Secrets to Reaching International Buyers

With foreign buyers snapping up $92.2 billion worth of U.S. real estate between April 2013 and March 2014, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2014 Profile of International Home Buying Activity, it’s obvious that there’s huge opportunity in...
January 30, 2015

What Will You Need to Cut in the Next Downturn?

In 2006, as the collapse of the housing market set in, real estate franchisor Realogy was carrying $2.7 billion in debt. The darkest days of the meltdown were still to come — and the company knew it. Painful cuts...
January 29, 2015

Rupert Murdoch’s One-Liner Heard ‘Round the Industry

Even billionaire media magnates sitting on the largest media empire the world has ever known have a sense of humor. News Corp founder and executive chairman Rupert Murdoch took the stage at Real Estate Connect in New York on...
January 29, 2015

Barbara Corcoran: When You Fail, Get Over It

Who doesn’t love Barbara Corcoran? The venerable real estate mogul who built The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest brokerage, brought the sharp tongue she’s become known for as a “shark” investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to Real Estate Connect...
January 28, 2015

Think Like a Startup

If you’re attempting to start your business from scratch, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. You’re pressuring yourself to create a rock-solid business plan that will earn you a certain percentage of growth over the next few years. You...
January 28, 2015

When Your Life Hangs in the Balance, You Learn to Reprioritize

“I’m not supposed to be here right now,” Imran Poladi told the audience at Real Estate Connect’s Agent Reboot seminar on Tuesday. He didn’t just mean that he shouldn’t have been at the conference in New York. He meant...
January 27, 2015

Walk a Mile in Your Clients’ Shoes

There are two ways to express empathy for someone: “I feel for you” and “I feel you.” Think about the difference between those statements. “I feel for you” tells the person that you understand their situation from your own perspective....
January 27, 2015

‘Potentially Historic’ Blizzard Won’t Stop Real Estate Connect Conference in NYC

A massive snowstorm that the National Weather Service is calling “potentially historic” threatens to dump 20 to 30 inches of snow on New York City from Monday night into Tuesday — just as the Real Estate Connect conference kicks...
January 26, 2015

The Office of the Near Future

After years of major companies decamping from the cities and setting up in sprawling suburban locations, the tide has turned. Motorola, Hillshire Brands Co., and United Continental Holdings Inc., United Airlines’ parent company, are just a few of the...
January 21, 2015

Next-Generation Fridge Saves Money—and the Environment

Tucked in a small space at the side of Chinese appliance and electronics manufacturer Haier’s enormous booth at CES, a nondescript yet cutting-edge wine cooler embodied the future of refrigeration technology. Unlike traditional refrigerators, which are cooled with hazardous...
January 11, 2015