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10. Do you have 99 problems — of which keys are most definitely one? You might be a real estate agent.


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9. Why do most real estate agents fail, and how do you make sure you aren’t in their number?


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8. “I can’t find my boa constrictor” is a thing you never want to hear a client say. Here are a few more gems.

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7. Maryland’s new open-house disclosure laws contain new requirements for agents — what are they?


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6. There are things you do for listings clients … and then there are things you maybe shouldn’t do for them. Where do you draw the line?


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5. Can 100-percent commission split brokerages thrive? This one is growing like gangbusters.


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4. Buyer insisting on putting in a lowball offer? Here’s what you do.


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3. Some places are safer than others for speaking your mind, and these 6 things should never be uttered during a home tour.


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2. One franchise group, one loan provider and one marketing agreement gone wrong add up to two lawsuits.


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1. Is it illegal to discuss real estate commissions on social media? The answers in this story might surprise you.

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