Recent Articles by Erica Ramus

You're fired! When is it OK to dump a client?

You're fired! When is it OK to dump a client?

The phone rings, and when you glance at the screen, your stomach clenches. It's time to make that split-second decision whether to answer the call or send it to voicemail. You take a deep breath and put on your best "client voice," but your gut is in...
By Erica Ramus | Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Why Facebook groups are the worst place for agents to get advice

Why Facebook groups are the worst place for agents to get advice

There are hundreds of real estate-related groups for networking, tech advice, mastermind discussions and just for fun or venting. Wherever real estate professionals gather -- online or in person -- you’re sure to hear similar requests for help ......
By Erica Ramus | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
5 tips for taking back your day with time management

5 tips for taking back your day with time management

If one of your 2016 New Year's resolutions is to conquer time management, you are not alone. Do a Google search on "time management tips for Realtors(R)" and you'll find over 47 million results ......
By Erica Ramus | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
3 signs it’s time to fire your real estate client

3 signs it’s time to fire your real estate client

Real estate is a service industry. As agents, we spend lots of time and money attracting leads and trying to convert them into clients. But sometimes you're going to attract buyers or sellers you don't want to work with, and you'll find yourself wond...
By Erica Ramus | Monday, January 18, 2016
Is the MLS still the most crucial marketing tool?

Is the MLS still the most crucial marketing tool?

I just returned from the National Association of Realtors' 2015 Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo, and as with many conferences, some of the most stimulating conversations come from the unofficial meetups and lobby conversations ......
By Erica Ramus | Friday, May 22, 2015