Being a Broker Archive

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

The Secrets to Becoming a Better Leader

Whether you’re managing a small team or a large office, your brokerage’s success will depend on how good you are at inspiring and motivating those whom you manage. ...
November 6, 2017

‘Catch Me if You Can’ Conman Divulges Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Former con artist Frank Abagnale knows first-hand how easy it is to assume another person’s identity, and he’s now devoted his life to helping others avoid getting duped....
November 5, 2017

Best Practices to Manage Team Risk

As the popularity of teaming up in real estate grows, brokers must protect themselves from legal and regulatory concerns associated with the practice....
November 5, 2017

Tips to Vamp Up Consumer Engagement

Modernize your buying and selling processes, but don't forget the human touch....
November 4, 2017

Invest in Your Agents First

Help your brokerage stay competitive for years to come by providing meaningful support to agents and teams....
November 3, 2017

REALTOR® Associations Get Brokers Involved

A grant fund for local and state REALTOR® associations aims to give brokers a seat at the real estate advocacy table....
November 3, 2017

When Your Competition Has Lower Overhead Than You Do

Are you making much money even if you close a dozen transactions this year—or, if you’re a broker, your sales associates close a lot of transactions? The answer depends on your overhead. If you’re not paying for office space,...
August 25, 2017

Largest Source of Mortgage Funds in U.S. Tries to Help Homebuyers Struggling With Student Debt

Fannie Mae has come to recognize the problem people are facing when they’d like to buy a house but they’re hemmed in by tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt. First, in calculating loan applicant’s debt-to-income ratio,...
June 19, 2017

3 Ways to Promote Your Town

The real estate professionals who’ve established themselves as community advocates and local economic experts are often the more successful ones in any given market. But how did they get there? One organization that can point the way is the...
May 2, 2017