It’s a great time to become a real estate agent!

For someone who wants to work hard and build their own business, this is a great time to enter the residential real estate industry.

Bill would double CE requirement for South Carolina agents

The bill that would double the number of training hours agents must have to keep their licensure was approved unanimously by the state Senate in early March and has moved on through the House of Representatives.

Real estate coaching from Bubba Mills

Coaching is important because great sales people might not have the leadership and other skills necessary to run a team. This includes knowledge about everyday operations, analytics, building a process flow that goes from origination to close, as well as accounting, bookkeeping and more, he said.

Need a change? Make real estate appraising your next career

The industry is in need of appraisers and real estate agents who are seeking a career after retirement or who are coming back to work after having a family may find it to be a great fit.

OnCourse Learning offers new continuing education courses

Through its ProSchools and Career Webschool, OnCourse Learning has released three courses for real estate in Tennessee, Hawaii, and Colorado.

Fewer appraisers still cause for concern

At an Appraisal Foundation meeting held last month, the organization's qualifications board held a hearing to gather comments and suggestions.

Real estate agents say there’s no substitute for experience

Some agents don’t understand the contracts — including simple legal concepts in real estate or contracts in general — and some don’t have an adequate grasp of how the buying process or contract/addenda ratification process even works...

Agents agree with DANGER report: more education is needed

Although no such higher education requirements exist, some brokers have taken it upon themselves to take their education to the next level.

DANGER! Easy entry into real estate could hurt the profession

The DANGER! report is a comprehensive and objective analysis of the real estate industry’s most significant 10 threats in each of these categories: agents, brokers, the NAR, associations and MLS.

OnCourse author Geltner interviewed by real estate website

The interviews were conducted by Ippolito, creator of the website, who recognized Geltner's accomplishments as the lead author of the textbook, Commercial Real Estate Analysis & Investments, along with "two fascinating papers" on commercial real estate recessions.