How to be a rock for clients when things get shaky Tue, 16 Jul 2019 1:47:48 In light of the recent earthquakes in Southern California, there is no better time to remind ourselves of the ways in which we can educate, provide referrals and solidify client relationships on a grand scale. Here are four ideas on how to help clients prepare for "the big one."
Why younger generations need to understand credit scores now Tue, 16 Jul 2019 0:53:23 Young consumers are blithely unaware of the importance of credit scores to their financial lives, according to recent surveys. This is troubling as Americans' debt levels reach record highs. The good news is that people tend to change their behaviors once they learn how their financial habits impact their scores. read more»
Agent/broker perspective: How brokerages can address affordable housing Tue, 16 Jul 2019 0:14:59 With each year, a successful Miami agent is seeing more of her low- and middle-income clients struggling to find reasonably priced homes they can afford — and it’s only getting worse. What can she and her broker do to better serve these clients while at the same time helping their sellers earn top dollar for their listings? read more»
Top brokerages find new ways to carve out profit Tue, 16 Jul 2019 0:01:42 According to recent data from REAL Trends, the average retained company dollar dwindled to a mere 14.8% in 2017. This is down from 22% 5 years prior. Brokerages are faced with pressures on commission splits, non-producing agents, and occupancy/payroll eating into profit margins. read more»