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 …

The Top Producer Life: What If We Were on the Ballot?

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By Jasen Edwards

How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?

Two, one to change it and another one to change it back again!

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about presidential politics. But it is political because I want to talk to you about Proposition 22 that recently passed in California. This categorizes rideshare and delivery …

Becoming a Landlord: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 2)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part two of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

I hope everyone found my first five tips on becoming a rental property owner and manager useful. In case you missed them, check them out now. As promised, here are my continued top 10 tips on how to prosper in real …

Tips for Being Cyber Smart

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With more real estate professionals working from home than ever, it’s essential to safeguard computers, smartphones, and even smart-home devices against cyber-attacks. Any device or appliance that uses an internet connection can be a target for hackers and a backdoor into your business’s private data, according to CyberPolicy®, a cyber insurance marketplace and a REALTOR Benefits® Program partner. Cyber-attacks against …

Top Producer Life: 3 Tests to Vet Buyer Clients

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By Jasen Edwards

The fall is traditionally a hectic time of year for the housing market. But this year, when you consider the election, pandemic, and exceptionally low interest rates, “hectic” seems like an understatement. One thing is clear, most agents I speak to are busier than ever. Because of the situation we find ourselves in, agents are putting a …

My 23 Best Tips to Succeed as a Real Estate Agent

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By Neil Goradia

Life, meaning, happiness, success, money: These are all different things to different people— and that is how it should be, right?

This has been a crazy year for me, as I’m sure it’s been for all of us. On top of everything that’s going on in the world, I welcomed my third beautiful baby girl into our …

Practicing What We Preach: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 1)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part one of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

As agents and brokers, we believe real estate is the best investment we can make. And we act on it by embracing homeownership. For many real estate pros, there’s also a natural progression onto real estate investing.

I grew up in …

Top Producer Life: How to Take a Day Off

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By Jasen Edwards

Why don’t mummies go on vacation? Because they’re afraid to unwind!

Now, what about real estate agents? Why don’t they go on vacation, or even take time off regularly for that matter? Sadly, it’s because too many feel that like a mummy—if they relax, their business will unwind.

I’ve spent more than two decades showing agents how …

5 Tips for New Agents Born After 9/11

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By Jasen Edwards

 

Dear 18-year-old agent,

I remember the day I received my real estate license exam results in the mail. Just a few weeks after I turned 18, I slid a single piece of paper out of the envelope from the Texas Real Estate Commission and I saw the word “PASS.” I was looking out from my third-floor …

Fresno YPN: Leading By Example

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By Erica Christoffer

The Fresno Association of REALTORS® YPN credits the cohesiveness and commitment of their committee members after winning both the Medium Network of the Year Award from the National Association of REALTORS® and the State Network of the Year Award from the California Association of REALTORS® in 2019.

In this Q&A, Brandon Uribe, 2019 chair of Fresno’s YPN, …