Being a Broker Archive

MJ, LeBron, and Competition

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Do you have a rival (or rivals) in your business? Either friendly competitors or professional adversaries who, if you don’t top them in a cutthroat battle for greater annual sales volume, will...

What Change Means to Top Brokerages

By Robert Freedman, senior editor, REALTOR® Magazine Last year was a tough year for real estate brokerages but when my magazine colleague Wendy Cole interviewed three top brokers last month to learn how they managed to keep growing despite...

Brand Like a Master

By Katherine Tarbox, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of heading to Miami Beach, Fla., to meet “The Jills,” a top-producing team specializing in selling luxury homes. Jill Eber and Jill Hertzberg, of Coldwell Banker...

Three NAR Presidents Share Their Leadership Tips

By Amy Konstas, Content Strategist, REALTOR.org Call them the “leadership whisperers.” To a packed audience, three past presidents of NAR talked leadership and the qualities necessary to be a strong REALTOR® leader at today’s “Leadership Express” session at the...

Today’s Commercial Market: Finding Opportunity in Crisis

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine In spite of the well-known woes of the commercial real estate market today, the watchword among practitioners in this space seems to be “opportunity.” That word came up time and again in...
April 30, 2010

You’re Furious Over “Your” and We’re Red-Faced

By Stacey Moncrieff, Editor in Chief, REALTOR® Magazine When we allow an error into the magazine, we hear from readers, and we had a doozy in the April issue — two actually. Subheads on page 28 that should have read...

Top Qualities for a Contact Management System

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine With so many different contact management systems on the market today, deciding which one to use can be overwhelming. And if you’re new to real estate, you may not know what features...

From the International Builders’ Show: Climbing Back on the Horse

By Erica Christoffer, Contributing Editor, REALTOR® Magazine For all those who have been burned by the economic downturn, the “Success Out of Ashes” session of the International Builders’ Show Wednesday provided some advice for getting back on track. John Geoffroy,...
January 22, 2010

Requests for Broker-Owners and Managers

By Wendy Cole, Senior Editor, REALTOR® Magazine Freelance writer Tracey Velt is working on a story for REALTOR® Magazine’s upcoming List Issue and is looking for broker-owner or manager experts on two topics. 1. What language and methods do...
January 4, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Developments of the ’00s: #4

By Brian Summerfield, Online Editor, REALTOR® Magazine The overview of the top real estate developments of the decade continues with the fourth-ranked item on our list:...
December 17, 2009