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 …

Just give me 5 stars: The real deal with agent reviews

I have been thinking about agent reviews again because they have been in the news, well not in the national news or anything but in the real estate news. According to industry experts, real estate agents are supposed to embrace agent reviews without re…

A look at brokers’ technology through Zillow’s eyes

Technology is about to hit real estate brokers like a nuclear bomb. Zillow and every other tech innovator in the real estate industry are so far ahead of brokers at every level that you have no chance of holding your current status and business model m…

The 5 biggest things preventing your real estate success

Many real estate agents get bombarded with the minutia and details of the real estate business. Understanding and working through the details is crucial. However, it’s good always to remember the critical results areas to drive revenue for real estate …

A guide to navigating a trade show in any industry

Having attended more than 50 real estate industry trade shows over the past few years, I know firsthand how daunting and overwhelming the information overload can be. With so many new technologies, ideas for running your business and bright minds to he…

Why the millennial generation is the next disruption in real estate

I’m a millennial, I’m a Realtor and I’m a renter. What if the next disruption in real estate is not a new technology? What if the next disruption is instead a generation — a generation that does not value homeownership the way prior generations have …

Opinion: How to be a totally fearless real estate agent

It seems we as an industry are constantly inviting new variations of discount brokerages into our arena. I remember how bothered I used to get when the newest brokerage of this kind would show up in my market …

A thank you to the underrated industry insiders

People love a “Top 10” whatever list, especially the top industry lists. I’ve been honored to be featured on “The Inman Top 101” list and the “Swanepoel Power 200” 2015/2016 list. However, those lists miss out on a lot of great people in the industry …

5 reasons to book your trip to ICNY 2016 — now

Maybe I’m just uber excited, but I can’t stop thinking of reasons everyone should be booking their trip for the hottest real estate ticket coming up in January — you all know that I’m talking about Inman Connect New York. …

Could the Supreme Court put an end to open house signs?

Open house signs dot the sidewalks on a weekend morning — it’s a sight of familiarity for our clients and our businesses. Based on a recent legal ruling, those signs might disappear in short order. That’s unless Realtor associations nationwide step up…