New and Improved Year, New and Improved Appraisals

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By Lee Davenport

Happy 2022, real estate friends!

January is the perfect time to challenge yourself to see, stretch and grow your business.

Coach’s Challenge

This year I want to challenge everyone to identify and partner with real estate lenders and appraisers who actively use robust policies to prevent appraisal bias; and, in instances when appraisal bias may be discovered, …

Coach Yourself to a Better New Year With 7 Key Questions

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By Lee Davenport

There is an uptick happening.

As this year comes to a close, I have been connecting with new clients who want to be coached as real estate agents because they’re tired of being stuck in their business.

They are stuck because they know what to do but just aren’t doing it. For example, many of the agents …

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‘Automa-zation’ Tools to ‘Set It and Forget It’ in 2022

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By Lee Davenport

“It’s been a while” are words we should never hear or say to prospects.

These words indicate that our follow-up system has a missing link (or may even be non-existent).

However, if those simple yet alarming words seem to be on repeat for you, then I have some tools that may come in handy because real estate …

Unfair Housing and the Part Left Out of Nursery Rhymes

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By Lee Davenport

A recent report by the National Fair Housing Alliance shows there were more than 28,000 fair housing complaints filed just last year. I repeat, there were TENS of THOUSANDS of fair housing complaints in the last year alone!

Those numbers indicate that despite fair housing being the law of the land, we have a long way to …

A Tool for Handling Multiple Offers in a Hot Seller’s Market

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By Lee Davenport

According to a recent REALTOR® Magazine article, “buyer and seller agents need to handle multiple-offer situations carefully to avoid accusations of negligence or preferential treatment that violates federal, state, or local fair housing laws or ordinances.”

Un-fair housing doesn’t just hurt home buyers and sellers, it hurts all of us.⁣⁣ If you as a real estate professional …

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Video: Helping Home Sellers Select the Best Offer

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By Lee Davenport

With inventory shortages affecting most U.S. markets, the National Association of REALTORS® found that there are five offers per listing on average. Wow! That’s nice for home sellers and those of us who are Listing Leaders©.

But that also means, now more than ever, we have to educate our clients on how to select an offer without …

For Real Estate Goal Getters: T.A.P. Into Your Value

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By Lee Davenport

As a scientist at heart in a REALTOR®’s body, I love to research, examine, and identify why things work—or don’t work—especially on behalf of the agents I coach. Furthermore, as a real estate coach and educator for more than a decade, I have discovered a sure-fire way for my sales agents to succeed in achieving their goals: …

Make Fair Housing Your Superpower

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By Lee Davenport

April is Fair Housing Month, but fair housing is important all year long. People who face denial of fair housing need our concerted efforts 365/24/7. Frankly, fair housing needs to be real estate professionals’ superpower.

Yet, as I speak to brokers and agents throughout the United States, I hear that many are at a loss for how …

Starved for Networking Events While Social Distancing? The New(ish) Clubhouse App Can Help

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By Lee Davenport

In case you missed it, we are still social distancing. As a result, I have heard from many real estate pros asking how they can get in front of people and be part of a community online. You know, the OGs of connecting virtually with groups of new people on Facebook, Eventbrite, and Snapchat, to just name …

A New Amazon Feature That Could Help Generate Leads

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By Lee Davenport

Are you looking for new and inexpensive ways to generate leads in a socially distant world?

What if I told you I know of a new tool that will actually pay you to generate leads?

Y’all (when I get excited my southern twang comes out), Amazon has a new feature called Explore that I believe can add …