Editor's Note

Why it’s time to tune in to GSEs
Why it’s time to tune in to GSEs

It’s important for real estate professionals to understand how unique the lending picture is in America because of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and how regulators and lawmakers are proposing to change the situation.

Independent minds think alike
Independent minds think alike

"In an effort to save workers from being exploited, lawmakers all over the country are considering rules that could dampen the gig economy. But as someone who has freelanced myself, has seen many colleagues build viable careers out of this

What we’ll accomplish in our twenties
What we’ll accomplish in our twenties

While Jan. 1, 2020, indeed marks the end of a year, it is also the end of the decade. So my question to you is: Is this the end of an

The many faces of brokerage
The many faces of brokerage

In many ways, the work of an agent and a managing broker could not be more different. Agents compete, while managers consult. Agents rustle up new clients to call their own, while managers recruit others to join their team. Agents

Matchmaker, matchmaker
Matchmaker, matchmaker

This is the broker I hope you’re striving to be: Someone who understands your clients and your area well enough to be a celebrated

Basking in the uplift
Basking in the uplift

Though this is an individualistic and competitive industry, it’s also one where we regularly lift each other up. And for many of those doing the lifting, it comes as naturally to them as drinking water and breathing

Fight or flight or…?
Fight or flight or…?

When evaluating a threat, there are two conflicting tendencies that pull human beings in different directions. The part of us that favors stasis and calm is predisposed to brushing off concerns about potential disruption. But as real estate professionals know

A nagging desire to get involved
A nagging desire to get involved

"I’ve never run for office, convinced developers and officials to invest in my neighborhood, or petitioned for zoning changes or traffic rearrangements. These all seem like daunting, potentially exhausting activities, yet they’re all actions that have been taken by the

Love and mortgage
Love and mortgage

You can bemoan the state of marriage in this country, but it seems purchasing property is still a major part of the American dream, so much so that many couples don’t see the need to get married before they go

This time, it’s personal
This time, it’s personal

Associations are often rewarded for moving slowly, whereas the opposite is true in business. Not-for-profit organizations are risk-averse, but for very good reasons: You wouldn’t want some hotshot at the helm of your professional organization, gambling with your dues dollars,

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