We didn’t let it break us: A personal look back at the Great Recession

The housing market plummeted in 2008, dragging down with it real estate jobs and the financial stability of so many involved in this industry. Countless real estate professionals and homeowners were affected, and memories of this event will live on for…

Should Realtor ethics violations be posted? Agents sound off

The Realtor community is split about whether or not to publicize the names of Realtors who violate the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Realtor Code of Ethics.

What buying a bike taught me about real estate sales

Bikes and real estate have little in common — until you talk sales. One broker shares her story of how being on the other side of a frustrating bike transaction opened her eyes to possible shortcomings in real estate sales.

Lessons from the epic economic meltdown, 10 years later

This month is the 10-year anniversary of the global economic collapse. Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008, and the world changed forever.

Is real estate blogging really worth it?

Are you creative, artistic or just looking for a unique way to prospect for business? If so, it might be time to consider starting a blog — doing so will change your business and your life.

Is the inventory crisis over?

The inventory crisis is coming to an end. Like rolled up skinny jeans, a for-sale housing shortage is becoming old news. Buyers have more choices.

Why no tech truly meets my indie broker needs

Several years ago, I wrote about how much easier my life would be if the home addresses I needed to show would feed into my GPS directly from the multiple listing service (MLS). That dream has become a reality, but technology still has a long way to go.

Is the industry missing today while planning for tomorrow?

It seems the more the real estate industry changes and gets “disrupted,” the more it stays the same, which is why it’s important to enjoy today while planning for tomorrow; tomorrow might not be what you expect it to be.

‘We have buyers ready’: the worst lies agents tell clients

A while back, I came across an unexpected opportunity to take on a client in an area where real estate agents prospect fiercely and relentlessly — and sometimes fib a bit to gain listings.

How your sleep schedule affects your real estate business

Being a morning person or a night owl is really “a thing,” and you should let your clients and colleagues know which one you are.