Portugal’s Algarve – A Haven for International Buyers

With an affordable cost of living and great year-round sunshine, Algarve and Portugal are booming. Demand for the properties across all price ranges in 2017 in the Algarve and Portugal as a whole, has been on the increase. Favorable tax conditions and fiscal benefits helped boost the residential...

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Thought Leadership: How Real Estate and Hospitality are Similar

  Real estate is a unique industry, but it does not exist in a bubble. The changes the industry is going through right now—I’ve seen them before.  I’d like to share some similarities between real estate and the hospitality industry. To me, these disparate industries are more like parallel...

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Benchmark Update: Office/Agent Productivity

  Real estate brokerage is a fluid and dynamic business. It must be if brokers want to survive this ever-changing industry. Various structural changes have forced adaptation, and this is readily apparent when you look at the numbers. The recent update of our Benchmark Report quantifies some...

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How Do You Keep Your Associates Motivated?

Strategies for keeping sales associates on a success track throughout the year. It’s a new year. Goals are set. Business plans are written. Enthusiasm is high. Now what? Will your associates execute their business plans and achieve their goals? Or will they be like the health club member who loses...

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Next Generation Leaders

Who will take the place of this generation’s leaders? As one generation of industry leaders is slowly leaving the industry, the question always arises, “Who will be the next generation of leaders to take their place?” Often, the one who is aging and fading questions whether the next generation has...

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Forecast For 2018: What’s The Next-Next?

We broke out the crystal ball to give you a peek into what’s coming in the next year. At this time of year, everyone is offering their predictions for the real estate industry. Through our practice consulting with real estate brokerages around the country, here’s what we see for 2018. There will...

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Where is the MLS Going in the Next Few Years?

Insights from two reports about the MLS and its policies I recently read a future report developed by a group of leading MLS executives entitled MLS 2020, as well as reviewed some findings and recommendations by an NAR MLS group working to rationalize some MLS policies. MLS 2020 is a series of...

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