Caveat Emptor: Lessons Learned from Tax Season

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By Samantha Jones Every year, Uncle Sam comes calling like clockwork in the spring. In the midst of our crazy spring market no less, and then comes the sticker shock. The inevitable cringing at how much I spent to run my business last year. At the end of the day, we are small business owners after all. It does take …

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 …

How to Win the Deal in a Seller’s Market

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By Drew Heasley Most markets are facing inventory shortages this time of year. There are simply too many buyers and not enough homes for sale. This requires buyer’s agents to get creative and aggressive in order to help their clients get the home they want. There are a lot of ways to get this done while retaining your professionalism. The …

It Takes More Than Irish Luck to Close a Real Estate Deal

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By Samantha Jones Four-leaf clovers. The Blarney Stone. Horseshoes. Lucky rabbit’s feet. The recent St. Patrick’s Day holiday has me thinking about the luck of the Irish and good luck charms. But luck isn’t necessarily going to help you close a deal. In real estate, you’re bound to hit your fair share of hurdles. Obstacles and objections pop up along …

Dominating Social Media for Your Real Estate Business

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By Rebecca Donatelli It’s no secret that social media dominates today’s technology-based society, and has become a crucial part of everyday life for most. The rapid spread of news, celebrity gossip, and the genuine interest in other people’s lives has made social media the prime go-to resource to stay up-to-date. The world we live in today is a digital one, …

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A Hack to Help Your Marketing Grab More Attention

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By Lee Davenport Have ever wished there was a genie who could help you craft the perfect subject line to get more people to open your emails? Or come up with that eye-grabbing copy so your mailers don’t end up directly in the trash? How about some help writing  social media posts that your followers will actually read? Then you …

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 …

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Go for ‘Unbroke’ in 2018

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By Lee Davenport I love a good challenge that helps me work smarter in my business. How about you? Well, as the New Year approaches, I’m challenging you to go beyond “going for broke” and “go for unbroke.” No more feast or famine. Stop involuntary income roller coaster rides. Make 2018 your best year yet! If you are a veteran …