Category Archives: Business tips

How to handle a bad online review

It doesn’t matter how professional you are; it’s impossible to please everyone. If you get a negative review, here’s how to handle it. Breathe Before you “set that person straight,” take a few minutes to collect your thoughts and get … Continue reading

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Commission dispute? Here’s what you need to figure out

If you and another REALTOR® disagree about who earned the commission in a sale, the decision of an arbitration panel will turn on which REALTOR® was the procuring cause for the sale. NAR defines procuring cause as “the uninterrupted series … Continue reading

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How to evaluate an offer from a brokerage

If you’re in the process of taking on a new role or switching brokerages, convincing a broker that you’d be an asset to her business is just the first step. Once that offer comes, it’s time to do your due … Continue reading

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How to show neighborhood demand

When your clients or prospects are interested in tracking a neighborhood’s activity, the RPR Market Activity report is an ideal option. First, it’s flexible and can be generated for any geography, even areas drawn using the RPR map. And the … Continue reading

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Difficult life events don’t have to mean high insurance premiums for clients

Someone who just experienced a death in the family or similar hardship might not have insurance rates and coverage top of mind. But Texas requires insurance companies that use credit scoring to grant exceptions for such negative life events. Negative … Continue reading

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When it’s 100 degrees outside, flaunt your listing’s excellent energy audit

Have you seen more listings of properties with energy-efficient features? Proof of these features’ effectiveness is more influential than briefly mentioning them in the MLS. That’s where an energy audit comes in. Homeowners all over Texas have access to professionals … Continue reading

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Why you should write emails like your mom is reading them

Your email is not private. Messages can be hacked through phishing attacks or forwarded along without your knowledge or consent. Write your emails as if your entire conversation is public and will be read by your broker, clients, other agents—even … Continue reading

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