RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

FEB 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE February 2018 3 {Contents} February 2018/Vol. 34, No. 2 • www.rismedia.com HIGHLIGHTS 26 Using Education to Better Serve Consumers Here, find out how real estate professionals are gaining added value with the Graduate, REALTOR ® Institute (GRI) designation. 40 The Power of Home In this exclusive feature, learn how New Story is building shelter…and second chances. 76 A Blockchain Future? Cryptocurrencies Gaining Traction in Real Estate Industry Although not yet mainstream, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies show promise in an industry that prioritizes buyers who can secure funds in a short amount of time. HEADLINERS 15 Policy Matters: Website Compliance With Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 16 NAR Power Broker Roundtable: Tapping Into Millennial Talent: How Next-Generation Agents Are Redefining Real Estate 18 REBAC Report: Prepping for the Future of Real Estate ON THE COVER 30 Bringing It Home Guaranteed Rate and Realogy Join Forces for a Winning Mortgage Experience This story has it all. Rags to riches. Disruptors vs. the establishment. Partnership and growth. It has a likeable cast of stars with off-the-charts charisma, and a plot line filled with impossible-to-believe karma. It's a story that brought Guaranteed Rate Founder and CEO Victor Ciardelli and his team to Realogy's headquarters in Madison, N.J., in late 2016 on the verge of another of their milestone moments in the mortgage industry. "The story is crazy, but it feels really good to be back home," Ciardelli says with a huge smile. "It's where I belong." In this month's cover story, take a closer look at what's behind the joint venture—and how the company's agent- focused model has set the stage for continued success. 40 26

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