Managing Your Business Archive

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

Barbara Corcoran: When You Fail, Get Over It

Who doesn’t love Barbara Corcoran? The venerable real estate mogul who built The Corcoran Group, New York’s largest brokerage, brought the sharp tongue she’s become known for as a “shark” investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank” to Real Estate Connect...
January 28, 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

Let’s Get Visual: What Design Says About the Quality of Your Real Estate Business

As part of our coverage of the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, we’re featuring contributions from a Coldwell Banker team that’s on site at the show. Here’s a piece about the importance of paying close attention to design when...

Tour the Latest in Tech with REALTOR® Mag

Ready, set … CES! From smartphones to smart homes, from the super-practical to the wild and wacky, it’s that time again, when technology companies roll out their newest products and tout their ideas for the blockbuster gadgets of tomorrow....

14 Ways You Made 2014 Your Best Year

If you’re mulling over your New Year’s resolutions, add this to the list: Make 2015 at least as good as you made 2014. As the year comes to a close, we all look back and reflect on our accomplishments....
December 30, 2014

Marketing Agreements are Fine; Sham Ones are Not

The latest in a number of high-profile fines for illegal kickbacks in real estate was announced a few weeks ago. A title company had allegedly entered into agreements with real estate practitioners and others in the industry for marketing...
October 22, 2014

Sh*t You Never Thought a REALTOR® Would Say

You might have heard of a North Carolina firecracker named Leigh Brown, broker-owner of RE/MAX Executive Realty in Concord, N.C. Now hear her loud and clear. When Brown joined REALTOR® Magazine earlier this year as its guest editor for...
September 11, 2014

Get That Revolving Balance Below 50 Percent

There’s a good chance the people you’re helping to buy a home will have a limited understanding of their credit score and whether they need to do anything with it before they enter the market. To help you advise...
September 10, 2014