Keith Loria

Keith Loria is a contributing editor for RISMedia.

Posts by Keith Loria

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…

Planting the Seeds for Future Growth

Above, John Armstrong VITALS:  RE/MAX Rising Years in business: 8 Size: 1 office, 80 agents Regions Served: Central Illinois 2023 Sales Volume: 1,100 2023 Transaction Volume: $270 million http://www.remaxrising.com  A second-generation REALTOR®, John Armstrong—co-owner and managing broker of RE/MAX Rising—initially resisted getting into the business over fear that he would spend too many nights and…

Shining a Light on the ABR® Designation: A True Commitment to the Craft of Buyer Representation

The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation—offered through the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Center for REALTOR® Development—is a must for agents who are looking to work directly with buyer-clients at all stages of the home-buying process. After all, the designation elevates one’s skills and knowledge in the eyes of homebuyers. Lynn Madison, a 30-year industry…

Enhancing the Appraisal Process: An Alternative Pathway for Aspiring Appraisers

This past September, Stellar MLS partnered with the Appraisal Institute to launch its Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal program (AI PAREA)—an initiative that provides an alternative pathway for aspiring appraisers to gain the experience hours required to become a licensed or certified appraiser, using a standardized approach.  A collaboration designed to benefit both real…