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, …

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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

Blog Contributor Establishing Your Business, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 2 Comments

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

Blog Contributor Establishing Your Business, new homes, Sales & Marketing 3 Comments

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 …

How Volunteer Work Benefits Our Business

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By Christina Pappas Growing up in a Miami real estate family, I always envisioned working with my father and grandfather. But before I jumped into the industry, I wanted to give my other interest a try: hotels. After graduating from Cornell University, I moved to Los Angeles to launch a career in the hospitality field. I landed a job at …

The Rookie Agent’s Guide to Selling New Construction: Part 1

Blog Contributor Establishing Your Business, new homes, Sales & Marketing 8 Comments

By David Hakimi This article is part one in a two-part series on how to sell newly-constructed homes. Read part two here. It’s no secret that the housing market has fully rebounded over the past eight years and is now experiencing tremendous growth. In fact, demand in many major metropolitan markets has clearly outpaced supply. In numerous cities, builders have been …