Editor's Note

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,

Bright and shiny
Bright and shiny

Selling new construction is often a springboard for agents and teams, thanks to both its price point and the fact that successfully selling one condo can quickly lead to the sale of another. But that’s not to say this niche

Being a good team player
Being a good team player

Whether you’re suiting up to compete with them, doing your best to manage them, or integrating your work life within them, read our latest issue for some excellent analysis and advice on

Doing your bidding
Doing your bidding

Auction companies and consumers who are looking at auctions as a way to exchange property depend on agents to make it all happen. Our cover story offers not only a way to learn more about auctions, but also a possible

Lights, camera … inaction?
Lights, camera … inaction?

The fact that video isn’t as commonplace as perhaps it should be means that it still offers a smart way for real estate professionals (and companies) to differentiate themselves, and our cover story highlights those who are doing just that

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