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Best Practices for Multiple Offer Situations

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By Scott Newman Real estate is back in 2012 in a big way. Many markets are seeing price increases in response to dwindling inventories as more and more buyers are getting off the fence every day.  With that in mind — especially since it’s been so long since we’ve had the opportunity to use the phrase “multiple offer” — I …

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Working With High Profile Clients

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By Scott Newman I recently had the privilege to do some work for high-profile clients. While I did enjoy working with them, I was reminded of just how different their expectations can be.  As such, I thought it would be pertinent to review some simple tips and strategies so that should you ever have the opportunity to work with such …

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How to Handle Negative Blog Comments

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By Brooke Wolford I recently received a really negative comment on one of my YPN Lounge posts. When I first received word of the comment, I was really taken aback. It seemed as if the person who commented had some personal issue with me.  I was honestly very offended. I debated over the weekend whether or not to address the …

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Volunteer Your Way to Success!

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By Anand Patel I have a wonderful agent in West Palm Beach, Fla., who decided he wanted to give back by getting involved with his local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. While on site at his first project, he struck up a conversation with a fellow volunteer working along side him. As they carried on their conversations throughout the day, …

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Scrutinize Your Vendors

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By Cory Brewer Having a buddy who is a handyman, or a friend of a friend who paints in their spare time, is great…but trying to save a quick buck or two now could cost you, your brokerage, and your client a lot more down the road. When prepping a home for the market or making inspection repairs, thoughtful consideration …

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7 Offline Marketing Ideas (Part II)

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By David Krichmar And now for  Part 2.  (Check out part 1 here.) 4. Magnet Sign– “No one has ever called off a car magnet.” Really?  Ask around your office — someone has gotten a deal off their magnet sign on their car.  Get a nice and easy-to-read magnet for your car.  Heck, how else can someone tell you sell …

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Mental Illness and Your Clients

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By Brooke Wolford I have gone through a recent run of buyers who seem to take an extremely long amount of time to purchase a property. I began to feel pretty frustrated. I understood that this was happening with many buyers outside of my own, but it still seemed to frustrate me. I then found what seemed to be a …

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The Lost Art of Losing

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By Chris Nichols Monday night on my flight home from the National Association of REALTORS® Midyear meetings in Washington, D.C., I noticed that the flight was offering free satellite TV and it just so happened one of my favorite shows was on – Survivor. I have been a fan of the show for all of its 22 seasons, and every season …

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To Cut, or Not to Cut Your Commission: That is the Question.

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Code of Ethics, communication, ethics, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, Working with Clients 15 Comments

By Subhi J. Gharbieh A week or so ago, I was approached by a long time friend who I have known since elementary school. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same high school, and even graduated from the same university. I remember as kids, we would always talk about how successful we wanted to be when …

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Your Goal of Making ‘X’ Amount of Money Could Be Self Destructive

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By Dave Robison When the Focus is On Getting More Money: Recently, I talked to an agent who, unfortunately, didn’t quite know where their focus should be. It can be really tough to know. If more agents did, they would be selling a lot more homes. If you can learn these secrets, though, you could be consistently successful.  As John …