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4 Ways Conference-Goers Can Be as Creepy as Halloween Flicks

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By Lee Davenport

Autumn is conference season! Typically, this is my favorite time of year—the leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s the perfect time to spend networking and learning at a conference (the REALTORS® Conference & Expo coming up this weekend in Boston, for instance).

Unfortunately, there are some conference-goers who are creepier than any …

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How Delegating Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

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By Brandon Doyle

As the old adage says, it takes a village to raise a child. Why should running your real estate business be any different? When in a leadership role, such as broker-owner or team leader, it can be easy to feel like the weight of the company is resting on your shoulders and your shoulders alone. But this …

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‘Fall’ for These 5 Seasonal YPN Event Ideas

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Now that business is slowing a bit with the changing seasons, it’s a great opportunity to get your YPN members involved in the industry and in your local community. Here are five event ideas you can recreate in your group. 1. Partner with Habitat for Humanity Get your YPN members involved in a great cause by signing your group up …

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Mentored and Mentoring: Why Mentorship Can Refresh Your Outlook

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By Brandon Doyle

Building your business can sometimes feel like climbing up a mountain.  You can see others who have succeeded you waiting at the summit, but it can be difficult to figure out how to forge the best path to join them. Fostering a mentorship can help guide you up the mountain to a successful and thriving business. And, …

Drive Clients in Style with Modern Vehicles, Auto Deals

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By FCA US LLC (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Put in the simplest terms, the role of a real estate agent is to facilitate the sale of one property and the purchase of another on behalf of your clients. Of course the job is far more complex than that. You must often take on additional roles as client or situation dictates—advisor, advocate, …

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Better Than Instafamous: Q&A With Instagrammer Sarah Johnston

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By Lee Davenport

Sarah Johnston (aka @AdventuresInRealEstateYYC) has what many might call “Instagram magic.” Beyond being an Instagram influencer, Sarah Johnston is an agent with MaxWell Capital Realty—Bridgeland, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is also the president-elect to the Calgary Real Estate Board. She has even brought her talents to the University of Calgary as a guest instructor on the use …

How to Win a Multiple-Offer Situation for Your Buyers

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By Samantha Jones

Multiple offers are the elephant in the room in today’s market. Let’s be honest, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. The majority of real estate markets are moving at supersonic speed. Forget Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’re striving to keep up with the market. We want to give our buyers an edge over the …

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The Ultimate List of Book Recommendations for Agents

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By Brandon Doyle

I’m an avid reader and an author in addition to being a real estate professional. I know firsthand how influential books can be on a person’s life and career.

After much debate, I’ve come up with my top 10 book recommendations for real estate agents. These titles are in no particular order, but I hope my descriptions …

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Is It Time to Build a Real Estate Team?

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By Matt Clements

Building a team, in my opinion, is a must.

Think about it: Your clients expect it. In order to be a top agent today, it’s critical for your clients to know that you have power, reach, and resources behind you. You need a buyer’s agent, maybe even two or three.

This power will always be looked at …

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Keep Going Even When You Feel Like Giving Up: Q&A With Nikki Singh

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By Lee Davenport

Today’s post features Toronto’s savvy and stylish @realestateinstillettos, Nikki Singh. She is a real estate broker and a popular career and brand blogger.

I did a Q&A with Nikki to learn what keeps per motivated in her career. Learn with she had to say and gain some take-aways with my commentary in “Lee’s Coaching Playbook” following each …