Real estate is an adventure race: 8 steps to win

Adam Hergenrother reflects on his 35-hour USARA Adventure Race National Championship and how it translates to real estate business building.

The week in financial markets: Dow jumps following midterm elections

The immediate reaction to the election was a 545-point jump in the Dow, and long-term rates on the edge of upward breakout.

The Real Word: Will Realtors be able to get a piece of NAR’s VC action?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll talk through the National Association of Realtors’ “new revamp” of its venture capital arm Second Century Ventures.

Is it time to leave your real estate team?

To work with a team or go it alone — the question becomes: Which option is best for me? The answers to these questions are different for everyone.

Do you suffer from open mouth syndrome? Here’s the cure

Take “The open mouth syndrome test” to find out if you’re suffering from the common disease, and learn how to cure it in five simple steps.

Why Zillow is right to boot underperforming Premier Agents

The interwebs were abuzz last week with Zillow Group’s announcement that it is introducing a “CSAT” (customer satisfaction) component to its Premier Agent platform. Here’s Jay Thompson’s take.

Want to win that listing? Forget a presentation, just listen

When going into your first meeting with potential seller clients, you must look at the situation as a consultation, not a presentation. Now that you’ve booked the meeting, here’s what you should do before, during and after it.

The Real Word: How did NAR spend $14.4M in the midterm elections?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss the $14.4 million the National Association of Realtors spent on the midterm elections. 

Why there’s no silver bullet app that’ll make your career

Real estate agents love apps, no doubt. But when it comes down to it, there’s more to a successful career than technology.

The internet never forgets: Think before you post

Combine these two facts — anything posted on the world wide web is permanent, and the web has massive reach — and you have a recipe for both good and potential disaster.