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Set Your Home Office Up for Comfort and Productivity

Barbara Ballinger Post COVID, Productivity Leave a Comment

By: Barbara Ballinger

When office doors shuttered during the pandemic, many people had to figure out how to work from home. Lots made their dining tables and couches into workspace, while others converted guest bedrooms into offices. Others moved into bigger or more versatile spaces so that they could have a dedicated space.

Hybrid work is the future, meaning the …

What it Means to be an Ethical Real Estate Agent

Lee Davenport, Ph.D Code of Ethics, ethics, Ethics & Policy, Fair Housing Leave a Comment

By Lee Davenport, PhD

Should the public trust the real estate industry?

As quiet as it’s kept, salespeople of any industry can get the nickname of “sleazy” or  “swindler” because that is not just the name of a Netflix show (for those of you that have seen the Tinder Swindler).

For some of us, just hearing the words “Used Car …

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3 Actionable Tips for Keeping Sellers Happy When the Market Shifts

Alex Capozzolo Marketing, Sales & Marketing, Sellers, Working with Clients Leave a Comment

By: Alex Capazollo

If a shift is not yet happening in your market, there’s a chance it is happening in someone else’s. The band-aid of low interest rates is currently being yanked off, causing a significant increase in monthly payments for potential buyers. People are in fear of a potential recession. Real estate values are beginning to plateau and even …

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Leverage LinkedIn to Build Your Real Estate Business

Tezeta Roro Marketing, Networking, Outreach, Technology & Social Media 1 Comment

By: Tezeta Roro

Linkedin is the platform to access a digital Rolodex of high-earning individuals. In today’s internet-driven world, having a LinkedIn profile is a must for professionals. This means that you, too, should be on this platform to make quality connections and attract quality clients.

The good news is that if you use Facebook, Linkedin will be an easy …

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How to Overcome Being the Newbie

Barbara Ballinger Establishing Your Business, New REALTOR®, Professional Development, Rookies Leave a Comment

By: Barbara Ballinger

Three takeaways:

Work for a reputable company with experienced colleagues willing to mentor Share your transferrable skills from prior jobs Work hard to secure results you can tout

Being the new person in any business isn’t easy, especially now in real estate. The New York Times reports that there are many more people entering the profession. That, …

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YPN’s Presence is Stronger Than Ever

Nicole Slaughter Graham MidYear, NAR, YPN Events, YPN groups, YPN News Leave a Comment

This year’s YPN Advisory Board session at the annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings was standing room only as board members discussed the strides the network has made in the areas of advocacy, growth, brand, and events. Before the committee started discussing the Young Professionals Network’s recent accomplishments and upcoming events, NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith and President-elect Kenny Parcell gave short …

5 Things Agents Can Do in Times of Uncertainty

Alex Craig Business Challenges, Marketing 3 Comments

By: Alex Craig

When speaking with other real estate agents and professionals, I hear a sense of hesitancy, uncertainty, and in some cases, fear. Many of us are wondering what’s going to happen in the real estate market.

We’re starting to see rising interest rates, high levels of inflation persist, and a number of publications are promoting “doom and gloom” …

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A Look at the Realities of Fair Housing

Kayla Johnson Diversity, Fair Housing Leave a Comment

By: Kayla Johnson

In April, we commemorate the Fair Housing Act of 1968. It’s imperative that we understand the history of decisions that still affect generations and those within the communities that we serve as real estate professionals. It’s also important that we understand and are aware of our own unconscious bias, which can be an eye-opening experience. Only then …