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Making Ethics Important
In last week's column we emphasized the distinction between ethics as a body of rules and principles and being ethical as a disposition to conform to those rules and principles. We noted that it is certainly possible to teach someone ethics, but it is a different task to lead someone to be ethical -- to internalize those principles and to be guided by them.
Smart Homes: Backed-Up Your Fridge Lately?
Soon it will be hard to buy an appliance that doesn't incorporate smart technology, but integrating appliances and systems may remain a challenge for a while. PJ Wade explores what you need to know about smart home technology.
11 ways to get your listing the most exposure possible
To reach a high level of sales, you must always present your listings in a manner that enhances the home’s appeal and decreases its time on the market. Here are some actions you can take to deliver excellence and increase exposure for your listing.
9 hacks to instantly improve your listing’s curb appeal
A buyer's first response to a prospective new home is based solely on its curb appeal. Here are the top curb appeal issues that listing agents should take care of before buyers even have a chance to reject the home.
Are your clients over you? 5 tips for getting back on track
We've all been smacked with the crude awareness that a transaction that started all warm and fuzzy has suddenly turned very sour. How do you deal when things go south with your clients? Find out here.
Home price appreciation is slowing around the country
Home price appreciation is growing at its slowest rate since August 2014, according to Redfin’s latest market report. U.S. home prices grew 4.7 percent in August, year-over-year and home sales fell 2.4 percent over the same time frame.
Survey: What should agents do to stay safe on the job?
Agents frequently find themselves in situations where they have to be aware of their surroundings and vigilant about possible threats to their safety. Let us know your thoughts on workplace safety in the industry.
Property crime is down nationwide: FBI
Homeowners can breathe a small sigh of relief: property crime is on the decline, according to a report released by the FBI on Monday.
The Agency CEO Mauricio Umansky countersues insurance company over Malibu mansion flip
The founder of The Agency and Western World Insurance are embroiled in a lawsuit involving the son of an African president and a seaside mansion in Malibu.
Is Compass really a tech company?
Opinions aside, the latest numbers allow us to compare Compass to its peers and really answer dual questions: Is Compass doing anything novel in the industry, and is it really a technology company?
RE/MAX Results names Brenda Tushaus as new CEO
The largest RE/MAX franchise in the country has a new leader with a long history at the company: RE/MAX Results just promoted Brenda Tushaus to chief executive officer.
Luxury Connect: Kofi Nartey on how to build a wealth advisement team
“The biggest challenge we face, I think, is helping clients understand our role as a wealth adviser," says Compass team lead and director Kofi Nartey.