All posts by Herman Chan

Watch Real Estate Expert Herman Chan put the REAL back in REALTY. In his show Habitat for Hermanity, Herman skewers the real estate business and pokes fun at his fellow agents, all the while empowering buyers & sellers with behind-the-scene tips & secrets of the industry! Get a glimpse beyond the glitz & glam of real estate. It's a hot mess! Featured on HGTV, House Hunters & other media outlets, Herman is the undisputed Real Estate Maven whose helpful & hilarious commentary you just can't live without! In fact, his real estate TV show has just been optioned in Hollywood!

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Should agents disclose to clients when they...

Oct 21, 20119 Comments473 Views

An industry secret It’s considered hush hush, but many agents have lost their homes to foreclosure. This housing mess has affected everyone. Admit it or not, that includes us real estate agents. Realtors were not immune. Some

Are so-called area specialists merely two f...

Sep 04, 201175 Comments992 Views

Local expertise is good, right? There is something to be said about local knowledge, but honestly folks, isn’t the term “Area Specialist” just a marketing angle for some agents? These self-anointed neighborhood experts brand themselves out the

Airbnb hits conference stage, ignores giant...

Jul 29, 201124 Comments714 Views

The hottest new site Airbnb.com has enjoyed glowing reviews from the media and public as the hottest on-line short-term rental site. In fact, this apartment sharing startup just raised $112 million with a valuation of $1.2 billion.

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Why the same old real estate conference spe...

Jun 15, 201142 Comments658 Views

Same old, same old Have you been to a real estate conference in your city lately? Have you been to a real estate conference across the country lately? Have you done both and noticed that many of

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Realtors, some sellers just aren’t wo...

May 25, 201117 Comments473 Views

Love thy neighbor Check out the video above and tell us your horror stories in the comments- come on, we all have them and consumers can get ugly about their homes and we want to know about

Are real estate agents ships that pass in t...

Feb 08, 201114 Comments796 Views

We always talk about how important it is to establish a rapport with clients, that it endears them to us and allows them to trust us. But they are only part of the business. Let’s not forget

Tales from Inman real estate connect confer...

Jan 24, 201113 Comments738 Views

Last week was the 15th anniversary for Inman News’ Real Estate Connect Conference. I’m a little flustered to admit I’ve never attended one until this time in New York City. It’s a little ironic that I jetted

Real estate agents wax sentimental about cl...

Jan 12, 201121 Comments747 Views

My buyer just closed on her house last week. It’s her first place, so she is thrilled. It’s a paycheck, so I should be elated (cha-ching). Another satisfied customer, right? Well, what ought to be a joyous

I heart real estate video blogging and why ...

Dec 09, 201029 Comments697 Views

Lani’s article What you should read into stats about the growth of web video did a beautiful job breaking down the numbers for web video. The data is undeniable; web video’s potential for growth is enormous. Think

How agents on the ground are impacted by th...

Oct 11, 201027 Comments508 Views

It’s too early to tell how bad the foreclosure freeze is going to be for consumers and lenders, but make no mistake, this recent turn of events will be especially painful to one group… agents. Now most

Realtor gimmicks and blue light specials re...

Sep 28, 201031 Comments769 Views

Real estate coupons!? Please tell me this is a joke. RealtyCoupons.com says it “allows Real Estate Professionals to dramatically increase their Business and Production by offering Coupons for their Real Estate related business.” This is nothing but a

The use of pocket listing websites in real ...

Sep 20, 201029 Comments823 Views

Pocket listings. The mere mention of them sets some real estate agents aflame, either defending or decrying their merit. One side argues pocket listings are a blatant disservice to sellers, robbing them of full market exposure. Allegedly,