12 potential pivot points for buyers planning to represent themselves
Bi-coastal luxury agent Cara Ameer says these thoughtful points can pivot DIY buyer prospects into loyal lifelong clients
by Cara Ameer Jul 2
Thanks to NAR settlement, real estate is in its Wild West era
Opinion
Bi-coastal broker Cara Ameer outlines the problems, concerns and frustrations inherent in the terms of NAR's commission lawsuit settlement as agents learn to navigate a new reality
by Cara Ameer Mar 18
Real estate the Australian way? It won't solve US commission woes
Don't buy into the commission rhetoric that says the U.S. should do things more like they do in Australia, Cara Ameer writes. Each country has its own dynamics, customs and economics
by Cara Ameer Mar 5
9 post-Sitzer questions we still don't have answers to
Opinion
Change always brings chaos and disruption, broker Cara Ameer writes. While many of these issues have been lurking in the background, they illustrate the work that remains to be done
by Cara Ameer Mar 1
It's the little things, not the big things, that upend transactions
Troy Palmquist of eXp talks with bi-coastal broker and Inman contributor Cara Ameer about the lessons she's learned and what she'd share with agents now
by Troy Palmquist Feb 5
The biggest story of the year (according to you): The Download
The biggest story of the year was our liveblog coverage of the Sitzer | Burnett commission trial. Get caught up with a special end-of-year edition of The Download
by Christy Murdock Dec 23
Stop! Before you send that buyer listings, ask these 47 questions
If you don't ask your buyers the right questions, writes broker associate Cara Ameer, before you travel too far down the road with them, you could end up wasting their time and yours
by Cara Ameer Dec 14
9 tips for getting prospects to sign a buyer-broker agreement
Don't be a shrinking violet when it comes to your compensation. Broker Cara Ameer teaches you how to ask for what you're worth and have that tough buyer commission talk
by Cara Ameer Nov 15
18 ways to show buyers you're worth every commission dollar
Broker Cara Ameer writes that, from a leaky icemaker to a stellar professional reputation, the work of a buyer agent can make or break a home purchase
by Cara Ameer Nov 13
11 realities that make today's market spookier than ever
Opinion
From clients who ghost you to security concerns and more, the ever-changing real estate industry can be a pretty scary place
by Cara Ameer Oct 30
58 questions agents should be asking about commission lawsuits
Opinion
Broker Cara Ameer helps you think through the implications of the current bombshell commission lawsuits and what they may mean for your business
by Cara Ameer Oct 17
What you don't know about insurance can hurt your clients
Insurance as a hot-button issue is likely not going away anytime soon. As long as Mother Nature is in control, agents, buyers and sellers need to be more proactive than ever
by Cara Ameer Aug 24
Florida agents fear unintended consequences of real estate ban
Senate Bill 264 goes into effect in July. It might not have a big impact on the buying power of foreign citizens, but the ripple effects of the law's suggestively biased tone may set a precedent
by Lillian Dickerson May 26
10 things that are killing deals in 2023 (and how to avoid them)
This market will be another badge of honor we can add to our resume, and will position us to be the best possible advisers to clients and prospects
by Cara Ameer May 12
15 contract mistakes that need to stop now
Solid communication, attention to detail and a willingness to go the extra mile are all necessary to create a well-thought-out contract package
by Cara Ameer May 8