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4 Important Lessons For New Real Estate Professionals

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Establishing Your Business, Networking, Sales Tips & Techniques, Social Media 2 Comments

By James Boyer

Eleven years ago, at the tender of age of 14, my life changed forever when my father passed. My mother powered forward from this tragedy with remarkable strength, and from that day until today, her primary goal in life has been taking care of me and my siblings. On that sad day in 2010, and by watching …

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4 Tips to Strengthen Relationships With Other Agents

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By Erica Christoffer

Developing trusting relationships with other agents can be good for business. Agents should approach every interaction with professionalism and never speak negatively about others.

REALTOR® Magazine writer Lee Nelson recently wrote a story for brokers on how they can improve their company culture so that it values and promotes reciprocation and respect between agents in the field. …

Larimer Square in Denver's LoDo neighborhood.

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 …

The Top Producer Life: An Easy Trick to Stay Motivated All Year

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Helpful Tools, Personal Fulfillment, Rookies, Sales Tips & Techniques, Work/Life Balance 8 Comments

By Jasen Edwards

Recently, I heard about a woman who went into a pharmacy and asked to buy arsenic. The pharmacist told her that arsenic is very poisonous and he can’t sell it without knowing there was a good purpose for her to buy it. The lady said she wanted to kill her husband. The pharmacist declined her purchase, and …

Case Study: How Real Estate Pros Help Buyers and Sellers Avoid Costly Mistakes

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Buyers, Code of Ethics, Ethics & Policy, Fraud, Negligence, & Liability, Hazard & Disclosures, Sellers 13 Comments

By Neil Goradia

“OMG! My agent just made $7,000 and all they did was list my property!”

Does this sound familiar?

How often have you felt the need to defend your commission as a real estate agent?

This article is not to beat up on for sale by owners. In fact, there are plenty of times that it works great.

The Top Producer Life: What If We Were on the Ballot?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Independent Contractor Status, Political Action & Involvement 2 Comments

By Jasen Edwards

How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?

Two, one to change it and another one to change it back again!

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about presidential politics. But it is political because I want to talk to you about Proposition 22 that recently passed in California. This categorizes rideshare and delivery …

My 23 Best Tips to Succeed as a Real Estate Agent

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By Neil Goradia

Life, meaning, happiness, success, money: These are all different things to different people— and that is how it should be, right?

This has been a crazy year for me, as I’m sure it’s been for all of us. On top of everything that’s going on in the world, I welcomed my third beautiful baby girl into our …

Albuquerque’s New YPN Isn’t Letting the Pandemic Slow It Down

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By Josh Price

You might be surprised to know that the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® didn’t have a YPN before last fall. Because our group was just getting off the ground, we could have easily been derailed after the global pandemic hit the U.S. Instead, we adapted, and we’re now engaging with more members than ever. I wanted to …

Take the 4-Week J.E.D.I. Challenge to Promote the American Dream of Fair Homeownership

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By Lee Davenport

“There is no other organization that can end residential segregation like your organization,” Eddie S. Glaude Jr. told REALTORS® during the 2020 Leadership Summit. “We may work in integrated places, but in the intimate spaces, we don’t know each other. We are walking mysteries to one another, and that has everything to do …

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 …