Bernice's Stories

Opinion
Buyer love letters can be fraught with fair housing violations, but should the practice be banned entirely? Educate yourself on the type of information you can and can't include
May 5
Almost everyone today is struggling with this low-inventory, high-demand market. So, if you want to stand out from the competition and win more listings, here are some powerful ways to do it
Apr 28
Running into post-closure problems is often burdensome for everyone involved in the transaction. In some cases where it morphs into a lawsuit, it can even be costly. So, how can agents prevent them in the first place, and what can they do to avoid litigation?
Apr 22
Opinion
If you’re not out there interacting with the public on a face-to-face basis, chances are you’ve become a secret agent — and that has to change. Here is a variety of fun and engaging ways to get strangers to ask you about your job and real estate
Apr 14
Opinion
What differentiates a rookie from a top-notch, seasoned pro, you ask? Well, it starts with an in-depth knowledge of the market and a knack for accurately gauging property values. Here's how you can hone that skill and set yourself up for long-term success
Apr 6
Whether you're a newly minted agent or an experienced pro, business planning can be a challenging task. But there's a simple-to-follow approach that'll help you create a timeless plan for your business — and it starts by answering these key questions
Apr 2
Opinion
With the possibility of the PRO Act passing, independent contractors face an uphill battle. Here's how the two primary tests for classifying ICs work, NAR's response to recent press coverage about the issue and steps real estate professionals can take — just in case
Mar 31
Think you're a good listener? Now's the time to put your skills to the test. Answer these questions to determine if you're really hearing your clients and their needs and concerns, and then implement these best practices to improve your communication
Mar 25