Best Practices

Op-Ed: Comments Regarding the Proposed Change to the IDX Display of Listing Brokerage and Agent Contact Information

October 28th, 2021
I am an active user of the IDX system to generate new business and have been for over a decade. I have significantly invested time, innovation, creativity and money in both my personal real estate website and our brokerage sites...

Real Estate Teams: Get Ahead of the Great Resignation

November 9th, 2021
If you’ve been following the news at all, you’ve likely seen headlines about the Great Resignation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently stated that some 4.3 million people quit their jobs in August alone, and a Joblist report found that...

Curbio, Uber and the Great Contractor Labor Shortage

November 16th, 2021
I was not surprised when Zillow announced plans to slow its pace of home-buying, partially due to “operating within a labor-and supply-constrained economy inside a competitive real estate market, especially in the construction, renovation and closing spaces.” Said more plainly,...

Home Prices Start Q4 Slower, but Just Slightly, Reveals Radian Home Price Index

November 22nd, 2021
In a repeat of the 2020 experience, after a very strong third quarter, home prices across the United States continued to climb in October, albeit at a slower pace than in September. Radian HPI rose at an annualized rate of...

How a Missouri Firm Leaned on BoomTown Data to Grow Their Business

December 1st, 2021
If there’s one thing Matt Delhougne knows about gaining a competitive edge in the real estate industry, it’s that nothing replaces great data. Delhougne, who currently serves as broker/owner of Chesterfield, Missouri-based Delhougne Realty Group, has been a licensed REALTOR®...

3 Guidelines That Will Keep You Connected to Former Clients

December 13th, 2021
According to research by the National Association of REALTORS®, the vast majority of recent homebuyers say they would use their agent again or recommend them to others. But it’s also true that, over time, buyers’ keen affinity for their agent...

Start the New Year Strong With a Powerful CRM

December 23rd, 2021
Using a customer relationship management system (CRM) is one of the best ways to succeed as a real estate professional. A good CRM will help you stay organized, track lead generation and ultimately, make more money. Here are three ways...

Avoid Burnout by Investing in Yourself

January 4th, 2022
Picture this: You’re a high-producing agent closing over 50 deals a year. Your family is well provided for, and your clients are raving fans. But you’ve got no time for what’s most important to you, and you worry that if...

What’s New in the New Year: Predictions and Best Practices for 2022

January 13th, 2022
During the last 12 months, home prices skyrocketed, homes would go off the market almost as quickly as they went on, and low interest rates coupled with high consumer demand made last year a unique time in real estate. While...

CRD Connect: How Can You Better Serve Your Clients in 2022?

January 24th, 2022
Happy New Year and welcome to the new CRD Connect column! We have broadened the scope of this space to serve agents at all stages of their careers and highlight the vast library of educational opportunities that the National Association...
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