Realtors scale up good deeds in disaster-torn communities this holiday season

Every Christmas Eve, Houston Association of Realtors’ chair Cindy Hamann drops off a blanket and a bottle of wine to several random and very thankful homeless people in downtown Houston. Realtors like Hamann are doing wonderful deeds all over the count…

Nicole Rideout, rising star at Gibson Sotheby’s, on what she got from Realogy’s Ascend

Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty’s director Nicole Rideout remembers one all-nighter she pulled with a pot of coffee …

What it takes to be a successful franchise owner

Owning a real estate franchise can be extremely lucrative — for the right person. It’s not enough to have real estate experience or cash on hand. It takes a certain kind of personality to successfully open and grow a real estate franchise. Managing broker Doug Wolfe shares his experience in this Q& …

No excuses for stupid behavior in real estate — watch the video

Leigh Brown took the stage for the #ICNY panel No Excuses for Stupid Behavior in Real Estate. Brown is a well- (and out-) spoken broker/owner of Re/Max Executive Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina …

No excuses for stupid behavior in real estate

Leigh Brown took the stage for the #ICNY panel No Excuses for Stupid Behavior in Real Estate. Brown is a well- (and out-) spoken broker/owner of Re/Max Executive Realty in Charlotte, North Carolina …

Tips to help you prepare for winter and avoid property damage

Fall is the perfect time to prepare your real estate for winter weather before extreme cold or heavy snow and rain make repairs impossible. The fallout of not completing a thorough inspection could be financially devastating, and many times disaster ca…

What a bad credit score could mean for your small business

Owning a small to medium-sized business (SMB) in any industry presents challenges, but small mortgage brokerage owners face unique obstacles. In particular, small mortgage brokerages suffer from the lingering credit gap, which can make it hard to obtai…

Selling homes of the dead: Do you divulge their bloody past?

Having been in the real estate business nearly a decade, I’ve run across my fair share of homes with a few skeletons in the closet. Usually, it’s your typical leaky cauldron — I mean sink — or the deep dark holes under the home (I’m serious on that o…