Dollars & Sense — Maintaining a Budget on Commission

Most real estate agents agree, one of their favorite aspects of being a REALTOR® is not having a ceiling on their income potential. However, because real estate is not a 9-to-5 job with a predictable paycheck every two weeks, many … Read more

Top 10 Haunted House Movies

Whether they’re actually haunted or not, there’s a good chance you’ve run into some listings that are just downright scary. In the spirt of Halloween, here’s our rundown of the Top 10 Haunted House Movies.

Poltergeist — For anyone who … Read more

Warm Up — How to Stage a Home for Fall

As the days get shorter, the air gets cooler, and the leaves start crunching underfoot, there’s no mistaking it — fall has arrived! That means it’s time to get back to creating cozy, inviting spaces when staging your listings — … Read more

How to Write Listings that Sell

As the saying goes, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ But when you’re trying to sell a home, you need more than just beautiful pictures to tell the story — a well-written listing description is important, too. With most … Read more

Refresh Your Real Estate Etiquette

There was a time when the rules of etiquette governed everyday interactions, and breaking those rules was ground for (mild) scandal. Fortunately, social norms have relaxed over the years, and most of us operate much less formally than in times … Read more

Fact or Fiction? Help Clients Overcome These Real Estate Myths

As a real estate professional, one of the most important things you can do is help your clients understand the process of buying or selling a home. What makes your job more challenging are the persistent myths about real estate … Read more

Do You Delegate? It’s the Best Way to Buy Back Time

Many real estate agents love the idea of having an assistant, but once they hire someone, they’re not quite sure how to proceed. If you’ve been doing everything on your own up to this point, handing over control of even … Read more

Top 10 Ways to Keep in Touch with Clients

We all know REALTORS® whose client base consists of 100% repeat and referral business. It’s an amazing achievement, and a goal many other real estate professionals aspire to reach. But how do they get there? Are they just lucky? Or … Read more

Are You Ready to Build a Team? Ask Yourself 5 Questions.

There comes a point in every real estate agent’s career when they realize they could greatly grow their business by forming a team. For some, this realization comes and goes without much thought; they are committed to being solo agents … Read more

Make Your Mark: 5 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Stand Out

If it seems like everyone you meet knows someone who is “in real estate,” there’s a good reason for that. There are approximately 2.5 million licensed real estate agents in the United States. But, only about 20 percent of those … Read more