New Business Models: Do They Really Make a Difference?

In the age of the internet, where numerous industries have been turned inside out by the web, the residential brokerage industry has seen only process change, not a fundamental change. By Steve Murray, publisher We often get asked about new business models. Most recently, the questions have been...

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Former Coldwell Banker CEO and Chairman Chandler Barton Passes

  REAL Trends received word earlier today that Chandler Barton, former chairman and CEO of Coldwell Banker passed away at his home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was known to many of us in the industry as a great, smart, talented, deeply personal and warm leader of people and builder of companies. I...

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Ninja Selling: The Book

After teaching Ninja Selling for 22 years, Larry Kendall decided to put it in writing. by Steve Murray, publisher It’s been 22 years since The Group, Inc. co-founder and chairman Larry Kendall launched the first Ninja Selling course. As much a life-philosophy as a professional tool, that first...

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Trump to Modify Dodd-Frank Regulations

    President Trump recently asked the Treasury Department to review and recommend amendments to certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank regulations that he says will help promote more lending to businesses and will ease rules on investment firms in terms of relationships with their...

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Benchmarking Your Performance

How are you doing relative to your peers? By Scott Wright, director of mergers and acquisitions Business owners strive to get a leg up on competition while improving their bottom line. This concept holds true in all industries, but boy does it drive us in real estate. At REAL Trends, we’ve worked...

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What Can $1 Million Buy You in Prime Real Estate?

How far will your money go when investing in properties on a global scale?   by Peter Gilmour, REAL Trends chief foreign correspondent In the last 15 years, the world has seen an acceleration in the globalization of demand for property for both residential and investment purposes. Many...

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Movers Not Moving Quickly

The percentage of Americans moving over a one-year period down. The percentage of Americans moving over a one-year period fell to an all-time low in the United States to 11.2 percent in 2016, according to tables recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau. “People in the United States are still...

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