The Top Producer Life: What If We Were on the Ballot?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Independent Contractor Status, Political Action & Involvement 1 Comment

By Jasen Edwards

How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?

Two, one to change it and another one to change it back again!

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about presidential politics. But it is political because I want to talk to you about Proposition 22 that recently passed in California. This categorizes rideshare and delivery …

Becoming a Landlord: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 2)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part two of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

I hope everyone found my first five tips on becoming a rental property owner and manager useful. In case you missed them, check them out now. As promised, here are my continued top 10 tips on how to prosper in real …

Tips for Being Cyber Smart

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With more real estate professionals working from home than ever, it’s essential to safeguard computers, smartphones, and even smart-home devices against cyber-attacks. Any device or appliance that uses an internet connection can be a target for hackers and a backdoor into your business’s private data, according to CyberPolicy®, a cyber insurance marketplace and a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. Cyber-attacks against …

Top Producer Life: 3 Tests to Vet Buyer Clients

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By Jasen Edwards

The fall is traditionally a hectic time of year for the housing market. But this year, when you consider the election, pandemic, and exceptionally low interest rates, “hectic” seems like an understatement. One thing is clear, most agents I speak to are busier than ever. Because of the situation we find ourselves in, agents are putting a …

My 23 Best Tips to Succeed as a Real Estate Agent

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Working with Clients 6 Comments

By Neil Goradia

Life, meaning, happiness, success, money: These are all different things to different people— and that is how it should be, right?

This has been a crazy year for me, as I’m sure it’s been for all of us. On top of everything that’s going on in the world, I welcomed my third beautiful baby girl into our …

Practicing What We Preach: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 1)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part one of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

As agents and brokers, we believe real estate is the best investment we can make. And we act on it by embracing homeownership. For many real estate pros, there’s also a natural progression onto real estate investing.

I grew up in …

Top Producer Life: How to Take a Day Off

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Work/Life Balance 7 Comments

By Jasen Edwards

Why don’t mummies go on vacation? Because they’re afraid to unwind!

Now, what about real estate agents? Why don’t they go on vacation, or even take time off regularly for that matter? Sadly, it’s because too many feel that like a mummy—if they relax, their business will unwind.

I’ve spent more than two decades showing agents how …

Albuquerque’s New YPN Isn’t Letting the Pandemic Slow It Down

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By Josh Price

You might be surprised to know that the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® didn’t have a YPN before last fall. Because our group was just getting off the ground, we could have easily been derailed after the global pandemic hit the U.S. Instead, we adapted, and we’re now engaging with more members than ever. I wanted to …

5 Tips for New Agents Born After 9/11

Blog Contributor Advertising & Prospecting, Establishing Your Business, Sales Tips & Techniques 6 Comments

By Jasen Edwards

 

Dear 18-year-old agent,

I remember the day I received my real estate license exam results in the mail. Just a few weeks after I turned 18, I slid a single piece of paper out of the envelope from the Texas Real Estate Commission and I saw the word “PASS.” I was looking out from my third-floor …

Preparing For Your Best 2021 Starts Now

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By Jef Conn

It’s hard to believe that this year has simultaneously flown by in what feels like three days while it’s also felt 312 years long. I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned a lot in 2020 that I hope to implement in my 2021 business. I hear from brokers and agents all across the country who are …