3 strategies for achieving a strong sales and rentals business

Boutique brokerages have traditionally been confined to either rentals or sales, but new technologies and changing consumer demands now afford and incentivize smaller agencies to target both markets. Here are three strategies to help you master both.

4 negotiating tricks you should always be prepared for

Successful negotiation hinges on knowing what to expect and preparing for all possible outcomes. Here are four tricks you should always be ready for and when to expect them. 

The Real Word: Gary Vee clarifies, Amazon pulls out and KW’s new app

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll follow up on Gary Vaynerchuk, who sat down to talk out his comments with an agent after the initial controversial interview.

Zillow thinks its iBuyer will dwarf Premier Agent within 5 years

Zillow plans to purchase an average of 5,000 homes per month for all-cash from people around the country, and the company’s Homes division that oversees Zillow Offers will bring in expected annualized revenue of about $20 billion.

RE/MAX reports $50.8M in revenue for 4th quarter, beating estimates

RE/MAX reported $50.8 million revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, a year-over-year 4.8 percent increase, according to the company’s Thursday earnings release, beating the consensus estimate of $50.27 million in quarterly revenue.

Zillow reports record $1.3B annual revenue, but losses widen

In an earnings report today, Seattle-based Zillow Group posted a net loss of $97.7 million in the fourth quarter and a net loss of $120 million for all of 2018.

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton back as CEO, Spencer Rascoff out

Zillow co-founder Rich Barton is taking back the reins as CEO, replacing Spencer Rascoff, the real estate tech giant announced amid its fourth quarter 2018 corporate earnings release.

WATCH: Why your emotional intelligence matters

Tap into your EQ, and open the door to new business and life skills with Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Founding Director Marc Brackett.

This new home-equity tool is like CreditKarma for home value

HSH.com, a long-time mortgage industry resource, has launched a new tool called KnowEquity Tracker and Projector for homeowners to manage home equity as an active financial asset.

JP & Associates latest brokerage to offer health care to agents

Texas-based JP & Associates Realtors is the latest real estate company to offer its agents an associated health care plan, the company announced.