Podcast: What rich agents know that you might not

If success is a far-off, distant goal that you’re working toward, it’s going to be a lot more difficult to achieve than if you foster a mindset that embraces and internalizes it into the lifestyle you already have …

4 simple steps to fermenting Facebook

If we met at a party and the first words out of your mouth were, “I have a listing, check it out,” I would think you have issues, and I’d try to find a companion who would at least offer me wine before boring me all night …

Podcast: Beverly Carter’s son speaks out on agent safety

The tragic abduction and murder of Arkansas Realtor Beverly Carter was a wake-up call for real estate professionals nationwide. It shocked us out of complacency and reminded us that safety is a daily concern in our profession. …

Analysis vs. synthesis in real estate

I remember my first couple of years in sales — many years ago. Having come out of a high tech and engineering background, I thought I could solve every problem, and I wanted to rationalize everything I saw …

5 tips to protect sellers’ homes during a showing

It’s easy to get caught up in making a home look perfect for a showing, but it is just as important to help clients keep their belongings safe while their home is on the market. There are things that both the agent and homeowners can do to stay safe …

5 common real estate business mistakes

Mistakes, perhaps more than anything else, loom in the minds of cautious business owners. Nonetheless, they are inherently avoidable. With a little forward thinking and the proper education, real estate business owners can potentially avoid making crip…

Help clients buy condos with federal home loans

Due to community living and maintenance, plus the promise of homeownership and equity, condos are more popular than ever. This is especially so because federal home loans can be used to obtain them …

Help clients buy condos with federal home loans

Due to community living and maintenance, plus the promise of homeownership and equity, condos are more popular than ever. This is especially so because federal home loans can be used to obtain them …

Highlights from chat with Samantha DeBianchi of ‘Million Dollar Listing Miami’

We had our first Inman News Facebook Chat with Samantha DeBianchi of “Million Dollar Listing Miami,” and our followers showed up and showed out with over 60 questions for Samantha to answer. Here are some highlights from today’s chat …

Leigh Brown: Real estate is not life-threatening

Remember that the language you use and the way you approach people does indeed matter — and it does affect the outcome. Be kind and show a little grace when things don’t go your way. It pays off …