Agent News

Keller Williams and Coursera create new professional certification 

The KW Real Estate Agent Professional Certificate comprises 124 hours of real estate education, including videos, readings, assessments and hands-on projects. 

NAR adds fair-housing training requirement to Realtor qualifications 

Realtors will be required to complete two hours of training every three years beginning in 2025. 

Keller Williams launches three more enrichment programs for agents 

The brokerage says the “business communities” — KW Operations, KW Wellness and KW Clarity — provide agents with specialized training, technology, coaching and referral opportunities. 

Texas agent Ben Caballero breaks individual home sales record

“The best new home market in the U.S. continues to be Texas,” HomesUSA CEO Ben Caballero said. “So, becoming a Texan is arguably the best business decision I ever made.”

Douglas Elliman launches new Elliman Productions app

The custom app lets agents produce professional marketing content right from their phones.

Two tech tools to create your own 3D floor plans

Providing a 3D floor plan where buyers can virtually immerse themselves into the space is key to securing an in-person viewing.

Keller Williams launches new business-development programs for agents 

The brokerage’s new “communities” will provide its agents with specialized training, technology, coaching and referral opportunities. 

10 most-expensive Houston homes sold in June

Greater Houston’s luxury real estate market saw high activity levels in June, with 10 of Houston’s priciest homes selling for a combined total of $57,815,000.

2022 NAR Member Profile: Median Realtor income jumps in 2021 

According to the annual survey, the typical Realtor saw their transaction sides rise from 10 to 12 and their sales volume increase from $2.1 million to $2.6 million. 

RE/MAX Around Atlanta hires two Houston-area agents 

The new agents will continue to serve clients at Sugar Land, Texas-based RE/MAX Fine Properties, while growing their business in Atlanta. 

Tech brokerage launches in Houston with real estate veterans

California-based real estate startup Radius has expanded into Houston, with brokers Sharon Seline Wright and Kelly McQuerry Henderson joining the brokerage as founding members, according to a press release.

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ERA Legacy Living announces merger, expansion

ERA Legacy Living has joined forces with ERA Benes Realty to offer greater growth opportunities in the Houston real estate market.

Coldwell Banker Realty announces leading Houston agents

Oksana Bogott, Lisa Gregory Real Estate Group and Ruchti Realty Group were named the No. 1 agents in the region across the individual, large team and small team categories, respectively.

11 most-expensive Houston homes sold in April

The Houston Association of REALTORS® has released Houston real estate’s most-expensive home sales in April.

Houston real estate icon Martha Turner dies at 81

Martha Turner, a longtime fixture in Houston’s real estate community, has died at age 81.

10 most-expensive Houston homes sold in March

Among the homes sold last month was a River Oaks mansion once owned by the late Baron Ricky di Portanova and Baroness Alessandra di Portanova.

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