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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 Leave a Comment

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 …

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Preparing Clients for Appraisal Gaps

Neil Goradia communication, Customer Service, Financing & Credit, Working with Clients Leave a Comment

By Neil Goradia

House prices are skyrocketing! (YES, we already know that—old news.)

Winning a bid can be tough and you need the “secret sauce,” right? (We’ve heard that before, too.)

But have you put thought into how to address appraisal gaps for your clients?

Appraisal Gaps Are on the Rise

I’m seeing an increasing number of houses fall out …

Real Estate and Pregnancy: Lessons Learned

Kayla Johnson Personal Fulfillment, Work/Life Balance Leave a Comment

By: Kayla Johnson

I can proudly say that I’m officially one of those moms that have to juggle everything.

Being an active real estate agent in this market already comes equipped with its dose of chaos, but I invite you to try managing that with a six-week-old baby. It’s insane! – but doable (trust me). Honestly, pregnancy has been the …

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Uncovering Bias to Interrupt Fair Housing Inequities

Lee Davenport, Ph.D Fair Housing Leave a Comment

By Lee Davenport

Have you noticed from shows like “The Tinder Swindler,” “Dateline,” “Snapped,” and the ID channel that abiding by the law is not automatic or even intuitive for everyone?

It’s April, but our mommas did not raise any fools—we understand that this very important factoid impacts all aspects of life.

Real talk: just because laws are in place …

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Why Brokers Should See Themselves as Coaches

Matt Clements Being a Broker, Establishing Your Business, Leadership, Managing Your Agents Leave a Comment

By Matt Clements

Brokers are the leaders—like a team captain or an association president—they are responsible for your team’s growth by helping each individual player perform their best. Agents are the players, and creating a winning team takes involvement from everyone.

Each team has its all-stars, rookies, seasoned veterans, salty dogs, award winners, and players in a slump. I love …

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Teamwork: Why Two Heads May Be Better Than One

Barbara Ballinger Establishing Your Business, Managing Your Agents, Sales & Marketing, Work/Life Balance Leave a Comment

By Barbara Ballinger

Key Takeaways:

Have specific reasons why a team might benefit your work, personal situation, or personality. Be sure goals, roles, and commission splits are all detailed. Have an exit strategy in case it doesn’t work out.

Some real estate salespeople form a team to achieve a better work-life balance. When one’s on vacation or ill, the other …