With so many companies weighing in with products and alliances to create one-stop shopping, where does that leave you? First, remember that real estate is still a local business. Therein lies the opportunity for small to midsize brokers to capitalize on one-stop shopping and strategic business alliances.
It's basic stuff, but a little etiquette goes a long way. Monica Klein, a salesperson with Chicago-based Coldwell Banker--Kahn Realty, offers eight easy ways to maintain smooth relations with your colleagues.
This book should be required reading for anyone interested in the exploding field of real estate assistants. If you have an assistant or are considering hiring one or becoming one, you'll find the responsibilities, skills, and traits needed for the position covered in detail.