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Overcoming Personal Adversity While Building a Real Estate Career

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By Kyle Malnati

Real estate is a tough business; not for the faint at heart. Many of us work 60 to 70 hour weeks without any assurance that the deals we are working on will actually produce results. As an entrepreneur, you constantly wrestle with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

I have enjoyed hosting a real …

Advice From a 2018 30 Under 30 Honoree

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By Santino Filipelli

I was recently named a 2018 30 Under 30. Is it crazy that I didn’t know what 30 Under 30 was until early September 2017? No? How about after being in the industry for seven years, owning two brokerages, and managing about 20 agents? The fact is, I only became aware of REALTOR® Magazine’s program just months …

Apply for the 2016 Network of the Year Awards

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Ready, set, apply! In two short weeks, the deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Networks of the Year will arrive. We want to hear how your local YPN rocks, whether it’s by providing education opportunities, creating networking events, strengthening association involvement, or contributing to charitable causes. There are four award categories: State Network of the Year Large Local Network …

Test Your Business By Taking a Vacation

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By Nico Hohman

You’ve been in business for a few years now and everything is going well. You are hitting your numbers, achieving your goals, and you are making a mark in your local community.

As a real estate agent you are always on. Your phone is always on. You are always on your email, and you are always ready …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

#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 …

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#Y4YPN From Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Joseph Magsaysay is the second YPNer who stood up to announce his #Y4YPN at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego. His enthusiasm and passion for the Young Professionals Network is founded in his appreciation for all that he has …

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#Y4YPN From Grand Rapids, Mich.

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By Leanne Goff

The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Since introducing the campaign here on the Lounge a few weeks ago, the response has been tremendous.

Today, I’d like to share Carrie Lynn Reed‘s #Y4YPN. Carrie is a founding member and incoming chair for the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS® YPN.