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
In an age of big tech and big money in real estate, smaller independent brokers keep managing to carve out a niche for themselves
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 9
Opinion
If you're thinking about opening your own independent brokerage, here are a few things you should know
by Erica Ramus Nov 5
Opinion
Be selective, take your time and if you make a mistake, don’t be too proud to fix it
by Erica Ramus Oct 15
As a broker in 2020, if you want to keep your team intact — let alone grow it in numbers — you need to keep your finger on the pulse of what's going on. Here are 3 issues you need to factor in and learn from
by Erica Ramus Sep 17
Brokers can bring so much to the table by offering coaching opportunities to agents. Your motivations, guidance, advice and availability is critical to their success. Here are a handful of coaching tips brokers should heed
by Erica Ramus Aug 20
Opinion
As COVID-19 restrictions loosen up, business owners are faced with a few ethical dilemmas. As a broker-owner, when should you allow real estate transactions to take place? Here are a few soul-searching questions to ask yourself
by Erica Ramus May 22
Opinion
Adjust to the situation, be conservative in your planning, and prepare for a slow recovery
by Erica Ramus Apr 16
Opinion
A job — any job that pays the bills — is essential to our financial health. But should the real estate business be considered 'life-sustaining'? And is the risk worth the reward?
by Erica Ramus Mar 31
Things are in a state of flux, and leaders need to step up their game and steer their brokerages in the right direction. Here are a few things every broker should consider when leading through a crisis
by Erica Ramus Mar 19