Why 'higher' standard doesn't mean 'highest' standard
Opinion
Yes, the NAR Code of Ethics is a higher standard — but it isn’t the highest standard. Here's what one broker thinks about self-policing among Realtors and the consequences of ethics violations
by Teresa Boardman Jan 28
What NAR can do better to support fair housing in 2021
Opinion
More education for members and changes to the code of ethics is certainly a great start, but there's more that can be done. Here, one broker weighs in on what NAR can do to prevent future discrimination and promote fair housing
by Teresa Boardman Dec 31
Free camping in the city, or lack of affordable housing options?
Opinion
The seat of a bike is a great way to really see the harsh realities of a city. Here's what one broker observed as she biked her way along homeless encampments
by Teresa Boardman Aug 27
'The teamwork is hard to detect': An outsider's take on teams
Although some agents sing the praises of being in a team environment, Teresa Boardman isn't impressed. Here's why she would rather work with an experienced solo agent versus a team
by Teresa Boardman Aug 13
Why aren't you blogging? Now's the perfect time
Opinion
As a small business owner, having unique content and a blog that doesn’t look like everyone else’s is an advantage. It's important to stand out in a crowded field. It's affordable, too
by Teresa Boardman Jul 17
Stop the name-calling! Let's fix the broken system
Opinion
Agents need to find the discrimination and exclusive institutions in the industry and start dismantling them one at a time. It's time to rebuild them to be inclusive and anti-racist. If not now — when?
by Teresa Boardman Jul 3
Our house isn’t someone’s deal — stop texting and calling
Opinion
People's homes are more than just pieces of real estate — they're sanctuaries, especially now. That's why agents need to ease up on sleazy and pushy marketing tactics during this difficult time and be more thoughtful instead
by Teresa Boardman Jun 18
When we are silent, we are complicit
Opinion
Doing nothing isn’t an option
by Teresa Boardman Jun 1