Questions to Ask When You Want to Generate More Business

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By Lee Davenport

What are you learning that’s new? If you are stuck in the loop of your daily grind, then consider the beginning of the year as a perfect time to shake up the doldrums with something that will grow your business.

But how do you know what you don’t know? Reflect on these questions to help:

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Plan Your 2019 Business in 5 Easy Steps

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By Jef Conn

The end of 2018 is drawing near, so if you haven’t yet written your business plan for 2019, now is the time. Don’t worry if you’re reading this after January 1, you can start today and plan the rest of your year. Let’s keep it simple and plan your 2019 business in five easy steps.

Step 1: …

How Volunteer Work Benefits Our Business

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By Christina Pappas Growing up in a Miami real estate family, I always envisioned working with my father and grandfather. But before I jumped into the industry, I wanted to give my other interest a try: hotels. After graduating from Cornell University, I moved to Los Angeles to launch a career in the hospitality field. I landed a job at …

4 Steps to Hiring Out Your Sales Process

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By Alexis Craig

The true test of whether or not you own a real business is if you can go on vacation to a place like Fiji—without your cell phone—for two weeks and continue to see your income grow.

If you need to be working everyday in order for your business to grow, then you’re in a bottleneck. You don’t …

#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 …

Wine and Real Estate

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By Erika Villegas

I recently moved to a new neighborhood in Chicago where I had only sold a few homes. I didn’t know many people there, but more importantly, I didn’t know enough women.

From my experience in real estate, women are often the ones that make important decisions like when and where to purchase a home. I wanted to …

Why You Need a Mentor

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By Jay O’Brien

We’ve all received the calls, opened the letters, and deflected the in-person pitches. Real estate is perhaps one of the only industries that attains its workforce through blind recruiting rather than interviewing.

It’s quite simply a numbers game for many brokerages, and the strategy becomes less about value creation for agents and more about the bait.

How …

Cook Up Success With a Real Estate Team

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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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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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Thinking ‘Mr. Worldwide’

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By Anand Patel Regardless of your preference in music it’s hard to turn on the radio today and not hear a song featuring the musician known as Pitbull. The Miami-born 31 year old artist is also a successful businessman who endorses (and in some cases holds equity ownership) Kodak, Bud Light, Voli Vodka, Sheets energy strips, Dr. Pepper and Zumba …