Why Agent Teams Make Sense

Team

Many brokerage company leaders and owners are not particular fans of agent teams. In some cases, even forbidding the formation of teams or not inviting existing teams to join their company. They express concern about loss of control, loss of revenue and diminished company brand. I have a different viewpoint. Agent Teams Make Sense for […]

How Much Online Influence Do You Have?

Klout

Klout is a score between 1-100 that is determined by aggregating your activity and engagement across several social media sites. The higher your Klout score the more influential you are online. Does Online Influence Matter?  Twenty years ago advertising agency types used a word like “brand” only when referring to very large companies like Coca […]

This Week on Twitter

Twitter

If you follow a lot of real estate people your Twitter stream was likely full of Tweets from New York and the annual Inman Connect Conference this week. To get a full recap of the event just do a Twitter search on the #ICNY hashtag. Scrolling through the results tells me that popular topics included […]

Enterpriser Profile by D11 Consulting

Wendy Forsythe

It is an honor to be profiled by the awesome Debra Trappen of D11 Consulting as an #Enterpriser. Check out the full article and let me know if my “Dream Dinner Party” guests surprised you!

Shortening The Path To Short Sale Success

Short Sales

Here’s an article on short sales that was published in February this year. We were optimistic that procedural changes would shorten timelines and make short sales easier for all parties involved. What’s your experience been since these changes came into practice? One of the biggest real estate stories last year was the explosive growth in […]

‘REO to Rental’ Draws Investors Back into Real Estate

REO to Rental

Since peaking at 69 percent in 2006, the U.S. homeownership rate has fallen to its current 65.4 percent. That’s a lot of former homeowners. Now, investors see opportunity. Even as the housing market bottomed out and investors, burned by the housing downturn, left real estate, others saw new opportunities to convert these properties into rental […]

Will The Recovery Continue? A Look at Housing in 2013

Housing Market, 2013 Recovery

If 2012 was the year that the U.S. Housing market stabilized and began its long-awaited recovery, what can we expect in 2013? Will the recovery continue, or will we see another setback? And what are the implications for real estate professionals – especially those who specialize in distressed properties? Most economists and market analysts agree […]

REO’s in 2012 and The Distressed Real Estate Market

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A year ago experts were predicted record REO’s to hit the market in 2012. That didn’t happen as planned for many reasons. Below is an article I wrote for RIS Media on what happened to the expected flood of REO’s. Unmet Expectations: The REO Flood of 2012 Industry experts predicted a flood of foreclosures in […]

Speaking at Conferences and Events

Wendy Forsythe speaking

One of the favorite parts of my job is the opportunities I get to speak at conferences to colleagues and friends across the country. Speaking, presenting, training, motivating and educating are all part of my day-to-day activities but when I get to be part of the formal agendas of national events like the ones listed […]

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