Opinion
The DOJ's most recent action seems to be a giant step backward toward any resolution. Here's what you should know
by Jay Thompson Jul 6
The US Department of Justice just backed out of an antitrust settlement with the National Association of Realtors, suggesting more legal wrangling is on its way
by Jim Dalrymple II Jul 6
Opinion
Here are a few helpful tips for those times when you need to cross over to the extrovert side as you get back out there
by Jay Thompson Jun 23
Opinion
Prevention and avoidance are always better options than dealing directly with any safety-related issue. Don't be afraid, be aware
by Jay Thompson Jun 9
Opinion
Letting a client go is never fun or easy. Unfortunately, it’s part of being an entrepreneur and running a business. Here are a few useful tips on ending the client-agent relationship — and preventing challenges from cropping up in the first place
by Jay Thompson May 19
Opinion
The real estate business is insane right now. You’ve got frustrated buyers. You’re (rightfully) frustrated — and humor is a great escape. However, it's also rife with danger. Here's why you should think before you post
by Jay Thompson May 12
Opinion
Losing a listing is tough, but it’s not the end of the world. Keep your professionalism front and center, learn from this experience, and incorporate that learning so it’s less likely to happen in the future
by Jay Thompson May 5
Getting your name out there consistently (and frequently) is the key to building name recognition and retaining clients. Make sure your past clients don't forget you and choose to use you again next time they need an agent
by Jay Thompson Apr 21
Opinion
What's far more critical in building your business than a speedy reply or dropping someone into a system that will pound out messages to a contact database? Answering the phone
by Jay Thompson Apr 14
Recycling content reduces the effort required; allows you to expand your reach across multiple platforms; and gives consumers, prospects, and search engines what they're looking for
by Jay Thompson Apr 6
Opinion
Take the time to demonstrate your trustworthiness, constantly work on your listening skills, do the right thing, and remember it's not about you, and you'll find your clients — and yourself — well-rewarded
by Jay Thompson Mar 31
Taking a break helps minimize and prevent burnout, but to truly mitigate it, agents must practice good work-life balance that goes beyond taking a vacay
by Jay Thompson Mar 17
Whether used for reputation management, keeping an eye on the agents you work with or getting an edge on the competition, Google Alerts are invaluable
by Jay Thompson Mar 10
Opinion
Of course, Redfin is making a move into the rental space. The only surprise about this acquisition should be what took so long
by Jay Thompson Mar 3
As Century 21 approaches its 50th anniversary this year, the company faces unique challenges when it comes to technology and brand relevance