ethics Archive

A Crisis of Confidence

By Jason O’Neil I believe that we as a country, a world, and a species are suffering a crisis of confidence. I know, that’s a bold statement. But the magnitude in which our world has changed over the past...

Are You Settling For Mediocrity?

By Chris Nichols There’s a story about a group of students that goes a little something like this: A Harvard professor was fielding questions from his class regarding the upcoming midterm exam. The questions were varied, but all seemed...

Best Practices for Multiple Offer Situations

By Scott Newman Real estate is back in 2012 in a big way. Many markets are seeing price increases in response to dwindling inventories as more and more buyers are getting off the fence every day.  With that in...

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

Being Unattached to the Outcome

By Dave Robison Ever had a buyer working with more than one agent? Ever had a seller who you spent a ton of time with, gave them your advice, and then they used a discounted service? Ever had a...

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

What Are Ethics?

By Toby Boyce According to Dictionary.com, one definition is that ethics are “the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.” As members of the National Association of...
April 15, 2010

Staying True to the Home Team

By Jeremy Williams You wouldn’t believe how many times I was asked who I wanted to win the Super Bowl last weekend. My response was the Houston Texans. With a look of confusion, one person said, “Yeah, do you...
February 11, 2010