• Digital transformation affects every business, says Martin Kuppinger

    Digital transformation is unstoppable and affects every industry and business, according to KuppingerCole principal analyst Martin Kuppinger
  • A year of U.S. public opinion on the coronavirus pandemic

    A year of U.S. public opinion on the coronavirus pandemic
    The biggest takeaway may be the extent to which the decidedly nonpartisan virus met with an increasingly partisan response.
    The post A year of U.S. public opinion on the coronavirus pandemic appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • In their own words, Americans describe the struggles and silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic

    In their own words, Americans describe the struggles and silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic
    The outbreak has dramatically changed Americans’ lives and relationships over the past year. We asked people to tell us about their experiences – good and bad – in living through this moment in history. Pew Research Center has been asking survey questions over the past year about Americans’ views and reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
    The post In their own words, Americans describe the struggles and silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Pew
  • How America Changed During Donald Trump’s Presidency

    How America Changed During Donald Trump’s Presidency
    Donald Trump's four-year tenure in the White House revealed extraordinary fissures in American society but left little doubt that he is a figure unlike any other in the nation’s history.
    The post How America Changed During Donald Trump’s Presidency appeared first on Pew Research Center.
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  • In U.S. and UK, Globalization Leaves Some Feeling ‘Left Behind’ or ‘Swept Up’

    In U.S. and UK, Globalization Leaves Some Feeling ‘Left Behind’ or ‘Swept Up’
    Focus groups held across the two nations reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.
    The post In U.S. and UK, Globalization Leaves Some Feeling ‘Left Behind’ or ‘Swept Up’ appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Electorate

    The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Electorate
    In battleground states, Hispanics grew more than other racial or ethnic groups as a share of eligible voters.
    The post The Changing Racial and Ethnic Composition of the U.S. Electorate appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • Condemning Racism

    Condemning Racism
    We are committed to hearing and addressing the experiences of people of color—as well as confronting racism and working for a better America.
    The post Condemning Racism appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • What is machine learning, and how does it work?

    What is machine learning, and how does it work?
    This video from our Methods 101 series explains the basics of machine learning and how it allows researchers at the Center to analyze data on a large scale.
    The post What is machine learning, and how does it work? appeared first on Pew Research Center.
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  • The State of Trust, Facts, and Democracy

    The State of Trust, Facts, and Democracy
    As the new year—and an election year—begins, we turn to data on our democracy to learn more about how Americans view institutions and civic life today. Michael Dimock, president of the Pew Research Center, spoke about the latest research on trust, facts, and democracy in America on the After The Fact podcast from the Pew […]
    The post The State of Trust, Facts, and Democracy appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • How Pew Research Center is covering COVID-19

    How Pew Research Center is covering COVID-19
    As an organization committed to informing the public by providing facts and analysis about the most pressing issues of the day, Pew Research Center pivoted in the early days of the U.S. outbreak to cover the far-reaching impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our society.
    The post How Pew Research Center is covering COVID-19 appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • 7 Questions on the Daily Impact of the Coronavirus

    7 Questions on the Daily Impact of the Coronavirus
    The Pew Research Center’s Claudia Deane summarized recent survey findings, including Americans’ views of the impact on their daily life, their concerns about the economy, and trust levels in government and the health system on the After The Fact podcast from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
    The post 7 Questions on the Daily Impact of the Coronavirus appeared first on Pew Research Center.
  • REAL Trending Episode 66: The Trend Towards the Unbundled Brokerage, a Supreme Court’s Decision and it’s Impact on Housing and a Message of Gratitude

    REAL Trending Episode 66: The Trend Towards the Unbundled Brokerage, a Supreme Court’s Decision and it’s Impact on Housing and a Message of Gratitude
    REAL Trending Episode 66
    The Trend Towards The Unbundled Brokerage, A Supreme Court’s Decision And It’s Impact On Housing And A Message Of Gratitude.REAL Trending Episode 66
    https://www.realtrends.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RT-EP-66.mp3Steve Murray From REAL Trends, the trusted source for real estate industry news, this is REAL Trending, episode 66. We’re breaking down the events of the week, and showing how they impact brokers and agents. I’m Steve Murray, Pres
  • Techno-Trends Are All About Automation

    Techno-Trends Are All About Automation
    Techno-Trends Are All About Automation
    Scott Smith, president and general manager of the Constellation Real Estate Group portfolio shares his insights on technology trends in 2020.
    With a portfolio of 15 real estate tech company, Constellation Real Estate Group does extensive research on technology trends and solutions from the front office to back and everything in between. REAL Trends spoke with Scott Smith, president, and general manager of the Constellation Real Estate Group portfolio, about
  • Today’s tech: Why it Has Yet to Meet the Greater Needs of the Housing Consumer

    Today’s tech: Why it Has Yet to Meet the Greater Needs of the Housing Consumer
    Today’s tech: Why it Has Yet to Meet the Greater Needs of the Housing Consumer
    Relationships matter in real estate, and that will never change.
    From Silicon Canal to Silicon Slopes to Silicon Prairie, tech cities continue to pop up across the nation as long as the consumer continues to evolve and demand, tech gurus, will be there to respond. Although many sectors have found success among this rise in tech, it seems others have tried and missed the mark. Now, the reasons why a business or t
  • Signs of Recovery in Australian Real Estate Market

    Signs of Recovery in Australian Real Estate Market
    Signs of Recovery in Australian Real Estate Market
    It looks like the Australian real estate market’s decline has leveled and started to ease in most major cities.
    According to the latest report on the Australian residential real estate market by CoreLogic, a property data and analytics provider in Australia, the annual rate of decline in housing values saw continued improvement in October 2019. National dwelling values recorded their fourth consecutive month of growth in October 2019, taki
  • CFPB Asks For Public Comment to Determine the Effectiveness of TRID

    CFPB Asks For Public Comment to Determine the Effectiveness of TRID
    CFPB Asks For Public Comment to Determine the Effectiveness of TRID
    In a November 22 Request for Information (RFI), the Bureau asked for public comments on the TRID Rule’s effectiveness as it prepares an assessment report of the Rule that the Dodd-Frank Act requires to be published within five years of its effective date. The TRID report must be completed by October 3, 2020, and public comments in response to the RFI are due by January 21, 2020.
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CF
  • Home Buyer Interest Up Again in November Nationwide

    Home Buyer Interest Up Again in November Nationwide
    Home Buyer Interest Up Again in November Nationwide
    Showing Traffic Increases for Fourth Consecutive Month.
    Key Points:U.S. showing activity increased by 12.6 percent year over year, the largest national increase since January 2017
    The West Region’s positive 23.1 percent year-over-year change in showing activity was the largest in November
    Homebuyer traffic in all four U.S. regions increased vs. 2018 for the fourth consecutive monthNovember home showing activity continued an upward trend o
  • Boost Agent Performance by Moving the Middle

    Boost Agent Performance by Moving the Middle
    Boost Agent Performance by Moving the Middle
    Don’t forget about low performers and high performers, but spend time moving your middle performers up.
    The biggest opportunity for performance improvement in any organization is in moving the middle,” according to business coach Michael K. Simpson. He lays out the formula in his book Unlocking Potential. Most companies have a low-performing group (10% to 20%); a middle-performing group (60% to 70%); and a high-performing group (10% to 20%
  • Realtor® Associations Report Membership Still Growing

    Realtor® Associations Report Membership Still Growing
    Realtor® Associations Report Membership Still Growing
    The residential real estate industry is attracting new levels of talent.
    At a recent meeting with several key state and local associations of Realtors® CEOs, we learned membership rolls are still growing. Many also report that membership totals are now at or nearing historic highs.
    It’s interesting to us that with record low unemployment and rising household incomes, real estate still appears to be an industry with unique appeal
  • The California ABC Independent Contractor Test Looks to be Expanding

    The California ABC Independent Contractor Test Looks to be Expanding
    The California ABC Test Looks to be Expanding
    New states are adopting provisions that pertain to independent contractors vs. employees.
    Just when you thought that the California ABC test would stay within that state’s borders comes news that the states of New York and New Jersey are considering adopting some of the same provisions that pertain to the qualifications of independent contractors versus employees. In an article in The Wall Street Journal on December 6, various state legislators
  • REAL Trends Forecast for 2020: Assessing Threats and Opportunities for Brokerage Leaders

    REAL Trends Forecast for 2020: Assessing Threats and Opportunities for Brokerage Leaders
    Assessing Threats and Opportunities for Brokerage Leaders
    What should you be concerned about, and what can you do to thwart threats to the industry?
    It’s a presidential election year. Does that matter? Sales were down in 1980 and 1988 from prior years, but up in 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012, and 2016. It turns out that there’s no clear pattern, except that when the economy is going in the tank, then housing sales will be down. Otherwise, there appears to be no correlation betwe
  • Real Estate Pros: How to Get the Most Out of a Networking Event

    Real Estate Pros: How to Get the Most Out of a Networking Event
    Real Estate Pros: How to Get the Most Out of a Networking Event
    Felicia Beltran
    Felicia Beltran reveals the top mistakes that agents make when networking, and tells how to break through these barriers.Felicia Beltran attends 10-15 major events every year, participates in a weekly networking group, and is very active on social media, the latter of which is her number one lead nurturing tool. “For me, it’s about making the connections in person,” says Beltran, a REALTOR with RE/M
  • Olympian Skier Erik Schlopy is Bringing Resilience to Real Estate 

    Olympian Skier Erik Schlopy is Bringing Resilience to Real Estate 
    Olympian Skier Erik Schlopy is Bringing Resilience to Real Estate
    Here’s how Erik Schlopy takes his Olympic experience and applies it to selling homes.
    When Erik Schlopy broke his back during a bad crash at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1993, this three-time Olympian probably wasn’t thinking about how the experience would eventually parlay into a successful real estate career.But that’s exactly what happened. A Park City, Utah, resident since 1992, Schlopy’s f
  • 5 Traits Today’s Leaders Need To Revolutionize Their Management Style

    5 Traits Today’s Leaders Need To Revolutionize Their Management Style
    5 Traits Today’s Leaders Need To Revolutionize Their Management Style
    The rapid rate of change and innovation brought about by the digital age is putting many large corporations in peril as they realize they are in an “adapt-or-die” era.
    But for a business to change, its leadership must be willing to change as well, and that doesn’t always happen, says Oleg Konovalov (www.olegkonovalov.com), a global thought leader and consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 compa
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From REAL Trends

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From REAL Trends
    As we look forward to 2020, we want to wish our friends a very magical holiday and a new year filled with opportunity and love.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from REALTrends.
    The post Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From REAL Trends appeared first on REAL Trends Blog.
  • Tech Roundup: RE/MAX Acquires First, ShelterZoom Partners with Berkshire Hathaway and More

    Tech Roundup: RE/MAX Acquires First, ShelterZoom Partners with Berkshire Hathaway and More
    RE/MAX Acquires Data Science Startup First, Continuing the Brand’s Technological TransformationRE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: RMAX), parent company of RE/MAX, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, today announced that it has acquired First, a technology company that leverages data science, machine learning and human interaction to help real estate professionals better leverage the value of their personal network.
    The four-year-old, North Carolin
  • REAL Trending Episode 65: Relationships In An Era of Technology, AI, 2020 Predictions

    REAL Trending Episode 65: Relationships In An Era of Technology, AI, 2020 Predictions
    REAL Trending Episode 65
    Relationships in an era of technology, artificial intelligence moving front and center in the brokerage business, and some predictions for 2020.. REAL Trending Episode 65
    https://www.realtrends.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/RT-EP-65.mp3Steve Murray From REAL Trends, the trusted source for real estate industry news, this is REAL Trending episode 65. We’re breaking down the trends of the week and showing how they impact brokers and agents. I’m Steve
  • Seller’s Market Will Soften Next Year But Real Estate Agents Remain Optimistic About 2020

    Seller’s Market Will Soften Next Year But Real Estate Agents Remain Optimistic About 2020
    Seller’s Market Will Soften Next Year But Agents Remain Optimistic About 2020, According to HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey for Q4 2019
    Survey of 500 leading agents dives into tips for selling homes in the winter, 2019 real estate reflections, and housing market predictions for 2020
    Real estate agents remain optimistic about 2020 even as a shift toward a balanced housing market takes shape in some pockets of the country, according to findings from HomeLight’s Top Agent In
  • Real Estate Agent Steve Dubrueler of Coldwell Banker Climbs for Kids

    Real Estate Agent Steve Dubrueler of Coldwell Banker Climbs for Kids
    Real Estate Agent Steve Dubrueler of Coldwell Banker Climbs for Kids
    STEVE DUBRUELER OF COLDWELL BANKER JOINS INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN CLIMBING EVENT TO SUPPORT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.Steve DuBrueler, Founder and CEO of Coldwell Banker Premier, will again be a participant in the Climb for Kids, a one-of-a-kind annual event that raises funds and awareness for children’s charities. Beginning December 27th, 2019, a team of four volunteer climbers will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Aco
  • 3 Types of Keywords Every Real Estate Professional Should Target (And 3 They Shouldn’t)

    3 Types of Keywords Every Real Estate Professional Should Target (And 3 They Shouldn’t)
    3 Types of Keywords Every Real Estate Professional Should Target (And 3 They Shouldn’t)
    Real estate is a highly-competitive market. As such, a solid understanding of search engine optimization is essential. A cornerstone of that understanding is keywords. Nail that down, and everything else should follow naturally. 
    Do you have a solid understanding of search engine optimization? 
    If your answer was anything other than “yes,’” then I have some bad news for you.
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