Tips for Active Listening

When clients are talking, you may hear them, but are you truly understanding what is being communica...

Don’t Let Perfectionism Hurt Your Business

You strive to do your best for your clients, but trying to do everything perfectly could hold you ba...

New Member Benefit Wise Agent Takes Your Business to the Next Level

The newest Texas REALTORS® member benefit, Wise Agent, combines contact management, transaction ma...

How To Be a Successful Team Leader

How do you improve your team’s success? Here is how you can help your team gain a step up on the c...

Build Trust To Grow Your Business

Since real estate is a business based on relationships, trust-building is essential for success. Her...

Smartphone Tips and Tricks You May Not Know

Today’s smartphones have so many features that it's hard to keep track of them. Here are a few hel...

Write Better Listing Descriptions

Put yourself in the shoes of potential buyers. Which listing description sounds better to you? “W...

A Simple Way to Get More Done

It can be hard to let go. But by training others to lighten your workload, you can better focus your...

5 Tips for Direct Mail Marketing Success

You can use many communication channels to reach consumers. A tried-and-true strategy that is not al...

4 Ways to Gain New Business

There are more active real estate agents than ever before. With all the competition, using the same ...

A Simple Technique to Make You More Productive

If you want to get more done during your day, stop multitasking. It’s that simple. “Psychologis...

Simple Tips for Remembering Names

Forgetting someone’s name shortly after being introduced has happened to everyone. At a networking...

FAQs and Resources for Property Managers

Repairs? Issues with tenants or landlords or ghosts? Looking for a form? Texas REALTORS® provides ...

Will Your Clients Print Their Homes?

While 3D printing is not new, having your home printed is. However, the possibility is not far off. ...

Tips for Overcoming Procrastination

While it is normal to want to delay an important task, procrastination can affect the success of you...

Lose These Bad Habits

You work hard for every client and closing. Don’t let these bad habits be obstacles to your succes...

5 Tips to Beat Burnout

Whether it’s the demands of a competitive housing market, managing work-life balance, health conce...

How Do Introverts Thrive in a Social Business?

A career in real estate involves daily social interactions, networking, and attending industry event...

3 Reasons to Send a Client Satisfaction Survey

Want to learn how to provide better service to your clients? One of the best ways is to ask your pre...

What REALTORS® Can Learn From a Surveyor

This is the first in a series of interviews with other professionals who participate in the real est...

Don't Let This Type of Thinking Cost Your Business

In their book, Mind Tools for Managers, James Manktelow and Julian Birkinshaw detail the key skills...

What They Learned Before They Were REALTORS®

What lessons from previous jobs or other parts of your life do you bring to real estate? REALTORS® ...

Build a Memorable Brand

Think of branding as how you introduce yourself and your business to clients. A strong brand helps y...

Stop Inefficient Workarounds by Improving Your Systems

Do you frequently write down notes on scrap paper only to recopy them into your records later? Are y...

Negotiating Commissions

As a sales agent, you must have your broker’s knowledge and consent to negotiate commissions with ...

What FIRPTA Is and Why You Need to Know

Real estate transactions with some level of foreign involvement are quite common in Texas—so commo...

Maintain Your Work-Life Balance

Real estate isn’t a 9-to-5 job. Between evening and weekend showings, 24/7 client communications, ...

How to Strengthen Your Skills

You’re a professional. But even world-class athletes still practice the fundamentals, and for you ...

REALTORS®, Racism, and Social Media

A fellow REALTOR® has posted racist content on social media. Is there a process in place for me to ...

39 Tips to Improve Your Business

You should never stop learning in the real estate industry. From exciting technology to better netwo...

11 Ways to Generate Ancillary Income From Rental Properties

Aside from rent, most tenants are accustomed to paying fees for some services. Late fees, applicatio...

Do People Know This About You?

You know how qualified you are to help clients realize their real estate dreams. But don’t assume ...

What Can You Afford to Outsource?

Outsourcing certain tasks can free up time that would be better spent on revenue-generating activiti...

Find the Tech Tools That Pay Off

Real estate professionals used to grab at any shiny technology object without giving much thought to...

Get Answers to Common Tax-Related Questions

Wondering if you can deduct your home office? Or if you can toss business receipts if you have photo...

How to Sell Your Brokerage

Whether you want to retire or generate capital for your next business venture, there's a lot to cons...

3 steps to better staff meetings

An effective agenda is one of the best ways to keep your staff meetings on track and beneficial. Use...

Embrace that mistake

Most people don't want to talk about their mistakes, but you'll become more resilient and clean up t...