How To Work Smart–Not Hard

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Stress! It’s one of those unavoidable nuisances that’s an inevitable side effect of success… right? Wrong, actually. “Success isn’t the outcome of pain and hardship,” says Stefani Shock, a Denver-based real estate coach and consultant. “True success involves being able to tackle the ups and downs with grace and smart decisions.” That isn’t to say that hard work isn’t a necessary step on the path to success. But there are ways …

Flip the Script: Curing Commission Concerns

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Clients, right? Nearly every agent in the industry has a story about a client who just wouldn’t cooperate, or who would drag their feet in the sand over the smallest of details. Many agents have ways to work around these issues–but even the pros can find themselves hesitating when a client brings up commission. Fortunately, the good folks at Inman have provided a comprehensive guide to various commission-based situations that might …

NEW: idxcellent Update!

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The MLS’s idxcellent system is making some pretty big changes. We’ve got a new version coming out tonight (June 14) at 9 pm, and the update is going to include some very useful features. In addition to fixing bugs from the previous version, we’ve added COMMERCIAL LISTINGS! The update will include search capabilities for commercial sale and lease, commercial listing pins, new inventory sorting options, and more! If you’re worried you’ll …

11 Reasons “For Sale By Owner” Is a Bad Idea

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When homeowners try to take on the real estate market themselves, they might soon discover it’s not as easy as agents make it look! With little understanding of market values and reports, homeowners selling by themselves may wind up in a plethora of sticky situations, including scams, undervalued homes, complex and confusing paperwork, and potential litigation from buyers. These pitfalls can cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars if they aren’t …

Women in Real Estate Leadership: Where Are They?

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This week, Inman posted an article about how the National Association of Realtors compensates its top employees and board members, and the comments section went wild. The bulk of commenters focused on the six-figure salaries presented, and how it appeared to them that NAR’s top employees were (and are) being paid too much. A smaller (but similarly outraged) group of commenters pointed out another disturbing fact: despite the fact that 62% …