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Overcoming Personal Adversity While Building a Real Estate Career

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By Kyle Malnati

Real estate is a tough business; not for the faint at heart. Many of us work 60 to 70 hour weeks without any assurance that the deals we are working on will actually produce results. As an entrepreneur, you constantly wrestle with the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

I have enjoyed hosting a real …

#Y4YPN From Fort Collins, Colo.

Blog Contributor Accessibility, Being a REALTOR®, Commitment to Excellence, Establishing Your Business, Leadership, New REALTOR®, Personal Fulfillment, Political Action & Involvement, Promoting Home Ownership, Rookies, Work/Life Balance, Young Pros in the Spotlight, YPN groups Leave a Comment

The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Brandon Myers is the latest YPNer to take the #Y4YPN challenge. During my interview with Brandon, he talked about how he became a REALTOR®, discussed his favorite local YPN events, and shared some advice for new agents. Before becoming a …

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3 Tips for Transforming Your Job Into a Business

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By Dave Robison How many times have you heard it?  You are your very own business owner in real estate.  You are an independent contractor, you incur and write off expenses, you spend your own marketing dollars and you work your own hours.  You own a business. It definitely sounds like a business. Years ago,  I was convinced I had …

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Do You Have a Mentor?

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By Dolores Esanu When I was 17, I walked into an up-and-coming real estate firm and asked for an internship. The firm consisted of a mother/daughter team. Initially, the mother hesitated at the thought of hiring a teenager with no work experience, however, the daughter gave me a chance. She went against the grain and the hesitations of her business …

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Is Your Vision Bored? Part II – ‘The Buy-In’

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By Anand Patel I received several emails from my last post on using a vision board to help engrain your personal and professional goals, which reminded me of a very important point I did not discuss – “the buy-in.”  Many asked if your vision board should be kept private or shared with others. Well, that is entirely up to you. …

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Is Your Vision Bored?

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By Anand Patel With 2011 coming to a close it seems everyone is talking, blogging, and tweeting about setting new goals for 2012. Well, let’s not jump the gun! What about the goals you already set for yourself that you haven’t accomplished? Whatever you do, if they are worthy goals you truly wish to achieve, don’t abandon them just yet! …

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It Takes a (Real Estate) Village

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By Lynn Minnick I recently found myself thinking about how the changing market has forced us to change, to adapt, to constantly improve on the skills necessary to survive and succeed in this business.  Then I realized that as the years have gone by, the cast of characters in my real estate career has also changed.  Sure, there were some …

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Zuckerberg: ‘Have Faith in What You Are Doing’

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By Chris Nichols I had the unique opportunity to attend a special event this last Friday. I didn’t realize how unique this event was until I got there and heard the speaker admit that he was a little nervous as he had never spoken to a stadium full of people before. That was kind of shocking to me since the …

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What Feeling Are You After?

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By Jared James All goals really have nothing to do with money or other things. Think about it. Are you really after a bunch of pieces of paper with dead people on them? No. Everyone of us is after a feeling whether it be power, security, influence or whatever. Take a moment and watch the video below and then reassess …

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I Quit Real Estate

Drew Burks Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment, Short Sales & Foreclosures 14 Comments

By Drew Burks Breaking News … OK, this is hardly breaking news, but after 10 years in the real estate game this may come as a shock to a few people.  To be honest, it kind of shocked me that I am actually throwing in the towel! The past couple of years I have come to understand that my purpose …