WATCH: How to rethink your financial goals in a new market

As a real estate agent, your business and personal finances are intermingled because you’re self-employed. Raj Bhaskar, CEO of Hurdlr, wants you to think of your finances as a funnel and put your personal finances at the top.

4 reasons working with friends and family isn’t always a good idea

You just graduated from real estate school and are excited to begin your career. Your instructors have advised you to interview several companies to see what they can do for you as it pertains to training, mentoring and guidance they will give. All companies have the same tactic: tap into your “sphere.” …

4 reasons working with friends and family isn’t always a good idea

You just graduated from real estate school and are excited to begin your career. Your instructors have advised you to interview several companies to see what they can do for you as it pertains to training, mentoring and guidance they will give. All companies have the same tactic: tap into your “sphere.” …

4 reasons working with friends and family isn’t always a good idea

You just graduated from real estate school and are excited to begin your career. Your instructors have advised you to interview several companies to see what they can do for you as it pertains to training, mentoring and guidance they will give. All companies have the same tactic: tap into your “sphere.” …

Realtyzam might be the best accountant you’ve ever hired

For most real estate agents, keeping track of your numbers is the most tedious part of the business. If I were licensed again, I would hire an assistant to manage all of this for me before I closed one sale. Actually, I’d call someone on the way from t…

10 ways to evaluate whether a home will grow with you

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level.” No matter what demographic homebuyers…

10 selling mistakes you can’t afford — for your business’s sake

Most real estate agents already know what to do. They say it all the time. The usual comment is: “I know what to do — I’ve just got to do it.” But they aren’t doing it. So let’s do a success checkup and look at 10 things you shouldn’t do if you want a healthy real estate business …

Podcast: 3 essentials agents need to leverage leads

Are you always looking for the easy button? That shiny object that will magically make all your real estate dreams appear? Are you even aware that you’ve been looking for it? You have. It’s in the direct mail piece that you did once and gave up on wh…

Are you prepared for a future recession?

Now is a wonderful time to be in the real estate business. Home sales are up; home prices are up, and the demand for housing is strong. People have jobs, and the number of real estate agents and Realtors has been rising — four years in a row after fal…

What to do with credit-challenged homebuyers

Many real estate agents often do not know where to send potential homebuyers who have negative credit histories or have defaulted on their previous mortgages. Although they can offer several options, these options might not adequately meet their clients’ needs. Let me explain …