Protect your commission! Here’s how to defend every well-deserved penny

When it comes to the general public, many don’t believe agents work hard enough for the money they charge. Here’s how to convey your true worth to clients — and counter their requests to lower your commission.

The Real Word: HAR sets the record straight

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they are joined by HAR’s Matt Burrus, who clears up confusion on headline news about master bedroom terminology.

EyeSpy360 is the virtual tour platform you don’t know you’re already using

EyeSpy360 is a powerful touring app already behind virtual showings for eXp and RE/MAX, and it has experienced 1,000 percent growth in just over one month.

How to let your mission and vision be your North Star in uncertain times

Now, more than ever, we need strong and resolute leadership. The three most important roles of a leader are to cast the vision and share the mission; provide clarity, focus and direction; and remove roadblocks. Here’s how to use your mission and vision…

11 rules of engagement to avoid social media trouble

In our current climate, social media imagery and posts are under scrutiny more than ever before — with every word amplified. But now is not the time to avoid social media out of fear. Here are some tips to help you navigate the stormy online conditions and keep your business out of potential frays.

What happens when top real estate portals join forces?

When massive real estate portals join forces, it’s for one reason: market power. These mega-mergers of leading real estate portals highlight the power of market dominance through greater reach, greater pricing power and accelerated revenue growth.

Making sense of the headlines: What’s holding millennials back from homeownership?

Looking for a little clarity on this week’s news? Windermere Chief Economist Matthew Gardner looks at the factors that influence millennials’ ability and will to buy a home.

Homeownership is the greatest kind of freedom — and it should be for all

With the overwhelming effects of the pandemic and the racial injustices people are facing and fighting every single day, one common need is emphasized now more than ever: the American dream.

How this essential industry will evolve post-COVID-19

Real estate is an essential service, and there are a number of ways we as industry professionals can navigate the new realities of our practice. Here’s how I see our industry changing in the near future.

The Real Word: Should we end open houses?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss a few ways agents can practice safety at open houses and the Houston Association of Realtors’ decision to change the term “master” bedroom.