#Y4YPN From Fort Collins, Colo.

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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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To Serve and Be Served: A Once in a Lifetime Transaction

Blog Contributor Buyers, Customer Service, Personal Fulfillment, Veterans Affairs 18 Comments

By Christian Zarif I almost didn’t answer my phone. I was in San Francisco for our national REALTOR® convention and rushing to get out of my room to an engagement (running 5 minutes late, of course). The strange number called twice in a row so I figured it must be urgent. When I answered, I could hardly make out the …

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Is Your Vision Bored?

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development 5 Comments

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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Pipsqueak Principles of Real Estate

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development 1 Comment

By Anand Patel Earlier this year I gave a presentation locally that I entitled “The Pipsqueak Principles” — three lessons my now 2 ½-year-old daughter inadvertently taught me during her first year. You see, before her birth (as those of you who are new parents may attest to) I lived in my own bubble and didn’t pay much attention to …

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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 …