5 Things Agents Can Do in Times of Uncertainty

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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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5 Things Agents Can Do During the Slow Season

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By Alex Craig

My real estate market in Michigan is clearly defined by a busy season and a slow season. During the slow season, it can be hard for real estate agents to stay motivated and find ways to generate new business.

Every year, I see fewer and fewer people coming into the office from December to February. In fact, …

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New Year, New Plan? 2 Indications It’s Time to Switch Things Up

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By Lee Davenport

There’s something about the start of the new year—even if we’re already a few weeks in—that makes it a motivating time to begin new initiatives, goals, and schedules.

But is it really necessary?

Here are two considerations to help you identify if it’s time to switch things up in 2022.

1. Did you have a seemingly good …

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4 Ways to Handle Real Estate’s Busy Summer Season

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By Alex Craig

It’s been a while since my last YPN Lounge post because I fell into the trap many of us are experiencing: the crazy busy spring and summer real estate season.

At the core, I believe my failure was due to a lack of planning. I am personally looking at everything I do and I’m trying to prepare …

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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 …

Top Producer Life: How to Take a Day Off

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By Jasen Edwards

Why don’t mummies go on vacation? Because they’re afraid to unwind!

Now, what about real estate agents? Why don’t they go on vacation, or even take time off regularly for that matter? Sadly, it’s because too many feel that like a mummy—if they relax, their business will unwind.

I’ve spent more than two decades showing agents how …

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 …

Preparing For Your Best 2021 Starts Now

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By Jef Conn

It’s hard to believe that this year has simultaneously flown by in what feels like three days while it’s also felt 312 years long. I don’t know about you, but I’ve learned a lot in 2020 that I hope to implement in my 2021 business. I hear from brokers and agents all across the country who are …

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 …

Keeping Business Afloat During a Pandemic

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By Samantha Jones

My, how times change. In the span of a few weeks, our entire world and industry has been turned upside down. The Earth keeps spinning while the normalcy of our lives is indefinitely put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re living in unprecedented times—social distancing, sheltering in place, and quarantines have become necessities.

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