Agent/broker perspective: Short-term rental services — friend or foe?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic.  A veteran agent is not sure what to make of short-term home rental services such as Airbnb and VRBO. On the one hand, they present easy revenue streams for investor-clients, but may also add to the reasons potential sellers … Read more

Agent/broker perspective: Do reality TV shows help or hurt agents’ careers?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic.  A successful agent has an opportunity to appear on a competitive real estate reality show, which would give her a high-profile platform to showcase her expertise. But does her broker believe the risks are worth the rewards? Agent perspective … Read more

Agent/broker perspective: How can broker’s resolve frustrations over uneven commission splits?

In this monthly column, Anthony Askowitz explores a hypothetical real estate situation from both sides of the broker/agent dynamic. A buyer’s agent is fuming about the new practice of some listing agents demanding a larger piece of the sales commission, which is more typically split 50-50 between the listing and selling sides. Should her broker go to … Read more

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