How to Deal When Your Plate is Full

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Closing sales, managing my team, serving on my association’s board of directors, working as YPN chair, hosting seminars, blogging about the industry—what a mouthful—and that’s not the half of it.

Selling real estate can be more than a full-time job, so tacking on other responsibilities may seem exhausting and overwhelming, especially when many of them are volunteered …

7 Tips for Promoting Real Estate in 2019

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By Anita Clark

Real estate is a competitive industry, which means that finding some way to set yourself apart from your fellow agents can occasionally feel like a lost cause. But you don’t need to completely reinvent the wheel. Often, effective real estate promotion is just a matter of putting a unique spin on a tried-and-true technique. Just a small …

Questions to Ask When You Want to Generate More Business

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By Lee Davenport

What are you learning that’s new? If you are stuck in the loop of your daily grind, then consider the beginning of the year as a perfect time to shake up the doldrums with something that will grow your business.

But how do you know what you don’t know? Reflect on these questions to help:

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New Year’s Inspirations

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By Samantha Jones

The old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” rings true more than ever at the beginning of a new year. Sure, 2019 means a theoretical blank slate and chance to improve every facet of our lives. Yet, sometimes we set ourselves up to fail with those lofty goals. I’m all for continuing to strive for excellence, …

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How Delegating Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

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By Brandon Doyle

As the old adage says, it takes a village to raise a child. Why should running your real estate business be any different? When in a leadership role, such as broker-owner or team leader, it can be easy to feel like the weight of the company is resting on your shoulders and your shoulders alone. But this …

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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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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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 …

Effective Habits of Time-Block ‘Bouncers’

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By Lee Davenport

Time-blocking (designating time on your schedule to work on a specific task) isn’t really a challenge. Whether you prefer pen and paper or an online system, you can fill your schedule with items galore. But the real trick is staying consistent with time-blocking.

It helps if you know how to be a bouncer. You read that right. …

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The Pros and Cons of a Real Estate Office

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

Last month, Lee Nelson wrote a great article for REALTOR® Magazine on how to build office culture in a virtual world, and it made me wonder…is a physical real estate office still necessary in 2017?

So, I decided to dive into the pros and cons of having a physical real estate office.

Let’s Start With The Pros: …