• It’s not uncommon for buyers we’ve represented in the past to get in touch when they want to sell; they remember that we provided great service before, and they’re confident that we will do so again. But sometimes it’s the home — not the homeowner — that comes back to us, and that requires a unique set of tactics and considerations.
    Created: 7/13/2020 12:01:55 AM
  • It’s no secret a transaction coordinator can help agents get more done. In fact, a skilled coordinator can save an agent up to 16 hours per deal, and help that agent close twice as many deals per year. The real question is whether it is better to outsource a transaction coordinator or bring one on as an employee.
    Created: 7/13/2020 12:01:49 AM
  • First, it’s a tough business to make money in—especially if you experience rapid growth. Back in the day, brokerages might take a 50% split of agent commission, but the industry has changed dramatically, with increasing pressure on aggressive agent splits and lower margins.
    Created: 7/13/2020 12:01:39 AM
  • In the above session from Connect Now, real estate coach Aaron Keith leads Julia Spillman and John Gomes of Douglas Elliman and Jon Krabbe of Agent Image in a discussion about the rise of technology that serves real estate and how integral it has become to the success of agents who have learned to harness it.
    Created: 7/13/2020 12:01:34 AM
  • In the above session from Connect Now, Lee Dickson of Offrs.com demonstrates how the Offrs platform can work to provide you with more than 70% of the listings that will take place in your market in the next 12 months.
    Created: 7/13/2020 12:01:31 AM
  • Most real estate professionals know SentriLock as the premier lockbox provider in the industry and the official lockbox solution of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). The company is a prime example of how market demand and innovative technology can blend to provide the industry with better competition and more options.
    Created: 7/13/2020 12:01:21 AM
  • The traditional, commission-driven residential real estate brokerage model sits in a tightening vice. As commission splits rise in favor of agents and teams, and the commission rates consumers pay continue to compress, brokerages face dwindling profit margins.
    Created: 7/13/2020 12:01:12 AM
  • When it comes to the general public, many don't believe agents work hard enough for the money they charge. Here's how to convey your true worth to clients — and counter their requests to lower your commission.
    Created: 7/12/2020 2:00:27 AM
  • Real estate provides the opportunity to grow wildly profitable businesses. Follow these tips to put yours on the path to success.
    Created: 7/11/2020 2:00:03 AM
  • The United States Supreme Court, which begins its next session in October, will determine if the structure of the Federal Housing Finance Agency is constitutional.
    Created: 7/10/2020 1:09:42 PM
  • The apartment vacancy rate in Manhattan skyrocketed to 3.67 percent in June — the highest rate reached since Douglas Elliman began tracking this data.
    Created: 7/10/2020 11:47:57 AM
  • Sellers continue to be at an advantage in July, with homes leaving the market at their most rapid pace since Zillow began analyzing this data in 2018.
    Created: 7/10/2020 9:49:14 AM
  • Boston saw the highest frequency of bidding wars, with 72.4 percent of offers facing competition, according to a Redfin survey released Friday.
    Created: 7/10/2020 9:27:21 AM
  • Markets on the East Coast and in Northern Illinois were most vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic during the second quarter.
    Created: 7/10/2020 5:33:04 AM
  • Watch Byron Lazine and Nicole White give a real estate agent’s perspective on industry-related topics. This week, they are joined by HAR's Matt Burrus, who clears up confusion on headline news about master bedroom terminology.
    Created: 7/10/2020 2:00:52 AM
  • When implemented properly, smart home technology can add a level of security, comfort and entertainment to a home. Here are a few ideas on how to use smart home tech today.
    Created: 7/10/2020 2:00:20 AM
  • EyeSpy360 is a powerful touring app already behind virtual showings for eXp and RE/MAX, and it has experienced 1,000 percent growth in just over one month.
    Created: 7/10/2020 1:24:51 AM
  • Agents who use the Zillow-owned platform will be required to opt out of a new data-sharing policy if they don't want dotloop to share their data with third-party affiliates.
    Created: 7/9/2020 12:26:14 PM
  • Robert Reffkin argued coronavirus aid shouldn't be limited to W-2 workers. The National Association of Realtors has also said it is working to ensure aid packages to benefit agents.
    Created: 3/19/2020 5:00:12 AM