Brokers: Want to boost agent skills? Now is the time

The busy summer buying and selling season is finally over, and for agents and brokers alike, that presents a unique opportunity.

Activate new agents' talents quickly

The amount of demand that now exists in the market is stretching many brokerages thin, and it calls for a new, energetic talent pool above and beyond what may have existed for years.

What can brokers do to maximize their hiring efforts?

Given the strength of the market these days, many brokers may be in a position to expand their teams and take advantage of the incredible demand they now face.

Brokers should always look for ways to improve their websites

A great website is a brokerage's way of properly introducing itself to the world, and any real estate professionals who have had success know such a site is a good way to generate leads.

Market Update: June 20, 2014

Applications for new mortgages recently dropped 9.2 percent from the week prior, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Application Survey for the week ending June 13.