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[February 14, 2017]

Three factors that will affect the Real Estate Industry under a Trump Presidency

2016 has come and gone — but not without its share of surprises. First, the Brexit vote shocked the world as the European Union…
[February 1, 2017]

Spencer Rascoff most influential person in US real estate

Spencer Rascoff, Chief Executive Officer, of Zillow Group, has been named as the most influential person in United States real estate in 2017. Mr…
[January 14, 2017]

Real Estate Leaders Honored in Swanepoel Power 200

The top leaders in residential real estate were recently honored in the annual Swanepoel POWER 200 2015/16. Innovators from all the largest real estate…
[January 12, 2017]

2017 Inman Influencers List, SP200 Honors WAV Group Clients and Leaders

The impact of the annual reveal of both the Inman Influencer List and the Swanepoel Power 200 is like a social media cannon shot:…
[January 11, 2017]

Phil Soper wrote this article on Linkedin

Stefan Swanepoel​, best-selling author and Chairman & CEO of the Swanepoel T3 Group, is the man behind the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), the most…
[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…