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
Opinion
Working on a commission-only basis isn’t without risk. The biggest part of the job is looking for work each day. Here are the lessons this broker wishes she'd known before jumping in
by Teresa Boardman Jul 1
Opinion
In real estate, transparency should matter. However, there's a lot of self-promotional marketing in the industry that falls firmly in the gray areas between truth and fiction
by Teresa Boardman Jun 17
Opinion
Here's why the concepts of office exclusives, designated agency and double-dipping are a big no-no to this broker
by Teresa Boardman Jun 3
Opinion
What we really need is more housing — especially affordable housing. Prices are still going up, and soon, there won’t be any houses priced low enough to be affordable for people who are within the income limits that qualify them for financial help
by Teresa Boardman May 20
Opinion
With the pandemic winding down in most parts of the country, one broker-owner is looking back at some assumptions made about real estate last year. Which predictions were untrue, and which were right on the money?
by Teresa Boardman May 6
Opinion
There are still enough days left in Fair Housing Month to put together a plan for how you are going to educate yourself and your clients. Here's how one broker-owner is joining the conversation about fair housing — and how you can, too
by Teresa Boardman Apr 22
When it comes to the technology that powers your business, it's all about what's new and next, but it's important to remember the basics to avoid common mistakes that could be costing you big time
by Teresa Boardman Apr 8
Opinion
Work in real estate sales long enough, and you'll cross paths with a host of different personalities, both good and bad. But there's one type of agent this broker-owner struggles with — those who let transactions revolve entirely around them
by Teresa Boardman Mar 11
Opinion
Baby boomers own a lot of real estate and, therefore, a lot of potential business. A broker of the generation offers some advice for agents looking to work with this cohort
by Teresa Boardman Mar 3
Opinion
For some homebuyers, down payment assistance can prove to be a game-changer. Here's why, at the very least, real estate agents should familiarize themselves with affordable financing options for purchasing a home
by Teresa Boardman Feb 11