Author Archives: Teresa Boardman

My apology to all

I have been told for years that I need to be more involved in the Realtor associations. Specifically, I need to be one of the thousands who sit on one of the one hundred or so committees of the National … Continue reading

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No thanks

While I agree that NAR needs to change or be rebuilt or replaced, I have no interest in a new organization created and led by men. Men of power and privilege. It is women who sell real estate. It is … Continue reading

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NAR created home ownership

Some thoughts on homeownership. Because of the National Association of Realtors, many people prefer to live in homes and like to own them. The NAR has done an excellent job promoting home ownership. Before the NAR most people did not … Continue reading

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Awards for courage

We all know what is valued in the real estate industry. It is all about money and the powerful patriarchy that leads the industry. The values are reinforced each year when the yearly awards and lists are published. Awards should … Continue reading

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Awards we will never see in the real estate industry

I like to think of this as the painful time of year when real estate agents and companies make claims of greatness and win awards. There will be a diverse list of “top” people. The diversity is mostly in the … Continue reading

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A new era of useless advice

Ever since the NAR got sued over how commissions are paid there has been an abundance of really useless and in some cases stupid advice for real estate practitioners. Many in the industry do not understand the issue. It isn’t … Continue reading

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When leaders hide

Sometimes when there is a crisis in an organization the leaders of the organization go silent. They are hiding hoping that everything will blow over but sometimes it doesn’t blow over. Some will be told that they can not say … Continue reading

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