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Power Broker Report
2019 Power Broker Report     RISMedia    Archives December 2019
What Trump’s ‘Big Number’ on Dodd-Frank Means for Brokers
President Donald Trump has promised many changes since being sworn in, but one of the more specific—and likely to impact real estate brokers across the nation—is his pledge to “do a big number on Dodd-Frank.” This call to action is a clear shot across the bow to regulators and Democrats who put new policies in place  Read More >
​John Vatistas: Bringing New ‘Mojo‘ to Real Estate
When Scottsdale entrepreneur John Vatistas, founder and CEO of Launch Real Estate, came up with the idea for the brokerage last year, his goal was to abandon the traditional way of doing things and offer something unique to consumers in the local luxury real estate market. Although he doesn't sell real estate himself, he believes his approach is one that will be a success because he treats agents the way he would want to be treated. Read More >
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Report: How to Drive Employee Engagement
A growing body of research has shown the crucial role employee engagement plays in the success of work units, departments, companies, and entire economies. In the U.S. alone, disengaged employees cost organizations an estimated $450–$550 billion each year. Worldwide, study after study has found no more than a third of employees are truly engaged at work, with the rest either  Read More >
‘Fur Babies‘ Drive Home Improvements
Sixty-one percent of U.S. households have an animal or plan to get one in the future and 99 percent of owners feel that their animal is part of their family. In the Animal House: Remodeling Impact report, animal owners share their experiences of renovating their homes to enhance the lives of their pets. With animals being so prevalent in family structure, it is unsurprising that nearly half of all consumer respondents Read More>
Mobility Matters
Optimizing Your Relocation Business
Co-opetition: The Morphing Role of Movers
By John B. Sculley, SCRP Vice President – Managing Director RIS Consulting Group
There have always been trucks. Before relocation became an alphabet soup of RMCs, DSPs, HSA and CRPs, movers served the fundamental need of mobility: “Get my stuff to my new home.” It’s complex, sensitive and unglamorous work in a highly competitive industry. Movers are under-recognized for their routinely strong service performance despite thin profit margins and high customer/client expectations. Corporate employers, though, tend to know a good thing when they see one Read More >
The Power of a Team
I often hear from experienced and successful agents that they're not sure if they want a big team. Let's address that first by saying we're all teams at some level.  Read More >
The Resilience of RESPA
With the recent change in political landscape, attacks against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are relentless, causing many to question the longevity of the agency charged with regulating consumer financial products. Read More >
Report: Low Homeownership Rate Has Ripple Effect for Economy
The homeownership rate in the U.S. has taken a nosedive since the early 2000s—and the economic impacts of the decline are staggering. Read More >
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