3 ethical tests to guide you through real estate’s toughest dilemmas

In a world of contracts, disclosure law, negotiations, profits, losses and people, you do not have to sell real estate for very long before the interests of one party come up against the interests of another party, with you stuck squarely in the middle…

3 ethical tests to guide you through real estate’s toughest dilemmas

In a world of contracts, disclosure law, negotiations, profits, losses and people, you do not have to sell real estate for very long before the interests of one party come up against the interests of another party, with you stuck squarely in the middle…

Why trust should be the baseline, not the tagline

The word “trust” has been so overused it no longer means anything. Despite that fact, many Realtors still believe it represents the gold standard and include it in all of their branding …

Are MLSs and associations held to the same rules as members?

The MLS rules and the Realtor Code of Ethics should be honored by everyone, including the MLS and National Association of Realtors (NAR) …

Realogy named one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

This month, Realogy was honored as one of the Ethisphere Institute’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” — the fifth consecutive time the company has made the list alongside other corporate giants such as Dun & Bradstreet and Prudential Financial …

Why didn’t the house sell? Your marketing might be the problem

Every house has a price at which it will sell! Whether that price appeals to the seller is another matter. Fundamentally, if a house does not sell, there are only two logical reasons to explain why it did not sell …

5 simple rules for avoiding unauthorized property access

From the Realtor Code of Ethics, Standard of Practice 1-16: “Realtors shall not access or use, or permit or enable others to access or use, listed or managed property on terms or conditions other than those authorized by the owner or seller.” …

5 reasons it’s time to exit the National Association of Realtors

Recently, the managing broker at my employing agency made the decision not to join the local Realtor association board. When this happened, my Realtor status changed from member to non-member quicker than you can recite the date of your next closing …

7 reasons I’m proud to be part of the National Association of Realtors

If you had asked me a little over 10 years ago what benefit I see in membership to the National Association of Realtors, I would have vaguely responded by saying something about strength in numbers …

4 buyer unknowns agents can battle with preparation

Real estate philosophers give us many prices of advice regarding how we manage our business. Many tell us to focus on listings (listers last) so that we can control the inventory …