The week in financial markets: two moves

Given only one soft landing on record, odds favor a different end: with the best of intentions the Fed will hike onward until we discover that a recession began four months ago.

10 design ideas to revive your outdated listings in 2018

Most real estate agents can walk into an original space and date the construction based on the wall and ceiling finishes, the color of the hardware, the way light fixtures look and the colors employed. And let’s be honest, a dated home will draw less i…

Why you don’t need to use fear tactics to sell your services

As a group, there are definitely a few things real estate professionals, and by that, I mean those of us who sell real estate, should avoid. We don’t need headlines like “8 reasons selling without a real estate agent is a recipe for disaster.”

The Real Word: Do you trust NAR?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll look at Brad Inman’s “NAR, take the high road in Washington, D.C.” and ask the heavy-hitting questions: Do you trust NAR, and what is NAR doing?

3 tips for breaking into the luxury real estate niche

There’s a big difference between being the real estate agent next door and representing high-end clients in the luxury real estate market. Although you can make a healthy living in the first capacity, you can make a killing in the latter.

9 things your professional real estate photographer better know

Photography can make or break your real estate listings’ online performance. A high-priced home with a poorly photographed kitchen won’t get many visits from buyers. Even a knock-down needs to be photographed in a way that enables buyers to see the site’s true potential if you hope to obtain full price.

How partnering with a lender can increase your business

For many potential homebuyers, particularly millennials and first-time buyers, recent trends in the real estate market make financing a home seem daunting at best and impossible at worst.

Agent/broker perspective: Is technology replacing real estate agents?

A mid-career Miami real estate agent is feeling threatened by the rise of Zillow, FSBO, etc., as replacements to the traditional real estate agent, and she is strongly considering a career change.

10 telltale signs you’re suffering from commission breath

Real estate agents fall into two broad categories: those who are in it for the commissions and treat the clients as numbers, and those who put the client’s best interests first, even if it means not earning a commission. Here are 10 telltale signs you’re suffering from commission breath.