Michael Drotman
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Homes Designed & Built By Michael Drotman

401 Monterey
Hermosa Beach
(3 Homes - Built In 1986)

651 & 653 4th St
Hermosa Beach
(2 Homes - Built In 1984)

Real Estate News
Billionaires brawl as everyone else just tries to get by: The Download
Sat, 13 Apr 2024 9:00:24
As mortgage heads from UWM and Rocket fight it out in the press, it seems like both agents and consumers are just wondering how they're going to pay the bills. read more»

Conquer the 2024 housing market: Expert insights at your fingertips
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 20:14:38
Tune in for an engaging discussion surrounding the latest trends, predictions and insider knowledge on the 2024 housing market to help you make informed decisions with confidence. read more»

RE/MAX’s Motto Mortgage out to re-up original franchise owners
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 18:25:27
Most new franchisees signing up for Motto's "mortgage brokerage-in-a-box" solution are real estate brokerages and teams that aren't affiliated with RE/MAX. read more»

Judges decline to ‘centralize’ commission lawsuits for now
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 17:34:31
A panel of judges considering whether to consolidate real estate commission lawsuits into one cited the recent NAR settlement as a reason to deny the request. read more»

Max Azria’s former estate heads to auction 9 years after first listing
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:36:04
The estate is being listed by Branden and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates for $55 million as it simultaneously prepares to head to a no-reserve auction with Concierge Auctions from May 9 through May 23. read more»

More and more renters believe they will never own a home
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:16:50
Thirty-eight percent of renters don't believe they will ever own a home — up from 27 percent less than a year ago, according to Redfin. read more»

BoomTown is dealing with a service outage. Now agents want answers
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:08:40
Real estate professionals have been seeking answers since Wednesday, when many lost access to their personal websites, lead services and other tools provided by Boomtown, agents told Inman. read more»

DOJ vs. NAR, UWM vs. Rocket, and more: Inman Top 5 stories
Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:01:29
Looking for a quick catch-up on the buzziest stories of the week? Here’s Inman Top 5, the most essential stories, according to Inman readers. read more»

NAR President Kevin Sears sells brokerage to Anthony Lamacchia
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 21:14:29
Lamacchia had been in talks with the Sears family for years as he continued his expansion path across New England. The deal was announced this week. read more»

Real estate tycoon sentenced to death in Vietnam fraud case
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 18:51:26
Truong My Lan was at the center of the sprawling fraud case and was accused of embezzling as much as $12.5 billion. A court sentenced her to death on Thursday during an anti-corruption crackdown in Vietnam. read more»

Single-family home sales to investors hit all-time high
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:56:37
United States property investors are putting the pedal to the metal and feeling optimistic despite a turbulent housing market. read more»

How are you doing? Americans now rank at an all-time happiness low
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:14:29
Your team members and customers are struggling, Rachael Hite writes. Here is what wise brokers need to know about the state of happiness and how it impacts all of us. read more»

Top South Florida agent Danilo Tavares leaves Elliman for Corcoran
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 16:05:52
Tavares closed $90 million in sales volume in 2023 and co-listed that same year 12 Indian Creek, which was purchased by Jeff Bezos for $79 million. read more»

HappyCo unveils joyful AI solution for multifamily property managers
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 13:43:00
JoyAi, a large language model, automates everything from real-time scheduling and technician-matching to 24/7 resident communications and more, according to an announcement Tuesday. read more»

30 listing lead generation ideas for a post-NAR settlement market
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 9:00:27
If you want to build the listing side of your business in the wake of the NAR settlement, Jimmy Burgess has 30 practical, actionable, doable strategies tailor-made for this moment. read more»

Broker Spotlight: A.J. Palomar, The Agency Reno
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 9:00:06
Find out how this former banker put his financial acumen to work for buyers and sellers throughout Reno's neighborhoods. read more»

3 advantages of tailoring your marketing strategy to niche buyers
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 8:55:40
When you think long and hard about who you’re speaking to and what they want to hear, The Agency's Rainy Hake Austin writes, you’ll see your efforts rewarded with a full pipeline, satisfied customers and great ROI.  read more»

Maximizing profits by collaborating with real estate wholesalers
Thu, 11 Apr 2024 8:09:41
Agents willing to collaborate with reputable wholesalers will tap into new market segments, industry expert Andrew Helling writes, while elevating their own service offerings for clients and capturing once-elusive listings from motivated sellers. read more»