Anthony's Stories

Opinion
A buyer's agent is upset about listing agents demanding a larger piece of the sales commission. How should her broker react?
May 18
Each month Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. This time: A top-producing agent is frustrated with her broker's decision to switch to an open-office floor plan. How should her broker react?
Apr 20
Opinion
It's up to us as a profession to uphold high standards and accept nothing less than the behavior reflected in the NAR's Code of Ethics
Mar 16
Opinion
To work in harmony, the broker can also encourage a safe space culture where differing points of view are respected
Feb 16
Opinion
Start with what you know now, and then as market conditions become more predictable, the agent can set more rigid and challenging goals that keep her reaching for better production and efficiency
Jan 19
An agent is tired of working with other inexperienced agents who lack basic professionalism. What should her broker say?
Dec 22
Opinion
With the election drawing to a close, an agent feels ready to shift her business and align more with the president-elect's housing policies. What should her broker say?
Nov 24
Opinion
After months of virtual everything, an agent feels ready for much more face-to-face interaction. Can her broker convince her otherwise? 
Oct 27