These strategies provide positive reinforcement while keeping the budget front and center
by Erica Ramus Jan 26
Opinion
The best thing you can do is believe in your strengths as an indie broker and get rid of the perception that you cannot compete with franchise brokers
by Erica Ramus Nov 22
Opinion
When it comes to a brokerage’s branding, the buck stops with the broker. Here's how to ensure your brokerage always puts its best foot forward
by Erica Ramus Sep 17
With the market starting to cool, now's a good time to check in with your agents. Are they on track with their goals? Here's how to make the most of agent check-ins and successfully plan for the upcoming year
by Erica Ramus Aug 25
Having a real estate broker who embodies these crucial traits could make the difference between your success or failure as a new agent
by Erica Ramus Jul 12
This indie brokerage took online portal buys down to almost zero. If you’re looking to wean yourself off paying for leads, start here
by Erica Ramus Jun 5
A growing number of companies facilitate electronic payment of earnest money and commissions through the ACH network
by Matt Carter Jun 1
Not knowing your numbers and brokerage key metrics is the quickest path to business failure. Pay attention to cost control to increase your chances of growing a successful brokerage
by Erica Ramus May 20
Opinion
One broker reflects on the new realities and lessons learned after a year of adapting to life and work amid COVID-19
by Erica Ramus Mar 18
Growth, diversity and differentiation will be among the issues to keep an eye on as one of real estate's most venerable brands navigates uncharted waters
by Jim Dalrymple II Feb 9
Try adjusting it to show appreciation more often, and see what a difference it makes in your office and your agents' happiness
by Erica Ramus Feb 4
Opinion
Here are a few behavioral changes that indicate an agent is planning to make a switch
by Erica Ramus Dec 17
Take time to look at the big picture of your business to be better prepared for next year
by Erica Ramus Nov 23
Opinion
Opening an indie brokerage allows you the freedom to set your own rules. These are the stories we tell ourselves, but here's the real truth
by Erica Ramus Nov 16
Indie brokers say working at smaller firms has given them a unique set of benefits they wouldn't have at a mega-brand
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 9