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How Delegating Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

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By Brandon Doyle

As the old adage says, it takes a village to raise a child. Why should running your real estate business be any different? When in a leadership role, such as broker-owner or team leader, it can be easy to feel like the weight of the company is resting on your shoulders and your shoulders alone. But this …

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Is It Time to Build a Real Estate Team?

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By Matt Clements

Building a team, in my opinion, is a must.

Think about it: Your clients expect it. In order to be a top agent today, it’s critical for your clients to know that you have power, reach, and resources behind you. You need a buyer’s agent, maybe even two or three.

This power will always be looked at …

Be a Business Go-Getter With Christian Ross

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By Lee Davenport

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” for your playbook.

From magazine covers to TV shows, Christian Ross is the go-getting managing broker of the burgeoning Village Realty in Atlanta and a team leader. What are the …

Leaders Build Stadiums

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By Nico Hohman

Picture a stadium filled with 100,000 cheering fans rooting on their beloved home team. Now, rewind the clock to about six months before that stadium was even opened and packed with fans. The construction workers are in the middle of piecing together giant building blocks of steel, concrete, and bricks to build this stadium. Now turn the …

Cook Up Success With a Real Estate Team

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By Dave Robison Creating a successful real estate team is a lot like cooking. You have to add certain ingredients to the pot – a little of this, a little of that, more of another thing to make it sweet. The temperature and how long you cook it has to be watched, otherwise you risk it coming out cold or …

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How to Build A High Performance Real Estate Team

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By Dave Robison When I first got into this business, I was immediately struck by the enigma that is a real estate team. No matter how closely teams resemble one another on paper, real estate teams will always vary in terms of production. Take two teams of five agents each, and even though experience level or age or any of …

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One More Pushup!

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By Anand Patel In an attempt to jumpstart the fitness routine I once followed, I decided to sign up for a three-week boot camp. As we are now entering the third and final week, I am wondering how am I possibly going to work-out with the same intensity and discipline at the gym on my own once the week is …

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Start Building Your Referral Network

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By Scott Newman I often encounter other REALTORS® who see little to no value in developing relationships with their fellow agents, and it just baffles me every time!  We are in one of the most challenging real estate markets in U.S. history, not to mention we’re in an environment where rules and regulations change daily, which is only adding barriers …

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5 Steps to Avoiding the ‘Lots of Closings this Month, None the Next’ Syndrome

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By Dave Robison A few years ago, I was talking with an agent in my office, we will call him Jack.  I said to Jack, “Jack, what happened last week?  You didn’t make any new calls.”  In our office, we report how many calls we make each week to hold each other accountable.  Jack said, “The Smiths deal is taking …

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Avoiding REALTOR®-to-REALTOR® Referral Nightmares!

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By Brian Copeland Over the past few months, I’ve been catching wind of a LOT of referrals between YPNers.  As Daddy Goose, I’m so proud!  As Daddy Goose, additionally, I think it’s important we chat a little about how to handle those agent-to-agent referrals. Three weeks ago, I sent out three referrals to three different REALTORS®.  None of those agents …