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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 …

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 …

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 …

6 Ways to Get Business Without Spending Money

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By Drew Heasley As agents, we’ve all been pitched everything from mailers to web leads—but free is better. Below are six of my favorite free (or next-to-free) ways to generate business. 1. Ask your family and friends. And then ask them again. This is pretty simple, and I hope you are exploring this at great lengths already. When I ask …

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Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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By Dave Robison Have you ever received a letter after a closing from the other brokerage thanking you for the successful closing?   Have you been bombarded by e-mails stating that XYZ Brokerage has the best broker and systems to help you be successful?  There are literally hundreds of brokerages to choose from, and yet I feel they  say the …

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One More Pushup!

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By Anand Patel In an attempt to jumpstart the fitness routine I once followed, I decided to sign up for a three-week boot camp. As we are now entering the third and final week, I am wondering how am I possibly going to work-out with the same intensity and discipline at the gym on my own once the week is …

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Fiduciary Duty

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By Jennifer Klein The current real estate market is tricky to understand. In this video with Steve Ostrom, we discuss who is obligated to whom, both in a short sale and in the case of bank owned homes.  Understanding who our agreements are with as agents will help buyers better navigate the market. Jennifer Klein is a REALTOR® in Northern …

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Start Building Your Referral Network

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By Scott Newman I often encounter other REALTORS® who see little to no value in developing relationships with their fellow agents, and it just baffles me every time!  We are in one of the most challenging real estate markets in U.S. history, not to mention we’re in an environment where rules and regulations change daily, which is only adding barriers …