Ethics & Policy Archive

Happy Bi_thday to the _EALTO_® T_adema_k!

After 100 years, it’s easy to forget how important one little innovation is, especially if it’s something you use every day. Such is the case with the beloved REALTOR® “R,” which has been with us for a century....
March 24, 2016

An 800th Birthday for Property Rights

On Monday, June 15, historians across the world will celebrate eight centuries of a dusty old document. So, what does that mean to you, a modern real estate professional? Everything. The Magna Carta was the first agreement in the...
June 12, 2015

Hiring to Amaze

We all want raving fans, whether they’re employees, higher-ups, or clients. And we all have our own "-isms" that we live and work by. Maybe it’s time to write them down?...
February 13, 2015

Surviving the Relo Relay

So I’ve been working on this project called Street Cred with the our pals over at Doorsteps, a platform that works with real estate pros to educate and empower home buyers. It’s basically all about how REALTORS® are truly...
January 13, 2014

Three Reasons Why Honesty is the Best Policy

“REALTORS® shall be honest and truthful in their real estate communications and shall present a true picture in their advertising, marketing, and other representations.” —Article 12 of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics. Do you remember Mario Jannatpour? Check out...
September 17, 2013

Top 10 Real Estate Business Books

After last week’s post underscored the longevity of Gary Keller’s The Millionaire Real Estate Agent as a favorite book for newer agents, I thought it was time to go back and take a look at the top ten business...
May 10, 2013

Am I Responsible for the Weather, Too?

Being accountable for one’s actions is indisputably a good thing. But what about your boss’ inability to properly communicate, or a flat tire? Are you responsible for the ramifications of your own bad luck? Local readers may think my...
March 19, 2013

Are You Ready to be Interviewed by a Savvy Buyer?

Marianne Cusato—author, designer, and creator of the critically-acclaimed “Katrina Cottages”—is out with a new book aimed at house hunters. On first glance, Just the Right Home: Buying, Renting, Moving—Or Just Dreaming—Find Your Perfect Match!, to be published April 2013,...
February 12, 2013

8 Reasons Why They Skipped Your Webinar

Good training is hard to find. Here’s how you can be a learning leader for your team....
January 18, 2013

Would You Starve or Thrive on the 3-Book Diet?

If you were stranded on a desert island with only three books, which would you choose?...
October 22, 2012

The Business of Generosity

Real estate is experiencing an evolution where traditional marketing may no longer be effective. REALTOR® and first-time author Michael J. Maher sums up an emerging entrepreneurial philosophy as a move from the “ego era” to the “generosity generation.” Maher...

From Million-Dollar Listings to Solving Murder Mysteries

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Vicki Doudera started gathering fodder for her mystery novels from day-one of her first real estate class back in 2003. Real estate intrigued and inspired her. She remembers sitting in the...
February 2, 2012

Honest Business = Successful Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine “Honesty is the best policy.” — An old saying that rings truer today in real estate than ever before. REALTOR® and author Mario Jannatpour, a sales associate with RE/MAX Alliance in...
August 11, 2011

Blueprints for a Values-Based Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine It’s everything you’d ever want in a business: a high quality work environment that attracts and retains talented employees while delivering top-of-the-line customer service and a great product. But how is...
February 2, 2011

Help Take the Fear Out of Moving

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Moving is an event that involves the entire family. It’s an exciting new stage in life, but it can also cause some anxiety, especially for children. A real estate practitioner serves...