Agent/broker perspective: Don’t mess with RESPA

In this column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: An agent is offered NBA tickets from a title company she has a longtime and close relationship with. Is accepting them a RESPA violation? How can she avoid trouble?

Agent/broker perspective: How brokerages can address affordable housing

With each year, a successful Miami agent is seeing more of her low- and middle-income clients struggling to find reasonably priced homes they can afford — and it’s only getting worse. What can she and her broker do to better serve these clients while at the same time helping their sellers earn top dollar for their listings?

Agent/broker perspective: How to help agents avoid burning out

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. A successful agent is experiencing career boredom and finding herself in need of some new challenges and inspirati…

Agent/broker perspective: How to handle a beloved broker leaving

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. After a long and successful tenure, an office’s broker has decided to resign her position. How should her inner ci…

Agent/broker perspective: Can agents challenge their brokerage’s philanthropic pursuits?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic: An experienced top agent at a Miami real estate office has serious concerns about a social position taken by the company’s longtime charitable recipient.

Agent/broker perspective: Is mandatory CE still necessary?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic: An experienced top agent at a Miami real estate firm is questioning the need for required continuing education cre…

Agent/broker perspective: Should this established agent pair up with a millennial?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: An experienced top agent at a Miami real estate firm is being encouraged by her broker to partner with…

Agent/broker perspective: Are you showing favoritism at company parties?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: A top agent at a Miami real estate firm has concerns about certain agents and employees having their b…

Agent/broker perspective: Should you recruit your top producer’s competition?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: A leading broker is considering hiring one of his top producer’s main competitors, inadvertently blindsiding and offending his veteran agent. 

Agent/broker perspective: Should you tell your sphere you’re ill?

A successful Miami real estate agent has been diagnosed with a relatively treatable form of cancer and is struggling with the decision of whether or not to share the news with colleagues and clients.