Homebuyers’ biggest agent gripe? ‘Commissions are too high’

More than 4 in 10 consumers believe real estate commissions are too high, according to a study from real estate technology startup ShelterZoom.

Why it’s time to pull back the curtain on commission

The value buyers get from their real estate agent is under greater scrutiny than ever. Now more than ever, buyer’s agents need to prove their worth.

NAR allows stricter response to Realtor ethics violations

All five policies passed without any discussion or debate and with an overwhelming majority of the vote of the nearly 800 directors present.

How we as an industry can become more accountable and transparent

At Inman Disconnect, a group of industry leaders got together and addressed a number of leading real estate issues. They came up with a manifesto called the Parker Principles, which is a compilation of 12 principles.

How much transparency do you need in your real estate business?

At Inman Disconnect, I attended the session on radical transparency. It was a fascinating discussion that explored a wide variety of issues related to what is the right amount of transparency that best serves the interests of all parties involved …

7 things real estate leaders should never do

Problems arise in real estate all the time. Just the other day, I found myself in the middle of a complex and convoluted transaction. Like any smart real estate agent, I sought the opinion of my brokers …

Transparency will radically alter the real estate industry’s leadership

Knowing more than your customer has been the leverage that many traditional companies used to maintain profits in the past. From individual agents to the industry’s largest organizations, proprietary knowledge was power. That advantage is vanishing for many today …

Why negotiable commission brokerage Worth Clark Realty can’t stop growing

Underneath the business moniker “Worth Clark Realty” lies a philosophy blending blood, integrity and perseverance. The brokerage grew 3,493-percent growth over the last three years, landing a spot on the Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing private companies. In addition to this marked expansion, the brokerage’s negotiable seller commissions, 100/0 splits, emphasis on the consumer experience and desire to break down opaque walls in the transaction process make it stand out as a rising player …

How to become the go-to agent for big investors

Many real estate agents and brokers around the country have profited to a huge degree from having one, two or even three or more big investors who use them exclusively …

How to use Snapchat to educate and recruit real estate agents

New York broker/owner, Michael Meier, a Snapchat champion, is currently offering $2,000 to real estate agents whom he feels inspired to hire after they have made a successful Snapchat pitch to him …