Improving Your Business

Stories, articles and advice aimed at improving your business

Biden moves to reverse Trump housing policy

The order directs the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reexamine Trump Administration changes to Obama-era fair housing rules.

DACA members now eligible for FHA loans

CBC Mortgage Agency, a nationally chartered finance agency, applauded the decision, noting in a press release that 85% of individuals in the DACA program are Hispanic and account for over a third of CBCMA borrowers.

Want to thank your agents this holiday season? Here are a few tips

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, making it the perfect time for brokers to give a sincere thank you to the folks who have persevered in a challenging year.

How to close 50 deals in a year

Coach Ella Blaine, who is a real estate coach and founder of Real Estate Ladies Rock FB group, offered tips on how to achieve the goal of closing 50 deals annually and go even further in her webinar at the 2020 Realtors Conference and Expo.

NAR board OKs hate speech rule

Realtors who use harassing or hate speech could face fines by the National Association of Realtors, according to a proposal approved by the NAR Board of Directors at its 2020 Realtors Conference & Expo.

5 ways NAR is advocating for members in 2021

The National Association of Realtors announced a list of priorities its Business Issues Policy Committee will focus on next year.

True colors: A room-by-room color guide

Most Realtors know a fresh coat of new paint can transform a space, but do they know which colors will attract buyers? A new study has the answer.

CDC imposes eviction moratorium through 2020

Real estate industry associations oppose the decision and are calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to housing providers.

Optimize your Instagram strategy for real estate

A social media strategist who helped create high-profile accounts for RE/MAX offers tips and examples of how to make the platform work for your business.

Get ready for the future of real estate by jumping into the deep end

It’s comforting to hang out in the shallow end of the pool during uncertain times, but that’s not where the future top producers are. Here are some ideas to move your business forward.

Taking a step toward financial freedom in a time of economic crisis

It’s been about two years since the National Association of Realtors launched its financial planning and assistance wing, the Center for Realtor Financial Wellness, and just in time to find its footing for the coming global recession.

Here’s how Yelp can help

See what local real estate experts have to say about how Yelp reviews have benefited their business.

Most real estate pros disagree with ‘master bedroom’ name change

In a survey sent to the more than 100,000 readers of Agent Publishing’s magazines, agents and brokers sounded off about a change that some real estate companies and associations are making, as well as other moves that might make the industry more inclusive.

How to make virtual meetings and events more engaging and inclusive

Are video meetings draining you and your team’s energy and focus? Corporate event planner Joanne Brooks offers some tips to combat Zoom fatigue.

Recovering rent amid the COVID-19 crisis

While landlords might be tempted to turn to collection agencies to try to recoup rent owed by delinquent tenants after the financial hardships caused by the coronavirus-related shutdowns, that might not be the best course of action. Find out why.

Same time, next year? What to tell your sellers who want to wait out 2020

While it’s tempting for sellers to think conditions will improve by next year, experts say the full effects of the coronavirus on real estate won’t be seen for months, and that might mean large discounts ahead.

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