Chicago brokerage fires agent over U.S. Capitol protest



A Chicago-based real estate brokerage has severed ties with one of its agents after she took part in Wednesday riot at the U.S. Capitol The brokerage, @properties, said it took action against Libby Andrews (pictured) after she posted on social media about her presence at the riot on Wednesday. Andrews later said she did not […]

Five Ways To Find An Excellent Real Estate Agent



Buying a home or selling your home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person makes in their lifetime. Most of us are not buying yachts or private jets, so a house or investment property is the most common large purchase or sale the everyday working family will make at some point in their […]

New York can now revoke licenses from real estate pros that discriminate



New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into law new legislation that makes it possible for the state to revoke real estate licenses from agents and brokers who violate anti-discrimination laws. Cuomo said New York has “zero tolerance” for discrimination of any kind and that the “sheer scope and breadth of the unscrupulous and […]

Study: New York real estate agents earn the most



Real estate professionals are making more money, according to a recent study by the National Association of Realtors. The study shows that the median gross income of affiliated realtors in 2019 was $49,000, up from just $41,800 the year before. Meanwhile, those with 16 years or more experience tend to make a lot more than […]

COVID-19 could make buyers more reliant on real estate agents



People have changed the way they do business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could lead to a permanent change in the way real estate transactions are processed too, experts say. Consumers will most likely depend on real estate agents more than they’ve done in the past, wrote Jennifer Anderson, a San Diego […]

Tips for Becoming a Successful Realtor



Whether you’ve been in the real estate industry for decades or you’re fresh out of college, every realtor wants to improve and sell more homes—and rightfully so! You get a commission on each sold home, after all. Continue reading to learn some tips for becoming a successful realtor. Sharpen your sales and negotiation skills The […]

Should Real Estate Investors Get Their Realtor’s License?



As an investor, you always have your eye on how you can make a greater profit. You look for the next beat deal everywhere. And you put in all the work you can yourself to help you save money. After all, money saved is money earned, especially in your career! If you get your real estate […]

Broker Management Training: Get the Resources You Need to Grow Your Brokerage



In an effort to get a pulse on the industry and learn more about the tools available to help real estate agents grow their businesses, I sat down with Robert (Bob) Burns, Real Estate Coach, Trainer and Consultant with Leader’s Edge Training, to discuss the resources they offer for real estate professionals. While there’s no […]

Real estate pros expect rapid turnaround after COVID-19 pandemic



While no one is expecting miracles from the spring selling season in the housing market this year, real estate pros say they’re confident the slowdown will be temporary, and that a turnaround will commence as soon as social distancing measures are relaxed. That’s according to the National Association of Realtor’s latest Economic Pulse Flash Survey, […]

Five Ways Real Estate Agents Can Stay in the Game During the Pandemic



If you’ve been in real estate for any length of time, you probably know the importance of having a written plan and defined goals for your business. A business plan can help you prepare for the inevitable downturn in the market. Challenges can arise from time to time that may impact how much business you […]