For this week in BAM, we’re sharing a couple of our most clicked-on articles in real estate news, agent tactics, and agent marketing. Because we don’t want you to miss anything that could help you stay informed, level up your skills, and grow your business. 

Let’s dive in! 

News You May Have Missed

On Wednesday, January 24, at Inman Connect NY, Brad Inman uncovered controversy in the industry as The Agency founder, Mauricio Umansky, and Anywhere CEO, Ryan Schneider, disagreed on what advocacy and leadership look like. 

Attorneys for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) filed a motion to consolidate all 19 of the national copycat commission lawsuits naming NAR as a defendant. They’re also asking for a change of venue to move the case to either Illinois or Texas, while attorneys for the plaintiffs are pushing for a trial in Missouri. 

Mauricio Umansky, celebrity real estate agent and founder of The Agency, and Jason Haber, Compass agent and founder of the NAR Accountability Project, are teaming up to create an alternative organization for real estate agents: the American Real Estate Association (AREA).

Agent Tactics

In last week’s Knowledge Brokers Podcast, Byron Lazine, Tom Toole, and Lisa Chinatti discussed listing strategies that don’t get nearly enough attention—and why they’re critical to your conversion rate. 

Dan Oneil breaks down a 5-minute daily exercise that will help you increase your ROI and grow your business more quickly. 

Tom Toole, the objection-handling G.O.A.T., talks about the “I already have an agent” objection—which could mean three different things. Here’s how to identify those reasons and how to respond. 

Katie Clancy shares her strategy for handling situations like a professional when the client changes their mind or throws you for a loop. 

Agent Marketing

Lindsey Jo shares an AI app that can turn you into an expert on all the local happenings in your market. 

Krys Benyamein shares three of CapCut Pro’s most useful functions and how he’s using them

Professional Development & Networking

BAM has just released its list of the top real estate conferences in 2024, including the longest list yet of BAM events for the year. 

Check out the list and don’t forget to sign up for the first BAM event of the year—BAM Pro Bowl—a FREE virtual event with Ryan Serhant giving the keynote address.