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In the following interview, Greg Garrett, CEO of Greg Garrett Realty in Newport News, Va., discusses the firm’s lead program, and how it contributes to growth in more ways than one. Region Served: Eastern Virginia
Years in Real Estate: 41
Number of Offices: 2
Number of Agents: 80 Overall, how has your lead program helped you grow your business?

A self-described serial entrepreneur, Terri King currently serves as the president and owner of Coldwell Banker King in Asheville, N.C. With more than 15 years of experience, she has excelled in the industry by making it her company's mission to bring expertise, innovation and enrichment to the real estate experience. Related: Industry Innovators: Lori Arnold Details...



Editor’s Note: After the unfortunate passing of team leader Kevin Blain, the team was asked by the California Real Estate Commission to rename the group. Re-emerging under a new brand, The Dani Blain Team, we join Dani in wishing the team success in re-establishing the brand. Here, we discuss her plan for getting the word out that this team is moving...

Employing social media influencers—or those individuals with large social followings—to help sell a product is nothing new. However, Halstead has approached the trend from a unique angle and turned to a dog with a hefty Instagram following. Like Grumpy Cat, Doug the Pug and others before him, Rudeboy has captured the hearts of many on the photo-sharing social...

In the following interview, Eric Pearson, CEO and founder of Pearson Smith Realty in Ashburn, Va., discusses agent development, online leads, retention, and more. Region Served: Northern Virginia and the area outside Washington, D.C.
Years in Real Estate: Since 2011
Number of Offices: 6
Number of Agents: 877 Can you explain the solution you've...

Name: Dan Lee
Official Title: Team Leader, Village Realty
Region Served: Atlanta, Ga. You have a strong team of agents and your team seems very stable. Is it true you have never had to fire an agent?
It is true that I’ve yet to fire an agent, but by no means does that mean that I haven’t had agents not perform to expectations. The reason for...

Lori Arnold—broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Apex, REALTORS® in Dallas, Texas—joined her family’s business in the late 1980s. At that time, Apex was a one-office operation with five agents. Today, Arnold has grown Apex into a powerhouse with 15 locations and over 625 associates. Arnold also notes that she's particularly proud of the fact that Apex is the No....

Schools are back in session, and amid the hustle to get lunches packed and kids on the bus, there's a real estate layer that becomes particularly in-focus during this time of year. How can schools impact the home-buying process and resale value? Lou Nimkoff, president of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, shares his insights in this exclusive RISMedia interview: How...

Brian D’Amico, president and CEO of the full-service mortgage lending company NewFed Mortgage, has grown his company and is now licensed across seven states. Starting out in the real estate industry in 1993 in sales, his company did approximately $250 million last year. Handling volume like that, D'Amico admits that social media has become one of his indispensable...

For four years in a row, Samer Kuraishi and his team have been named the No. 1 real estate brokerage for units and volume sold in their area, according to The Wall Street Journal, and have consistently ranked in the top 50 top producing brokerages in the country. Below, he lets us in on some of his secrets to success. Name: Samer Kuraishi
Title: President &...