When is the right time to retire in real estate?

How do you plan for a life after working if you have no idea how long you’ll live? Will it be 10 years? 20? More? Teresa Boardman talks through retirement.

Who needs an office? Not me

You’d think brick-and-mortar brokerages are the way to go, but what good is that fancy office space if no customers walk in? Real estate agents are so mobile that sometimes working from home, a coffee shop or a library is the best option — at least that’s how this indie broker feels.

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…

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.

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.

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.

Are senior citizens our greatest untapped, under-served market?

As the daughter of two nonagenarians (90-something-year-olds), I spend a lot of time with old people whom I refer to as elders. Sometimes people aged 55 to 100 get lumped together as senior citizens, but when we discuss the housing needs of this group,…