Here’s a 7-step guide to resolving conflicts

Getting all the facts before taking a stand leads to quicker, cleaner resolutions, by Matthew Szalecki If you’re in the real estate business long enough, you’re eventually going to encounter conflict. It’s simply a matter of numbers: The more you sell or the more agents you manage, the higher the likelihood that you’re going to butt […]

January is Agent Appreciation Month

Winter blues Getting You Down?  By Rachael Hite The months after the holiday season often feel empty, as if winter hit its peak at the new year. Seeing no end to cold weather, cabin fever and seasonal illnesses can get anyone down. It’s important this time of year to take good care of yourself, so […]

7 reasons for-sale-by-owners fail

Less than 10 percent of for sale by owner sellers actually succeed, but what is it, actually, that prevents FSBO sellers from being able to close their property sale? BY BILL GASSETT Selling your home without the help of a real estate agent can seem like a good idea. In an ideal world, homeowners would save a […]

6 economists predict what the 2020 housing market has in store

Low supply and high demand will drive the housing market amidst age milestones for millennials and baby boomers BY MARIAN MCPHERSON  Historically low mortgage rates, booming home price growth, inadequate inventory levels, and debates about crumbling affordability ruled the 2019 housing market. As the new year draws closer with rumors of a global recession and uncertainty generated by an impending election, one can imagine just […]

3 ways to tame the self-doubt beast

Building confidence takes hard work and patience, but these helpful hints will get you there a little bit faster, by RACHAEL HITE. Building and maintaining confidence in yourself is not an easy task. It takes hard work, patience, trial and error, but most of all heart. You have to believe in the value of what you are offering […]

3 ways to get ahead in 2020 — starting right now

Grow and nurture your sphere now so you can reap the rewards next year by INMAN CONTENT STUDIO Seasonality only exists in real estate for buyers and sellers, not for you. For the true hustlers of the industry, there is no downtime. In fact, you’re working harder when everyone else is kicking back. Why? Because that’s […]

10 characteristics top producers share

BYJOSEPH SANTINI They simply take responsibility and make it happen every day in any market under any conditions One of the things that I like best about the real estate business is the plethora of big successful personalities. I’ve been curious about what this diverse pool of people have in common and what makes them great […]

8 real estate myths that need to be busted for good

Consumers believe these falsehoods about the real estate industry — we need to debunk them – by CARA AMEER People don’t know what they don’t know, and what they do know is enough to create false perceptions of a profession that is often surrounded by damaging assumptions. Here are eight real estate myths — busted! 1. […]