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October 2018

Found 2 blog entries for October 2018.

Close your eyes for a moment and picture your perfect hire. Perhaps this dream candidate has decades of experience in real estate, selling thousands of homes and earning ample referral business. You might imagine your ideal person eats, sleeps, breathes, and even dreams about the housing market.

If that's your ideal candidate, then you probably wouldn't have hired me. When I started as a sales manager in 1990, I'd never made a single real estate sale.

At the time, most managers had worked their way up from the inside. The general consensus was that if you could make a killing as an agent, you could teach others to do the same. The problem is, those two skills don't always go hand in hand. Good doers aren't always good teachers. In fact, I'd argue my

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Much has changed in the world of real estate over the last few decades, but one recent court decision is poised to make unprecedented alterations to not just real estate, but independent contractor work as a whole.

This spring, the California Supreme Court ruled in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court that the previous distinctions for what constitutes an "independent contractor" were outdated. Its new litmus test could reclassify Uber drivers, gig economy workers, and even real estate agents as employees rather than contractors. Similar rulings in Ohio and elsewhere mean that this question could soon be making its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In my opinion, however, forcing companies to pay salaries to agents as employees would be a

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