Building a Successful YPN Strategy

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By Leanne Goff

Standing on the edge of doing something big, especially when you have never been there before, is a daunting task. It may feel insurmountable and possibly even dangerous. Because who wants to fail? Nobody! We all want to see our passions and our dreams flourish, especially when leading others.

I felt that uncertainty and confusion when the …

Leadership is Like Mortar

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By Nico Hohman

When you look at a brick wall, what do you see? You probably see the bricks first and the mortar second. In fact, you might not even notice the mortar at first glance. You might only notice the mortar if there is something wrong with it, or if you know what to look for.

The same can …

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When to Hire an Assistant

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By Scott Newman Your business is on the way up, and everything is perfect because you’re making more money, right? Wrong! As the Notorious B.I.G. once said, “Mo money, mo problems.” One of the biggest as a real estate professional is how to spend your money wisely to continue to grow your business. Today’s blog will focus on when it’s …

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Getting It Done

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By Stefanie Hahn What does getting it done mean?  My “it” goes something like this…I want to work hard, be kind, and have a life.  In order for me to be kind and have a life, I have to get it done. Working hard is weaved right in there. Here are a few of the apps that I use each …

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Take Note!

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By Anand Patel One of the most helpful pieces of advice I received several years ago that I continually advise my agents to do today is to recap, in writing, your conversations with clients, attorneys, title companies, appraisers, fellow agents – any and all parties involved in your transactions. These details will help clarify the conversation you have, leaving no …

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Busy People: You’re in a Rut! Don’t Fool Yourself!

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By Dave Robison It’s interesting to read REALTORS®’ social media posts because I’ve been seeing a lot of the same thing lately.  Here is a typical agent Facebook post (or comment in person): “This market is going crazy. I’m so busy right now. I’m busier than I have been in years!” Wow…they must be having success, right?  Let’s look up …

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Goal Setting for 2012: You Have to Want the Result More Than You Hate the Pain of Getting There!

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By Jared James Hi Ypn’ers! If you are like most people, you are planning to do one of two things for the New Year: 1.)      Get motivated and try once again to set a new goal for the New Year, or… 2.)      Don’t even attempt it because you have been there, done that, and are tired of setting goals every …

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Evernote: Everyday – Everywhere

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By Stefanie Hahn I have a new favorite.  I think you will love it too.  Evernote is more than just a tool for note-taking. Evernote is a cloud productivity tool where I can write, save, tag, share and sync my notes. I started using Evernote on my iPad, then installed it on my laptop and grabbed the app for my Android.  A note …

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Is YPN The Next BIG Referral Engine?

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By Brian Copeland I’ve been a part of many referral organizations in my short real estate career.  Some have been a wasteland of nothingness.  One or two others have been the Promised Land of Income.  In my time, however, I’ve never seen a new force of referral energy emerge on the scene until now.  The YPN referral network is booming. …

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How Do You Run Your Business?

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By Crystal Webster I’ve been to a national office supply store what seems to be about every day this month in an attempt to get ready for the spring and summer months. Occasionally, I purchase the wrong item and it takes me a little bit to return it to the store. I returned a day planner the other day because …