It’s Time For More Female Leadership in Real Estate

Blog Contributor [Demographic-based grouping], Mentoring, Personal Fulfillment, Political Action & Involvement 10 Comments

By Brooke Wolford I recently had a conversation with other real estate professionals about the industry’s lack of women in leadership roles. For an industry comprised of almost 60 percent women, this doesn’t make sense. I have been blind to this issue because I am fortunate to work for a broker who’s management team consists of mostly women. The culture within …

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Does Slow, Steady Growth Actually Create Real Estate Bubbles?

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By Sam DeBord If “a stitch in time saves nine,” does a market that corrects itself frequently save itself from over-correcting? We’ve been told that slow and steady growth is the safest path for an investment. Real estate markets that follow a moderately increasing appreciation path are the rock-solid investments that provide safe harbor from volatile equity swings. And yet, …

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Don’t Judge My Gen Y

Blog Contributor [Demographic-based grouping], Business Challenges, consumers 13 Comments

By Brooke Wolford Over the last several years, real estate educators have really pushed that we, as an industry, need to do something special to deal with my generation. Most of these speakers are not part of Gen Y themselves, but they seem to think they know everything about us. And despite these teachings, I have rarely met someone who …

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2014 Technology Resolutions

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 6 Comments

By Scott Newman Technology is changing our lives – and our industry – on a daily basis. And as they say, you’re either with the times or behind them. With that in mind, I wanted to roll out three New Year’s resolutions I’m asking my agents to adopt when it comes to technology in 2014 and I’d love to see …

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Is the Worst Behind Us?

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By Alex Milshteyn Unpredictability is a big part of our careers as REALTORS®. I have been selling real estate for nearly 12 years and as soon as I get comfortable with, the market the rug is pulled right from underneath me and my business is thrown into disarray. After five years of negative media coverage on our market and a …

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Don’t be Avril Lavigne

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 4 Comments

By Nobu Hata

I got stuck watching the Olympic Closing Ceremony and the highlight – for me – was watching how uncomfortable Avril Lavigne looked singing her hit opus “Girlfriend.”  It was painful watching the once married, now divorced, 26-year-old post-tweenage pop punk princess singing an ode to adolescent high school girlfriend jealousy, while looking – literally – like she …