5 smart financial and lead gen moves for brand new agents
Opinion
Starting out in the real estate business presents its own unique challenges. By taking the time to consider your finances and lead generation activities, you’ll set yourself up for success in the long run
by David Parnes AND James Harris May 18
How to help a homebuyer sweeten an offer — without going too far
Contingency clauses are there to protect buyers and shouldn't be dropped lightly. Here's how agents can help advise clients navigating the tricky situations that offer-sweeteners can create
by Daniel Houston May 11
Family, staff and hours: 7 sacrifices agents are making amid tough times
As they consider the uncertain future ahead, here's what real estate agents are giving up in their professional and personal lives
Repeat customers on lock! How this agent achieves a 99.7% repeat client rate
Opinion
If you’re looking for consistent growth in your business, make sure you are devoting time and effort to the people who already know, like and trust you. These relationships are the seeds for future growth
by Jimmy Burgess May 1
The secret to generating more 'offer-ready' buyers
Do you have buyers who are on the fence about writing an offer? Bernice Ross interviews Andrew Flachner of RealScout on how to get your buyers 'offer-ready'
by Bernice Ross Apr 27
These mistakes can derail your business. Here's how to avoid them
Opinion
From financial mistakes to shiny object syndrome, there are so many ways to get off track. Here's how to avoid game-changing errors — or get back on track after making one
by Adam Hergenrother Apr 27
Get it together! How to get back on track in a relentless market
Opinion
Sometimes in order to improve, the person you need to get on board with is yourself. Find out how to get real and get it together so that you can move forward personally and professionally
by Christy Murdock Apr 27
How thick is your skin? 5 challenges newbies need to deal with today
Opinion
New agents face a variety of challenges when starting out, but they can be overcome using simple methods to build a professional network and exemplary skills. Here's how to break through as a newbie
by Santiago Arana Apr 27
Agents are more important than ever. Here's why
Opinion
It's a tough world out there for real estate agents. Find out how to boost your self-confidence and communicate your unique value proposition
by Jay Thompson Apr 27
You shared the biggest mistake teams are making right now: Pulse
As we wound down Back to Basics Month and geared up for Teams, we asked (and you answered): What's the biggest mistake teams are making right now?
by Inman Apr 27
7 ways to create name recognition with no budget 
Opinion
No cash? Don't fret. There are plenty of ways to establish yourself as a new agent and make connections without spending a lot
by Darryl Davis Apr 26
Competence beats cash: 7 steps for writing winning offers
Opinion
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write an offer that does not need to be countered or corrected. These 7 elements will increase your buyer's chance of winning out, even over cash offers
by Carl Medford Apr 26
Playing catch-up? 9 how-tos to reboot the conversation
Opinion
Keep up with the relationships that matter most to your business. Here’s how to reach out, reboot and rejuvenate your contacts with past clients, colleagues and your community
by Christy Murdock Apr 26
Win 'em over! 7 steps for a fierce listing presentation
Opinion
Bring your confident self and exceptional service to every client opportunity. From there, follow these steps to devise an effective listing presentation that will have you winning listings like a champ
by Rainy Hake Austin Apr 25
How bad is it? 14 scenarios for what agents can and cannot let fall by the wayside
Sometimes it's OK to let a few things fall off the to-do list in order to prioritize the things that absolutely need to get done — and to keep one's mental health in check. But agents should be discerning in deciding what's ok to let go and what really can't be put off
by Lillian Dickerson Apr 25
8 mistakes agents make that take them off track and how to avoid them 
Opinion
There are lots of things you can do to build your business with balance. Here's how to stay focused, productive and smiling
by Darryl Davis Apr 25