11 Ways You Can Help During the Pandemic

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By Jef Conn

The world is on fire—at least that’s how it feels. Concern over the coronavirus (along with overwhelming, 24-hour media coverage) has resulted in long lines at grocery stores, empty shelves, and general feeling of “what’s next?” Here are 11 things you can start doing now to remain healthy, run your business, and help others.

1. Wash your …

Be a Little Selfish—This is Your Business, After All

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By Jef Conn

Early last year, I got home from a long, trying day in the real estate trenches: showing properties, prospecting, having a couple deals fall out of contract. You know, the normal days we have that HGTV doesn’t show its viewers. I spent the entire day, no, that entire week, trying to please and do everything for everyone …

2020: Your Best Year Ever

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By Jef Conn

As 2019 wraps up and the holiday season begins, don’t forget to think, plan, and write your goals down for 2020. Prepare for it to be your best year ever. Here are five tips to help you along the way while you’re planning your year ahead.

1. Write Down Your Goals. According to Inc., people who write …

Take A Day Off—You Can’t Afford Not To

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment, Work/Life Balance 2 Comments

By Jef Conn

Shout out to the agents who are working long hours, evenings, and weekends, without taking a personal day so you can keep up with business or better serve your clients. I’ve been there. Most of us can look around our offices and see fellow agents working hard and not taking time off. We want to serve our …

Making Ends Meet Between Closings

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By Jef Conn

We’ve all been there—we close a deal and then realize it’s going to be a long time before our next deal closes because we don’t have anything else in the pipeline. That stress is something all agents have faced at some time in the career. Real estate is a tough job, but making the right money moves …

4 Moments You Missed at the D.C. Meetings

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By Jef Conn

The 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo have wrapped up, and if you weren’t able to attend, here’s just a glimpse of what you missed related to YPN.

The friendships. When you walk into the YPN Advisory Board meeting at an NAR convention, you’ll notice a significant difference from other committees. Everyone is there for one …

Do These 5 Things To Make More Money This Year (And Every Year After)

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By Jef Conn

We all want to make more money, to be the best agent or broker, to sell the most houses or commercial properties. Regardless of how much time you’ve spent in your real estate career, the following five tips will help you make more money this year and every year after.

But first, you must understand this: There …

How to Apply for an NAR Committee

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By Jef Conn

National Association of REALTORS® needs you. Yes, you! Committee applications to serve on NAR committees in 2020 are due May 1, 2019—that’s tomorrow! There will be other real estate professionals  serving our industry on these committees; why not you?

Take a look at the available committees and the process for selecting members here: https://www.nar.realtor/national-leadership/committee-members-liaisons

Find a committee …

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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: …