People crack jokes about Realtors, want to hear the truth?



Let’s be real for a moment when it comes to jokes about professionals, Realtors are right up there with lawyers on the list of jobs people like to crack funnies about. We know. I have a sense of humour and I’ve heard all the jokes at least three times over the years. Truthfully. The funny […]

Benefits of Using a Licensed Real Estate Agent



When it comes to real estate transactions, things will become easier if you have a real estate agent on your side. But you need to know who your agent is and who is not. An agent who is truly working for you is someone you have a written or verbal agreement with. There will be […]

The Lifeblood of Your Business: 6 Proven Ways to Get More Clients as a Real Estate Agent



The marketplace for real estate agents is more competitive than it’s ever been and trying to attract clients and new customers to your business can be difficult work. However, instead of throwing money into new investments and ideas, the best bet is to plan your approach and make smart decisions. With this in mind, today […]

Agents predict more tech disruption in 2019



Leading Canadian real estate agent Shawn Zigelstein said in an interview this week that the industry has seen rapid adoption of new technologies in the past few years, and said he expects the trend to continue accelerating in 2019 as more tools and services become available. Speaking to CBC News, Zigelstein said real estate tech […]

How Real Estate Agents are Paid



By far, the most common agreement is for real estate agents to be paid 6% of the sales price when a house changes hands between a buyer and seller. This has been the norm for so long that few buyers or sellers even question it. However, on a $300,000 sales price this amounts to $18,000. […]

How To Give Your Real Estate Clients The Best Customer Service Possible



Becoming a successful real estate agent is all about service and providing a quality experience for your clients. The market can be an intimidating and stressful place for home buyers, and it is your job to gently guide your clients through the process and create a memorable experience. The more pleased your clients are, the […]

Ask Brian: How Do I Interview a Selling Agent?



Ask Brian is a weekly column by Real Estate Expert Brian Kline. If you have questions on real estate investing, DIY, home buying/selling, or other housing inquiries please email your questions to askbrian@realtybiznews.com. Question.Riley from Murray, KY writes: Hi Brian, My wife and I are in our early 40s. We are still living in the […]

Homesnap Introduces Homesnap Pro+ Tool To Help Agents With Google My Business Profiles



Homesnap, the market-leading national home search platform that provides real-time MLS data to consumers and a mobile productivity tool for agents, today announced the release of Homesnap Pro+, a tool that helps real estate agents set up and manage their Google My Business Profile, a task that has often been challenging for agents. Homesnap Pro+ […]

When it comes to making money, experience is everything



Rookie real estate agents often have a tough time getting their businesses going, but a new study says it’s worth hanging in there. According to the 2018 Real Estate Agent Income Guide, a study conducted by pre-licensing firm Real Estate Express, most new agents double their income in the second year of doing business. Those […]

Opendoor to team up with real estate agents to better market its homes



Opendoor, one of the leaders in the iBuyer space, is testing a new program that involves co-listing properties with real estate agents outside of its organization. The company has already identified a number of real estate firm it intends to partner with in the program, as it bids to expand its business model that offers […]