Agent/broker perspective: When is a real estate office too ‘top heavy’?

A top Miami brokerage is hiring new staff and executives to manage a transition, but some agents feel that the firm has become too “top heavy,” with little insight being sought from successful agents. How can the broker balance these concerns?

How to make sure your clients never ever call another agent

It can take years for real estate agents to build a solid client base, so it’s important to do what you can to keep your past clients loyal. Here’s how to stay top-of-mind with your clients and be their agent for life.

Where Jay Thompson’s right about iBuyers plus my 2 cents

This post was written by Rob Hahn first as a hearty “Welcome Back, Kotter” moment to Jay Thompson and second as a warning against misreading Thompson’s last article as a too-comfortable, nothing-will-change lullaby of pretty lies.

The Real Word: What’s up with Redfin’s estimate tool?

Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they discuss Redfin’s estimate tool. Has the valuation tool contributed to rising home prices? 

What does the end of Google Plus mean for real estate agents?

What does the termination of Google Plus mean for real estate agents? For those of us who swore by it, the announcement comes as a major disappointment. Here’s why.

7 reasons most FSBOs crash and burn

For-sale-by-owners have good intentions, but their knowledge is weak. They simply don’t know what they don’t know. Here are seven reasons FSBOs tend to be unsuccessful — and eventually hire a real estate agent. 

Are iBuyers going to ruin everything for agents?

With venture capitalists practically throwing money at real estate companies, what’s to stop the lone agent or indie brokerage out there from being steamrolled by the big fellas? Find out here.

Don’t be THAT agent: 10 annoying things agents do to each other

Rookie mistakes are the worst, and in our line of work, they cost clients, time and money — but the largest expense is to our reputation. There’s no excuse for these 10 (unfortunately common) time-wasting offenses.

Agents, don’t fear the iBuyer

So, Keller Williams is jumping into the iBuyer game — but why? Isn’t a brokerage supposed to be all about its agents? Well, yes. It just so happens that there’s a bright future for agents who can offer iBuyer services.

The Real Word: Show me the money

What can agents write off? Are networking events tax deductible? Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Realtor commission and money in real estate.