Tech will never replace agents. Here's why
Opinion
Real estate agents do things that only a human mind, human touch, understanding and empathy can achieve
by Jay Thompson Oct 12
Why listing feedback is a terrible idea
Opinion
It’s a bad move for your clients, the buyer’s agent and your career. Here's why
by Jay Thompson Oct 6
Commission rebates: 'Oh, hell no'
Opinion
Agents flock to Facebook groups to find answers to commission objections only to find a lot of useless chatter. Here's a breakdown of the most common handlers and what works
by Jay Thompson Sep 28
9 shortcuts to becoming a neighborhood expert clients want to work with
How does one go about learning their market? Whether you are brand new to the business or have been around since time immemorial, here are a few tips to help you stay ahead of a rapidly changing market — and your clients
by Jay Thompson Sep 21
10 tips that can save your business' online reputation
Opinion
What can you do to protect your real estate business? Here are 10 tips for protecting your online reputation on social media
by Jay Thompson Sep 15
99 more blog ideas — for sellers
Here are 99 ideas for blog topics that can reach real estate sellers. These content ideas are useful for all online mediums — don't limit yourself to blog posts
by Jay Thompson Sep 8
The 10+ greatest real estate and sales books of all time (IMHO)
Opinion
Here are a plethora must-read books from authors who are willing to help in your ongoing quest for real estate knowledge
by Jay Thompson Jul 28
9 financial tips for new (and not-so-new) agents 
Opinion
Here are some financial tips and techniques that can help you earn more, save more and prepare for eventual retirement
by Jay Thompson Jul 22
Feeling introverted? 7 tips for dealing with people again
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
61 safety tips every real estate agent should read
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
How to build trust with prospective clients
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
Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted or distant? 8 ways to combat burnout
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
How Google Alerts can help you stay on top of your business
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
Redfin’s bid to buy RentPath isn’t about rentals
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
Century 21 at 50: What’s in store for the brokerage’s golden year
As Century 21 approaches its 50th anniversary this year, the company faces unique challenges when it comes to technology and brand relevance
From critic to fanboy: How this NAR detractor turned
Opinion
Ever wonder what exactly the National Association of Realtors does for you? Here’s how I went from vocal critical blogger to NAR defender
by Jay Thompson Feb 24
Is CoStar a Zillow competitor? Of course it is
Opinion
As CoStar made a huge splash entering residential real estate with the purchase of Homesnap and Houses.com, many questions were left unanswered
by Jay Thompson Feb 10
Ticktock! 8 time-wasters agents should avoid
Opinion
Here’s a look at some of the biggest time-sucks real estate agents are up against in today’s world in hopes that you don't fall into these traps
by Jay Thompson Feb 3
9 questions everyone's asking about Zillow's IDX shift
Opinion
What does Zillow's IDX shift mean for you and your business? Here are the answers to all your lingering questions
by Jay Thompson Jan 29