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9 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
RealTrending ep. 105: Shift in how investors value brokerage firms
In this edition of RealTrending, Steve Murray, senior advisor to RealTrends, shares his thoughts the shifting market, the only real key to real estate success and the shift in how investors are valuing brokerage firms.
31 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Florida Realtors’ leaders on advocating for affordable housing
Today’s RealTrending podcast features three, powerful real estate leaders. Margy Grant, CEO of Florida Realtors, Christina Pappas, president-elect of Florida Realtors and vice president of the Keyes Company, Miami, and Juana Watkins, Florida Realtors General Counsel. Florida Realtors is backing a move that will guarantee that money flowing into the state’s affordable housing trust funds will be used exclusively for affordable housing. It could serve as a model for other states.
12 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
RealTrending ep. 104: Expanding consumer choices impact real estate brokerage
In this edition of RealTrending, Steve Murray, senior advisor to RealTrends, shares his thoughts on the way artificial intelligence is impacting recruiting, how consumer choices are changing real estate brokerage competition and observations from brokerage leaders on the market.
17 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
RealTrending: Mortgage industry trends with Vince Parlove of United Wholesale Mortgage
With an emphasis on making the transaction easy, Vince Parlove, director of wholesale development for United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), talks about their findamortgagebroker.com service and offers some interesting insight into mortgage industry trends and the impact on the housing market.
32 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
RealTrending: Side's Guy Gal on why his company is worth $2.5 billion valuation
Today’s RealTrending features an interview with Guy Gal, founder of Side Real Estate. Guy envisioned a white-label brand for top teams and agents that puts the branding squarely with the agent. Coming from the tech world, the backend platform was vital for their success. With two rounds of funding totaling more than $200 million and a $2.5 billion valuation, Side will enter some 15 markets in the next eight months.
11 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
RealTrending ep. 103: The CEO trap, housing shortage and the next big move in RE tech
In this edition of RealTrending, Steve Murray, senior advisor to RealTrends, shares his thoughts on how the CEO trap, today’s housing shortage and what brokerage leaders need to know about the next big move in real estate tech.
31 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
RealTrending: Global investment trends from Anthony Hitt, CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas
While the pandemic slowed down global investment in U.S. real estate, it never totally stopped. And, says Anthony Hitt, CEO and president of Engel & Völkers Americas, despite the social unrest and contentious political scene in the U.S., it’s still a safe haven for global investors.
8 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
RealTrending ep. 102: It’s time to double down on your brokerage game
In this edition of RealTrending, Steve Murray, senior advisor to RealTrends, shares his thoughts on how to compete in today’s competitive arena. He’ll share a book review and reveal some insights into why agent productivity is flat even though growth in the agent rankings is at all-time highs.
38 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
RealTrending: Dan Duffy divulges plans for core services and growth
United Real Estate jumped 134 spots to number 10 by transaction sides in the RealTrends 500. CEO Dan Duffy offers insight into their evolving business strategy, building profitable core services and more.
13 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
RealTrending Ep. 101: The best barometer of housing market health
Are we getting into the danger zone of a market that is overheated? Steve Murray, senior advisor for RealTrends goes through the data and tells brokerage leaders what to watch for to determine housing market health and focus on staying on the right side of the market.
36 minutes | May 24, 2021
RealTrending: Gino Blefari talks changing strategy for HomeServices
Gino Blefari, CEO of HomeServices of America and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, says that the company is leveraging its size to put top-notch marketing, technology and innovation services in place. The company is changing strategy to no longer be the quiet giant.
12 minutes | May 17, 2021
RealTrending Ep. 100: Changing M&A market and key takeaways post-pandemic
Real estate brokerage buyers are plentiful and they’ve all got different goals and objectives. That’s good news coming out of the pandemic. RealTrends Senior Advisor Steve Murray shares an M&A update as well as some lessons learned that can help brokerages moving forward.
36 minutes | May 10, 2021
RealTrending: Tom Ferry reveals top ways for brokers to increase per-agent productivity
Tom Ferry, founder of Ferry International, takes his years of coaching brokers and boils it down to the top things brokers need to do today to increase per-agent productivity, why he thinks some brokerages have rocket-ship growth and how to manage teams.
16 minutes | May 3, 2021
RealTrending Ep. 99: Predicting the market, $15,000 tax credit and aggressive, low-cost brokerage models
There’s a red, flashing light at the current level of sales. What can brokers do about it? Steve Murray goes through the data to predict the market, talks about the new $15,000 tax credit and analyzes the audience for the aggressive, low-cost brokerage model.
25 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
RealTrending: KW’s Marc King talks goals and leadership changes
In his first podcast since taking the role of Keller Williams Realty International president, Marc King answers the tough questions about KW’s leadership changes, where the company is going next and why he’s the right leader for today’s KW.
13 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
RealTrending Ep. 98: Market direction, litigation noise and lessons learned from the RealTrends 500
Steve Murray takes a forward look at the market from 2022 to 2024, offers his input on the recent litigation noise and gives brokers some insight into this year’s rankings.
35 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
RealTrending: eXp’s Glenn Sanford reveals what’s next for the company
Glenn Sanford, CEO of eXp World holdings, addresses his critics about his agent referral program, where he is taking the company next, and growth limiters for the brokerage.
10 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
RealTrending Ep. 97: Rex lawsuit, RT500 rankings insight and inflation
In Episode 97 of the RealTrending podcast, Steve Murray, senior advisor to HW Media, discusses the lawsuit Rex Real Estate filed again the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Zillow, insight into this year’s RealTrends 500 top brokerages and what’s going on with inflation.
39 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
RealTrending: Fiona Petrie Executive Vice President and Managing Director of US Operations for RE/MAX INTEGRA
Today’s REAL Trending features an interview with Fiona Petrie, Executive Vice President & Managing Director of U.S. Operations for RE/MAX Integra who talks about ways to combat Zoom fatigue with just a few small tweaks. It’s not always about dressing up and playing games. Plus, she shares her lessons learned from a recent conversion of an independent into the RE/MAX Integra family that was done completely virtual.
13 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
RealTrending Episode 96: Brokerage Valuation Trends, Q1 Housing Sales Report & Demographics Shifts
In Episode 96 of the RealTrending podcast, Steve Murray, senior advisor to HW Media, discusses trends in brokerage valuations, anecdotal findings of the Q1 housing sales reports and shifts in demographics based on remote work.
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