Is Compass Real Estate in Trouble?

Compass Real Estate, founded in 2012 by Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon, is perhaps the fastest-growing real estate brokerage in the United States. Even though it was only founded a decade ago, the company was valued at an amazing $8 billion when it went public in April 2021. However, despite this meteoric rise, Compass has

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Shift happens

For brokers and agents, the past 18-months have seen the hottest market in decades. Even with the pandemic and struggling economy, most brokers have enjoyed record growth. But ask those same brokers what they see ahead for the rest of 2022, and few think they will match the production levels of the past year. This

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What are the Pros and Cons of Forex Trading?

What is Forex Trading? Simply put, it is the worldwide financial market that enables currency trading. You can benefit if you predict that one currency would be stronger than the other and are accurate. People could really hop on aircraft and travel overseas for quite some time, before a worldwide epidemic. If you’ve ever gone

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Q&A With Jordan Fletcher, President of Gorge Holdings in St CathArines

We recently interviewed Jordan Fletcher, the president of Gorge Holdings Inc., a real estate development company based in the St. CathArines area of Ontario. Q: First of all, can you give us an overview of your position with Gorge Holdings and what your company does? Jordan Fletcher: Absolutely. I started with Gorge Holdings as a

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But we have free coffee

I was sitting in a boutique broker’s beautiful office listening to the owners vent about their frustration with recruiting. Attracting strong agents was a challenge for them, but equally frustrating was that after onboarding recruits, they often lost them to other brokers once they began producing. The managing broker said, “I feel like we are

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Four Ways to Kick Your Business Up a Notch in Q2 and Beyond

It hardly seems possible that we have entered the second quarter of the year. As we transition from pandemic to endemic, it’s a great time to maximize on the momentum that’s percolating around getting back to normal. Here are four things you can do now: Find a mentor Whether you’re a relatively new agent or

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The One Thing Your Agents Need

A hotly debated topic among brokers is what do agents really need today to ensure their overall success. The raging issue is important for so many reasons, as agent success directly impacts the health of the brokerage. Will Rogers said, “A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.”  Most brokers have strong

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Is The Property Market About To Crash? The ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ Author Sounds A Warning

As we go into 2022, it may be difficult to feel optimistic. Simply on an economic level, the twenty-first century has thus far had its fair share of catastrophes. The pandemic was the trigger for the latest economic crash, and while the economy has seen a great recovery over the past year, there is no

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Q&A with Tom Gamble, Co-Founder and CEO of TKI

We recently sat down with Tom Gamble, the co-founder and CEO of TKI, a software development company

Same Stuff Different Day

Welcome to the new year– although to many it’s best described by the acronym “SSDD.” Based on conversations with brokers, it does feel like the movie “Groundhog Day” in which the main character, Bill Murray, finds himself reliving the same day over and over. The real estate industry seems like it’s reliving past days; the

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