Realty Times Remembers Long-Time Contributor, Bob Hunt

It is with great sadness and reflection that we announce the passing of Bob Hunt, a long-time Realty Times contributor, former director of the National Association of Realtors®, author of Ethics at Work and Real Estate the Ethical Way. A graduate of Princeton with a master’s degree from UCLA in philosophy, Hunt served as a…

“Agency Mess” Report: Are You Doing Enough?

Customers and clients expect consistent, committed professionalism from those who are licensed to trade real estate and who want to be well-paid for this service. PJ Wade shares a recent report from the Consumer Federation of America that reveals consumers are often disappointed. When intent on delivering real estate services rated “excellent,” it’s not only…

New Home Training Needs a Good Dose of Salt

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. Unless you first make him thirsty. Which brings us to why homebuilders have so much trouble drawing larger numbers of real estate agents to their events, even when the builder agrees to pay huge commissions and do all the work. Realtors® understand what…

The Millennial Home Buyer is Not Who You Think They Are

Millennials: Yes, they eat avocado toast; yes, they love their phones; and yes, they’re shopping for homes. Home buyers 37 years old and younger make up the largest portion of home buyers (36%) according to the National Association of Realtors. Millennials have experienced the 2008 housing crash and are overloaded with student debt, but they’re…

Marketing the Ultimate Property: Your Message

Every real estate agent has the potential to own the ultimate property. It is a property whose condition varies, whose variables are many, whose value reflects an agent’s personal values. It is not a property on a map but a place in people’s hearts: a place that advances based on what an agent says and…

Realtors Need to Establish Preferred Builder Networks

In the last five years, January 2013 to January 2019 many things changed, while what home shoppers want stayed about the same. Realtors still need a lot less competition and a lot more saleable inventory. According to two studies, one released by Builder Homesite Inc in January 2013 at the International Builders Show and the National…

Learn to Laugh at Yourself

How do you handle those situations that totally embarrass you, but other people think are funny? Maybe you said something in a sales meeting that was misunderstood that got a big laugh. Maybe you dropped a dessert in your lap at the company party and everyone laughed while you sat mortified, or you forgot how…