ethics Archive

Nevada HOAs Challenged in False Claims Lawsuit

By Tara Owen Mention Home Owner Associations (HOAs) to any Las Vegas home owner and you are sure to get a passionate love them or hate them response. Many home owners I’ve met with are bitter over the fines...
September 28, 2012

The Drug Called Negativity

By Dave Robison It was a beautiful day and I was excited to get working.  One of my agents, Debbie, came into the office all ready to start her day, too. She had a buyer who, though she had...
September 6, 2012

You’re Too Honest: A Recap of My Recent Listing Appointment

By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz I met with a very nice couple looking to retire and relocate out of the area, which means selling their home of 20+ years. It had been many, many years since they needed the services...
March 22, 2012

Fiduciary Duty

By Jennifer Klein The current real estate market is tricky to understand. In this video with Steve Ostrom, we discuss who is obligated to whom, both in a short sale and in the case of bank owned homes.  Understanding...

Volunteer Your Way to Success!

By Anand Patel I have a wonderful agent in West Palm Beach, Fla., who decided he wanted to give back by getting involved with his local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. While on site at his first project, he...
February 2, 2012

Scrutinize Your Vendors

By Cory Brewer Having a buddy who is a handyman, or a friend of a friend who paints in their spare time, is great…but trying to save a quick buck or two now could cost you, your brokerage, and...

Leave the Used Car Salesperson Persona Behind

By Toby Boyce Sitting in the classroom taking licensure classes to become a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio, suddenly it becomes very obvious: They want to make sure you know people don’t like you. “You...
June 22, 2011

Protect Yourself Down the Road with Disclosure

By Jennifer Klein When in doubt, it’s best to disclose. Protect your sellers’ best interest with this advice: Jennifer Klein is a REALTOR® in Northern California who is experienced in short sales, investments, and property management. Connect with Jen...

The Lost Art of Losing

By Chris Nichols Monday night on my flight home from the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear meetings in Washington, D.C., I noticed that the flight was offering free satellite TV and it just so happened one of my favorite...

Let’s Be Part of the Solution

By Stefanie Hahn At the recent REtechSouth conference in Atlanta I had the chance to see Robert Hahn of 7DS Associates speak on a subject he titled, “A Time for Greatness.”  This presentation was geared to association execs and...