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. It was just a few weeks after I’d turned 18, and as I slid the single piece of paper out of the envelope from the Texas Real Estate Commission, I saw the word “PASS.” I was looking out …

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, …

8 Ideas for Agent Incentives to Help Improve Recruitment

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By Anita Clark

One of the most challenging parts of running a real estate company is recruitment. Think about it. It is difficult to differentiate your brokerage because, for all intents and purposes, all brokerages are pretty similar. What’s more, your competitors are looking for the same people you are: talented individuals who can contribute to business growth and can …

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 …

Apply for the 2020 YPN Network of the Year Awards

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By Erica Christoffer

Has your YPN made great strides over the past year despite the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you hosting events and education sessions in new and creative ways? Is your member engagement stronger than ever? We want to hear about it!

We’re just two short weeks away from this year’s Network of the Year deadline. We are accepting applications …

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 …

Build Your Business Through YPN Involvement

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By Erica Christoffer

Did you know there is no formal application process to start a Young Professionals Network? Nor is there a cost to join YPN.

YPN—an official program of the National Association of REALTORS®—is for those young at heart and young in the business. Its goal is to increase member engagement at the local, state, and national levels through …

The YPN Effect: Iron Sharpens Iron

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Inspired.

Fall 2016: I had made it to the end of my first year in the real estate business. It was a solid first year, and I had earned the “Rookie of the Year” title at my brokerage. I was excited about my new venture, but still terrified nonetheless.

I’ll never forget it—I was tapped on the …

‘How I’m Responding to My Clients’ FAQs’

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By Matt Clements

No doubt, we’re operating under new conditions, helping clients buy, sell, and rent property during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the common questions you’re getting from customers and prospects might be the same as always, while others might be unique to today’s world. In the spirit collaboration, here’s how I’m answering the questions I frequently receive.

Q. …

5 Ideas for Safe YPN Events During the Pandemic

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By Erica Christoffer

Innovation has been the name of the game during the coronavirus pandemic. Real estate pros have been utilizing technology to continue serving clients while developing new safety protocols for safe in-person showings. But COVID-19 is still a major concern as several states are experiencing a significant resurgence in cases. Here are some creative ways YPN groups around …