jeff Martell Builds Homes in El Salvador

Join Tracey Velt editor of publications for REAL Trends as she interviews Jeff Martell, broker-owner and chief inspiration officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43 Degrees North in Meridian, Idaho. After being moved by a presentation announcing Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s partnership with New Story, a next-generation crowdfunding charity, Martell shared his passion with his team to raise money to build homes for those in El Salvador. The team raised enough in one day to build two homes and has been going strong ever since.  Listen to his story...

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HomeServices of America’s Bob Moline Retires

HomeServices of America® Announces Executive Retirement HomeServices of America Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced today that Robert (Bob) Moline, president of HomeServices and CEO of its real estate brokerage division is retiring. With Moline’s retirement, HomeServices is expanding its executive leadership team to include five regional presidents from within its real estate brokerage family of companies. “I am looking forward to this next chapter to focus on my children and grandchildren, traveling, and spending time hunting, fishing, and enjoying the great outdoors.” Tweet this Moline began his real estate career nearly 30 years ago and held executive leadership...

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Trump’s Tax Plan: So Much for Brokers to Watch

Read the full article here. By Andrew King Brokers have been busy parsing the statement of principles issued April 26 by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announcing “a massive tax cut for businesses and massive tax reform and simplification.” Brokers and real estate professionals from all corners of the industry have spent a good part of their busy spring season trying to predict what will actually happen with the federal tax code and how it will affect their clients. Yet, there isn’t a real consensus in the community despite Mnuchin’s promise that the mortgage interest deduction will remain intact....

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