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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One Wedding and A Down Payment

According to CNN, the average cost of a wedding these days is $35,329. Yes, you read that correctly, $35 G’s (Thanks a lot Pinterest….).  If you are shocked by this number, you are not alone!  In fact, due to this statistic many betrothed couples are weighing their options.

Option 1 – Spend tens of thousands of dollars on a wedding celebration.


Option 2 – Pocket the money and put the savings towards traveling, a house down payment, or student loans. The latter being a wise, but not-so-popular choice. identified the top cities where the cost of a wedding is equal or sometimes more than a down payment on a home. Hmm…decisions, decisions. After looking at the below infographic – which option would you choose?


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