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…

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…

Power Broker Insights: Leaving a Footprint in Western Markets

Above, Stephen Kotler, Douglas Elliman Western Region CEO VITALS: Douglas Elliman Years in business: 112 Size: 120 offices, approx. 6,900 agents Regions Served: New York, Florida, California, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. 2022 Sales Volume: $42.9 billion 2022 Transactions: 49,748 total sales and rental transactions. https://www.elliman.com Douglas Elliman Western Region…

Power Broker Insights: A Family Legacy

Above: Phil Wood VITALS: John R. Wood Properties Years in business: 65 Size: 23 offices, 750 agents Regions Served: Collier and Lee County, Florida 2022 Sales Volume: $4.5 billion 2022 Transactions: 5,000 units https://www.johnrwood.com Phil Wood, president and CEO of John R. Wood Properties in Southwest Florida, carries on the legacy of his parents, who started…