Protect your commission! Here’s how to defend every well-deserved penny

When it comes to the general public, many don’t believe agents work hard enough for the money they charge. Here’s how to convey your true worth to clients — and counter their requests to lower your commission.

6 tactical steps to drive profitability in your business

Real estate provides the opportunity to grow wildly profitable businesses. Follow these tips to put yours on the path to success.

Bidding wars intensify nationwide as mortgage rates hit new low

Boston saw the highest frequency of bidding wars, with 72.4 percent of offers facing competition, according to a Redfin survey released Friday.

The Real Word: HAR sets the record straight

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they are joined by HAR’s Matt Burrus, who clears up confusion on headline news about master bedroom terminology.

Smart home tech for agents: Practical smart home automation ideas

When implemented properly, smart home technology can add a level of security, comfort and entertainment to a home. Here are a few ideas on how to use smart home tech today.

5 years, 5 lessons: What I’ve learned in real estate thus far

Although planning for the future is crucial for the growth of your business, it’s equally important to take some time to pause and reflect on the lessons learned. Here’s what one agent gleaned from his near five years of experience in real estate.

Thinking about teaming up? Here are 3 principles for a solid partnership

Partnerships can leverage your strengths, grow your income and deliver the best parts of the real estate business to you. Be wise, and chart your steps carefully to craft a lasting and fruitful team.

Compass agent fired over behavior toward homeless people speaks out

Scott Sobol maintains that he’s been misrepresented in recent video footage and that the negative press is a “political power play” by individuals who would rather see him fail than face up to the neighborhood problems in Hell’s Kitchen.

Pulse: How does your team’s business compare to last summer?

This week, we’re asking our readers to share their thoughts on what changed — or stayed the same — in the summer of 2020 compared to last year.