Are real estate agents obsolete?

Many consumers don’t trust real estate agents and will always be on the hunt for ways to buy and sell without our help. If we don’t seize every opportunity we have to effectively communicate our value, we will become obsolete — and in the eyes of some, we already are.

Should your brokerage open a property management division?

Property management can be labor intensive, a legal minefield and seem like more trouble than it is worth. But with proper staffing and systems in place, property management can add another stream of income to your business — and set you apart from your competitors.

3 expert ways agents use public data to provide value

The public’s lack of expertise with regard to data interpretation is an opportunity point that real estate professionals have to embrace. Here are three strengths that real estate agents bring to the table when reviewing public data — and why consumers still need us to navigate it for them (even when they think they don’t).

What ‘The Big Lebowski’ can teach you about blogging

How can the Coen Brothers’ most beloved protagonist help you write your real estate blog and market your business more effectively? Here are five big takeaways.

What ‘The Big Lebowski’ can teach you about blogging

How can the Coen Brothers’ most beloved protagonist help you write your real estate blog and market your business more effectively? Here are five big takeaways.

Agent/broker perspective: Is mandatory CE still necessary?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical Miami real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic: An experienced top agent at a Miami real estate firm is questioning the need for required continuing education cre…

The 3 R’s of building trust with clients

Keep these three pillars of trust-building in mind when working with clients, and you’ll enjoy a long-term relationship filled with repeat business and personal referrals.

Why the ‘bombshell lawsuit’ might be a dud

The issues and potential threat that the Moehrl lawsuit poses to the real estate industry, specifically in regard to sharing listings and compensation through the MLS, have been outlined — but in this two-part series, you’ll be taken on a deep dive into the mistakes, errors and problems contained within this complaint.

5 ways agents screw up cold calling

Rather than agonizing over what to say and do during a call, focus on what not to do. Here are five things you should never do when cold calling.

The Real Word: The mind-blowing lawsuit shaking real estate

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they’ll talk through the antitrust lawsuit with several industry giants and the one thing millennials overlook that causes buyer’s remorse.