8 new agent mistakes to avoid from the get-go

New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions that’ll shape your career, including choosing a brokerage, learning your market, creating an online presence, budgeting, getting leads, marketing listings and so much more. If you’re a team leader or broker-owner, New Agent Month will be jam-packed with resources … Read more

How to couch armchair expert advice

This market has been buzzing at awing paces, to the point that it seems like everyone is a real estate expert. And unfortunately, one of the skills all agents need to master is combating the misinformation spread by the armchair experts of the world.  Every buyer and seller you encounter is likely to have numerous … Read more

The Real Word: Will Biden’s executive order really upend real estate?

In this edition of The Real Word, Byron Lazine and Nicole White discuss Biden’s executive order, why singles are moving and Opendoor’s new referral rewards program. Byron Lazine and Nicole White are two agents in Connecticut who give us their thoughts on the week’s news every Friday in “The Real Word,” a weekly video column … Read more

9 financial tips for new (and not-so-new) agents 

Jay Thompson is a former brokerage owner who spent over six years working for Zillow Group. He retired in August 2018 but can’t seem to leave the real estate industry behind. His weekly Inman column publishes every Wednesday. You’ve endured real estate school and passed your state and national licensing exams. You’ve interviewed with brokers and found the one for … Read more

‘You’ll be on call 24/7’: 14 realities your recruiting broker probably didn’t tell you

New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions that’ll shape your career, including choosing a brokerage, learning your market, creating an online presence, budgeting, getting leads, marketing listings and so much more. If you’re a team leader or broker-owner, New Agent Month will be jam-packed with resources … Read more

Forget ‘fake it till you make it’: How to truly build confidence

New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions that’ll shape your career, including choosing a brokerage, learning your market, creating an online presence, budgeting, getting leads, marketing listings and so much more. If you’re a team leader or broker-owner, New Agent Month will be jam-packed with resources … Read more

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

The market is slowing: doldrums or shift?

There is no doubt that the market is slowing. The big question is, “Are we seeing the normal summer slowdown, or is this the long-anticipated shift?” Encircling the earth near the thermal equator is a region known for its monotonous calm weather. Called the Intertropical Convergence Zone, it’s where the northeast and the southeast trade … Read more

Did Biden just upend licensing and education requirements nationally?

President Biden’s latest executive order could impose an unnecessary burden on those who seek to do business in a different state. Here’s how it can impact the real estate industry. On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order outlining 72 initiatives that the White House would like to address, including one that could … Read more

How to create a solid daily routine that’ll set you up right

New to the industry? Get started with everything you need to know about the early decisions that’ll shape your career, including choosing a brokerage, learning your market, creating an online presence, budgeting, getting leads, marketing listings and so much more. If you’re a team leader or broker-owner, New Agent Month will be jam-packed with resources … Read more

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