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 …

Quiz: Is Your Follow-Up Broken?

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By Lee Davenport Have you ever heard the saying, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”? Yet, have you noticed that you don’t know what you don’t know? Perhaps a method or strategy (or lack there of) is broken, yet because we don’t know it, we leave things as they are. Using the poll option in Instagram Stories (which is …

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 …

5 Spring YPN Event Ideas

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By Erica Christoffer Can you feel it? Warmer days are moving in (pun intended), and the spring real estate season is starting to buzz. So, if you’re looking for ways to get your YPN members in gear for spring, here are five real-life event ideas from other YPN groups around the country that will encourage networking, community involvement, business development, …

3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started

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By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings and unique offers on products and services just for REALTORS®. With more than 30 carefully selected partners, we have several specializing …

Key Tips to Give Your Website Curb Appeal

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By Anita Clark There are few things real estate agents understand better than curb appeal. It is one of the major factors motivating people to go into a house predisposed to buy. Curb appeal is one of the top factors that can shield a property from low-ball offers, and it’s one of the factors that help close the deal. As …

Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

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By Rebecca Donatelli Let’s face it, people tend to have a skewed perception of real estate agents. The way we are depicted on TV shows—even the way some people portray themselves on social media. You’d think we only live a life of luxury and glamour, with classy dinners, beautiful homes, and five-star reviews. This has allowed outsiders to develop a …

Effective Habits of Time-Block ‘Bouncers’

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By Lee Davenport Time-blocking (designating time on your schedule to work on a specific task) isn’t really a challenge. Whether you prefer pen and paper or an online system, you can fill your schedule with items galore. But the real trick is staying consistent with time-blocking. It helps if you know how to be a bouncer. You read that right. …

Tackling Big Issues in the New Year

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By Matt Clements I love January. It’s the time when everything seems possible and the new year opens up new opportunity. I’m especially excited because my baby boy turned 1-year-old this week! He’s the light of anyone’s day, and the poop diapers mean nothing when I see that wonderful smile. Truly, I “replaced myself.” You’ll often hear me say, “Replace …

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, …