John Voket

John Voket is a contributing editor for RISMedia.

Posts by John Voket

Interview: Andy Florance on Restoring Transparency and Putting Agents ‘Back in Front of America’

Above, a screenshot from one of Homes.com’s new ads featuring Dan Levy of “Schitt’s Creek” fame and SNL’s Heidi Gardner.  During one of America’s most enduring traditions, Super Bowl Sunday, Homes.com plans to make history, regardless of who takes home the championship trophy.  Through four commercials reaching some 113 million viewers, the rapidly ascending real…

Home Warranties a True Value-Add in Today’s Low-Inventory Environment

Above, Brad DeVries Like many of his colleagues and counterparts across the nation, Brad DeVries—president and CEO of HUFF Realty, Rector Hayden REALTORS® & Semonin REALTORS®, Berkshire Hathaway affiliates serving Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio—is laser-focused on successfully navigating a market defined by constricted inventory and high interest rates.  Continuing to emerge from a distressed economy,…

From AI to Acquisitions, Broker Shares How He’s Adapting to Emerging Trends

Chris Raveis Co-President/President of Residential Sales William Raveis Real Estate, a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Shelton, Connecticut https://www.raveis.com Region served: Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Vermont Years in real estate: Since 1993 Number of offices: 150 Number of agents: 4,500-plus Best advice…

NAR’s Center for REALTOR® Development Podcast: A Starting Point for Exceptional Education

Professional speaker, podcaster and REALTOR® Monica Neubauer (aka the Maverick Motivator) admits that when she decided to get into real estate, she was more interested in leading educational programs for her peers rather than helping clients buy or sell homes. Jumping into the industry back in 2003, Neubauer notes that while she occasionally lists properties…

Championing High-Performing Homes and Sustainability

Above, Waypoint Brokers Collective’s Nova Tower Raised in a household with an eye on minimizing waste and maximizing sustainability, Nova Tower’s upbringing and lifelong commitment to environmental responsibility is what ultimately set her on the path to help lead Portland, Maine-based Waypoint Brokers Collective—the first and only agency in Maine to earn the National Association…