Michael Drotman
(310) 991-0561
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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
Local Logic helps power Lundy’s Finding Homes voice search
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 12:00:28
Local Logic, the community and market insights marketing solution, will be working with Lundy, an AI-derived voice search option for the visually impaired. read more»

Proposed DOJ ban on commission offers against the law, MLS says
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 9:00:18
MLS PIN on Monday urged a district court to reject the Department of Justice's arguments against a settlement with homeseller plaintiffs in the Nosalek antitrust commission case. read more»

What’s your plan (if you have one) for communicating compensation?
Wed, 12 Jun 2024 8:00:34
With widely divergent views around the posting of cooperative compensation, what's your plan for talking about commissions? read more»

Newrez laying off nearly 500 workers after Rithm acquisitions
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 21:48:07
Pending layoffs of 420 Newrez employees in Colorado and 53 workers in Florida follow $1.4 billion in acquisitions as parent company Rithm seeks to diversify beyond mortgage lending. read more»

Offerpad takes cash offer program to Realtor.com
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 21:07:16
Offerpad is the latest company to join Realtor.com's Seller's Marketplace. Both companies said the partnership reflects their dedication to furthering consumer choice. read more»

Oren Alexander steps down from Official in wake of rape allegations
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 19:19:16
The luxury firm co-founder announced his resignation via Instagram days after news broke that he and his brother, Alon Alexander, had been named as perpetrators in two lawsuits alleging rape. read more»

Calgary offers possible way forward for office conversions
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 17:30:48
Calgary has instituted one of the most aggressive programs in North America to encourage the conversion of office space to residential buildings. read more»

National rents hit highest level since 2022 despite more inventory
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 16:56:20
The median United States asking rent rose 0.8 percent year over year in May to $1,653, the highest it's been since October 2022. read more»

This new website is geared toward building wealth for women
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 16:19:24
"Real Estate Wealth for Women" offers an abundance of resources and interviews with experts to help women make smarter financial decisions, especially when it comes to real estate. The brainchild of Bernice Ross, it’s available in both public-facing free and private paid tiers. read more»

Single mom in Durham struggles to get rid of Airbnb squatters
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 15:16:53
Airbnb host Farzana Rahman's renters have refused to vacate the property after a seven-month reservation. Rahman said Airbnb has provided little assistance. read more»

VA officially unveils rules to allow vets to pay broker commissions
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 15:10:58
The temporary rules were first announced in May ahead of Memorial Day and came in response to calls from Realtors who feared veterans would become less competitive in the new landscape. read more»

Flyhomes joins portal wars with launch of AI-powered search
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 12:30:23
Cash-offer pioneer Flyhomes says it will partner with agents to expand nationwide after acquiring "conversational real estate search" tech from ZeroDown, hiring co-founders Laks Srini and Abhijeet Dwivedi. read more»

5 coaches on how to show your value to get the commission
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 9:00:57
There are several ways in which agents can prove just how much they're worth — and why anyone would want to sign a buyer-broker agreement and pay their commission. read more»

Who trains the trainer? 5 signs your coach isn’t above board
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 9:00:46
There’s a lot of new information out there — and a lot of bad info, too. Christy Murdock offers five red flags to watch out for when choosing a coach or trainer. read more»

Seller who balked at inadequate payout appeals commission deal
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 9:00:29
Pennsylvania homeseller Spring Way Center is seeking to overturn the court approval of deals reached with Anywhere, Keller Williams and RE/MAX to resolve antitrust commission suits. read more»

Take the temperature of office culture by starting at the top
Tue, 11 Jun 2024 8:07:53
Whether you're a broker-owner, managing broker or team leader, you may be surprised to find out how much your vibe affects your organization, Joseph Santini writes. read more»

Jackson Hole agents brace for impact as key road collapses
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 20:19:29
A portion of Teton Pass connecting workers who live in Idaho with the tony tourist town of Jackson, Wyoming, collapsed over the weekend. read more»

Oren Alexander accused of sexual assault and rape in NY lawsuits
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 20:18:09
The luxury broker and his twin brother, Alon Alexander, have been named in two separate lawsuits filed in New York County Supreme Court. The suits are regarding acts that allegedly took place in 2010 and 2012. read more»