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.’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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Movers and Shakers: Ben Kinney Companies Launches Mortgage, Title and Escrow & ActivePipe Hires New Marketing Director

Up to date info on real estate industry executive movement, franchise happenings and promotions.

Ben Kinney Companies (BKCO), one of the largest owners of real estate brokerages, technology, coaching, training, and sales networks in the nation, announced the launch of mortgage, title, and escrow services under the growing BKCO brand.

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BKCO Mortgage was launched in April as a pilot in Washington state before expanding to multiple states with phenomenal success. Its revolutionary value proposition to consumers is: no lender fees, no origination fees, no processing fees, no admin fees, $1,000 credit at closing and extremely competitive rates. 

BKCO Mortgage is a full-service mortgage lender. BKCO Title and Escrow offers an $800 flat fee escrow which includes courier, wire, doc prep, and remote signing without additional fees. 

“I am laser-focused on continuing our mission to bring more value and services directly to the consumer while keeping the real estate agent relevant in every single transaction,” said Ben Kinney, founder and CEO of BKCO. “We will continue to focus on finding more opportunities to save the consumer money and time when they work with one of our BKCO agents or purchase one of our listings.”

ActivePipe Hires U.S. Director of Marketing Gabrielle Fuqua



ActivePipe announced the addition of a new team member, Gabrielle Fuqua as US Director of Marketing. Of Gabrielle’s 18 years of marketing experience, the last six were spent with RE/MAX Alliance supporting agents across Colorado’s Front Range. Her broker perspective is a welcome addition and we have already come to value her focus on agent success through scalable marketing support for agents. Her understanding of the quickly changing real estate tech market will help ActivePipe tailor their message and product to the needs of agents and brokers alike.

She is also very active in the Boulder, Colorado community with youth services and especially enjoys spending time outdoors in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her family and dogs. For more about Gabrielle Fuqua, click here.


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