Opinion
It isn’t safe to be on the internet, but that is where business comes from these days. Here's what to look out for and ideas for keeping yourself safer from online predators
by Teresa Boardman Jun 22
Opinion
Raising the standards in the real estate industry starts with brokers. Here's how to ensure you're prioritizing the best agents when you're recruiting
by Teresa Boardman Jun 1
Opinion
Neighborhood quality is subjective, yet Realtors cannot recommend a neighborhood or steer clients into or out of a particular neighborhood. Here's what to do instead
by Teresa Boardman May 26
Opinion
You've probably been told that if you don't hire an assistant, you'll end up being the assistant. The truth is more complex, so making an effective first hire involves more thought and strategy than you may expect
by Teresa Boardman Mar 25
Opinion
Real estate agents are led to believe that there is a correlation between social media success and real estate sales success. It's time to separate facts from wishful thinking
by Teresa Boardman Feb 25
Opinion
If you must target seniors in your marketing, please treat them with respect, and know that when the say 'no' they mean it
by Teresa Boardman Jan 26
Opinion
St. Paul, Minnesota, recently enacted a new rent control ordinance, capping yearly rent increases at 3%, but is it actually progress for housing affordability? A St. Paul native and real estate pro weighs in
by Teresa Boardman Jan 4
Redfin, Trulia and realtor.com have all vowed to not use crime data going forward. The companies' stands are now prompting a debate in the industry
by Jim Dalrymple II Dec 23
Opinion
Quitting — a job, a person, a brokerage, a business plan — can often be a way to have more by having less
by Teresa Boardman Dec 15
Opinion
For the past few years, we've been told to look on the bright side. Especially as real estate agents, positivity often comes with the job. But can too much positivity turn toxic?
by Teresa Boardman Dec 2
Disease experts are racing to address the Omicron variant, but in real estate, few expect the new threat to be a game changer — even as it threatens to extend the holding pattern on life decisions
by Jim Dalrymple II Nov 30
Opinion
What President Biden’s infrastructure bill didn't address is affordable housing. 'Housing is a necessity,' says broker-owner Teresa Boardman. Here's why she says we all need to start treating it accordingly
by Teresa Boardman Nov 17
Opinion
As a Realtor and broker-owner of Boardman Realty, Teresa Boardman has vast experience working in and running an independent brokerage. Here's her take on what it's like to be an indie broker and what the future might look like
by Teresa Boardman Nov 11
Opinion
The best thing we can do for our businesses is be honest about the services we provide, how we work and even how the industry itself works. We need to promote our services without suggesting that the competition is greedy, incompetent or unethical
by Teresa Boardman Oct 21
Opinion
It’s a bad move for your clients, the buyer’s agent and your career. Here's why
by Jay Thompson Oct 6