The Real Word: Are you ready to get out of real estate?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, Byron and Nicole take the quiz  to find out if they are retirement-ready.

Talkin’ ’bout my generation: How to market to your client’s stage in life

Marketing to everyone, from mid-20s, first-time homebuyers to elderly homeowners moving into retirement can be challenging because each group has varying values, needs and communication styles. Truly understanding each can make your marketing much more…

You’re the worst! 15 lessons I’ve learned from bad salespeople

I’ve learned how not to conduct an in-home appointment with prospective clients from the worst salespeople who have visited my home. Here I spread the wealth of my painfully gained knowledge.

A new vision for luxury

Parts of the U.S. luxury scene still revel in gilded age-like spirit, but the idea of bigger, bolder and flashier homes is not playing well in markets where mega mansions sit idle.

Say it ain’t so: The 2 toughest things to say to clients

Throughout my real estate career, I’ve found there are two small phrases that are at the same time both the most powerful — and the most difficult — words you can say to a client.

6 major challenges all real estate teams face

Leading a team is essentially like herding cats. If you’re the one establishing the team, the odds of your getting cat-wrangling “right” from the get-go are zero. Plan on facing these six common challenges head on.

Agent/broker perspective: Should brokers make exceptions for top producers?

In this column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month: He talks through assumptions associated with annual internal awards and how to handle issues that arise when previous top producers don’t make the cut.

Lesson Learned: Learn to trust yourself

Each week, we talk to agents across the country about what they’ve learned along the way (and what they wish they had known as new agents). This week, find out why you know best from New York City luxury specialist Arlene Reed.

Exiting real estate: Is your business ready for you to leave?

Although it’s smart to have a retirement plan, it’s even smarter to have a transition or backup plan in case you have to leave the business earlier than you anticipated. Take the quiz to find out if you’re ready to exit when the time comes.

Lead-gen game changer: How to get 10,000 new followers in 60 days

With a focused approach and amped up posting strategy, Sam Khorramian quadrupled his Instagram following in two months. Here’s how you can do the same.