Real estate broker

Zillow: Checkmate!

Brad Inman says “Checkmate!” Yesterday Brad Inman, real estate industry pioneer and founder of Inman News, commented on the Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) acquisition of chief rival Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) in an early morning press release: “In my view, this is checkmate. Soon, Zillow will control the chessboard, like Amazon does the publishing industry. The only […]

Two Reasons Agents Fail

After a decade of training, coaching, and managing agents I’ve seen hundreds of agents leave the business broke.  Sadly, many of them could have been — and should have been — successful had they done just a couple of things differently. The fact is our industry turns over a third of its practitioners every single […]

Give Yourself a Raise!

When is the last time you had a pay raise? If you’re like most agents it’s been a while.  I was talking to an agent just the other day and we were discussing increasing our incomes and this agent seemed to be thinking about her income being something out of her control.  Here is what […]

OMG! What a Great Idea!

Yesterday I spoke on the phone to a very impressive agent named Flora A. I’ve withheld her last name because I don’t have her permission to share it. Flora practices real estate in the San Jose, California market and as a listing agent she was very interested in learning more about my listing approach. She […]

Business Plan 2014 (Part 2)

In part one, I shared with you the importance of having vision as the foundation of building your business plan.  Every real plan has to begin with vision.  Without it, there is no specificity, but only a nebulous general direction and not a quantifiable destination. If you haven’t taken the time to get alone someplace […]

Linda Powers Turning Leads Into Deals

Linda Powers is producing and closing new leads in one of the all-time worst real estate markets. While most agents today are afraid to try something new, one veteran real estate agent, Linda Powers, has successfully transitioned from traditional marketing to now working internet leads.  But more importantly,  she is closing business with her new […]

It’s Not Over ‘til the Fat Lady Sings…

The National Association of Realtors board of directors will meet in just five days to decide whether to approve the recommended dues increase of 50%.  If you haven’t had a chance to take the survey, feel free to take it now.  The survey will continue to stay up through the vote so that NAR leadership […]