Agency

Revisiting Dual Agency – Like Gefilte fish, sometimes it makes sense

Revisiting Dual Agency – Like Gefilte fish, sometimes it makes sense

(This is a little trip through Kris' brain that I originally penned back in July, 2009. With all of the recent hubub surrounding the listing syndication debate,… Read more ⇢
The Debate About Syndicating to Third-Party Aggregation Sites

The Debate About Syndicating to Third-Party Aggregation Sites

Note: If you are a non-real estate type, you may find this post only mildly interesting; it’s an important topic nonetheless. If you are a real estate type, chances are you… Read more ⇢
Realtor badge of honor?

Realtor badge of honor?

I’m really excited this morning.  As a little background, I am a proud member of the National Association of Realtors – and the California Association of Realtors and the San… Read more ⇢
Redfin’s new Agent Scouting Reports. I call horse hooey.

Redfin’s new Agent Scouting Reports. I call horse hooey.

Brian Boero calls it the “most disruptive online real estate play in years.” He was talking about Redfin’s new agent scouting reports. Here is the short version. Straight from the MLS… Read more ⇢
The No-Name Agent

The No-Name Agent

I was having a chat this last with the listing agent on the other side of a transaction. My client’s offer was contingent on the… Read more ⇢
Real Estate Agent Truth in Advertising

Real Estate Agent Truth in Advertising

Real estate is a competitive business; make no mistake. As agents, our world is a funny one. And by funny, I am talking about the peculiar kind, not the… Read more ⇢
The out-of-area agent

The out-of-area agent

“I have an agent,” she said. “Do you really?” I thought. There is a difference between having an agent and having a friend who happens to have a real estate license. Read more ⇢
Transaction Coordinators – Reopening a can of worms

Transaction Coordinators – Reopening a can of worms

A long time ago, back when I had far fewer rings around my tree, I penned a little ditty about Transaction Coordinator (TC) fees. It drew some (mostly) friendly fire, and… Read more ⇢
The Carnival of Real Estate – September Edition

The Carnival of Real Estate – September Edition

(Editors note and warning: Try as I might to write short and snappy blog posts, I am a long form girl.) This month I have the honor of hosting the… Read more ⇢
We are a "Next Generation" Brokerage. So there.

We are a "Next Generation" Brokerage. So there.

I’m back from a fun-fun-fun time in San Francisco. Chez Berg is still intact. A brief head count tells me that both the cat’s and the dog’s basic needs were met… Read more ⇢
Being better than "good enough"

Being better than "good enough"

This is a Wednesday morning short inspired by this Seth Godin post. Seth seemed to capsulize in just over 200 words what we stand for here at… Read more ⇢
Real Estate Agency, and Why I Can't Help You

Real Estate Agency, and Why I Can't Help You

Yesterday afternoon, Daughter #2 informed me that she wasn’t feeling well. “You may have to stay home from school tomorrow,” I told her. “Gosh. Thanks, Mom… since tomorrow is Sunday!” she… Read more ⇢
The agent in the mirror.

The agent in the mirror.

Have you forgotten who your agent is, old “what’s his name?” You need only look in the mirror. That’s where you will often find her likeness, holding a camera in… Read more ⇢

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