Make Fair Housing Your Superpower With the Help of This Organization

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By Lee Davenport

April is Fair Housing Month, but fair housing is important all year long. People who face denial of fair housing need our concerted efforts 365/24/7. Frankly, fair housing needs to be real estate professionals’ superpower.

Yet, as I speak to brokers and agents throughout the United States, I hear that many are at a loss for how …

How To Protect Your Privacy on Clubhouse

Blog Contributor Data Privacy & Security, Social Media, Technology 1 Comment

By Burton Kelso

If you are active on social media, you have probably heard about the new social network Clubhouse. If not, real estate coach Lee Davenport wrote all about Clubhouse and how useful it is for agents and brokers in her latest YPN Lounge post. Any time a new social media app appears on the scene, there are always …

Love Where You Live and Business Will Follow

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By John Donnelly, CENTURY 21 North East, Woburn, Mass.

As in life, the youth in society represent the future—and the real estate business is no different. In a field where the average age is 52, younger real estate practitioners often strive for a way to connect and build relationships with home buyers and sellers and other industry professionals. They’re seeking …

So, You Want to Write a Book

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, real estate, Young Pros in the Spotlight 5 Comments

By Rebecca Donatelli

October 7, 2020, in the midst of navigating a global pandemic while getting over my recent divorce, I added “published author” to my resume. I’ll never forget the moment my book arrived in the mail—I had tracked the package all day and watched the online map as the Amazon delivery person made their way through Cleveland delivering …

Moving Scams and How to Avoid Them

Blog Contributor Buyers, consumers, Sellers, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By Anita Clark

Moving scams are real and if you or your clients have ever been victimized, you know how difficult the frustration and struggle is to get your property. While real estate agents are typically not involved in the moving aspect of home relocation, they can provide advice or even provide a list of potential sources to make the …

How to Overcome the ‘Too Young’ Objection in Real Estate

Blog Contributor Sales & Marketing, Sellers, Working with Clients 2 Comments

By Alex Craig

Being young in real estate can sometimes be a barrier or hurdle to getting clients—but it doesn’t have to be. You can overcome feeling “too young” or clients choosing another agent simply because they believe you’re “too young” to help them buy or sell a home.

I was 25 when I got started in real estate. I …

YPN Groups Focus on Business Building Events

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By Erica Christoffer

YPNs around the country are starting the year with a renewed focus on business growth. If you’re involved in planning for your YPN, show value to your members by developing events full of industry insights and business-boosting tips and takeaways. Here are five examples of topics and forums from YPN groups around the country.

1. Mega info …

Does Light Rail Access Increase Property Values?

Blog Contributor Rental Properties, Transportation, Working with Clients 4 Comments

By Neil Goradia

It has long been a common perception that access to light rail in any market will improve the value of a house, particularly in the eyes of an investor.

As an investor myself, I am always looking for a way to bump up my returns, so I decided to take the time and dig a little deeper. …

Starved for Networking Events While Social Distancing? The New(ish) Clubhouse App Can Help

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By Lee Davenport

In case you missed it, we are still social distancing. As a result, I have heard from many real estate pros asking how they can get in front of people and be part of a community online. You know, the OGs of connecting virtually with groups of new people on Facebook, Eventbrite, and Snapchat, to just name …