Don’t Ditch Your Marketing Strategy—Dominate It

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By Lee Davenport

If you are a newer real estate licensee, you’re likely trying to “crack the code” on how to attain regular closings. In other words, enough closings to meet your financial needs and to make this career path worthwhile.

You may be spending a small fortune to generate online leads, yet feeling like your business is just not …

Live Virtual At Home With Diversity® Course May 19

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By Marc Gould

The National Association of REALTORS®’ At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) certification course recently underwent a content overhaul and is overflowing with best practices for 2020.

Here are three ways taking the AHWD® certification course can expand your business and horizons:

1. Build a Foundation for a Diversity-Oriented Practice

An understanding of fair housing laws and a commitment …

5 Things I Learned Working From Home During COVID-19

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By Jef Conn

I’m in week six of working from home in an effort to flatten the curve and limit interactions with our agents. It’s been a tough choice, but a necessary one that many real estate professionals across the country understand.

During the past few weeks, I’ve worked hard to continue my business. Through this, I’ve learned five important …

Time to Step Up: We Need You to Serve on an NAR Committee

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By Jef Conn

Applications are open now through May 1, 2020, to apply for the 2021 National Association of REALTORS® committee selection. You mean, we apply for 2021 positions before the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo? Yes, that’s correct. But don’t stress! Whether this is your first or 10th time, here’s a quick guide to make the process a …

5 End-of-Summer YPN Event Ideas

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By Erica Christoffer

Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean your YPN has to cool down. Here are five ideas from YPN groups around the country for fun end-of-summer events, activities, and mixers.

1. Go out swinging.

The Greater San Antonio YPN hosted its most recent mixer at Topgolf. Combining networking with outdoor activities is never a bad …

Life is Short, Drive a Car You Like

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By Erica Christoffer

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) released data back in 2011 that said members put an average of 3,300 miles on their cars annually from business-related driving. That number has likely risen in the past eight years. According to AAA, Americans are now in their cars 20 minutes longer each week than they were just four years …

QUIZ: Will Your Social Media Ads Land You in a Hot Mess?

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*The quiz closed on Aug. 29, 2019. Thank you to the 1,830 people who participated! By Lee Davenport Are you still stuck in the vortex of what I call the “wild, wild west” of social media? That’s a dangerous place for your business to stay. The “wild, wild west” of social media was a time when anything and everything seems …

9 Tips For Teaming Up With Family

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By Samantha Jones

The beauty of the real estate industry is there’s no one way to run your business. We have fluidity and flexibility. This leads to some agents (like myself) adopting a team approach, and oftentimes, team members are part of the same family tree. After working with my mother for nearly five years full-time, I’ve learned a few …

Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

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By Rebecca Donatelli

In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association.

When I was first licensed at …

4 Moments You Missed at the D.C. Meetings

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By Jef Conn

The 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo have wrapped up, and if you weren’t able to attend, here’s just a glimpse of what you missed related to YPN.

The friendships. When you walk into the YPN Advisory Board meeting at an NAR convention, you’ll notice a significant difference from other committees. Everyone is there for one …