Special Report: Real estate team risks and rewards

The real estate industry is a large tent offering the opportunity for many different business models to thrive. Tight-knit independent offices, 100-percent commission firms, big-brand franchisors, virtual brokerages, tech-driven startups and luxury bou…

Your new secret weapon: Facebook’s Click-to-Messenger ads

Just recently, Facebook doubled down on this new feature and created Click-to-Messenger as a standalone campaign objective (I know that probably sounds like gibberish but stay with me here) …

Your new secret weapon: Facebook’s Click-to-Messenger ads

Just recently, Facebook doubled down on this new feature and created Click-to-Messenger as a standalone campaign objective (I know that probably sounds like gibberish but stay with me here) …

Trump’s tax bill: Bad for Americans, good for foreign buyers?

Elements of the U.S. House and the Senate’s proposed new tax policies might make purchasing a home more expensive for Americans but cheaper for foreign homebuyers …

How to make data standards important to your stakeholders

“There are hundreds and hundreds of companies relying on the MLS to provide accurate data — and they’re using these tools today — and we’ll get them there by showing the benefits, but it’s going to take a little bit of time,” said President of FBS Michael Wurzer of standardized data on the Imnan stage. Data standardization affects our industry and stakeholders in many ways. Listen in to hear Wurzer, along with Chair of MLS Policy Issues Committee Tom Berge and Executive Director of Technology for Homes.com Shaun York discuss the importance of this standardization as it relates to different stakeholders …

Why training, not mentorship, works for this indie’s business

A few years ago, Lamacchia Realty broker-owner Anthony Lamacchia had his senior agents mentor junior agents. It may have worked in theory, but the reality of that mentoring model was less than ideal for the five-office, 85-agent indie brokerage …

Agent/broker perspective: Should top producers attend company meetings?

When I was just starting out in real estate, I enjoyed attending my mid-sized office’s monthly meetings. They were great opportunities to meet and learn from more experienced colleagues, find out new and exciting tools for agents, catch up on corporate-directed initiatives and to simply take a break from the everyday grind. Back then, that was a valuable use of my time …

Agent/broker perspective: Should top producers attend company meetings?

When I was just starting out in real estate, I enjoyed attending my mid-sized office’s monthly meetings. They were great opportunities to meet and learn from more experienced colleagues, find out new and exciting tools for agents, catch up on corporate-directed initiatives and to simply take a break from the everyday grind. Back then, that was a valuable use of my time …

A simple path to happiness this Thanksgiving

Several days ago, I had an “aha!” moment that completely reframed my thinking about happiness. It struck me that the route to happiness could be explained in a simple four-step model. This approach can completely transform your life if you choose to implement it …

Will ‘small-minded’ tax bill nudge the market? Not likely

Financial markets do react to changes in financial public policy. That’s a valid axiom. So, if markets do not move when new public policy arrives, does that mean that markets no longer care? Or that the particular new policy does not matter …