The 10-Minute MBA: Motivating Your Sales Team Smartly

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By Lee Davenport

We all want to work smarter and not just harder, right?  But if we’re managing brokers, trainers, or team leaders, how do we motivate our salespeople in such a way that actually inspires them without leaving us “busted and disgusted”?

Check out this 10-minute interview I loved doing with Dotloop‘s content specialist, Brian Boys, on how to …

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8 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Real Estate Tasks

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By Antia Clark

Save your time and get a life!

Stop wasting your time on tasks that can be taken care of by a virtual assistant. When you spend your time doing $20 per hour tasks, it limits your ability to increase your sales volume and annual income. Learn how to delegate certain tasks so you can focus on …

The 9 Can’t-Miss Blog Posts of 2019

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By Erica Christoffer

The YPN Lounge bloggers are a group of involved YPN leaders who are dedicated to helping their fellow real estate peers thrive. Their efforts collected nearly 100,000 total page views in 2019. In case you missed these thoughtful, business-boosting articles, take a look at the top nine Lounge posts of the year. You’re bound to find tips …

Trust in the Magic of New Beginnings

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By Samantha Jones

It’s the end of another year. Nearly 365 days of memories, decisions, transactions, milestones, love, heartbreak, and more. Yet we’re truly on the precipice of the newest of beginnings.

I encourage you to treat this year-end differently. We’re facing the culmination of another decade in our lives. The skies the limit, and in my eyes, a new …

Why You Should Write a Vision Statement and Where to Start

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By Rebecca Donatelli

December 2019: It’s close to year’s end, the holiday season is upon us (crazy, isn’t it?), and we are in that “frantically planning for the New Year” phase.

We all do it—wake up one day at the end of the year “feeling inspired” and write the inevitable New Year’s resolutions list. For the majority of us, it …

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 …

How to Be an Innovative Agent in the Age of iBuyers

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By Lee Davenport Blockbuster, Toys R’ Us, Blackberry, Amazon, Netflix: What do those names mean to you? You may see Amazon and Netflix as innovative companies that make life easier for consumers. They’ve also evolved over time. Remember when we rented Netflix DVDs through the mail before they offered streaming? Amazon started as an online bookstore. Today, the retailer spoils …

Networking, Awards Soiree in San Francisco

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By Erica Christoffer

Real estate professionals from Georgia to Guam gathered in San Francisco for the largest YPN networking event of the year on Nov. 8, 2019. The 11th annual reception, which took place at Verso in the South of Market neighborhood, attracted more than 400 members who were able to meet face-to-face for conversations and camaraderie while attending the …

iBuyers: Lead Disruptors or Generators?

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By Lee Davenport Back in 2007, I was laughed at by a publicist when I said I liked this new website called Facebook for business marketing. That “expert” said, “Facebook? That’s for teenagers. Myspace is the place to be!” You may be wondering, “What is Myspace?” It’s hard to believe, but MySpace was the cat’s meow of social media platforms …

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 …