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Power Broker Report
2019 Power Broker Report     RISMedia    Archives December 2019
Grooming Agents for Success in a Fast-Changing Real Estate Market

If agents are going to be successful in today’s rapidly changing market, the more training and tools they have at their fingertips, the better. Those that can hit the ground running with the skills they need are more likely to be able to build business. Real estate firms are paying more attention than ever to their training programs and are strongly encouraging—if not themselves providing—coaching.

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Broker Strategies: How to Have the Best Year Ever

“It’s all about our culture – and our training!” So declared Nelson Zide, the jovial partner and senior executive vice president of ERA Key Realty, the mid-sized but mighty west-of-Boston company that in 2014 racked up the biggest year in the company’s 20-year history – bigger, even, than in 2005, when real estate prices were at their peak. The fact did not surprise Zide, or his partners. “We didn’t do anything drastically different,” says Zide. “We just did more of the same".

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The Real Estate A-List: 27th Annual Power Broker Survey Ranks Nation‘s Top-Producing Firms

The industry’s most widely read and long-standing ranking of the country’s top real estate brokerage firms, RISMedia’s Power Broker Survey is now available for qualified brokers to complete. Now in its 27th year, the Power Broker Survey ranks firms by closed transactions and sales volume for 2014. The deadline is February 13, 2015.

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Foot Traffic Points to a Strong Start in 2015

For several years, NAR Research has tracked foot traffic as a means of predicting housing activity in subsequent months. This data points to a robust spring market. After swooning in November, the diffusion index of foot traffic surged 20 points to 62 in December, finishing 2014 at the second highest level of the year. This reading suggests that well north of half of markets experienced stronger foot traffic in December of 2014 than in December of 2013.

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Mobility Matters
Optimizing Your Relocation Business
Sifting, Seeding and Selling: Finding and Helping the Relocating First-Time Buyer
By John B. Sculley, SCRP, Vice President – Managing Director, RIS Consulting Group

When employers ask their people to move for new jobs, they unpin accustomed lifestyles. Potential transferees have much to consider and decide. High among their concerns are choosing and securing a new residence in the destination area. Anticipating a strong recovery in first-time buyer volume generated by corporate relocations, we offer these suggestions for recognizing these new customers and serving them effectively.

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Life Hack: Tips and Tricks to Help Small Businesses Navigate Tax Filing Season

This time of year can bring chaos, headaches and unneeded stress for employers and businesses. That's right, it's tax form filing season.

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Bank Economists See Healthy U.S. Economic Growth Through 2015

The U.S. economy will grow nearly 3 percent on an inflation-adjusted basis this year compared to 2.5 percent last year, according to the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association.

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New Housing Counseling Trend Shows Positive Signs for Homebuyers

Renewed interest in housing counseling is revealing that many are considering homeownership as a possibility for the first time. More than 73,000 people received housing counseling from National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC) member agencies during 2014, making it the highest volume experienced in the past five years.

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