Could these questions help avoid regional MLS dysfunction?

The real estate data industry is changing at an accelerated rate. Change can be tough. Change can breed conflict …

Realtor membership: Is now the time to make it a choice?

In the past couple of weeks, there has been much discussion about the National Association of Realtors on Inman and social media. It began with an Inman article about NAR staff and volunteer leader compensation, followed by Rob Hahn’s insight into how NAR spends marketing dollars, followed by Teresa Boardman’s thoughts on women leaders at NAR (or the lack thereof), followed by Hahn giving his thoughts on the women who NAR should consider as their next …

Is your broker’s technology holding you hostage?

I just love the question: should I use my brokerage’s technology? I see agents who are held hostage by email addresses and domain names that they do not own and held by the belief that it’s the technology they use and probably pay for through the real …

How are Realtor associations supporting agents and brokers?

You pay the dues; you use the resources — or do you? Realtor associations have been an important part of the industry for decades, and we want to know how they’re serving you, where they’re doing well and how they can do better, from a local, state an…

6 true confessions of an industry veteran: Part 2

These are true confessions I have made that caused me to pause and caused me to rethink and regroup — things that I did not fully understand at the time. So here goes a deep dive into my confessions about some of the most controversial topics in our b…

6 true confessions of an industry veteran: Part 1

With the mere mention of the word veteran, so many different things come to mind. So I decided to go to the source for the proper definition. Webster defines a veteran as “a person of long experience usually in some occupation or skill.” The same dicti…

Dotloop partners with 7 more Realtor associations

Dotloop has partnered with seven additional Realtor associations, bringing the total number of associations who grant dotloop the ability to integrate their electronic real estate forms into its transaction management software to more than 50. Like most of the associations that …

Nominate the 2012 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders

Deadline for nominations: Nov. 16, 2012read more