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
Opinion
As fewer companies dominate the scene and own the software it takes to run a real estate business, prices will go up while customer service and innovation decline
by Teresa Boardman Oct 6
Opinion
NAR is the face of real estate — a nice big target to blame when something needs to be fixed. But here's why it's really up to real estate brokerages to raise their standards
by Teresa Boardman Sep 10
Opinion
If home prices are at an all-time high, how can we say that commissions are going down? Here's what agents might not be noticing when it comes to their commission
by Teresa Boardman Aug 12
People have all sorts of reasons for choosing another agent, and rejection is just part of the job. New agents need to understand and learn how to move past this fast. Here's why
by Teresa Boardman Jul 29
Opinion
Know where the line is between excellent customer service and getting into areas that are beyond the scope of a real estate agent. Here's why
by Teresa Boardman Jul 15
Here are some failsafe ideas on how to get more done, culled from a wide assortment of achievers — Jerry Seinfeld, President Eisenhower, Winston Churchill and industry insiders
by Christy Murdock Jul 6