Victorian home in Plymouth, MA asks $2.495 million

Known colloquially as “America’s Hometown,” Plymouth is certainly a very historic town. In 1623, the Pilgrims landed there and made it their home. Now, a historic home located close to the site where the Pilgrims landed has come on the market for just under $2.5 million. The home is listed by Ashley Brennan Sotheby’s InternationalContinue reading “Victorian home in Plymouth, MA asks $2.495 million”

2021 on track to have highest home sales in 15 years

While the housing market in the U.S. has plateaued somewhat in recent months, the year has been an extremely active one overall. Recent data from the National Association of Realtors indicates that if current trends continue, 2021 will have the highest number of home sales for any year since 2006. The NAR prediction is basedContinue reading “2021 on track to have highest home sales in 15 years”

Enhancing gratitude with technology

Thanksgiving is (or should be) about more than Turkey and hopefully not too awkward family dinners. The focus should be more on…giving thanks! Research shows that cultivating gratitude can have major positive effects on your mental health. According to Harvard Medical School, there is plentiful research that suggests a correlation, if not an outright connection,Continue reading “Enhancing gratitude with technology”

Thoughts on Leadership: Giving thanks

‘Tis the season to be grateful! Thanksgiving is probably more closely associated in our minds with eating, shopping, and travel than it is with actually giving thanks. This is a mistake, however, and we should take some time this week to reflect on all we have to be grateful for in our lives and whyContinue reading “Thoughts on Leadership: Giving thanks”

Gratitude, empathy, and leadership

We like to think of ourselves as grateful and empathetic people. But the fact of the matter is that gratitude is a skill that takes conscious effort. What is more, gratitude, effectively cultivated and practiced, can have a huge impact on motivating your staff and boosting performance. In Leading with Gratitude, authors Adrian Gostick andContinue reading “Gratitude, empathy, and leadership”

New Zealand government seeks to cool red-hot market

The red-hot real estate market over the last two years has been a truly global phenomenon. New Zealand has seen some of the most dramatic increases in home prices anywhere in the developed world. In the face of skyrocketing home prices, the New Zealand government has been testing a wide array of measures to coolContinue reading “New Zealand government seeks to cool red-hot market”

Thoughts on leadership: Models

A famous definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.” It’s a trap that’s easy enough to fall into in any field, especially when it comes to leadership. If what you’re doing isn’t working and you want to avoid insanity, the first thing you should do is look toContinue reading “Thoughts on leadership: Models”

Houston Association of Realtors launch ShowingSmart

Developing tech platforms has become an increasingly prominent aspect of real estate, as agents and brokers take on the challenges of the market in the 21st century. Showing platforms, designed to streamline the process of scheduling home showings, are a big part of this, as seen in the Houston Association of Realtors recent release ofContinue reading “Houston Association of Realtors launch ShowingSmart”

Futuristic home in California desert with shark tank asks $49.5 million

Located in the deserts of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, California, this massive modern mansion was originally constructed by developer Duane Hagadone. Built on a grand scale with a plethora of technological bells and whistles, the home has been recently listed for $49.5 million. Duane Hagadone purchased the California property in 2007, having madeContinue reading “Futuristic home in California desert with shark tank asks $49.5 million”

How to make an impact

Success stories, whether they involve sports, entertainment, or business, tend to stress the role played by the leader. The “great man theory” of leadership certainly captures the imagination by fixing it on a single dynamic personality. But focusing too much on the leaders means that the role of contributors tends to be understudied. In ImpactContinue reading “How to make an impact”