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Nick Shivers, president and CEO of the Nick Shivers Team, Keller Williams Portland Central (OR), admits in business, he tends to act first and think decisions through later. It's caused him to make a lot of mistakes along the way, he says, but it's also led him to some life-changing opportunities. Like the time he visited Nicaragua years ago and jotted a business...

This year has been full of surprises, and although we're rounding the corner on 2020, now is not the time to slow down. This next year is chock full of uncertainties, leaving real estate professionals with several questions: What does the future hold? How will this impact real estate? What can I do to prepare for the unknown? Over 70 brokers and agents are gathering...

http://blog.rismedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/KNOX-RIS-NAR-promo.mp4   In 2021, it's time to hit the ground running! Join us on Jan. 7, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET for Real Estate's Rocking in the New Year—a full-day virtual event—co-presented by RISMedia and the National Association of REALTORS®. Click here to register for Real Estate's Rocking...

Kendall E. Bonner, Esq., licensed Florida attorney and broker/owner of RE/MAX Capital Realty in Tampa, Fla., is striving to inspire agents to be the best versions of themselves and live more abundantly. As a leading real estate professional in her market and a 2020 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker honoree, she tackles challenges head on with tested formulas and acronyms...

Credit: National Association of REALTORS® This year's virtual REALTORS® Conference & Expo, originally planned to be held in New Orleans, La., began with an address by Buffini & Company's Founder and Chairman, Brian Buffini. In these uncertain times, it's important to follow the lead of industry veterans who have overcome aggressive shifts in the market...

Coming from humble beginnings, U.S. Marine Josh Harley, the founder and CEO of Fathom Realty, has always had a love for business, even going by "serial entrepreneur." While his endeavors haven't always led to immediate success, Harley says he's harnessed the power of "failing quickly" in order to overcome challenges and learn from past mistakes. From running a lead...

From dance to hotel management to real estate, Scott Durkin's journey has been anything but boring. Beginning with an interview with future mentor Barbara Corcoran (during which she sat in his lap) and leading all the way to his current role as president and COO of the nation's No. 2 independent real estate firm, Durkin's resume now includes navigating the COVID-19...

http://blog.rismedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/LeeGoldstein_ProfileFeature.mp4   Lee Goldstein
Broker/Owner
InTrust Realty, Inc.
Raleigh, N.C. Starting off his real estate career as an appraiser, Lee Goldstein, broker/owner of InTrust Realty, Inc., has just wrapped up his 15th year in the industry. With a rich work history, owning a chain...

Vanessa Bergmark's entrepreneurial drive took root in childhood as she watched her father own and operate a pet crematorium in New York City. Cut to 2010 when she purchased Red Oak Realty from its four original male owners, and has since turned it into the largest independent real estate firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Listen to or view Episode 3: ‘Steering...

What do you do when a crisis strikes? Especially when you’re running one of the largest real estate franchise networks in the world? Listen to or view Episode 2: ‘Controlling the Controllables’: Leading Through and Beyond Crisis In this week’s episode, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices CEO Chris Stuart walks us through the tough decisions he made during...