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How important is your child’s opinion when in the market for a new home? According to a Harris Poll survey that was recently commissioned by SunTrust Mortgage, of those with children, 55 percent of all U.S. homeowners and 74 percent of millennial homeowners factor their children's opinion into the home-buying process. What are most children requesting? Perhaps...

Commentary by Craig McClelland Real estate is an industry that I love. My family, our agents, and the customers we serve motivate me every day. Like many of my peers, I have watched many disruptors come and go. They come into our industry with bags full of investment capital, only to learn that real estate is a tough business that operates on very slim margins. For...

Commentary by Kuba Jewgieniew Realty ONE Group Founder Warns Virtual Real Estate Models Are Nothing More Than ‘Get-Rich-Quick Schemes’ The real estate market is more polluted than crowded. There are a number of respected, well-recognized national and international brands that have been making a positive impact in people’s lives for decades. However, history...

By Darryl Davis I'm never about the doom and gloom. My motto and company mission is to help people design lives and careers worth smiling about. I do, however, believe in preparedness. I love this quote from Tim Fargo: "Opportunity doesn't make appointments; you have to be ready when it arrives." Those of us who were around when the industry went sideways years ago—especially...

By Tim Miller We're all familiar with measures that assess the desirability of a home, from rankings that show the neighborhoods with the best schools to a Walk Score® that reveals how easy it is to get around without a car. Now there's a new rating gaining traction: the Home Energy Score. While voluntary energy audits have been happening for years, cities across...

By Haley Kieser Let’s not beat around the bush. Moving can be a stressful, time-consuming and frustrating experience. The excitement of relocating to your new home can be quickly perturbed by the annoyances of moving day, which is why most homeowners choose to employ a moving company to do the job for them. Movers are more efficient, faster and typically stronger...

By Brentnie Daggett According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 40 million Americans—one in nine people—move each year. While the majority of these movers are in their 20s, people of all ages can be found relocating around this time of year. Moving is such a prevalent activity for Americans during spring that the entirety of May is dedicated to this trend. This...

In the following interview, Robert Slack, broker/owner of Robert Slack Fine Homes in Ocala, Fla., discusses the firm’s growth, leads and recruiting.
Region Served: Ocala, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Miami, Sarasota
Next Move: Naples
Native of: Cumbria, England
2017 Transactions: Just over 1,000; expecting to do 3,000 in 2018
Inventory...

By Brian Wallace Real estate is the largest asset class in the world, with residential real estate alone valued at $162 trillion. The median price of a new home in the U.S. reached $323,000 in January 2018, according to 2017 U.S. Census data, and the value of housing stocks continue to rise. If you're looking to invest, or are considering getting into house-flipping,...

By Hannah Whittenly When you're ready to buy a home, it’s important to take every factor into consideration. Changes in the market from year to year can have a major impact on how you purchase a home. Keep these things in mind while looking for a new home: Millennials Are Taking Over Even though millennials aren’t the biggest category of homeowners right now,...