Take A Day Off—You Can’t Afford Not To

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By Jef Conn

Shout out to the agents who are working long hours, evenings, and weekends, without taking a personal day so you can keep up with business or better serve your clients. I’ve been there. Most of us can look around our offices and see fellow agents working hard and not taking time off. We want to serve our …

How to Deal When Your Plate is Full

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Closing sales, managing my team, serving on my association’s board of directors, working as YPN chair, hosting seminars, blogging about the industry—what a mouthful—and that’s not the half of it.

Selling real estate can be more than a full-time job, so tacking on other responsibilities may seem exhausting and overwhelming, especially when many of them are volunteered …

New Year’s Inspirations

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By Samantha Jones

The old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” rings true more than ever at the beginning of a new year. Sure, 2019 means a theoretical blank slate and chance to improve every facet of our lives. Yet, sometimes we set ourselves up to fail with those lofty goals. I’m all for continuing to strive for excellence, …

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 …

4 Steps to Hiring Out Your Sales Process

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By Alexis Craig

The true test of whether or not you own a real business is if you can go on vacation to a place like Fiji—without your cell phone—for two weeks and continue to see your income grow.

If you need to be working everyday in order for your business to grow, then you’re in a bottleneck. You don’t …

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 …

#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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An American Agent in Paris

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By Lynn Minnick I’ve just come back from an amazing summer in Europe with my young family.  The time had come again to get off the continent for vacation, because we all know that if you’re somewhere reachable, it’s going to happen that clients and other agents will find you.  In the past 10 years or so, doesn’t it seem …

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#TimeForABreak: Is Social Media Taking Over Your Life?

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By Melissa Krchnak I’ve had a few friends over the last couple weeks who have pledged to stay off social media for a day or longer. While I applaud their restraint, I’m not sure I understand the motivation behind this extreme social media diet. For me, Facebook and Twitter simply fill in the gaps of a day rather than being …

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How Do You Know When it’s Time to Hire an Assistant?

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By Alex Milshteyn I am writing this 30,000 feet in the air as I fly to St. Louis, Mo., where I’ll be participating in a “30 Under 30” panel discussion during the St. Louis Association of REALTORS®’ YPN second anniversary celebration. As I’m writing this, I feel very little stress, which is a giant contrast from just a few years …