Being a Broker Archive

Are Inexperienced Recruits Better Hires?

Brokers and team leaders are putting their focus on recruiting new agents at the Inman Connect conference in New York, and the theme emerging on opening day is that they’re ready to infuse the industry with some younger blood....
January 26, 2016

10 Years On, Hurricane Katrina Has Taught Towns How to Be Resilient

Does the area you live in have a clear evacuation plan and resources in place in case of a catastrophic event? No one can prevent a disaster, but planning and a strong understanding of what it means to be...
August 14, 2015

Challenges Loom for Real Estate Industry, Report Finds

By Sam Silverstein and Erica Christoffer The real estate sector faces a host of challenges that will require professionals in all facets of the industry to become more adaptable and agile in the coming years in order to remain...
May 20, 2015

NAR Takes the Global Stage at Cannes

The improving U.S. economy and strengthening dollar provided a welcoming backdrop for the National Association of REALTORS®’ first foray to the major global real estate exposition known as MIPIM held this week in Cannes, Frances. More than 21,000 attendees...
March 12, 2015

What Will You Need to Cut in the Next Downturn?

In 2006, as the collapse of the housing market set in, real estate franchisor Realogy was carrying $2.7 billion in debt. The darkest days of the meltdown were still to come — and the company knew it. Painful cuts...
January 29, 2015

Think Like a Startup

If you’re attempting to start your business from scratch, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed. You’re pressuring yourself to create a rock-solid business plan that will earn you a certain percentage of growth over the next few years. You...
January 28, 2015

The Office of the Near Future

After years of major companies decamping from the cities and setting up in sprawling suburban locations, the tide has turned. Motorola, Hillshire Brands Co., and United Continental Holdings Inc., United Airlines’ parent company, are just a few of the...
January 21, 2015

A Year-End Meeting With a Tax Advisor Can Yield Big Dividends (VIDEO)

With the holiday season upon us and America deep in shopping mode, now is a good time to consider whether buying equipment or supplies for your real estate business might help lower your taxes for 2014. The federal tax...
December 19, 2014

Retaining Salespeople Starts With a Strong Culture

Are your agents “in the fold”? Are they part of a larger goal or culture? Do they feel a sense of ownership and pride in the company you run? Or are they detached operators who are just waiting to...
August 11, 2014

How Much Retirement Are Your Commissions Buying?

From a safety standpoint, it makes sense to set aside a percentage of your commissions in a reserve account. That way you can cover your obligations come tax time and have back-up money for when business is slow. And...
June 10, 2014