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RealTrends Q32021 BrokerPulse sees brokers still optimistic about the market, wary of competition and wondering when inventory will rise.

2021 RealTrends Brokerage Compensation Report

For the study, RealTrends surveyed all the firms on the 2021 RealTrends 500 and Nation’s Best rankings, asking for annual compensation data for the 2020 calendar year.

Knock.com’s Sean Black on the transaction revolution

Real estate is on its third revolution, from the digital revolution of the early 2000s to the information revolution kicked off by Trulia and Zillow to today's transaction revolution.

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In Memoriam: Merrill Printing’s Fred Thomas

Fred built Merrill Printing into the largest firm of its kind in the residential real estate industry in his nearly 30 years with the company. As Merrill’s President for most of those years, he oversaw incredible advances in printing and fulfillment services that were the most innovative of their kind.

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For those who had the privilege to meet Fred and get to know him, that was the tip of the iceberg. Once you knew him, you knew that you would benefit from one of the warmest, most decent, and fiercely loyal friends one could hope for in a lifetime. Fred had an abundant personality—brave, supportive, thoughtful—well there are just too many attributes that only touch the surface of the heart that he put into his family and friends.

 Fred passed away on Sunday, December 20. His sudden death left behind his wife of more than 45 years, two wonderful children and five grandchildren. They were truly the loves of his life, and the years after he left Merrill were devoted to them.

Fred also leaves a legacy of being courteous to all, helpful at all times, and someone who made you feel better when you could be with him. He is gone far too early. I will miss him more than can be put into words.

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