10 Ways to Combat Discrimination in Real Estate

Discrimination is an uncomfortable subject, but it’s also an incredibly important one to talk about in every aspect of our lives, and especially in the workplace. It should be no secret that there are discriminatory practices in real estate, both in and outside the office. It is our responsibility as real estate professionals to take a stand and to take action against these practices.

You might be a person who faces discrimination yourself. Maybe you’re close to others who have faced discrimination in the industry. If you currently run your own brokerage, or are planning on doing so, it will be an issue you inevitably run into. Whatever the case may be, knowing how to identify discrimination and what steps you can take to fight it are important skills that everybody needs to learn. Here are 10 specific ways you can stand up for yourself and for others.

Inform yourself

Calling yourself an ally and saying that you’ll stand against discrimination is easy, but actually...

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Top 5 Deceptive Real Estate Recruiting Tactics to Look Out For!

The Real Estate market is a tough one to navigate, and not just in terms of sales. When it comes to the labor market - finding the right fit for you can be challenging, and deceptive recruiting tactics certainly aren’t helping.

Figuring out where you want to hang your license is no easy task. Finding a place where you feel comfortable, that lines up with your personal and professional values, and that meaningfully promises growth and potential can be a daunting task. What makes it trickier is that, sometimes, recruiters will use sneaky tactics that can get you excited about the position, even when there isn’t much to show for it. Here are the top 5 deceptive tactics to look out for, so when you make a decision, you’re making it for the right reasons.

Stroking your ego

When it comes to recruitment, you’re the one that needs to be impressed. It’s always great for the recruiter to be impressed by your track record, of course, but this doesn’t put...

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Why Brokers “Compete” with their Real Estate Agents

Going independent and starting your own brokerage is a great way to accomplish two things: more success and more control over your professional life. It’s also a great way to see the values and ideals that you’d like to see in a firm, actually exist under your watch. Many independent brokers quit the big corporate life because they want to work more closely in line with their own professional values and beliefs, which is something you could have little control over at bigger firms.

While making sure your values are upheld at your own brokerage is important, there is a tricky part to making that transition work, and it’s about competition. Specifically, as you make the transition from agent to broker; how do you make sure your agents are truly feeling the values you’re chasing, and that you aren’t “competing” with them for success? Many wonder why this competition exists in the first place. Although there isn’t a single correct answer,...

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