Opinion
Interest rates and out-of-whack supply and demand have Powell calling for a market 'reset.' Here's what that means for the real estate industry
by Jay Thompson Jun 22
Opinion
Laughing and cheering at the expense of others, whether those others are real estate professionals losing their jobs or celebrities embroiled in abusive situations, has no place in this industry
by Jay Thompson Jun 16
Opinion
During its tenure, REX made a lot of noise in court, but not so much in the marketplace. Now, as they appear to have bowed out of the fight, at least in part, Jay Thompson is left wondering what all of the fuss was about
by Jay Thompson May 31
Opinion
A solid training and development program is quite likely to improve retention, as well as attract new talent. Although you may lose someone occasionally, you’re also going to have happier, more satisfied agents working for and with you
by Jay Thompson May 25
Opinion
Although the overturning of Roe v. Wade promises to have a massive cultural impact, some experts also posit an impact on migration patterns
by Jay Thompson May 10
Opinion
You may have the best intentions in the world and consider yourself an advocate for women (I do). But now's the time to shut up and listen — don't learn this lesson the hard way
by Jay Thompson Mar 28
Opinion
Agents are prone to wanting to fix everything; it’s the nature of the business. That makes it tough to communicate in the face of uncertainty
by Jay Thompson Mar 15
Opinion
You want to help your clients, that’s totally understandable. You need to remember, though, where your expertise lies, and it's not in predicting the future of a very volatile situation
by Jay Thompson Mar 8

Lumping people into “generations” based on population shifts on a graph and applying wholesale marketing techniques to them makes about as much sense as me telling you to avoid people born in the year of the rabbit, says Jay Thompson. Here’s why he thinks marketing by age demographics is a racket.

by Jay Thompson Jan 28
Need a little boost in motivation? From Michael Jordan to Confucius, here are some wise words from the world's most successful individuals to give you that dose of inspiration (or simply just entertainment)
by Jay Thompson Jan 21
Back in August, Jay Thompson spent three weeks in the middle of the Pacific, confined to a 72-foot boat plowing through waves in an impossibly large ocean. Here's what he learned on the epic adventure — about people, real estate and life
by Jay Thompson Dec 31
Opinion
Redfin proclaiming that no real estate site should show neighborhood crime data is a pretty bold call to action. Here's why I agree with it — and why you should give strong consideration to not displaying those statistics on your websites
by Jay Thompson Dec 15
Available now on iOS and Google Play, AgentLoop enables agents to share listings and get real-time feedback on those listings all in one place
by Marian McPherson Dec 14
Jay Thompson has attended 16 Inman Connect events and counting, and over the years, he's learned a few tips for making the absolute most of the networking event. Follow his lead and you will, too
by Jay Thompson Dec 9
Opinion
They say if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Well, real estate is certainly work, but there is a way to make sure you're successful and happy
by Jay Thompson Nov 30