4 MLS mistakes that can kill your listing’s appeal

Put in the extra effort to craft a thoughtful, well-written listing description with professional photos, and you’ll increase interest and likely net a better price BY SHARI MATTERN Your listing’s MLS description is the very first gateway to charming and attracting a potential homebuyer. And while the contents for the listing itself are pretty standard — […]

7 Essential Behaviors of High-Performing Mega Teams

Sherri Johnson, CEO & Founder, Sherri Johnson Coaching & Consulting explains What Makes A Team Thrive Whether you’re growing your team at a steady pace, or experiencing the struggles and setbacks that most teams have—maybe it feels like you take 10 steps forward and 20 back—adopt these seven essential behaviors that high-performing teams live by. […]

7 New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually keep in 2019

Keep your list simple, and make daily habits BY BILLY NASH It’s that time of the year for holiday parties, gifts, reflection and thinking about how to be your  most productive self in the coming New Year. I personally air on the side of not making too many New Year’s resolutions, but rather a small list that’s […]

How the government shutdown is impacting homebuyers

Realtors and loan originators offer advice on navigating the shutdown BYPATRICK KEARNS A partial shutdown of the U.S. government has entered its sixth day as both Democrats, Republicans and President Donald Trump dig in their heels over partial funding for a wall or partition structure along a small portion of the U.S. southern border and […]

Why we need to take agent safety seriously

We can’t just talk about doing things differently, it’s time to take action BYJAY THOMPSON Last week, there was horrific news of yet another real estate professional being murdered while on the job. Steven Bernard Wilson was shot while in a model home. A few days later, an 18-year-old was arrested. He allegedly stole Wilson’s phone and […]
Jd Ross argues that millennials face considerably bleaker prospects than previous generations, which could ultimately hurt the economy BYJIM DALRYMPLE IIStaff Writer Millennials are regularly maligned as lazy, avocado toast-loving hipsters, but according to a co-founder of Opendoor — and a new study — the generation is instead plagued by a “debt machine” that puts […]

Co-Marketing Tips for Following RESPA Rules

Have you given or accepted gifts from mortgage lenders, title companies, closing attorneys, or other settlement service providers? If those gifts are in exchange for referrals, then you’re breaking the law. by Erica Christoffer What’s a settlement service provider? What constitutes something of value? Does it count as a referral if it’s only done in writing? […]

The polite way to sell a home around the holidays

Above all, be prepared to work odd hours BY VERONIKA BONDARENKO While most of the world will be eating pie and exchanging gifts during the holidays, many Realtors will be hard at work — as we reported earlier, many zealous buyers hope to get an edge on their competition by placing an offer while everyone else is celebrating. […]