Being a REALTOR® Archive

A Heartwarming Reminder of Why You’re in This Business

Heather Christie, associate broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices HomeSale Realty in West Lawn, Pa., has written a beautiful piece that will speak to any real estate professional who’s dealt with a painful transaction. She worked with sellers who had...
June 2, 2016

The Ins and Outs of Emerging Markets

By Stefanie Hahn Power brokers breaking it down, discussing emerging markets at the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in D.C. this week. What could be cooler than that? (What can I say? I love real estate.) I should...

Webcast Recording: Selling a Home That Has a Reverse Mortgage

REALTOR® Magazine presented a live webcast about selling a home that has a reverse mortgage on April 21, 2016. The program featured Leslie Flynne, chief operating officer of Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., and Steve Irwin, executive vice president of...

Live Webcast: Selling a Home Subject to a Reverse Mortgage

More than a million seniors have taken advantage of the federally insured reverse mortgage program to help them remain in their homes as they age since the program’s inception 25 years ago. For the most part, the listing and...
April 4, 2016

8 of the Best Insights from Real Estate Superstars

Over the course of the Inman Connect conference, there have been a number of quotable soundbites from powerhouse speakers from across country. Of course, it’s hard to fit them all into the content we’ve been bringing you from the...
January 28, 2016

Press the ‘Ignore’ Button

In between sessions at the Inman Connect conference in New York, everyone’s on their phones in the hallways. They’re bound to be conducting business in one way or another. If I know real estate people, they’re checking messages, sending...
January 28, 2016

To Be Successful, You Have to Be Weird

There’s nothing more boring than being “normal,” and if you’re trying your hardest to fit in, then people won’t care what you’re doing. That’s the idea marketing expert and author Seth Godin was getting at during the General Session...
January 27, 2016

Try This: Use Emojis in Client Communications

The whole room started chuckling when Linda O’Koniewski, CEO of RE/MAX Leading Edge in Melrose, Mass., made a peculiar suggestion for improving agent-client relationships during the broker segment at Inman Connect in New York. She said agents who use...
January 26, 2016

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

7 Tech Game Changers for Your Business

One of the technology industry’s hottest shows wrapped up last week in Las Vegas, where we got a peak at some items that have the potential to drastically change the way real estate professionals do business. From virtual reality...
January 11, 2016