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[January 9, 2017]

Swanepoel announces 2017’s most powerful people in real estate

What defines power? Certainly not popularity, Stefan Swanepoel opines in his 2017 list of residential real estate industry heavyweights, released today with Zillow Group…
[January 9, 2017]

Swanepoel Power 200 includes over 10 MLS executives

Well its that time of year again. The 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) was released today. “Each year the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) holds…
[January 9, 2017]

Swanepoel Announces 2017’s Most Powerful People In Real Estate

What defines power? Certainly not popularity, Stefan Swanepoel opines in his 2017 list of residential real estate industry heavyweights, released today with Zillow Group…
[January 4, 2017]

I’ve given over 1,000 presentations in the past 30 years — here are my 5 best public speaking tips

Glossophobia — better known as a fear of public speaking — affects 74% of people, according to a National Institute of Mental Health survey….
[November 9, 2016]

4 Ways Storytelling Can Make Your Personal Brand Pop

There were many reasons for the company’s success throughout the years, but one important factor was the use of storytelling to elevate the personal…
[October 19, 2016]

The Amazon Effect: 3 Strategies to Start Killing it in Your Category

The retail landscape is changing, and it all can be traced back to a phenomenon dubbed the Amazon effect. This trend, in which online…
[October 18, 2016]

The Lead-Generation Technique You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

Creating helpful and relevant gated content can give your business a boost in terms of sales. Pieces of gated content like white papers or…
[August 8, 2016]

Machine Learning Is Redefining Real Estate Search

By teaching computers how to interpret the visual world, MLS photos are starting to unlock an enormous treasure trove of listing data that was…
[July 26, 2016]

How Executives Can Navigate the ‘Old Meets New’ Mindset of Tech Disruption

Technology’s forward movement is nothing new. It’s simply a question of whether you will allow it to disrupt you or whether you can ride…
[July 21, 2016]

Language Barrier: How Words May Impede Problem-Solving

Positive words can’t completely solve a problem. They certainly can, however, help a message be better received. Let your words be confident, energetic, committed,…
[July 7, 2016]

Real Estate Search Redefined

By teaching computers how to interpret the visual world, MLS photos are starting to unlock an enormous treasure trove of listing data that was…
[May 31, 2016]

How VC Funding Is Transforming the Real Estate Industry

The real estate brokerage business is one of America’s last cottage-type industries. In 2015, the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials (ARELLO) estimated…
[May 16, 2016]

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Predictive Analytics to Ride the House-Surfing Wave

When Zillow launched its website and Zestimate system a decade ago, home-buying veered onto a new track: Consumers felt empowered with the abundance of…
[April 23, 2016]

3 Standards Necessary for Increased Smart Home Security

The world is getting smarter, and houses are no exception. With nearly 80 per cent of Millennials rallying around smart home technology, the industry…
[April 15, 2016]

Commissions of 6 percent for home sales once were the norm. That’s changing.

In 2015, the National Association of Realtors’ “DANGER” report — which stands for the Definitive Analysis of Negative Game Changers Emerging in Real Estate,…
[April 8, 2016]

Marketing to Millennials Comes Down to 3 Simple Practices

Millennials are on the minds of almost everyone these days. Employers are trying to attract and retain them, political candidates are trying to win…
[April 4, 2016]

Report identifies 36 dangers to the real estate industry

A report commissioned by CREA tells Canadian real estate professionals not to be paranoid and then identifies 36 potential threats to real estate salespeople,…
[March 28, 2016]

5 Ways to Effectively Improve Conversion Rates

Generating a consistent flow of leads may sound like an ideal scenario. It’s a good indication your marketing efforts are attracting your target audience’s…
[March 23, 2016]

3 Ways to Disrupt an Industry Before Someone Else Does

With the rapid evolution of technology and its immersion into nearly every industry and facet of our lives, change is inevitable and innumerable. But…
[February 5, 2016]

A Community for people with Ideas

Ideanmensch talks with Stefan Swanepoel, chairman and CEO of the Swanepoel T3 Group….
[January 25, 2016]

8 emerging technologies that will change real estate

Your mobile device, digital signatures and social media have already brought about dramatic changes in the real estate industry. Stefan Swanepoel, a bestselling author…
[June 10, 2015]

Realtors issue a blunt assessment of problems facing their business

The 160-page study — known as the DANGER report (www.dangerreport.com), or the Definitive Analysis of Negative Game Changers Emerging in Real Estate — was…
[May 16, 2015]

Murdoch bid to dethrone Zillow starts with knocking its math

Both Zillow and Realtor.com get the bulk of revenue from real-estate agents, who use the websites for marketing, customer management and lead generation. Leslie…
[May 15, 2015]

“Danger” report alerts industry to 50 biggest threats

WASHINGTON — Don’t say they didn’t warn you. The National Association of Realtors this week released a free report detailing 50 threats, risks and…
[January 13, 2015]

200 real estate industry leaders announced

Real estate guru and consultant Stefan Swanepoel announced his Power 200 List today, a roundup that includes franchise, technology, brokerage, media and other industry…
[January 31, 2014]

Cincinnati residential real estate pros among nation’s most powerful

Rob Sibcy, president and CEO of Sibcy Cline Realtors, and Austin Allison, co-founder and CEO of Dotloop, were among the 200 most powerful people…
[January 14, 2014]

The 200 Most Powerful and Influential People in Real Estate

The Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) released this past week is one of the most comprehensive lists of influential CEOs, thought-leaders and senior executives ever…
[January 9, 2014]

The Most Powerful Person in Real Estate Is…

When it comes to influencers in residential real estate, no one was more powerful in 2013 than Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith, according to…
[January 9, 2014]

The 10 most powerful real estate media executives

Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of INMAN News, topped the list of the latest Swanepoel Power 200, which contains a subcategory titled the 10…
[January 9, 2014]

Realogy CEO Richard Smith tops “Swanepoel Power 200”

Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith tops a list of 200 influential CEOs, thought leaders and senior executives in the residential real estate brokerage business…