DBPR: Real estate licensing goes paperless June 4 (5/21/2015)
New licensees won’t have to wait for their license to arrive by snail mail, allowing them to begin work seven to 10 days earlier, according to DBPR.
What does your car say about you? (5/14/2015)
Expect clients to judge you on the make and model of your car. A luxury car projects success, for example, but it could also make lower-income clients uneasy.
How vulnerable are you to litigation? (4/29/2015)
NAR: 1 in 10 agents doesn’t have E&O insurance to cover claims of inadequate work or negligence, including the top allegation: non-disclosure of home defects.
The pros and cons of changing brokerages (4/20/2015)
A large franchise offers brand recognition, but a boutique brokerage has other benefits. Agents thinking about a change should weigh the pros and cons of both.
Property managers weed out problem tenants (3/9/2015)
Some tenants can cause big problems. Global real estate network Lamudi offers five tips to help find the right ones.
Success tips for new agents
Newcomers can take several steps to get off to a good start in their real estate careers, such as finding a brokerage to call home and developing a market niche.
4 subjects all real estate agents should master (1/29/2015)
Education helps Realtors do a good job, but it’s also a marketing tool. Clients tend to trust agents who understand the economy, technology and the local market.
Deal making: Do the different thing (12/18/2014)
A counterintuitive act can move transactions along, says one trainer. Too many choices can bog down the process, so suggest only a handful of acceptable options.
How to guard against real estate identity theft (12/16/2014)
Brokers hold sensitive client info, and recent big-company hacks show the danger posed by Internet thieves. Keep info secure and always track where it’s shared.
Are free email services a good idea? (12/12/2014)
Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and other services offer Realtors a free email address with no upkeep worries. But they’re not viewed as professional and could turn away clients.