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Astor, -- 32102
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Making Ethics Important
In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Smart Homes: Backed-Up Your Fridge Lately?
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
RE/MAX Results names Brenda Tushaus as new CEO
The largest RE/MAX franchise in the country has a new leader with a long history at the company: RE/MAX Results just promoted Brenda Tushaus to chief executive officer.
Luxury Connect: Kofi Nartey on how to build a wealth advisement team
“The biggest challenge we face, I think, is helping clients understand our role as a wealth advisor," says Compass team lead and director Kofi Nartey.
Only 9% of buyers find agents online, the same as 10 years ago
Despite the massive growth of online home search portals, many more consumers find their agents through referrals from friends or family, according to NAR data.
New lead generation scams on the rise, Zillow warns
Zillow is warning real estate agents to be on the lookout for a scammer trying to take money in exchange for leads, posing as the real estate tech giant.
Lesson Learned: Success is inevitable if you’re following your passion
In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, Nest Seekers broker Johnny Mansilla shares his thoughts on having an open mind and an open heart throughout the transaction.
Win all of your listing appointments without breaking your budget
While Compass, Keller Williams, Redfin and the rest are duking it out for the best tech, what can a single agent do to beat the competition on listing appointments? Spend about $50 a month on technology that'll win sellers over.
Fend off competition from new brokerage models
Commissions are under pressure. Average commission rates for real estate agents fell nearly 1 percent in 2017 and this trend is appearing in the National Association of Realtors 2018 member profile.
What every team lead really needs
The team model is one of the most powerful ways to do business in real estate, and for good reason. Real estate agents have to wear many hats (three guesses which my favorite is -- see my profile photo), and not every agent is good at every aspect of the business.
The biggest missed opportunity for growth
For new brokerages, some investments seem more exciting than others. Your new logo. Business cards. Your web site. But don’t forget about the back office software that will power your whole operation.
5 ways to crush Q4 and roll into 2019 full of momentum
If you want to finish 2018 strong and make 2019 your best year ever, I’ve got five actions to help you crush Q4.