Special Report: How real estate agents feel about their careers

Perhaps there are some days when former executives rue leaving that cushy corporate job for an uncertain career in real estate, where public perception leaves something to be desired. But they have found good reason to stick around. This survey, which asked participants, “How serious are you about your real estate career?” reveals that real estate agents and brokers are no academic slouches, and most love what they do, regardless of how they got here …

Podcast: 7 success traits of brokers, managers and team leaders (part 2)

We conclude our series on how to identify the most successful brokers, managers and team leaders and why these are the kinds of leaders you want to work for. If you are the broker or manager in question, evaluate yourself against these traits to see ho…

Podcast: 7 success traits of brokers, managers and team leaders (part 2)

We conclude our series on how to identify the most successful brokers, managers and team leaders and why these are the kinds of leaders you want to work for. If you are the broker or manager in question, evaluate yourself against these traits to see ho…

Creating customers for life with Seth Price

When Seth Price talks, people listen — and it’s not just because he’s on a stage with a microphone in his hand.

He had the full attention of the room during a session at Inman Connect San Francisco while spreading his marketing gospel, leaving attend…

Agent to Agent: Formally complaining about a fellow Realtor

In this monthly column, a member of Miami’s Master Brokers Forum will examine and resolve potential differences that may arise between real estate professionals in the field. This month’s edition is written by Master Broker Bill Hahne, managing broker of Hahne Real Estate and member of the Miami Association of Realtors Grievance Committee.

The situation: A Miami real estate professional believes a colleague has behaved unethically, and wishes to file a formal complaint with the association …

Agent to Agent: Dealing with inexperienced or untrained agents

In this monthly column, a member of Miami’s Master Brokers Forum will examine and resolve potential differences that may arise between real estate professionals in the field.

This month’s edition is written by Master Broker Ralph De Martino, broker-president of Ocean International Realty and former president of the Miami Association of Realtors …

Remind me, why am I a Realtor?

A recent revealing Inman article, “Where NAR spends its money: Employee compensation,” showed that around a quarter of the near $200 million in dues from the 1.1 million Realtors goes to pay the salaries of just 300-plus National Association of Realtor…

Where are your ethics?

Let’s talk about ethics for a moment. It’s time for some confessions. I’m going to be honest. Hold on to your seats. OK, are you ready? This is it: I swear. I mean to say, I have a potty mouth, and sometimes I swear like a sailor. But that’s not all. I know, what else could there be …

How to keep your composure when real estate clients lose their cool

Real estate is stressful, and with stress, our clients may exhibit personality traits we don’t expect. I recently had an experience with a difficult client that caused me to exercise some long-forgotten skills. How do you keep your senses, even when yo…

Agent/broker perspective: Skirting the ethical line

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz will explore a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This month’s situation: A top Miami agent believes they may have skirted the line on an ethical issue, but did not break any actual rules …