QUIZ: Will you make it in real estate? 10 questions that predict new agent success
Answer yes or no to the following 10 questions, and see how you score on the 'most likely to succeed in real estate' scale
by Bernice Ross Jul 27
'A slippery slope': 14 pros weigh in on biggest contract mistakes
Are you writing an error-free, winning offer? We reached out to industry professionals across the country to find out what contract details agents are getting wrong in today's market
by Christy Murdock Jul 27
Open houses are out: Here's how to get your name out there
Traditional marketing and growth strategies were upended, thanks to the pandemic. Here are a few ways agents can use their special sauce to engage buyers, promote their brand and get that listing sold
by Victoria Kennedy Jul 27
22 common ways agents violate the Realtor Code of Ethics
Broker and ethics hearing officer Barbara Betts details the ways agents misrepresent themselves and the transaction, sometimes inadvertently
by Andrea V. Brambila Jul 27
How telling a couple to get counseling led to 4 more deals
Opinion
Buying or selling will always be stressful to some degree. As an agent, recognizing conflict is a critical skill that needs to be developed and honed
by Carl Medford Jul 27
'Work your community': How new agents can adapt to a slowdown
Members of the Inman Coast to Coast Facebook group recently shared tips for new agents on how to change with the times as the market experiences a moderate slowdown
by Lillian Dickerson Jul 26
8 new agent mistakes to avoid from the get-go
Opinion
So you've got your real estate license in hand — now what? Of course, finding a place to work and securing those first clients may seem like they should top your list, but there are a few other details newbies shouldn't neglect
by Gerard Splendore Jul 26
How to couch armchair expert advice
Opinion
Knowing how to combat misguided viewpoints with vetted knowledge and confidence is vital. Here's how to deal with a few common scenarios
by Cara Ameer Jul 26
5 secret ingredients to creating buyer loyalty
Put these ingredients in place for every buyer lead you receive, and you’ll succeed with more ease and fewer headaches — while building that ever-elusive loyalty
by Darryl Davis Jul 26
11 tips for crafting an offer that won't get passed over
Learn the upsides (and downsides) of contract strategies, and find out how to guard against the most common errors
by Christy Murdock Jul 26
Overwhelmed by social media? Here's a step-by-step guide for growth
When you’re ready to grow your business, social media will be one of your most important tools, and building a content calendar will help you automate your efforts
by Jimmy Burgess Jul 25
Writing your agent bio? 13 tips for standing out from the pack
Every agent needs an amazing bio for clients to check out as they do their homework, but it can be tough to come up with one, especially if you have little experience. If you're not sure where to start, here are a few tips (and examples worth borrowing)
by Christy Murdock Jul 24
Zero contacts? 6 ways to get clients as a newbie
Making connections is a crucial part of being a real estate agent. But if you're new to the scene, with no contacts at all, where do you even start? Here are a few tips for finding those potential clients
by Mauricio Umansky Jul 22
Defend your commission: 5 reasons you're worth it
To handle the commission objection with utmost confidence, you have to first know your value. These five reasons that illustrate why you’re worth every penny are truly just the tip of the iceberg
by Darryl Davis Jul 22
9 financial tips for new (and not-so-new) agents 
Opinion
Here are some financial tips and techniques that can help you earn more, save more and prepare for eventual retirement
by Jay Thompson Jul 22
'You'll be on call 24/7': 14 realities your recruiting broker probably didn't tell you
Opinion
Recruiters understand that your chances of surviving your first year in the business are low, and they'll say almost anything to get you onboard. Here is a list of truths they won't prepare you for
by Carl Medford Jul 21