William Neilson
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William Neilson
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LeadingRE President & CEO Pam O’Connor to Retire in March

January 8, 2018 10:32 pm

Paul Boomsma to assume responsibilities as president and CEO Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® announced today that Pam O’Connor will leave her position as president and CEO, effective March 31. O’Connor, who has been at the helm of the company since its founding in 1997, is stepping down with plans to remain active […]

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Realtor.com: Luxury Softens as Supply Tops Demand

January 7, 2018 3:56 pm

2017’s housing market was characterized by absent inventory and climbing prices—but at the higher end, those indicators softened, according to new realtor.com® research. “Although 2017 was another strong year for the luxury housing market, it was once again outperformed by the U.S. market overall,” says Javier Vivas, director of Economic Research for realtor.com. According to […]

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Chord of Confidence: Making Real Estate Agents Look Like Rock Stars

January 7, 2018 3:56 pm

Editor’s Note: What follows is the cover story in the January issue of RISMedia’s Real Estate magazine. Real estate moves fast, and how quickly you respond to prospective clients can make or break your chances of getting their business. Mortgage lenders, on the other hand, have a captive audience and don’t always feel the same […]

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John De Souza: Keeping Up With Today’s Consumer

January 6, 2018 10:17 am

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, John De Souza—president of Cressy & Everett Real Estate—has lived in the South Bend area for more than 24 years, graduating from the University of Notre Dame with both a BA in management and MBA in technology management. He used his education to work as a managing consultant for the better […]

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As 2017 Ended, Rents Rose

January 6, 2018 10:17 am

The median national rent rose toward the end of 2017, contrary to the predominant trend for the year, according to the November Zillow® Real Estate Market Report. The gain, 2.4 percent year-over-year to $1,435, is on par with income increases, which have ticked up 2.5 percent since November 2016. “After about a two-year slowdown, rent […]

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Augmented Intelligence: The Real ‘AI

January 6, 2018 10:17 am

Brokerages are placing their bets on Buyside to bring smart data to their agents’ fingertips If there’s a trend dominating headlines and transforming businesses today, it’s predictive analytics. To become more efficient in generating and curating sales leads, the best-in-class predictive tools mine databases to augment the best in human intelligence. Today, society benefits from […]

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Borrowers Beware: These Mortgage Rules Could Soon Get a Facelift

January 4, 2018 10:08 pm

(TNS)—Getting a mortgage today is much different than it was before the financial crisis. Loans have to meet certain standards and there are many rules lenders and servicers have to follow. But after a shakeup in leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the future of some policies is uncertain. Here’s why: The new […]

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Would You Play Pretend Neighbors With These TV Characters?

January 4, 2018 10:08 pm

Good neighbors are hard to find—unless you live near your favorite fictional star. Which character on the small screen is the most sought-after in 2018? The best on the block, according to the annual Celebrity Neighbor Survey by Zillow, are Leonard and Penny from “The Big Bang Theory,” with 19 percent of the vote. Leonard […]

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Landing Better Leads With Realtor.com

January 4, 2018 10:08 pm

In the following interview, Kevin Leatherman, broker/owner of Leatherman Homes in Nassau County, N.Y., talks about thriving as an independent firm, landing better online leads and the importance of delegation. Years in Real Estate: 25 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 20 Please tell me a little bit about your company’s structure. I’m an independent agency, independently-owned […]

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Excelling in the Home Warranty Market

January 3, 2018 10:02 pm

In the following interview, Tim Haynes, president of American Home Shield® (AHS®), talks about meeting the unique needs of today’s consumer, improving the customer experience, and how one size does not fit all when it comes to home warranties. Real Estate magazine: Please tell us a little bit about your history. Tim Haynes: I first […]

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