Be a Business Go-Getter With Christian Ross

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By Lee Davenport This is part four in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis Read part two featuring Rod Williams Read part three featuring Teresa Cowart What does it take to be a top producer? There is no magic formula, but there are habits and principles from top producers that you can “borrow” …

5 Ideas For Your Next YPN Event

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If you’re looking to strengthen member participation, breathe some new life into your YPN, or host an event that’s off the hook, then glean new ideas from successful events organized by networks throughout the country. 1. Trivia Night The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® YPN hosted “Trivia for TREPAC” on June 23. The trivia night featured food, prizes, and an auction to …

Why I Said No to $20,000 in Commissions

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By Nico Hohman It is easier to turn someone down, than to let them down. This is the phrase I used to happily say no to $20,000 in real estate commissions. One of the advantages of working as a real estate agent is that you can control which projects you choose to work on. If you want to focus on …

Dealing With Mistakes

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By John Blom In my last post, I talked about the challenges and opportunities that arise when leading in a time of change. Periods of change allow for new plans to be created – plans that might not have been possible in the previous status quo. But not every plan, whether formulated in a time of change or not, ends …

#Y4YPN From Fort Collins, Colo.

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The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Brandon Myers is the latest YPNer to take the #Y4YPN challenge. During my interview with Brandon, he talked about how he became a REALTOR®, discussed his favorite local YPN events, and shared some advice for new agents. Before becoming a …

‘Come as You Are’

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By Cain German In an industry traditionally dominated by scripts and top performers, know that it’s not just OK to show your personality, but nowadays it’s imperative. When some think of real estate agents, the connotations don’t stray far from sleazy; full of sly verbiage and sales tactics that bend words and twist arms to find his or her next …

The One Minute Huggy

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By Anand Patel Every night while tucking in my now six year old daughter for bed she asks me for a big hug. She says the hug has to be for exactly one minute. If I walk out of her bedroom forgetting to hug her, she is quick to remind me “Daddy, give me a one minute huggy!” During this …

Always Be Delivering Magic

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By Alyssa Hellman In real estate, agents are constantly trying to find new ways to standout in their market. Will this gadget make me look techie? Will that car magnet attract business? Should I advertise on this portal or that? But when you take away all the gadgets and hoopla, real estate is rather simple. The purchase or sale of …

Point of Sale Mandates for Real Estate: From Cumbersome to Destructive

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By Sam DeBord Government entities often attempt to place additional restrictions or costs on the transaction or transfer of real estate.  While there are often good intentions involved in the creation of these “point of sale” mandates, most proposals for new or increased transactional hurdles have serious negative consequences. Point of sale mandates are a concern not only for real …

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Give Them What They Can’t Google

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By Melissa Krchnak For years I’ve been harping about highly suggesting agents give consumers “what they can’t Google.” That is, after all, where our value lies. Once upon a time, consumers needed a REALTOR® to tell them everything about a home. Now, they have it all at their fingertips…literally. Their cell phone’s in their hands right now. So much of what used to be private, …