Smart-home tech for agents: Samsung SmartThings Hub and accessories

Samsung SmartThings hub and sensors allow you to remotely control and automate devices across different manufacturers that don’t have direct integrations.

4 agent must-haves to win luxury listings

Listen and learn how to position your business as a leader in luxury listings and for ways to market yourself as an expert on high-dollar homes.

Pulse: How do you treat yourself? 34 ways agents indulge

How do agents treat themselves? Start by turning off your phone, and then take any one of these suggestions.

Working with first-time homebuyers? Make it simple for them

Many first-time homebuyers are overwhelmed by the process. Take the time to hold their hands and ease their anxieties, and you might have a client for life.

Lesson Learned: Mentors, mentors, everywhere — find yours

In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, Southern California broker Troy Palmquist explains why your output is only as good as your input.

The Real Word: The truth about the MLS cooperation policy

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they discuss the pros and cons of the National Association of Realtors’ new Clear Cooperation Policy, the rise of “co-living” and a Facebook group that helps agents share tips on using video to market properties.

C.A.R. President on housing crisis: ‘Our state’s future is on the line’

California Association of Realtors President Jeanne Radsick believes 2020 is the time for her state to pass pro-housing legislation.

The Kaizen way: Reach your goals and improve, step by step

As a broker or team leader, you might have goals for your agents, but you need to train them to focus on the process of achieving those goals to successfully reach them.

Keeping It Real: You are what you think

On this edition of “Keeping It Real,” a recurring podcast series on Inman, Peter Lorimer discusses mindset and perspective and how they can change your work-life experience.

Fix that outlet! How to manage client expectations during the appraisal process

The home appraisal process can be a tripwire during the sales process because it involves judgments about a family’s home, the center of their emotional lives, whether they realize it or not. Here’s how to help your clients — and yourself — during those tension-filled negotiations.