The Real Word: Hidden seller costs every agent should disclose

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss why agents need to disclose all costs to sellers, how buyers are using Airbnb rentals and the best branded gifts.

Navigating the long-term decentralizing of work (part 2 of 2)

As interest in urban condos fluctuates and suburban mansions see multiple offers, the shift to decentralized work is disrupting both buying and selling trends across luxury markets. Buyers are adjusting how — and where — they’re opting to live. It’s up…

What should real estate and software companies have in common?

Successful brokerages want to work with successful companies. Think about that for a second. It’s such a simple concept, but it means so much when it comes to finding the right companies to partner with. Many real estate professionals only scratch the …

Agents who don’t embrace change will ‘go the way of the dodo!’

With Zillow and Opendoor building a totally tech-driven transaction at the expense of real estate agents, agents must figure out how they can come out on top. Those agents who find this scary and those that find it exciting will likely predict who surv…

The 2021 Agent of the Year Awards: How to enter and win

Between today’s rapid-paced market, uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and a perpetually alarming media cycle, a few things are certain: We’re all tired. We’re all frustrated. And we’re all focused on how little control we have, rather than how we can us…

Does your brokerage encourage your entrepreneurial spirit?

Being an entrepreneur means you have a deep passion for building something from nothing. It also means you are willing to push yourself to the limit to achieve your goals. The entrepreneurial spirit isn’t something you are taught, it’s something you mu…

3 tech-enabled strategies driving broker independence from portals

Big-name listing portals continue to bring controversy. In light of recent announcements, the debate over their role in the industry isn’t going away. One of the most contentious topics over the years has been the portals’ use and resale of brokers’ li…

15 easy-as-pie seller projects that’ll help buyers fall in love

Providing a buyer’s-eye view is something you, as their agent, need to do whenever they decide to sell. The place to start is, of course, at the curb. Here’s a checklist of curb appeal items to review with your sellers.

15 easy-as-pie seller projects that’ll help buyers fall in love

Providing a buyer’s-eye view is something you, as their agent, need to do whenever they decide to sell. The place to start is, of course, at the curb. Here’s a checklist of curb appeal items to review with your sellers.

The Real Word: How efficient are agents?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll discuss why you shouldn’t ignore Zillow, how inbound moves have shifted and Ryan Serhant’s new brokerage.