Office meetings a snooze? 5 tips for giving them pizazz

In today’s high-tech office environment, are face-to-face meetings necessary, or even possible, when so many brokerages are virtual? Here’s how to host a meeting that your officemates will enjoy attending.

7 confessions of an indie broker tech geek

As an indie broker and a self-professed tech geek, regular columnist Erica Ramus has learned a few things. Here are seven truths you should know before investing in technology.

Should your brokerage open a property management division?

Property management can be labor intensive, a legal minefield and seem like more trouble than it is worth. But with proper staffing and systems in place, property management can add another stream of income to your business — and set you apart from your competitors.

5 tips for boosting your bottom line in a down market

Here are five preliminary steps to streamlining your real estate business operations so that when a housing market downturn occurs — and it will — you’ll be ready to navigate the shift and boost your bottom line.

This indie broker’s top 5 ICNY takeaways

From iBuyers and disruptors to niches and relationships — and everything in between — Inman Connect New York 2019 covered every hot real estate topic under the sun. Here are one indie broker’s top five takeaways from the event.

Brokers beware: 9 recruiting red flags

Bringing on the wrong agent is not only dangerous from a broker liability standpoint, but it could also poison the office culture and alienate your current agents. Here’s a list of red flags to look for in interviewing, so hopefully, you can avoid maki…

Why agent-centric is the wrong way

As more and more brokerages are touting an agent-centric philosophy, indie broker Erica Ramus strongly believes it’s the wrong approach. Here’s why.

A step-by-step guide to reaching your 2019 business goals

This guide to business planning will walk you through setting SMART goals and creating action plans to achieve them. You’ll make 2019 your best year yet.

How brokerages can address sexual harassment in the office

Brokers should include a sexual harassment section in the company’s policy and procedures manual (you do have one, right?). The manual should describe clearly the behaviors that will not be tolerated …

Ultimate guide to a 2018 real estate broker business plan

Whether you’re running a two-person boutique brokerage or an office with hundreds of agents, you should have a business plan in place …