New Year’s Resolutions: 3 Weeks or 365 Days?

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Every year we all sit down and make a list of New Year’s resolutions that we swear we are going to stick by for the entire year. They usually look something like this:

1. Start keto diet 2. Go to gym four days a week 3. Lose 30 pounds 4. Double sales volume 5. Save …

28 Great Real Estate Articles From 2016

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

With more than 2.5 million blog posts being published every day, it can be difficult to sort through the noise. Now that the year is coming to an end, I thought it it would be helpful to organize some of the year’s best real estate articles into one large round-up post for you.

I reached out to some great real …

Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?

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By Sam DeBord

Excerpted from Sam DeBord’s contribution to the book “The Honest Real Estate Agent” (2016) by Mario Jannatpour.

This is the question that inevitably comes up for new real estate agents within their first few years of business. There are fees to be paid to the licensing agency, the brokerage, and the MLS, but what is the REALTOR® …

3 Easy Ways to Build Lasting Client Relationships

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By Brandon Doyle

When you are pioneering your own real estate business, it’s tempting to get completely wrapped up in the myriad managerial and administrative daily duties. But the foundation of all successful real estate ventures is built upon relationships with people, not just in executing a series of transactions. A personal touch is more than an effective way to …

July YPN Event Roundup

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YPNs around the country are constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to engage with young real estate professionals while providing networking and educational opportunities. We’re spotlighting five events hosted by state and local networks each month to help you gain inspiration for your next YPN get together. 1. A Night at the Races On July 20, the North …

Making Connections in D.C.

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YPN members from around the country gathered for a night of networking and fun during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 10 at the The Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. Making face-to-face connections is a key part of YPN, and approximately 200 young real estate professionals attended the sixth annual event. Photos by Noah Hayes, ©2016 …

Become a Local Real Estate Expert Online

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By Ryan Fitzgerald

One of the best things you can do for your real estate business is to become the local expert online. It starts with content creation for your blog or website.

To attract local buyers or sellers to your site, you have to produce articles, videos, photos, inforgraphics, and other posts that help local consumers who are seeking …

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Have a Voice, Get Involved

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By Nico Hohman

As a sophomore member of the government affairs committee at the Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS® (GTAR), I was fortunate enough to receive a full scholarship to attend and participate in the the Great American REALTOR® Days at the Florida State Capitol in January.

Our jam-packed schedule was full of exciting visits with our local representatives and senators …

#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 …

How to Select a Brokerage

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By Lee Davenport

As a new real estate agent, it may be hard for you to decide which real estate brokerage firm to “hang your hat.” From having a friend who works at XYZ Realty to remembering the agent who sold you your home with ABC Realty to seeing all the brokerage lawn signs, commercials, and billboards, it can be …