The new agent: Revitalizing a great industry

During a CEO event co-hosted by Inman News and The New York Times this January, I shared an idea of creating a new — and potentially disruptive — model for real estate brokers to attract younger professionals to the industry. My proposal: Create a structure in your brokerage that supports business creation and encourages those ...

2013-04-25T16:15:15+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Business Strategy, Recruiting|2 Comments

The 1000watt dare: update or else

Marc Davidson of 1000watt earlier this week issued a challenge for developers in his “This ends now” blog post: "Update your products to 2013 standards. Or else." I couldn't agree more. However, in fairness to technology vendors, it is really hard to re-write an app while supporting an existing customer base, adding requested features to ...

2013-04-25T16:15:00+00:00 April 25th, 2013|Technology|0 Comments

Responsive Websites: A “Mobile Must-Have”

More than 1 billion people worldwide now use smartphones and tablets. That means how consumers use the web – and their expectations -- is changing. The real estate industry needs to recognize that buyers and sellers don’t just want a full web experience, regardless of screen size. They are demanding it. Homebuyers and sellers aren’t ...

2013-04-08T14:55:07+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Digital Marketing, Technology|0 Comments

Brokers bullish on housing, worried about recruiting

Real estate brokerage executives have become increasingly confident about U.S. housing markets and the American economy, but recruiting and training the next generation of agents remains their top concerns. That’s according to the “Imprev Thought Leader Survey” of more than 850 brokerage executives at leading franchises and independent brokerage firms. Together, these companies handled more ...

2013-04-02T11:39:08+00:00 April 2nd, 2013|Business Strategy|3 Comments