Leading in a Time of Change

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John is president-elect for the Clark County Association of REALTORS® in Vancouver, Wash. This post is the third entry in a series sharing his experiences in that role. By John Blom Successful leaders view change with an eye toward the potential. When a person takes on situation and emerges from it better than they were before, it shows true success. …

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Venture Into the Unknown: We Have a Job to Do

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Customer Service 1 Comment

By Brooke Wolford I have watched all of the changes occuring in real estate lately, and there’s a lot of speculation about what might happen in the future. You see, real estate has been evolving over the past several years, and I, myself, have gotten sucked into all the drama. I remember spending hours on message boards and in online …

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Change or Die: 6 Tips for Long Term Success

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By Chris Nichols We all remember the New York Times best seller, “Who Moved My Cheese.” Published in 1998, it’s a great book by Spencer Johnson about change in the workplace and in life. A couple days ago I popped into a Borders bookstore, I was drawn in by the 50 percent off signs, as this was one of many …

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Taming the Lion Inside

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, Young Pros in the Spotlight 9 Comments

By Brian Copeland I recently had a lively discussion with one of my Baby Boomer, dearest real estate friends on the phone.  Of course, it was on the phone, that’s what Baby Boomers do.  They want to meet and talk on the phone all the time.  I had asked her if we could just e-mail, but she insisted on a …

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Midyear: Get It? Got It? Good!

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, MidYear, NAR 4 Comments

By Toby Boyce As I flew home from the Midyear Meetings, quite a few things were rolling through my head. Like, why did the engines just get really quiet? I apologize, self-preservation mode there for a second. Now back to our originally scheduled programming. This year’s Midyear was my induction into a national event — and I must say, I’m …

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The YPN Experience at Midyear Meetings

Nobu Hata MidYear, Professional Development 1 Comment

By Nobu Hata What a week!  The energy and will YPN has been showing the last few months was on full display at Midyear.  Between committee meetings, Association Executive strategy, and Diversity outreach plan, the buzz was all about YPN this Midyear.  Were your ears ringing? The one thing I’ll take away from 2010 NAR Midyear is NAR’s embracement of …

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Don’t be Avril Lavigne

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 4 Comments

By Nobu Hata

I got stuck watching the Olympic Closing Ceremony and the highlight – for me – was watching how uncomfortable Avril Lavigne looked singing her hit opus “Girlfriend.”  It was painful watching the once married, now divorced, 26-year-old post-tweenage pop punk princess singing an ode to adolescent high school girlfriend jealousy, while looking – literally – like she …

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For the Members, By the Members.

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, NAR, Personal Fulfillment 10 Comments

By Nobu Hata Much has been made the last couple of weeks about two online “conversations” that permeated the real estate socialwebs.  One, an “Open Letter to NAR President Vicki Cox Golder” regarding the disconnect between us REALTORS® and NAR Leadership.  The other, the need for professional standards within our industry — the conversation raged among a handful of practitioners …