Managing Your Business Archive

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...
December 2, 2013

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

Why Online Reviews Can Make or Break Your Client Base

Submitted by PeopleClaim.com You know that customer testimonials are important to your business, but do you know just how important they are? Consider this: 71 percent of online consumers say positive reviews make them more comfortable buying a product,...
October 31, 2013

Brokerage Makes Big Play as New York Jets Sponsor

Whether the New York Jets go big or go home in the NFL’s 2013 season, every game they play is a touchdown for one real estate brokerage. New Jersey-based Weichert, REALTORS®, has been named the official real estate company...
September 9, 2013

Surprised at Tax Time? Welcome, Friend

It seems like a no-brainer to deduct your home-office expenses at tax time, but how big of a deduction do you take? Victoria Gillespie, national director of business development for REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, a Division of Northwest Federal...