What’s the Right Way to Structure a Marketing Service Agreement?

Real estate practitioners entering into marketing service agreements with lenders, title companies, and other settlement service providers is a well-established practice, but a recent court decision shows why you have to structure these agreements the right way. An appellate...
February 20, 2018

Robots are Starting to Do Showings

A company called Zenplace in San Francisco is using robots to help its agents conduct showings. When people arrive at the unit, they’re greeted by what amounts to an iPad on a mobile stand that leads them around, but...
January 26, 2018

Do Personality Assessments Work? Sometimes.

I’ve always been skeptical of personality assessments. After taking the DISC twice—once getting a D-C and more recently getting a high, nearly even I-D—I found that both results matched my personality on some levels yet conflicted on others. This...
January 22, 2018

A Closer Look at CES’s Game Changers

Check out this video counting down to some of the best tech for your future real estate business from CES 2018....
January 12, 2018

Get Smarter About Smart Homes

Consumers are increasingly curious about smart home tech, and they’re turning to real estate agents as a vital resource for information. ...
January 10, 2018

CES2018: Smart Homes, Robots, and More

The technology industry’s signature event can be overwhelming; people zoom by on Hoverboards, drones swarm overhead, televisions loom larger than your eyes can take in, booming speakers rattle you to the core, cars drive by on their own, and...
January 8, 2018

Like the Tax Law? Don’t Like It? Remember, Much of It Expires in 2025

Whatever you think of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” which President Donald Trump signed into law just before Christmas, much of it goes away on Dec. 31, 2025, which means many of the changes will revert back to...
December 27, 2017

Charity Deduction Faces Same Tax Reform Risk as MID

Of all the itemized deductions, the one for charitable contributions might seem to come out the best under tax reform. That’s because it’s the only deduction under both the House and the Senate versions of the bill that is...
November 27, 2017

Don’t Just Sell a Home; Market a Lifestyle

Help prospective buyers see how your listing reflects the way of life they seek....
November 14, 2017

‘This is Our Moment. Own it.’

"Are you ready to own it with me?" asked Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® and the sixth woman to become president of the National Association of REALTORS® in the past 110 years. "We absolutely have the power to...
November 6, 2017