Managing Your Business Archive

Now Hear This: Can You Handle Rejection from a Friend Who Chooses Another Agent?

We’re introducing a new series courtesy of Toby Salgado, a former real estate professional and founder of SuperAgentsLive.com. At the site, Salgado posts podcast interviews with top-producing agents, coaches, authors, and influential voices in real estate. He tries to...

Are You Sure Your Agents Have the Right Personality for the Job?

It’s a good thing I love writing and I’m not quitting my day job — because I’d never make it in real estate. Maybe it’s because I’m way too direct? Not friendly enough? (OMG, am I a mean person?)...
April 11, 2014

Success in Real Estate and the ‘Latte Factor’

If you buy yourself a latte every morning on the way to the office or when you head off to show a client a house, prepare to say goodbye to a good $1,000 a year in your hard-earned commission...

Home Office Safe Harbor, Other Tax Changes

The IRS has made it easier for you to claim your home office deduction and it has increased the amount of deduction you can take for driving people to and from listings in your car. These are two of...
February 10, 2014

Credit Union or Bank: Does It Matter?

As a real estate practitioner, does it matter whether you put your money into a bank or a credit union or whether you take out a loan with one but not the other? In the third of our monthly...
January 14, 2014

13 Stories You Loved in 2013

When you look back on 2013, what do you remember most? We hope at least some of these stories make it on your list. Here are 13 of REALTOR® Magazine’s most popular posts of 2013: Key West Association Wins...
December 31, 2013

A Quick and Easy Jump-Start to Your 2014

Let’s face it; the days between Christmas and New Years Day are a wasteland of rest, relaxation, and “Breaking Bad” binge watching. I know you deserve it. You got last minutes showings, closings, and paper shuffling buttoned up all...
December 23, 2013

How You Made 2013 a Successful Year in Real Estate

We spend a lot of time at the end of the year thinking about how we can make the next year so much better than this one. A lot of us gloss over what did make this year a...
December 12, 2013

Happy Closing. Now Set Aside Half of Your Commissions

It’s not what you want to hear, but Victoria Gillespie of REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a division of Northwest Federal Credit Union, recommends you put away half of each commission check for taxes and a short-term reserve account. In...

At REBarCamp, Chaos is Constructive

Organized by volunteers, Real Estate Bar Camp is a completely unstructured day of sessions led by anyone who steps up — on any topic. Here’s how it works: REBarCamp attendees volunteer to lead a session on whatever topic is...
November 7, 2013