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Better Than Instafamous: Q&A With Instagrammer Sarah Johnston

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By Lee Davenport Sarah Johnston (aka @AdventuresInRealEstateYYC) has what many might call “Instagram magic.” Beyond being an Instagram influencer, Sarah Johnston is an agent with MaxWell Capital Realty—Bridgeland, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is also the president-elect to the Calgary Real Estate Board. She has even brought her talents to the University of Calgary as a guest instructor on the use …

How to Win a Multiple-Offer Situation for Your Buyers

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By Samantha Jones Multiple offers are the elephant in the room in today’s market. Let’s be honest, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. The majority of real estate markets are moving at supersonic speed. Forget Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’re striving to keep up with the market. We want to give our buyers an edge over the …

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The Ultimate List of Book Recommendations for Agents

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By Brandon Doyle I’m an avid reader and an author in addition to being a real estate professional. I know firsthand how influential books can be on a person’s life and career. After much debate, I’ve come up with my top 10 book recommendations for real estate agents. These titles are in no particular order, but I hope my descriptions …

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Is It Time to Build a Real Estate Team?

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By Matt Clements Building a team, in my opinion, is a must. Think about it: Your clients expect it. In order to be a top agent today, it’s critical for your clients to know that you have power, reach, and resources behind you. You need a buyer’s agent, maybe even two or three. This power will always be looked at …

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Keep Going Even When You Feel Like Giving Up: Q&A With Nikki Singh

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By Lee Davenport Today’s post features Toronto’s savvy and stylish @realestateinstillettos, Nikki Singh. She is a real estate broker and a popular career and brand blogger. I did a Q&A with Nikki to learn what keeps per motivated in her career. Learn with she had to say and gain some take-aways with my commentary in “Lee’s Coaching Playbook” following each …

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Overcoming Personal Adversity While Building a Real Estate Career

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By Kyle Malnati Real estate is a tough business; not for the faint at heart. Many of us work 60 to 70 hour weeks without any assurance that the deals we are working on will actually produce results. As an entrepreneur, you constantly wrestle with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. I have enjoyed hosting a real …

7 Reasons My First Instagram Influencer Event Was a Failure

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By Joy Bender I’ve found Instagram marketing for real estate to be an important part of my marketing strategy. This past June, I organized my first San Diego luxury real estate Instagram influencer event to launch a new $7.75 million listing. This article is the second of a two-part blog series on Instagram marketing for real estate. Part one, Instagram …

Cool YPN Events for This Hot Real Estate Season

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By Erica Christoffer Your YPN members are in the throes of a frenzied seller’s market. They’ve likely been hard-pressed to satisfy anxious buyers seeking suitable properties. They’re probably juggling multiple offer listing and clients thirsting for immediate responses. How do you add value to their real estate toolkit through your YPN group activities and events? Here are five real examples …

How to Protect Home Buyers, Owners From Asbestos

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By Rachel Lynch When trying to find a buyer’s dream home, it’s critical to not lose sight of what really matters—and no, I don’t mean an immaculate kitchen. Whether your client is a first-time homebuyer, or a retiree looking to downsize, the state of their new home impacts their health. Unfortunately, even the most beautiful facade can be hiding an …

Be a Business Go-Getter With Christian Ross

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By Lee Davenport What does it take to be a top producer? There is no magic formula, but there are habits and principles from top producers that you can “borrow” for your playbook. From magazine covers to TV shows, Christian Ross is the go-getting managing broker of the burgeoning Village Realty in Atlanta and a team leader. What are the …