Improving Your Business

Stories, articles and advice aimed at improving your business

Does your client know owning is cheaper than renting in most markets?
Does your client know owning is cheaper than renting in most markets?

Here’s a little tidbit that might help clients decide whether or not it’s time to buy their first home — it could save them some money.

Business planning — winning strategies for 2021
Business planning — winning strategies for 2021

These brokers cover it all, from developing a thorough market analysis to creating a marketing plan, budgeting for the year ahead and organizing each workday. Their thoughts may motivate you to tweak your own business plan or confirm that you are right on track.

Education: A simple — but vital — investment in your career
Education: A simple — but vital — investment in your career

Any real estate agent will tell you that licensing classes and continuing education courses don’t prepare brokers for the challenges of running a business.

Perfecting a business plan
Perfecting a business plan

Rishawn Boone of Century 21 Affiliated in Joliet didn’t have a business plan when he began his real estate career.

Tech platforms Boomtown, Sisu integrate to bring productivity tools to agents
Tech platforms Boomtown, Sisu integrate to bring productivity tools to agents

The integration will let BoomTown CRM users create real-time performance leaderboards and motivational tools for productivity.

Office culture  & connections  in the time of COVID-19
Office culture & connections in the time of COVID-19

A nurturing office culture doesn’t happen overnight. Supportive, sturdy leadership by the managing broker is crucial, as is providing the right level of support for agents and clients.

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

5 ways NAR is advocating for members in 2021
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.

Need an exorcist for your haunted house?
Need an exorcist for your haunted house?

Got ghosts? No problem, says the company, which launched a new exorcism service for those needing to rid themselves of a paranormal houseguest.

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