A Confusing Time

No leader in our business can afford not to stay abreast of what is going on in the world around them. by Steve Murray, publisher There’s so much going on in the industry today that it’s hard to keep track of it all. But, as a brokerage leader, you must. Let’s learn from the companies that folded...

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What is Fair Market Value?

  Everything (almost) you need to know about the fair market value of your brokerage. By Scott Wright, director of mergers and acquisitions Have you ever heard the phrase, you’re only worth as much as somebody is willing to pay? At a high level, that’s one way to describe Fair Market Value....

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Educating Home Buyers and Sellers on Insurance

Kady Dieker, Realtor, HomeSmart Cherry Creek in Littleton, Colorado According to Forbes, real estate was the second happiest industry in which to work in 2016. Reasons people cite for becoming a real estate agent include getting to see houses all day long, flexible work hours, and the empowerment...

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Lessons From My Grandfather: People First, Always!

As the granddaughter of Sid Syvertson, past owner of RE/MAX of California and a well-known figure in the California real estate industry, Kelly Levine talks about the lessons she learned from him along the way. Syvertson passed away in 2008, leaving a legacy of success in his path. Growing up in a...

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3 Tech Upgrades to Grow Your Real Estate Business

Real estate is no longer just about showing properties and negotiating contracts. Technology has infiltrated the industry and changed client expectations. As a real estate agent, you need to embrace these changes to stay in business and attract prospective buyers. Consider the following four tech...

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5 Things to Avoid When Hiring a Real Estate Inside Sales Agent

By Dale Archdekin Inside sales agents (ISAs) and ISA departments can and do work, especially for real estate teams and brokerages who wish their agents were overwhelmed with potential customers or for those who already have leads piling up. A sales person who focuses solely on cold calling, lead...

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