Being a Broker Archive

5 Steps to Driving Creativity

Though he was speaking to an audience of association executives, entrepreneur and speaker Josh Linkner’s presentation this morning at NAR’s AE Institute in San Diego, Calif., was applicable to anyone who works in real estate. Linkner, who has started...

The Syndication Scrum

A panel of experts did battle over some key issues regarding real estate data syndication Thursday morning at Inman’s Real Estate event in San Francisco. The debate was focused more on how to approach syndication rather than whether to...
August 2, 2012

Supreme Court Provides Clarity on Brokerages’ Administrative Fees

The U.S. Supreme Court last week provided real estate brokers a lot of clarity about administrative fees charged by brokerages when it ruled in favor of Quicken Loans in a lawsuit over unearned fees in the Real Estate Settlement...

Supreme Court Rules Fee Split Required for RESPA Violation

From NAR Legal Affairs: Resolving a circuit split in the manner urged by NAR, the Court rules that RESPA requires a fee split of a settlement-service fee for a §2607(b) violation. In a case involving mortgage lending but which...

Do You Recruit? Be Aware of FTC Rule

A rule that took effect March 1 could hit you if you recruit salespeople to join your brokerage. The key is what you offer your recruits as part of your offer. The Federal Trade Commission’s Business Opportunity Rule is...
March 20, 2012

Information for Your Business, Organized Intuitively

A webinar on Thursday, March 8, will walk you through the new My. Realtor.org, which will be replacing REALTOR.org. There’s a wealth of information that can be of value to you in your real estate business on Realtor.org, but...

Beating a Path to Innovation

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Being innovative doesn’t necessarily mean diving into new technologies all the time. It doesn’t mean trying to reinvent the wheel. And it certainly doesn’t mean focusing lots of your energy on something...

Dick Vitale’s Formula for Success

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For someone whose life has been filled with so much rejection and loss, Dick Vitale seems like a very happy man. The colorful ESPN basketball commentator and coach, of course, has experienced...

5 Ways You Can Use Tablets Now

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Much of the promise of tablet PCs — in terms of both personal and professional use — is still in the future. For most people, these products are still not a viable...

Brokers: Have You Redesigned Your Brokerage Office Lately?

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine REALTOR® Magazine wants to hear from broker-owners who have substantially updated or redesigned their brokerage space over the past two years. To participate in the contest, please go to http://www.realtor.org/rmobrokers/articles/2010/brokeragedesigncontest to complete an online form. Winners...
November 11, 2010