Should you start your own brokerage?

Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates weighs the pros and cons of starting a brokerage and explains when you know it’s right for you. …

Unfriended? 5 of the biggest blunders agents are making on Facebook

Did you know you could be killing your engagement with what you are sharing, posting or not posting? Make the most of your organic social media marketing with these key pointers …

6 tips for managing sellers if the deal goes south

Have you experienced the ever-dreaded, Chicken Little, “The sky is falling,” phone call from a buyer’s agent days before closing on your listing? Yeah. Me too …

Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate: Oops … I just held an open house in the wrong neighborhood

In this episode, Leigh Brown interviews Mark Allen, vice president of industry relations at Move Inc. …

How to write a buyer offer letter that will close the deal

From this point forward, I will be encouraging my buyers to honor their audience before telling their story. This will enhance the emotional connection and possibly win the bid …

How do you relaunch a listing that hasn’t sold with other agents?

A large part of our business involves selling houses that other real estate agents haven’t been able to sell. Sellers get fatigued, so the most important thing to remember is that we are here to be of service to them. If that means you need to stand your ground to get changes made in order to help the home sell, do it — that’s your duty. …

How do you relaunch a listing that hasn’t sold with other agents?

A large part of our business involves selling houses that other real estate agents haven’t been able to sell. Sellers get fatigued, so the most important thing to remember is that we are here to be of service to them. If that means you need to stand your ground to get changes made in order to help the home sell, do it — that’s your duty. …

Saving time for hobbies can boost your career

Investing in your creativity is a great way to boost your mood and your productivity. The American Institute of Stress recommends making time for hobbies to reduce stress and fatigue; hobbies like painting, gardening and cooking can help busy professio…

5 things to ask every potential seller (and how to handle their objections)

What are the five things you should use to qualify whether you want a listing or not? What should be at the top of the list? Melinda Estridge shares her checklist to help you weed out the listings you would rather do without …

5 things to ask every potential seller (and how to handle their objections)

What are the five things you should use to qualify whether you want a listing or not? What should be at the top of the list? Melinda Estridge shares her checklist to help you weed out the listings you would rather do without …