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 …

QUIZ: Will Your Social Media Ads Land You in a Hot Mess?

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*The quiz closed on Aug. 29, 2019. Thank you to the 1,830 people who participated! By Lee Davenport Are you still stuck in the vortex of what I call the “wild, wild west” of social media? That’s a dangerous place for your business to stay. The “wild, wild west” of social media was a time when anything and everything seems …

How to Market a YPN Event

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By Matt Clements

If you’ve recently relaunched your YPN, or you’ve seen sluggish attendance, you may be in need of a new marketing plan for your group’s events.

The key is to start early, at least eight to 12 weeks out. Then you need to take a multi-placement marketing approach: videos on your association’s website, videos on your local and …

9 Tips For Teaming Up With Family

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By Samantha Jones

The beauty of the real estate industry is there’s no one way to run your business. We have fluidity and flexibility. This leads to some agents (like myself) adopting a team approach, and oftentimes, team members are part of the same family tree. After working with my mother for nearly five years full-time, I’ve learned a few …

We’re Halfway Through 2019: Time to Take Stock

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By Matt Clements

I love the start of summer. It’s baseball season! We’re in the top of the 4th, and by this time of the game (year), you likely have scored at least several times. Perhaps, you’ve already made more than 60% of your income for the year. Is that true? It’s very likely.

June a great time to take …

Have a Voice: The Importance of Getting Involved With Your Local Association

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By Rebecca Donatelli

In my last blog post, “How to Deal When Your Plate is Full,” I discussed my best practices on balancing a busy schedule while still dominating the industry. One of the things that makes my plate “full”—which I believe every REALTOR® should have on their plates—is involvement in their local association.

When I was first licensed at …

4 Moments You Missed at the D.C. Meetings

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By Jef Conn

The 2019 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo have wrapped up, and if you weren’t able to attend, here’s just a glimpse of what you missed related to YPN.

The friendships. When you walk into the YPN Advisory Board meeting at an NAR convention, you’ll notice a significant difference from other committees. Everyone is there for one …