When a buyer’s inspection turns into a block party

It was a summer evening in July when I got the call around 7 p.m. from the buyer’s agent. The inspection on my listing was complete and had gone very well, but the buyers hadn’t left the home. The agent must have heard the hesitation in my voice, “You’…

When a buyer’s inspection turns into a block party

It was a summer evening in July when I got the call around 7 p.m. from the buyer’s agent. The inspection on my listing was complete and had gone very well, but the buyers hadn’t left the home. The agent must have heard the hesitation in my voice, “You’…

Watch out for your uncle’s drunken holiday antics, but the economy is booming

While the political machinations are sometimes like a drunken family episode, the economic landscape is an entirely different story …

The Compass haters are starting to look lost

The industry has wasted too many cycles on Compass FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). It must get busy competing …

Connect/Reflect: A love of learning, sharing, and collaboration

This is the place to be if you are looking to grow, learn, and take your business seriously. …

Connect/Reflect: A love of learning, sharing, and collaboration

This is the place to be if you are looking to grow, learn, and take your business seriously. …

The Inman Files: It’s time to shut down RPR

For now, neither Upstream nor RPR are essential to the business of enough agents and brokers. And that is at the heart of the problem …

The Inman Files: A fond farewell to Richard Smith, Realogy’s understated CEO

The retiring Realogy CEO is an old school throwback: a gentleman, a stoic and a gracious executive. We will miss Richard Smith’s presence in the industry. …

10 productivity hacks that changed my life (and real estate business)

I obsess over systems and productivity in both my professional and personal worlds. At home, I’m striving to create the most efficient way to remind my kids to do their household tasks with the perfect “chore chart.” And I am always looking for opportu…

Mortgage fraud: Are you part of the problem?

There are lies and there are damn lies. Lies like the little white ones borrowers sometimes utter to improve their incomes just enough to qualify, or perhaps qualify for a better rate. And there are the whoppers some agents tell to, well, fleece unsusp…