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8RISMedia's 18th Annual Power Broker Event – Pag And to All, a Good Year T his time last year, we looked forward to a year where real estate would once again be a positive force, not just for our respective businesses, but for consumers and the American economy. I hope you agree that 2013 has, in large part, lived up to our expectations. While the real estate market's recovery may have been gradual in 2013, it was consistent, moving on a steady path forward and upward. This type of realistic growth is exactly what we all needed—in fact, a cause to celebrate. And celebrate we did. The positivity of this year's market—and great optimism for next year—was palpable at RISMedia's 18th Annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner held last month during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Francisco. Our at-capacity crowd was bright and buoyant, happy to celebrate a successful year and put real plans in place for growth once again. Find a quick highlight reel of the Power Broker Dinner on page 49. Our cover story this month also speaks volumes about the market's return. In our August issue, we covered the offcial launch of the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand. This month, we report on the phenomenal growth of the brand in just four short months (page 66). "A lot of the value proposition in real estate franchising is the brand," says BHHS President Stephen Phillips. "Anyone who is affliated with this brand is immediately vaulted into the stratosphere of global brand recognition and brand quality." Fo So, we close out the year with heartfelt congratulations to many—to the new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices affliates, to the Award winners honored at our Power Broker Dinner, to the Power Brokers who put up fantastic numbers to make our Top 500 ranking; but mostly, to all of you hard-working real estate professionals who go to bat every day—no matter what the market hands you—for your clients. The entire RISMedia family wishes all of you a joyous and healthy holiday season, and we thank you for your ongoing support. Be Quic Happy Holidays! John E. Featherston CEO & Publisher www.rismedia.com @RISMediaUpdates facebook.com/rismedia