Hot topics

This is the area where you'll find articles and series on key talking points in the business, such as realtor safety and credit myths.


Expert interview: Agent safety

Police Lt. Dave Pearson addresses some important topics about staying safe on the job


Safety links

There's an inherent risk involved when your job includes being alone with strangers in empty homes. Find out how to protect yourself when you're on the job.


Justify your commission

It's not enough to just sell a home. Agents need to show their clients the value of their services, rather than just collecting a check when the deal is closed.


Credit Myth No. 1

In Part 1 of our 20-part series, Greg Vogel examines the myth that too many open credit accounts will hurt you, and therefore you should close accounts.


Credit Myth No. 2

In Part 2 of our 20-part series, Greg Vogel examines the myth that if you get divorced and the judge orders your spouse to pay a debt, it can no longer affect your credit since you are not responsible


Credit Myth No. 3

In Part 3 of our 20-part series, Greg Vogel examines the myth that piggybacking is no longer a viable option for building or repairing credit.


Credit Myth No. 4

In Part 4 of our 20-part series on credit myths, Greg Vogel debunks the myth that shopping loans (resulting in multiple credit inquiries in a short span of time) will damage your credit score.


America's Best Real Estate Agents

Are you one of the top 6,500 real estate agents in the United States? Real Trends has just released their report which features the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area.


Credit Myth No. 5

In Part 5 of our series on credit myths, Greg Vogel debunks the myth that your credit score is only relevant when you're looking to borrow money


Going Green: How energy savings can help your clients afford more house

We all know going green is good for the ol' third rock from the sun, but it's also good for the other kind of green: cash. Your clients' purchase power can increase dramatically with a few energy-efficient considerations.


Credit Myth No. 6

In Part 5 of our series on credit myths, Greg Vogel debunks the myth that a mortgage lender can use consumer credit reports that potential borrowers obtain online.