Still wondering why service trumps tech? Ask Blockbuster

You can’t be full of yourself, provide poor service, a poor environment and “charge late fees” when customers expect to be delighted. Ours is a service industry where hubris has no place, and we ought to focus on the end user. Don’t believe us? You might end up like Blockbuster.

3 ways Homesnap Pro+ will boost your online presence

Homesnap Pro+ offers a user-friendly way for real estate agents to claim their name online, with three core functions that will make the process of creating a Google Business profile — and benefiting from it — accessible to agents at any “tech” level.

5 ways to show love this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, show the people who mean the most to you how much you appreciate them. Here are five ideas to get you started.

Why agent-centric is the wrong way

As more and more brokerages are touting an agent-centric philosophy, indie broker Erica Ramus strongly believes it’s the wrong approach. Here’s why.

How are agents (and their clients) coping with stock market jitters?

The stock market’s slump this week likely has many in the real estate industry wondering what the downswing means for their bottom line.

Windermere acquires 50% of West Coast Commercial Realty

Windermere Real Estate acquired 50 percent of West Coast Commercial Realty (WCCR) to further expand its commercial real estate presence in the Pacific Northwest, the company announced Friday.

Luxury Connect: Sally Forster Jones on Negotiating in a High-End Market

“The client typically has been very successful, is typically more sophisticated and is used to being right and winning”

Has the ‘Tinder effect’ taken the romance out of homebuying?

The “Tinder effect” — the advent of “swiping right” to find a match or “swiping left” to reject it on a split-second first impression — has created an environment that can lead buyers to overlook important intangibles that only come with visiting a home in the flesh.

Why the real estate industry is everything I love about Pride Month

As June is National Pride Month, I want to take a moment to say how proud and grateful I am to be a real estate professional. I’m not saying this purely because I am a lesbian, a woman and the head of a NYC-based real estate brokerage — although these things do give me a unique perspective.

Eli Manning sets new record with $3.55M Hoboken condo sale

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is moving on … from his New Jersey condo that is. And while his days of breaking records on the field may be nearing an end, he’s got a new record to boast about.