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 …

Illistration of three people bidding on a house

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

Blog Contributor Establishing Your Business, Sales Tips & Techniques 4 Comments

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 …

Are You Ready to Start 2021 as a J.E.D.I. Defender?

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By Lee Davenport

If 2020 has inspired you to promote fair housing for all, but you don’t know where to begin, then join the J.E.D.I. (Justice + Equity + Diversity + Inclusion) Defender Challenge to kickstart 2021.

Learn more about being a fair housing J.E.D.I. Defender in my post, “Take the 4-Week J.E.D.I. Challenge to Promote the American Dream of …

Take the 4-Week J.E.D.I. Challenge to Promote the American Dream of Fair Homeownership

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By Lee Davenport

“There is no other organization that can end residential segregation like your organization,” Eddie S. Glaude Jr. told REALTORS® during the 2020 Leadership Summit. “We may work in integrated places, but in the intimate spaces, we don’t know each other. We are walking mysteries to one another, and that has everything to do …

9 Tech Tools to Improve Your Customer Service, Recession-Proof Your Business

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By Lee Davenport

“I just didn’t feel like she was putting in the effort needed to sell my home.”

Whoa. Mic and jaw drop.

This is not a hypothetical statement. I recently spoke to a homeowner who is beyond the point of frustration with his previous agent—whom he fired—due to the terrible service he received.

Double yikes.

These are not …