Category: Real Estate Business

Is Your 2020 Business Plan Adapting to the COVID-19 Virus?

Is Your 2020 Business Plan Adapting to the COVID-19 Virus?

By John Giffen As published in Inman News on April 5, 2020 During the past few weeks, I have read numerous articles on Inman concerning navigating the unchartered waters of the COVID-19 virus.  At last count, over 120 columns have been published on Inman addressing topics from how agents and brokers are handling their businesses …

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A Broker’s Perspective on the COVID-19 Virus

A Broker’s Perspective on the COVID-19 Virus

By John Giffen As published in Inman News on March 22, 2020 Our world is living in an unprecedented time.  I don’t think anyone could imagine what our country and the rest of the globe is experiencing with the spread of the COVID-19 virus – also known as the coronavirus.  Schools, businesses, restaurants, bars, places …

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7 Ways to Keep the Real Estate Transaction on Track

7 Ways to Keep the Real Estate Transaction on Track

By John Giffen Note: This post contains content from my February 23, 2020 column on Inman News. Additional content can be found in this post. Each real estate transaction is as different as are the people participating in it. The personalities of the clients and real estate professionals can have a bearing on whether or …

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Know When It’s Time to Call Your Broker: 10 issues that you should take to the next level.

Know When It’s Time to Call Your Broker: 10 issues that you should take to the next level.

By John Giffen As published on Inman News on January 12, 2020 The role of the principal broker (or managing broker, broker-in-charge, etc.) is significant to the success of your real estate career. He or she must be able to provide advice and counsel on a wide array of topics including regulatory compliance, growing and …

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Creating a Daily Plan of Action That Leads to Success

Creating a Daily Plan of Action That Leads to Success

By John Giffen As published on Inman News on November 29, 2019 In real estate, we find ourselves facing numerous tasks every single day. Our business requires us to work on prospecting, personal marketing, listing management, transaction management, overseeing the activities of current sellers and buyers, and other important responsibilities. At times, we are running …

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8 Steps for Crafting a Winning 2020 Business Plan

8 Steps for Crafting a Winning 2020 Business Plan

Set yourself up for long-term success by creating a business plan and executing it By John Giffen As published on Inman News on November 3, 2019 Do you have a business plan? In my experience, even historically successful multimillion dollar producers can flounder if the environment changes and they have no plan to fall back on. …

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9 Tips to Stop Home Inspections From Derailing a Deal

9 Tips to Stop Home Inspections From Derailing a Deal

By John Giffen As published on Inman News on October 6, 2019 Prior to my current management position as head of our principal broker group overseeing seven full-time brokers, I was an active principal broker.  One of the many documents I signed as the broker in my office was the earnest money/escrow money release form. …

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