Take the Implicit Bias Test

Blog Contributor Code of Ethics, Fair Housing 1 Comment

The National Association of REALTORS® has partnered with the Perception Institute to create a new 50-minute video called “Bias Override: Overcoming Barriers to Fair Housing,” which aims to help real estate professionals address unconscious prejudices and stereotypes in their daily business interactions. “Fair housing, equality, and inclusion are among NAR’s most cherished values,” says NAR President Vince Malta. “REALTORS® follow …

Digital Marketing in the Time of Coronavirus

Blog Contributor Technology & Social Media, Working with Clients 2 Comments

By Tina Kocak-Hodapp, Adwerx

People might be shutting their doors, but they’re opening their apps.

These are uncertain times, to say the least. Local and federal legislatures are responding daily to the spread of the coronavirus, and we’ve seen companies adjust their activity or close altogether. This is all causing a major shift in the workforce. Most business owners are …

Don’t Ditch Your Marketing Strategy—Dominate It

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Marketing 1 Comment

By Lee Davenport

If you are a newer real estate licensee, you’re likely trying to “crack the code” on how to attain regular closings. In other words, enough closings to meet your financial needs and to make this career path worthwhile.

You may be spending a small fortune to generate online leads, yet feeling like your business is just not …

Live Virtual At Home With Diversity® Course May 19

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Classes & Education, Fair Housing 1 Comment

By Marc Gould

The National Association of REALTORS®’ At Home With Diversity® (AHWD) certification course recently underwent a content overhaul and is overflowing with best practices for 2020.

Here are three ways taking the AHWD® certification course can expand your business and horizons:

1. Build a Foundation for a Diversity-Oriented Practice

An understanding of fair housing laws and a commitment …

5 Things I Learned Working From Home During COVID-19

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By Jef Conn

I’m in week six of working from home in an effort to flatten the curve and limit interactions with our agents. It’s been a tough choice, but a necessary one that many real estate professionals across the country understand.

During the past few weeks, I’ve worked hard to continue my business. Through this, I’ve learned five important …

Time to Step Up: We Need You to Serve on an NAR Committee

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Political Action & Involvement 4 Comments

By Jef Conn

Applications are open now through May 1, 2020, to apply for the 2021 National Association of REALTORS® committee selection. You mean, we apply for 2021 positions before the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo? Yes, that’s correct. But don’t stress! Whether this is your first or 10th time, here’s a quick guide to make the process a …

Apply Today for NAR’s 2021 Committees

Blog Contributor Political Action & Involvement 1 Comment

By Erica Christoffer

If you’ve been looking for ways to get more involved in the real estate industry and make a difference in your profession, apply today for a National Association of REALTORS® committee. The application period is open now (as of March 2, 2020) through May 1, 2020, for 2021 committee selections.

The YPN Advisory Board is just one …

Dominate in Real Estate: Lee Davenport interview

Learn From the Pros: Build a Successful Real Estate Business

Blog Contributor Establishing Your Business, Marketing, Sales Tips & Techniques 1 Comment

Are you looking for sage advice from an industry veteran on how to grow your business? YPN Lounge blogger and real estate coach Lee Davenport, PhD, shares her real estate journey and lessons learned along the way in her recent one-on-one interview with Kyle Eaves, an agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers in Atlanta. Get to …

Get 2020 Vision for Your Business

Blog Contributor Establishing Your Business, Helpful Tools 2 Comments

By Lee Davenport

I just read an article that says January 17 was the day most people give up on New Year’s resolutions. It’s so prevalent that January 17 has been negatively coined Ditch Your Resolution Day. How is that for demotivation? The struggle is real!

If you made it past January 17, good for you! Those of us who …

Be a Little Selfish—This is Your Business, After All

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Work/Life Balance, Working with Clients 9 Comments

By Jef Conn

Early last year, I got home from a long, trying day in the real estate trenches: showing properties, prospecting, having a couple deals fall out of contract. You know, the normal days we have that HGTV doesn’t show its viewers. I spent the entire day, no, that entire week, trying to please and do everything for everyone …