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5 Tips for Rising to the Top in Real Estate

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By Rogers Healy

Every year, I eagerly read the RealTrends 500 rankings, an elite list of top 1.5% brokerages in the U.S. But this year was different. For the first time in 14 years, our Dallas-based firm made the list, ranked as one of the “Nation’s Best.” Data also showed that our firm was the top independently owned single-office brokerage …

5 YPN Events to Kickoff Summer

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By Erica Christoffer

Get fresh ideas for bringing value to your Young Professionals Network members who are likely feeling the burn this summer—from low inventories, not the sun. Here’s how other YPN groups around the country are kicking off this hot season.

1. Touring New Construction

Give your YPNers insights into the new construction happening in your market with a …

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How Will an Uptick in Foreclosures Affect Real Estate Markets?

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By Neil Goradia

As of the first quarter of 2021, there were 33,699 properties with foreclosure filings in the U.S., according to ATTOM Data Solutions. That’s up 9% from the previous quarter, but down 78% from the first quarter of 2020—largely pre-pandemic. The rate of foreclosure in Colorado is less than 2%, which is historically low, however, for most of …

Key Takeaways From the YPN Advisory Board Meeting

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By Erica Christoffer

The COVID-19 pandemic may have halted in-person meetings over the last 15 months—but that’s about to end. The YPN Advisory Board announced that its members are going to begin traveling again to visit state and local YPN groups and attend speaking engagements in the coming weeks and months.

During the Advisory Board’s meeting May 6 at the …

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Real Estate Markets Profit From Shift in American Dream

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By Neil Goradia

The Denver housing market has repeatedly made national news over the past decade,  setting records in real estate price appreciation. People continue to flock to the Mile High City—and many other parts of Colorado—because of our great attractions and ample job opportunities.

Denver is at the doorstep of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. It’s home to the Colorado …

For Real Estate Goal Getters: T.A.P. Into Your Value

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By Lee Davenport

As a scientist at heart in a REALTOR®’s body, I love to research, examine, and identify why things work—or don’t work—especially on behalf of the agents I coach. Furthermore, as a real estate coach and educator for more than a decade, I have discovered a sure-fire way for my sales agents to succeed in achieving their goals: …

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3 Reasons for Extreme Buyer Demand

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By Hazel Emlen

One of the hottest topics nationwide right now is real estate. Some of the big questions people are asking out there are: How is our real estate market doing? Is it a good time to sell? To buy? How are the interest rates? If you were to ask any real estate professional in any part of the …

Make Fair Housing Your Superpower

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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

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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, sellers, and other industry professionals. They’re seeking an …