Parker Principle 12: Standing up to climate change

During our session, we spoke at length about disaster preparedness, stranded assets, rising home insurance rates, and the promise of new home technology — to each other. Out of the 150+ industry leaders who attended Disconnect, ours were the only two voices.

Truth: Daily naps can change your life as an agent

“Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to you!” Ugh, it’s 4:50 a.m. — wake-up time. You’re probably thinking, “What if she falls back asleep?” Because the fear is real. But I know my weaknesses. I have four alarms set strategically with the final one at 6 a.m. that reads: “Making sure!”

Will iBuyers like Opendoor face a sudden backswing?

The newest technology-based companies trying to reinvent the housing-brokerage business are the iBuyers. All are trying to simplify the process of selling one home and buying another. All rely on faith among technologists that algorithms are clairvoyan…

Imagining urban utopia — America’s ‘perfect city’

YouTube channels Life Noggin and Real Engineering contemplate “the perfect city.”

Dear real estate agents: Here’s the difference between relationships and leads

Something funny has been happening around the office, and maybe you’ve noticed it at your office as well. We’ll get a call from an agent who says his or her client is only available to see a listing at a certain time — say, 11:00 a.m the next day. A few minutes go by, and we get the same call from another agent whose client also wants to see the property at 11:00 a.m., and guess what — they aren’t available at any other time. Maybe you already know where I’m going with this …

KW’s ‘Kelle’ app competes with big RE tech companies

Kelle is a voice-activated interface that allows Keller Williams agents to access databases, company resources and goal-tracking technologies …

Why technology is not the end of the real estate agent

“Tech” is the buzzword of the moment for real estate agents. For some, it brings about great excitement for the future of our industry. For others, it brings fear about the ultimate demise of the agent’s role in real estate.

5 tips for getting a home offer close to asking price

The higher the offer, the better — for both you and your client. Unfortunately, a combination of optimism on the part of the seller and shrewd negotiating tactics on the part of the buyer (and their buyer’s agent) make it unlikely that you’ll get your client’s asking price.