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Mentored and Mentoring: Why Mentorship Can Refresh Your Outlook

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By Brandon Doyle

Building your business can sometimes feel like climbing up a mountain.  You can see others who have succeeded you waiting at the summit, but it can be difficult to figure out how to forge the best path to join them. Fostering a mentorship can help guide you up the mountain to a successful and thriving business. And, …

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Better Than Instafamous: Q&A With Instagrammer Sarah Johnston

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By Lee Davenport

Sarah Johnston (aka @AdventuresInRealEstateYYC) has what many might call “Instagram magic.” Beyond being an Instagram influencer, Sarah Johnston is an agent with MaxWell Capital Realty—Bridgeland, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is also the president-elect to the Calgary Real Estate Board. She has even brought her talents to the University of Calgary as a guest instructor on the use …

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The Ultimate List of Book Recommendations for Agents

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By Brandon Doyle

I’m an avid reader and an author in addition to being a real estate professional. I know firsthand how influential books can be on a person’s life and career.

After much debate, I’ve come up with my top 10 book recommendations for real estate agents. These titles are in no particular order, but I hope my descriptions …

From Track Suits to Tailored Suits: Rod Williams

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By Lee Davenport

Today’s post features the determined and inspiring Rod Williams. What makes Rod a top producer? Rod is ranked number two overall in his brokerage firm, Solid Source Real Estate Companies, out of approximately 1,700 agents (his third consecutive year in the top three). Yes, Rod is in the top 5 percent for the entire metro Atlanta REALTORS® …

3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started

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By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team

You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. With more than 30 carefully selected partners, we have several specializing …

Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, people tend to have a skewed perception of real estate agents. The way we are depicted on TV shows—even the way some people portray themselves on social media. You’d think we only live a life of luxury and glamour, with classy dinners, beautiful homes, and five-star reviews. This has allowed outsiders to develop a …

Setting Goals: New Year, New Opportunity

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

What are your real estate goals for 2018? Writing them down is a great place to start.

For a little inspiration, I decided to ask brokers and agents from all over the country what their goals are for 2018 with three specific questions:

How do you set goals? What are your goals? How do you intend on …

Top 5 Blogs for Boosting Business This Year

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  When it came to the YPN Lounge posts that received the most views and engagement in 2017, readers chose those that offer the most nitty-gritty business tips. These business-building articles share first-hand advice written by YPNers for YPNers. This peer-to-peer blog has been going strong since 2009, and as it enters its ninth year of existence, let’s look back …

The Rookie Agent’s Guide to Selling New Construction: Part 2

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By David Hakimi

This article is part two in a two-part series on how to sell newly-constructed homes. Read part one here.

In my last post, I discussed the buyer’s agent’s duties in a new construction transaction and the sales process. Now I’d like to touch on hurdles clients may face buying new construction, as well as contracts, financing, …

The Rookie Agent’s Guide to Selling New Construction: Part 1

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By David Hakimi

This article is part one in a two-part series on how to sell newly-constructed homes. Read part two here.

It’s no secret that the housing market has fully rebounded over the past eight years and is now experiencing tremendous growth. In fact, demand in many major metropolitan markets has clearly outpaced supply. In numerous cities, builders have been …