From Track Suits to Tailored Suits With Rod Williams

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By Lee Davenport This is part two in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis Read part three featuring Teresa Cowart Read part four featuring Christian Ross 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 …

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, and …

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 …

How to Promote Your Real Estate Blog

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By Anita Clark Finding it difficult to make an impact with your real estate blog? In this industry, half the battle is making sure that your traffic is actually relevant. Use these guidelines below to do exactly that, then take a look at this extended guide to creating and promoting real estate content. The last thing you want your blog …

How House Flipping Can Catapult Your Real Estate Business

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By James Vasquez I successfully flip houses full-time; but I didn’t become a real estate professional seven years ago to start flipping houses. One of the main reasons I became a flipper early on in my career is because it gave me a huge leg up on my competitors. Also, like many young, aspiring real estate entrepreneurs, I struggled to …

How to Use Failure to Grow Your Business

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By Alexis Craig Why do you think we don’t make our failures public? This is easy to see on social media. Pictures of couples on the beach in Punta Cana, our friend getting promoted to a management position, and our co-worker’s weekly production numbers dominate our newsfeeds. And we can’t help but ask ourselves, why is everyone having success but …