Is real estate essential to life? Yes, but not right now

Although real estate is an indispensable part of the American economy and people’s lives, are the services provided by agents essential to survival? This might be a matter of want versus need.

4 critical actions indie brokers must take now

As the real estate industry finds its footing, what should an independent broker do to ensure minimal business disruption? The answer: Start by focusing on your agents.

Stimulus package likely to include unemployment for agents

The deal appears to provide direct payment assistance, expand unemployment and generate small business loans.

Petition for real estate agent financial relief gains 3,300 signatures in 1 day

The petition asks federal and state lawmakers to provide financial aid to real estate agents, who aren’t protected by the current stimulus bill.

6 things brokers should do for all new agents

Found the right talent for your company? Here’s a checklist for keeping new agents satisfied, productive and ready to meet any challenges head-on.

Pulse: How readers are handling iBuyers in listing presentations

In last week’s Pulse survey, we asked readers how they’ve tweaked their listing presentations in response to the rise of iBuyers. Seemingly, iBuyers have had a limited and isolated impact so far, but about a quarter of readers who responded shared how …

8 things mortgage lenders do that frustrate agents

When the loan process gets derailed, it can set off an entire contagion of events that create a tremendous amount of stress for all involved. Here are eight things mortgage lenders do that frustrate agents to no end.

4 simple ways to upgrade your office for the new year

Improve your productivity and boost your mood by making a few simple changes, such as switching your light bulbs and incorporating plants.

The 20 best real estate memes of 2019

These 20 memes, all from 2019, perfectly describe the crazy, everyday situations real estate agents find themselves in. Enjoy.

10 ways real estate agents fail

Success in real estate requires a particular mindset, especially when life throws curve balls.