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It doesn’t matter if you’re a broker with multiple offices or the newest member of a real estate team; having strong team-building skills is critical. From setting clear goals for you and your team to teamwork exercises, there are a number of impactful ways to foster collaboration.

Here are three great ways to improve collaboration within your own team:

Clarify responsibilities.

One of the biggest areas of improvement for many teams is clarifying each agent’s specific role and responsibilities. Communicate with the folks you work with if you’re unsure of what’s expected of you on a daily basis and to make sure there isn’t any overlapping of tasks. To collaborate effectively, all the members of a team need to be aware of how their efforts are feeding into larger objectives.

Spend more time with team members.

As a real estate professional, getting away from the office often isn’t a difficult task, but it’s important. When it comes to team-building, moving off-site—whether it be for drinks or for a more adventurous activity like an improv class or escape room—can make it much easier to get to know your team members. And when it comes to collaboration, fostering those relationships is the name of the game.

Employ engaging exercises.

Improv classes and escape rooms help build relationships between team members, but more engaging exercises are often just as important. Ask yourself: What tools does my team need and what topics are most relevant to them? Bringing an experienced outside coach to come in and run some exercises with everyone may be the best move.

Brokers, what are you doing to improve collaboration on your team?

Jameson Doris is RISMedia’s blog and social media editor. Email him your real estate news ideas at