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.
You're having a dinner meeting with the investor who might finance your development, and you've ordered onion soup. While the investor is talking about income projections, you're fighting with a long, sticky piece of cheese. If you can't control a soup, the investor is probably wondering whether you can spearhead this deal.
A group of independent brokers in Seattle banded together to form the Independent Brokers Association, which provides member brokers with services that typically only large multiple-office independents and franchises have the resources to provide.