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The tax reform we'd like to see - USA TODAY

Sun, 2017-09-17 16:10


USA TODAY

The tax reform we'd like to see
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It is far too generous to some business interests, particularly in commercial real estate — as evidenced by the fact that Trump, who says he's worth $10 billion, apparently paid no taxes for several years running. Of course, we don't know for sure ...

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Downtown LA Vacancy Rate Highest In 17 Years - LAist

Sun, 2017-09-17 14:54


Downtown LA Vacancy Rate Highest In 17 Years
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Despite the prolonged need for these perks, Steve Basham, a senior market analyst for the real estate research group CoStar, told KPCC he believes the double-digit vacancy rate is temporary. He said "as construction falls off in 2019, supply will catch ...

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Critical Survey: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) & Its Peers - The Ledger Gazette

Sun, 2017-09-17 13:09


Critical Survey: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) & Its Peers
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NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a European focused commercial real estate company with primary office properties in cities within Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Its objective is to provide ...

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The State of Real Estate: ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’

Sun, 2017-09-17 12:09

HomeServices Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier gives opening remarks on the The State of the Real Estate Union at RISMedia’s 2017 CEO Exchange.

HomeServices Chairman Kicks Off RISMedia CEO Exchange With Candid Look at Industry

Set within the hallowed halls of the Harvard Club of New York City, RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange opened last week with a candid look at the state of the real estate union from HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier.

Peltier’s address on Sept. 12 came after RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston welcomed the crowd of more than 230 real estate brokerage leaders and C-level executives, pausing to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as those suffering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Featherston then turned his attention to the state of the real estate industry. “We live in an era where the consumer has become more sophisticated than ever before,” he said. “Our value proposition as real estate professionals is under constant attack.”

To address this concern for the CEO Exchange audience, Featherston turned to old friend and industry icon—“someone who walks the walk”—Ron Peltier.

“One thing I can’t do is tell this group how to get another listing or sale,” said Peltier to the crowd. “But we’re all in the same business and at the end of the day, the ultimate achievement is superior customer experience in the homeownership space.”

When it comes to the state of the housing economy, Peltier said it’s a “tale of the good, the bad and the ugly.”

Giving his perspective on the national market, Peltier referred to the first 8.5 months of 2017 as a “Goldilocks” market. “It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold…it’s just right,” he explained. “Although it’s very hot in unit-driven markets or entry-level markets where there is no inventory.” In fact, keeping with his movie-title theme, Peltier referred to the entry-level homebuyer market as “gone in 30 seconds. Conversely, we’re seeing a very slow marketplace in the luxury market as it relates to units,” he added.

HomeServices Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier and RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston during the CEO Exchange opening session.

Peltier believes we will end the year at 5.5 million home sales and experience a slight increase next year to 5.6 million. “It’s a Goldilocks market—it’s okay, it’s normal. It’s not perfect and it’s not great, but it’s one we can navigate in. We can plan and predict and build a budget. Pricing is continuing to move up, but affordability is still good, although it’s starting to get challenged on the lower end.”

Problems dot the economic landscape, however, including a very little wage growth and “not a lot of fire” in the marketplace. GDP is growing but is probably not going to be robust, said Peltier, but the good news is there is no recession on the horizon and inflation is low. “I think we’ve got a good run ahead of us.”

That said, there are several concerns that keep Peltier “up at night,” one of them being the tremendous lag in new construction, especially given the continued inventory shortage. “New construction is still woefully underserving the entire country.”

Cyber security is also high on Peltier’s list of concerns, citing the recent Equifax breach to support his point. “Virtually half of America just had their credit compromised,” he said. “We can be of help to our clients by being good stewards and encouraging them to freeze their credit. This is going to be a major challenge for people who want to secure credit for auto, housing or home improvement loans.”

Peltier is also concerned about what he refers to as a lack of velocity in the marketplace. “People are effectively buying back their houses, by choosing to remodel instead of move. We used to say that people would trade up every seven years, but now that stat would have to be adjusted to nine or maybe 11 years. The population continues to grow all the time, but we’re low in inventory—we’re going the wrong way and it’s putting a great deal of pressure on commission. Inventory is going to be a problem for the next several years and I’m not sure how we’re going to deal with that.”

Peltier mused whether the current shifts we’re seeing in the housing market are fall-out from the Great Recession, similar to the way our parents were shaped by the Great Depression. “We don’t fully understand yet how the recession has shaped housing,” he said. “There is delayed housing formation—millennials have delayed home purchases, delayed having children, and all of this is impacting the first-time homebuyer trend. Are millennials reshaping the way people think about houses?”

On the flip side, baby boomers are influencing the market in different ways. “They’re staying in their homes,” explained Peltier. “People are retiring where they live and work.”

Ultimately, the onus falls on brokers and agents. “When we look at all those changes, the question we have to ask ourselves as brokers and professionals in the business is, ‘are we continuing to adapt and coach and change and train our people?’ I believe that what we do as individuals is a very high calling. We help navigate a very complicated business.”

Peltier stressed, however, that not all real estate professionals are created equal. “We have way too many agents,” he said. “The bottom half do nothing and then we have super-talented people. Is the bar too low? Do we need to raise the standards? If we need to keep our value proposition, it’s time we start to visit those questions. We’re judged by our most common denominator.”

Peltier closed his opening address with a few words on the subject of data, a battle he reminded the audience has been going on since the late ’70s. “We’re not the first to the party, but we need to be focused on capturing and retaining data because we have a wealth of information on customers and clients.”

Stay tuned to RISMedia for continuing coverage of this year’s CEO Exchange sessions:

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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The State of Real Estate: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Sun, 2017-09-17 12:09

HomeServices Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier gives opening remarks on the The State of the Real Estate Union at RISMedia’s 2017 CEO Exchange.

HomeServices Chairman Kicks Off RISMedia CEO Exchange With Candid Look at Industry

Set within the hallowed halls of the Harvard Club of New York City, RISMedia’s 2017 Real Estate CEO Exchange opened last week with a candid look at the state of the real estate union from HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier.

Peltier’s address on Sept. 12 came after RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston welcomed the crowd of more than 230 real estate brokerage leaders and C-level executives, pausing to honor the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as those suffering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Featherston then turned his attention to the state of the real estate industry. “We live in an era where the consumer has become more sophisticated than ever before,” he said. “Our value proposition as real estate professionals is under constant attack.”

To address this concern for the CEO Exchange audience, Featherston turned to old friend and industry icon—“someone who walks the walk”—Ron Peltier.

“One thing I can’t do is tell this group how to get another listing or sale,” said Peltier to the crowd. “But we’re all in the same business and at the end of the day, the ultimate achievement is superior customer experience in the homeownership space.”

When it comes to the state of the housing economy, Peltier said it’s a “tale of the good, the bad and the ugly.”

Giving his perspective on the national market, Peltier referred to the first 8.5 months of 2017 as a “Goldilocks” market. “It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold…it’s just right,” he explained. “Although it’s very hot in unit-driven markets or entry-level markets where there is no inventory.” In fact, keeping with his movie-title theme, Peltier referred to the entry-level homebuyer market as “gone in 30 seconds. Conversely, we’re seeing a very slow marketplace in the luxury market as it relates to units,” said Peltier.

HomeServices Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier and RISMedia President and CEO John Featherston during the CEO Exchange opening session.

Peltier believes we will end the year at 5.5 million home sales and experience a slight increase next year to 5.6 million. “It’s a goldilocks market—it’s ok, it’s normal. It’s not perfect and it’s not great, but it’s one we can navigate in. We can plan and predict and build a budget around. Pricing is continuing to move up, but affordability is still good, although it’s starting to get challenged on the lower end.”

Problems dot the economic landscape, however, including a very little wage growth and “not a lot of fire” in the marketplace. GDP is growing but is probably not going to be robust, said Peltier, but the good news is there is no recession on the horizon and inflation is low. “I think we’ve got a good run ahead of us.”

That said, there are several concerns that keep Peltier “up at night,” one of them being the tremendous lag in new construction, especially given the continued inventory shortage. “New construction is still woefully underserving the entire country.”

Cyber security is also high on Peltier’s list of concerns, citing the recent Experian breach to support his point. “Virtually half of America just had their credit compromised,” he said. “We can be of help to our clients by being good stewards and encouraging them to freeze their credit. This is going to be a major challenge for people who want to secure credit for auto, housing or home improvement loans.”

Peltier is also concerned about what he refers to as a lack of velocity in the marketplace. “People are effectively buying back their houses, by choosing to remodel instead of move. We used to say that people would trade up every seven years, but now that stat would have to be adjusted to nine or maybe 11 years. The population continues to grow all the time, but we’re low in inventory—we’re going the wrong way and it’s putting a great deal of pressure on commission. Inventory is going to be a problem for the next several years and I’m not sure how we’re going to deal with that.”

Peltier mused whether the current shifts we’re seeing in the housing market are fall-out from the Great Recession, similar to the way our parents were shaped by the Great Depression. “We don’t fully understand yet how the recession has shaped housing,” he said. “There is delayed housing formation—millennials have delayed home purchases, delayed having children, and all of this is impacting the first-time homebuyer trend. Are millennials reshaping the way people think about houses?”

On the flip side, baby boomers are influencing the market in different ways. “They’re staying in their homes,” explained Peltier. “People are retiring where they live and work.”

Ultimately, the onus falls on brokers and agents. “When we look at all those changes, the question we have to ask ourselves as brokers and professionals in the business is, ‘are we continuing to adapt and coach and change and train our people?’ I believe that what we do as individuals is a very high calling. We help navigate a very complicated business.”

That said, Peltier feels there are too many agents. “We have way too many agents. The bottom half do nothing and then we have super-talented people. Is the bar too low? Do we need to raise the standards? If we need to keep our value proposition, it’s time we start to visit those questions. We’re judged by our most common denominator.”

Peltier closed his opening address with a few words on the subject of data, a battle he reminded the audience has been going on since the late ’70s. “We’re not the first to the party, but we need to be focused on capturing and retaining data because we have a wealth of information on customers and clients.”

Stay tuned to RISMedia for continuing coverage of this year’s CEO Exchange sessions.

For the latest real estate news and trends, bookmark RISMedia.com.

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Leading by Example

Sun, 2017-09-17 12:07

In the following interview, Terrence Murphy Sr., broker, CEO and founder of TM5 Properties, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), in Bryan Texas, discusses agent development, luxury and niche marketing and specializations, and more.

Region Served: Bryan/College Station, Texas
Years in Real Estate: 11
Number of Offices: 1
Number of Agents: 30+
Best Tip for Getting the Right Listing Price: Do your due diligence and study the market trends.
Best Tip for Dealing With Difficult Clients: Never waver in your integrity. Be truthful, speak the facts, and always respect others.
Most Effective Way to Motivate Agents: Lead by example. We maintain a high standard in everything we do at TM5 Properties.

What are some of the most important things you learned as a professional football player that have helped you succeed in real estate?
Being a pro athlete gave me a good background for running a good organization. The Green Bay Packers are a billion-dollar company, but I wasn’t just catching touchdowns; I was watching how they maintained a successful organization. Being in real estate, you work with a lot of agents and brokers, and knowing the numbers and how to read details within contracts are things I learned as an NFL player.

Tell me a little bit about how you develop newly-recruited agents.
Above all, I try to give my agents accountability and responsibility. We’ve created a track record through our training, continually producing newer agents who close 30 to 40-plus transactions per year. By doing this, we’re building a culture around hard-working, persistent people who desire to evolve and grow personally and professionally. Their success speaks for itself.

Do you recruit different agents to represent farm and ranch clients versus luxury market clients?
I look to develop core competencies in three areas: luxury/residential, farms and ranches, and property leasing. I tend to recruit agents who find their niche specializing in one of these three areas. We try to coach our agents to get into the business and become an expert in one area at a time because if you try to do it all, it’s much more challenging to become successful. At the end of the day, you become successful because you put in the time and effort to bring value to the clients you represent.

What made you decide to affiliate with LeadingRE, and why has the affiliation been so successful?
I was being courted by a lot of big franchises, but when I decided to become independent, I saw just how hard LeadingRE is working to become one of the leading real estate brands in the world. I find that the company leadership at LeadingRE is really genuine, and they’re willing to pass down their wisdom. They didn’t feel intimidated by me, which has provided the opportunity to sit down and share ideas, helping TM5 Properties achieve a distinct level of success in the markets we serve.

For more information, please visit www.leadingre.com.

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Shadows of secrecy begin to spread across federal government - WTOP

Sun, 2017-09-17 02:07


WTOP

Shadows of secrecy begin to spread across federal government
WTOP
17, 2017 AND THEREAFTER-This Tuesday night, May 9, 2017 photo shows the White House in Washington. Seven months into his presidency, Donald Trump still refuses to divest from his real estate and hotel empire or release virtually any of his tax returns.

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SPDR FTSE EPRA Europe ex UK Real Estate UCITS ETF (EURE.L) Holds Positive Momentum As Price is Above the ... - Geneva Journal

Sun, 2017-09-17 01:12


SPDR FTSE EPRA Europe ex UK Real Estate UCITS ETF (EURE.L) Holds Positive Momentum As Price is Above the ...
Geneva Journal
Shares of SPDR FTSE EPRA Europe ex UK Real Estate UCITS ETF (EURE.L) recently touched $27.98, which places the stock above the Ichimoku cloud, indicating positive momentum and a potential buy signal for the equity. Shares of SPDR FTSE EPRA ...

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Briefs: Wall woman chosen as marketing director - Asbury Park Press

Sat, 2017-09-16 23:19


Asbury Park Press

Briefs: Wall woman chosen as marketing director
Asbury Park Press
(formerly Philip Morris USA). Her accomplishments throughout the years include designing and executing lead generation strategies across multiple channels, developing and nurturing multimillion dollar sales pipelines, enhancing digital marketing ...

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Movers & shakers: September 18 - Financial Times

Sat, 2017-09-16 23:01


Financial Times

Movers & shakers: September 18
Financial Times
RPMI Railpen, the £27bn British pension scheme for retired railway workers, has expanded its real estate investment team. Alastair Dawson joins as senior property asset manager. He previously worked for CBRE, the Los-Angeles based property manager.

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3 common alternative investments: Are they worth it? - AZCentral.com

Sat, 2017-09-16 14:52


AZCentral.com

3 common alternative investments: Are they worth it?
AZCentral.com
This includes anything from gold and real estate to curios and collectibles. Fun though it might be to start buying up real estate in the name of your portfolio, the question remains: is it worth it? Stanifer walks us through three common alternative ...

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Contrasting Highwoods Properties (HIW) and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) - Dispatch Tribunal

Sat, 2017-09-16 12:50


Contrasting Highwoods Properties (HIW) and NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE)
Dispatch Tribunal
NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a European focused commercial real estate company with primary office properties in cities within Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Its objective is to provide ...

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Head to Head Analysis: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) vs. The Competition - Dispatch Tribunal

Sat, 2017-09-16 11:41


Head to Head Analysis: NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. (NRE) vs. The Competition
Dispatch Tribunal
NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is a European focused commercial real estate company with primary office properties in cities within Germany, the United Kingdom and France. Its objective is to provide ...

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Hurricane Irma takes toll on already limited affordable housing in Florida Keys - USA TODAY

Sat, 2017-09-16 11:26


USA TODAY

Hurricane Irma takes toll on already limited affordable housing in Florida Keys
USA TODAY
... the hurricane codes of Monroe County. "They never gave us a lease,” Matejcik recalls when multi-billion-dollar real estate investment trust Sun Communities bought Sea Breeze. “I would just drop a check in the slot every month, with no real person ...

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Real estate transactions: Sept. 18, 2017 - Bradenton Herald

Sat, 2017-09-16 10:22


Bradenton Herald

Real estate transactions: Sept. 18, 2017
Bradenton Herald
$1,425,000 Dubin Lee D, Dubin Terry B to Hamel Aurelia E; Water Club I at Longboat Key Unit 403; Aug. 31. $1,150,000 Dorothy F Perricone Article 6 Florida Homestead Trust, Leigh William A, Leigh William Allen, Perricone Dorothy F Article 6 Florida ...

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Ichimoku Levels Point to Negative Momentum For Amundi ETF ... - JCTY News

Sat, 2017-09-16 09:09


Ichimoku Levels Point to Negative Momentum For Amundi ETF ...
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Shares of Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L) recently touched 30983.00, which places the stock below the Ichimoku cloud, ...

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Ichimoku Levels Point to Negative Momentum For Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L) - JCTY News

Sat, 2017-09-16 09:09


Ichimoku Levels Point to Negative Momentum For Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L)
JCTY News
Shares of Amundi ETF FTSE EPRA Europe Real Estate UCITS ETF (EPRE.L) recently touched 30983.00, which places the stock below the Ichimoku cloud, indicating bearish momentum and a potential sell signal for the equity. Shares of Amundi ETF FTSE ...

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Motivating Agents a Key Driver of Success

Fri, 2017-09-15 23:04

In the following interview, Shannon Daniele, broker/owner and franchise partner of HomeSmart Realty Group in Signal Hill, Calif., discusses the firm’s agent growth, training and more.

Regions Served: Los Angeles and Orange County, Calif.
Years in Real Estate: 18
Number of Offices: 1
Number of Agents: 90
Best Tip for Getting the Right Listing Price: Not only is it important to look at comps, but you also need to be aware of what’s currently trending and what’s active.
Favorite Part of Your Job: Motivating agents and getting them to believe in themselves

You’ve grown your agent count significantly in the past six months. What has contributed to your success in this area?
We have the HomeSmart competitive advantage, which allows our agents to take the lead in our local area as the rock stars that they are. When you have that competitive advantage, along with the tools and technology, agents feel like it’s too good to be true. When they join our firm, they’re blown away by our business model, and the fact that we give them everything they need to succeed. It’s not hard to grow when you have all of this.

Please describe the training you offer your agents.
While HomeSmart provides training on the backend stuff, we take it a step further and dive deeper into various topics such as 1031 exchanges, listing presentations, text marketing and more. We’ve even brought in a world-class inspector to do a first-time buyer class to educate agents as to what they can expect with an inspection and how to talk to clients, especially first-timers. In addition to offering a biweekly class that focuses on new, emerging technology, we also spend a great deal of time on social media training. The importance of these sessions is to let our agents know how big a part social media plays in today’s environment, and how they can leverage their time through various platforms.

Can you talk about some of the current trends you’re seeing in your market?
We’re seeing a new breed of smart, sophisticated buyers who have taken the time to educate themselves on the buying process. In addition to knowing what they want, they’re also asking serious questions—which is why we equip our agents with regular training so they can share the knowledge and expertise those customers demand. Another major trend we’re experiencing is millennials entering the market.

How does your company stay current and flexible?
With HomeSmart, we’re on the front wave of everything. Not only is the technology we have all-inclusive and cutting-edge, but our fee structure acts as another competitive advantage as it allows agents to pick up checks from escrow—something that’s missing from the industry. The training we provide on top of all this is another thing that keeps us flexible and current. In the end, it all comes down to keeping an eye on the competition to see if they’re doing something new or of value.

What sets your firm apart from the competition?
One of our office’s defining characteristics is its culture. No one is pretentious or presumptuous. In fact, there isn’t one person in the office who isn’t willing to take the time to help someone else. We also have a lot of fun together. Whether it’s working with local charities or hosting agent appreciation events, it’s truly a family environment.

For more information, please visit www.homesmart.com.

Paige Tepping is RISMedia’s managing editor. Email her your real estate news ideas at paige@rismedia.com.

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Eb Moore: Dedicated to the Consumer Experience

Fri, 2017-09-15 23:02

With 14 locations throughout North and South Carolina, the Wilkinson ERA team managed more than 5,400 real estate transactions last year, generating $1.3 billion. Eb Moore, CEO of the firm, was a big reason why.

Moore first started in the biz in the mid-’70s after he and his wife purchased a home and felt lost throughout the process. He went to a real estate class to figure out what he had gotten himself into, and the broker that sold him the house convinced him to get a real estate license.

“I had no intention of doing it as a career, but I kept getting more and more involved, and more than 40 years later, here I am today,” Moore says.

According to Moore, his market is doing well, but he feels too many REALTORS® compare 2017 to the heyday of 2004-2006, and, therefore, think business could be better. But the numbers tell the real story: Last year, the firm was 25 percent ahead of the previous year, and so far in 2017, Moore is seeing a 10 percent increase in units and a 24 percent increase in gross commission income.

“Like everyone else, we’re a little lean on listings, but the market is getting stronger and more solid, and I think there are a whole bunch of people waiting on the sidelines,” he says. “I think there are people who would put their homes up for sale if they thought it would put some bucks in their pocket. As we see the prices rise, I think more of those people will be selling.”

Wilkinson ERA is actively looking for acquisitions and hopes to be adding to its office and agent count in late 2017. The firm recently did an expansion in the Winston-Salem market, with a 1,800-square-foot coffee bar-style office, which has been great for recruiting.

“We have the best compensation plan in every market we’re in and we won’t be beat,” Moore says. “Therefore, our agents earn more on every transaction they close with us. That allows them to reinvest in marketing themselves, which, in turn, helps them grow their business even more.”

The company places a great deal of importance on technology, as well, looking at every product and program that can help its sales professionals connect more quickly and effectively with consumers.

“Any time we think we are ahead of the pack, we’re probably just on par with everyone. Our philosophy is that we have to stay out in front,” Moore says. “The consumer today is more connected to technology in more significant ways and you have to stay on top of that, which we do through our networking and investigating the latest and greatest.”

Of course, the main goal of the firm is to make sure no one feels like Moore did when he was a confused homebuyer.

“We teach our agents not to treat the consumer as an opportunity to make a sale, but to approach every interaction as an educational opportunity,” he says. “A chance to sit down and help the consumer step by step through the process and make it an experience they will appreciate.”

Vitals: Wilkinson ERA
Years in Business
: 17
Size: 14 offices, 900 agents
Regions Served: Greater Charlotte area and throughout North Carolina and South Carolina
2016 Sales Volume: $1.2 billion
2016 Transactions: 5,484 sides
www.wilkinsonera.com

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Driving the Smart Home Surge

Fri, 2017-09-15 23:01

More homeowners are adopting automation, according to a recent survey by CEDIA, a trade association, and HomeAdvisor, relying on professionals in a “smart home surge.” Seventy-five percent of the professionals surveyed, in fact, say they have received more smart home inquiries in recent months, and requests for maintenance once per month or more.

“This report shows that when it comes to smart home technologies, homeowners are migrating away from DIY to more of a ‘do it for me’ mindset,” says Dan DiClerico, smart home strategist at HomeAdvisor.

Smart home devices permeate every part of the home, including doors and windows, landscaping and security, the survey shows. Most professionals report including smart home technology in a larger renovation.

Over 1,400 smart home professionals were surveyed for the report.

Source: HomeAdvisor

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