commission Archive

The Irony of Leading Trends

By Dave Robison Lately, I have heard numerous agents at many different brokerages talk about their experiences trying to get listings. These stories are from top performing agents, not rookies. One of the agents expressed how frustrated they are...

My $25,000 Commission From a Rental Call

By Lynn Minnick When I was a new agent back in 2000, I took a rental call. It was a young couple, around my age, looking for a rental in town. Once we started talking, they told me they...
January 24, 2014

Valuable or Worthless? The Choice is Yours

By Sammer Mudawar Let’s face it, in the eyes of the consumer, especially the internet shopper, all real estate agents are the same. In fact, they don’t even know why you get paid since they find properties on the...

Justifying Your Commission: Show Clients What You’re Worth

By Jay O’Brien Do your clients view your commission as hard-earned income or a jackpot paycheck? I would be willing to bet the majority view a REALTOR®’s income as the latter. In fact, we constantly hear about the bribery...

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

Mid-REALTOR® Crisis: Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This

By Toby Boyce It was a hot summer day in late July 2006 as I slipped down U.S. 23 to the Ohio Division of Real Estate testing center. I had made the jump into real estate without a safety...

Don’t Ever Discount Your Value

By Chris Nichols About a week ago, I had a young couple looking to buy their very first home come interview me. I was quite impressed they were actually doing an in-depth interview to find the right agent to...

To Cut, or Not to Cut Your Commission: That is the Question.

By Subhi J. Gharbieh A week or so ago, I was approached by a long time friend who I have known since elementary school. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same high school, and even...