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How to Protect Computers, Smartphones, and Other Devices When You Travel

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By Burton Kelso

Summer is here, and with it comes day trips and extended vacations. For real estate professionals, tech gadgets are part of your everyday life to keep in touch with clients, which means if you travel, you’re bound to take devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and digital cameras with you. I’m sure one of your worst nightmares …

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4 Tips to Strengthen Relationships With Other Agents

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By Erica Christoffer

Developing trusting relationships with other agents can be good for business. Agents should approach every interaction with professionalism and never speak negatively about others.

REALTOR® Magazine writer Lee Nelson recently wrote a story for brokers on how they can improve their company culture so that it values and promotes reciprocation and respect between agents in the field. …

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How to Stand Out in a Hot Market

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By: The CE Shop

The housing market was thrown for a loop in 2020 with dwindling inventory and booming demand for properties. As of April 2021, the median existing-home price in the U.S. was $341,600, a 19.1% gain year over year. Despite property prices skyrocketing, we are seeing more bidding wars and all-cash offers. This trend is continuing into 2021 …

Leads Need Conversation; Connectivity Grows Business

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By Gary Ward

Ask anyone with knowledge about the real estate brokerage business and they’ll tell you; those who control the real estate listings control the real estate market. Listings are the key to an agent’s (and a broker’s) bottom line, especially in a market with historically low inventory, rapidly rising home prices, and growing demand from exploding generational populations. …

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5 Tips for Rising to the Top in Real Estate

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By Rogers Healy

Every year, I eagerly read the RealTrends 500 rankings, an elite list of top 1.5% brokerages in the U.S. But this year was different. For the first time in 14 years, our Dallas-based firm made the list, ranked as one of the “Nation’s Best.” Data also showed that our firm was the top independently owned single-office brokerage …

5 YPN Events to Kick Off Summer

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By Erica Christoffer

Get fresh ideas for bringing value to your Young Professionals Network members who are likely feeling the burn this summer—from low inventories, not the sun. Here’s how other YPN groups around the country are kicking off this hot season.

1. Touring New Construction

Give your YPNers insights into the new construction happening in your market with a …

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How Will an Uptick in Foreclosures Affect Real Estate Markets?

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By Neil Goradia

As of the first quarter of 2021, there were 33,699 properties with foreclosure filings in the U.S., according to ATTOM Data Solutions. That’s up 9% from the previous quarter, but down 78% from the first quarter of 2020—largely pre-pandemic. The rate of foreclosure in Colorado is less than 2%, which is historically low, however, for most of …

Key Takeaways From the YPN Advisory Board Meeting

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By Erica Christoffer

The COVID-19 pandemic may have halted in-person meetings over the last 15 months—but that’s about to end. The YPN Advisory Board announced that its members are going to begin traveling again to visit state and local YPN groups and attend speaking engagements in the coming weeks and months.

During the Advisory Board’s meeting May 6 at the …

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Real Estate Markets Profit From Shift in American Dream

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By Neil Goradia

The Denver housing market has repeatedly made national news over the past decade,  setting records in real estate price appreciation. People continue to flock to the Mile High City—and many other parts of Colorado—because of our great attractions and ample job opportunities.

Denver is at the doorstep of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. It’s home to the Colorado …

For Real Estate Goal Getters: T.A.P. Into Your Value

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By Lee Davenport

As a scientist at heart in a REALTOR®’s body, I love to research, examine, and identify why things work—or don’t work—especially on behalf of the agents I coach. Furthermore, as a real estate coach and educator for more than a decade, I have discovered a sure-fire way for my sales agents to succeed in achieving their goals: …