real estate Archive

Clarity on Deductibility of Meal Expenses May Be Coming

You may have seen a report today in The Wall Street Journal (subscription and login required) stating that the Internal Revenue Service is working on guidance that would clarify the deductibility of expenses for client meals under the new...
September 28, 2018

Do Personality Assessments Work? Sometimes.

I’ve always been skeptical of personality assessments. After taking the DISC twice—once getting a D-C and more recently getting a high, nearly even I-D—I found that both results matched my personality on some levels yet conflicted on others. This...
January 22, 2018

The Power of Women Homeowners

Do you have a “seat at the table” for one of the fastest growing markets?...
November 5, 2017

A Reminder of What’s Good in the World

As I took my seat shortly before the start of Saturday night’s ceremony honoring REALTOR® Magazine’s 2016 Good Neighbors, I grabbed my phone and got on Facebook for only the second time all day. “For once, I’ve been too...
November 6, 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...

Scary Real Estate Stories: The House Is Vacant, But Someone’s Home…

The Halloween decorations have already been up in my neighborhood for about a week, announcing that the season for spine-tingling ghost stories has arrived. To get in the spirit, we asked real estate professionals to share their creepiest stories...
October 13, 2015

Make Your 2015 Marketing Life-centric

No one ever gets up in the morning and says, “I want to buy a house today.” Real estate is part of a journey that ebbs and flows with life as issues like debt payoff, confidence in the economy,...
November 24, 2014

What’s the Future of Real Estate?

In 1991, the National Association of REALTORS® made an “office of the future” video predicting what kinds of space-age technologies would change the home buying and selling process by the year 2000. Jon Coile, broker-owner of Champion Realty in...
August 8, 2014

Taking Real Estate Photography to a Whole New Level

Rooftops in New York are dotted with HVAC units, surrounded by webs of electrical wires and decorated with mechanical appendages, which can sometimes “photobomb” the ideal listing shot. But one photographer is willing to go a little higher to...

Optimize Yourself and Your Client for This Crazy Market

I write this post on what is a “holiday” for many people: President’s Day.  A three-day weekend, the most joyous of “holidays.” Meanwhile, my wife – who is now a REALTOR® in Chicago – is running around prepping for...
February 18, 2014