Broker Issues Archive

Commercial Broker Uses Drone to Deliver Listing Agreement to Client

You’d probably send a listing agreement to your client by email or give it to them in person. But Russ Russell, CCIM, broker-owner of Russ Russell Commercial Real Estate in Huntsville, Ala., decided to deliver one by drone. In...
June 21, 2016

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

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

Live Webcast: Understand Closing Process Changes

By now you’ve heard about the big changes coming to the closing table in the months ahead. Starting soon, the HUD-1 settlement form, the Good Faith Estimate, and the Truth in Lending Act disclosure are going away. They’ll be...
July 1, 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

Walk a Mile in Your Clients’ Shoes

There are two ways to express empathy for someone: “I feel for you” and “I feel you.” Think about the difference between those statements. “I feel for you” tells the person that you understand their situation from your own perspective....
January 27, 2015