RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

NOV 2015

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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O n November 13, we will host our annual Power Broker Reception & Dinner during the National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego. Our Power Broker event honors the nation's leading brokers who ranked among the Top 500 frms in our annual Power Broker Report, but more importantly, provides a rare opportunity for old friends, new faces and the industry's best and brightest to come together. This year's event holds special signifcance for me—and for the entire RISMedia team—as it marks the 20 th anniversary of the Power Broker Dinner and RISMedia's 35 th year in business. I started the frm in 1980 and the change and growth we've experienced since our early days is truly amazing. I know many of you in the brokerage business can relate. Like RISMedia, you traveled from humble beginnings to big success—and the path was most likely flled with twists, turns, peaks and valleys. Yet you stayed the course, learned as you went, and adapted as the road dictated, to arrive at where you are today. During the 20 th anniversary of the Power Broker Reception & Dinner this month, we will pay tribute to not only our Power Brokers, but those who helped us found this event. I'll never forget how 20 years ago, Darryl MacPherson and I sat with Jim Sherry and David Charron and discussed the void that existed in the industry—the lack of networks for and recognition of the top brokers in the business. In these unforgettable conversations, the concept of the Power Broker was formed and RISMedia began its mission of covering, serving, and honoring these true leaders of our industry. It is with great anticipation that we look forward to celebrating this very meaningful milestone on Nov. 13, and paying special tribute to Jim and David. On the occasion of these monumental milestones, all of us at RISMedia extend our deepest appreciation to our Power Brokers, our industry partners, our clients and most of all to you, our loyal readers. Wishing you continued success, John E. Featherston CEO & Publisher Milestones and Why They Matter 8 Keeping it Personal: Meet NAR 2016 President Tom Building a Da vid vs. Goliath Strategy How Homes.com Plans to 'Out Better' the Giants

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