Be a Business Go-Getter With Christian Ross

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By Lee Davenport

What does it take to be a top producer? There is no magic formula, but there are habits and principles from top producers that you can “borrow” for your playbook.

From magazine covers to TV shows, Christian Ross is the go-getting managing broker of the burgeoning Village Realty in Atlanta and a team leader. What are the …

Defying Myths With Teresa Cowart

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By Lee Davenport

Have you heard the myth that you can’t be productive and successful as both a real estate salesperson and the broker-owner of your company? Teresa Cowart is a myth-breaker. She is one of the owners of the Savannah, Ga., metro area’s RE/MAX Accent (where I have had the privilege of training) and leads a team that closed …

Leaders Take the Middle Seat

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By Nico Hohman

Where you choose to sit on a plane says quite a bit about your leadership tactics.

Southwest Airlines has a unique seating arrangement for its travelers. While many major air carriers assign individuals a specific seat on their planes, Southwest simply gives it’s travelers a boarding number based on when they check-in. Then, passengers board in numerical …

Under the Sells-Scope: Canva for Work

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By Lee Davenport

I’m a huge fan of Canva, the easy-to-use, affordable website that allows you to author amazing marketing materials in minutes. So I was elated to hear that they have recently released a 2.0 version for busy professionals called Canva for Work.

Canva for Work now offers options to upload your brand’s personal specs, such as a logo, …

Cook Up Success With a Real Estate Team

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Managing Your Agents, Managing Your Office, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing 1 Comment

By Dave Robison Creating a successful real estate team is a lot like cooking. You have to add certain ingredients to the pot – a little of this, a little of that, more of another thing to make it sweet. The temperature and how long you cook it has to be watched, otherwise you risk it coming out cold or …

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The Irony of Leading Trends

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By Dave Robison Lately, I have heard numerous agents at many different brokerages talk about their experiences trying to get listings. These stories are from top performing agents, not rookies. One of the agents expressed how frustrated they are because, for the first time, the referrals they are getting are interviewing other agents too. We know that many home buyers …

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Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Blog Contributor Being a Broker, Business Challenges, Closing, Personal Fulfillment, Sales & Marketing 11 Comments

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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A Real Inspiration

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By Hilary Hale Brown I had the pleasure of spending most of a recent afternoon with Avis Wukasch.  For those of you unfamiliar with this vivacious woman, Texas Real Estate Commissioner, and 2012 Texas REALTOR® of the Year, I highly recommend spending a few moments to read her bio online.  She reminds us all of what we can accomplish in …

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Agent/Broker Relationships: Who Wears the Pants?

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By Brandon Rodriguez When I first became an agent just shy over 7 years ago, I was a novice and this dichotomy was not apparent to me.  I was under the impression brokers were in charge.  They gave you a desk space or office, nice decorated conference rooms, brochures, and you could even do desk duty for them.  Not to …

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Tips to Help First-Time Home Buyers Succeed

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By Heather Soldonia Despite the condition of the nation’s real estate market, California still holds some of the strongest property values in the country. Forbes Magazine recently released its annual article of America’s 500 Most Expensive Zip Codes. And it’s actually easier to identify which San Francisco Bay area towns aren’t listed. The median home price in Sunnyvale (#498) was …