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Power Broker Report
2019 Power Broker Report     RISMedia    Archives December 2019
Trump‘s Tax Plan: So Much for Brokers to Watch
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." Real estate professionals have been 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 despite Mnuchin's promise that the mortgage interest deduction will remain intact. Read More >
Natural Born Leaders: The Women in Charge at BHHS Fox & Roach
While statistics from the National Association of REALTORS® show that 62 percent of REALTORS® are women, the broker and executive level of the real estate business is still predominantly occupied by men. Fortunately, the tides are turning and more women are taking their place among the industry's upper echelon. At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® and Trident Group, this is nothing new, however, as four women head up key divisions of the organization Read More >
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Positive vs. Negative Leadership: 5 Scenarios
The average modern-day workplace is far from positive. Everybody is already tense and on edge due to work demands, stress, office politics, and the economy. Add in a pessimistic, angry leader, and you've got a bigger problem. Take this message to heart: Spreading negative energy solves nothing—in fact, it causes people to shut down. Morale suffers, employees disengage, productivity takes a hit, and profits fall. Read More >
Profile: Vacation Homebuyers
The 2017 Investment and Vacation Home Buyer’s Survey from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) illustrates that while 2016 was a strong year for primary home purchases, the share of vacation homebuyers slid for a third year to 12 percent. Tight inventories and growing home prices made finding a vacation home less affordable. ​However, among those who did purchase a vacation home, 81 percent thought that 2016 was a good time to buy. Read More>
Mobility Matters
Optimizing Your Relocation Business
Paper Tiger: The Stalled HRO Takeover of Mobility
By John B. Sculley, SCRP, Vice President – Managing Director, RIS Consulting Group
Maybe revolutions are called that because after 360 degrees they are back where they started. Pardon the geometry, but hot trends are not always harbingers of the future. Sometimes new ideas grab a lot of quick traction and are projected to be the next global change, yet ultimately fall by the wayside as experience and empirical evidence reveal their flaws. The Stanley Steamer car and CB radios come to mind. Read More >
Growing Your Business in Unpredictable Times: Don‘t Miss RISMedia‘s 2017 CEO Exchange
Over 225 of the most powerful and successful real estate leaders will take to New York City this September for RISMedia's 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange, "Growing Your Business in Unpredictable Times." The exclusive, day-and-a-half-long event, taking place Sept. 12-13 at the prestigious Harvard Club Read More >
A Better Crystal Ball: Building Your Competitive Advantage With Big Data
Data provides us with a blueprint of the past, but in reality, it can be even more transformative; these heaps of information can be harnessed to help predict the future, like a mysterious crystal ball leading you directly to success. Read More >
Banker Optimism Returning to Pre-Election Levels
Following the transition to a new presidential administration last quarter, bank leaders were optimistic about the future of the banking industry. However, the results of a new survey show that bankers are now much more guarded in their optimism. Read More >
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