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Play Offense Instead of Defense With Your Deals

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By Crystal Webster DISCLAIMER: Please read this as a challenge; a challenge to use our predecessors as a spring board to do bigger and better. In case you aren’t aware, we’re in a heat wave – it’s REALLY hot. My car thermostat has said at least 100 degrees for the past 2 weeks straight, and that’s not even with the …

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Need a Good Laugh?!?

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By Jared James We live in a world where everywhere you look everyone seems to be arguing about something because everyone has their point-of-view. And, of course, they are always right. Sometimes when I flip through the channels while I am at home or on the road in my hotel room, or I read a particular blog, I am left …

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A Message To and From a New Agent

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By Brittney Bissett For my first YPN Lounge blog, I thought about what a new agent who has been licensed barely six months could bring to the table that more experienced agents would want to read about. Then I realized that with my “newbie” status, I could share how the newbies on the block see the business! As a new …

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Mid-REALTOR® Crisis: The Axe Effect

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By Toby Boyce We’ve all seen the advertisements on television. The more Axe bodywash you use, the more female attention you are going to get. Well, I recently conducted a not-at-all scientific experiment and wore Axe body wash to the library. A couple of girls and guys smiled at me, but I was really disappointed as I expected there to …

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Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? No…it’s Neither!

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By Dave Robison The crowd cheers, “Half-full, half-full!”  Buzzer rings…nope, the answer is neither. Why are so many people saying the glass is half-full? There are people saying half-empty as well.  Those Debbie Downers (the half-empty glass people) might say something like this: “Ohhhh, the market, it’s awful. It’s killed our business.”  Those saying their glass is half-full might say something like …

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It’s Never Too Late to Start Over

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By Brooke Wolford I have had the opportunity over the past couple of months to take a real look at myself and my business. I dug deep and picked at myself.  I knew I could do better. I can tell you that taking that close of a look at my past wasn’t pretty. I can honestly admit I made a …

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Mid-REALTOR® Crisis: Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This

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By Toby Boyce It was a hot summer day in late July 2006 as I slipped down U.S. 23 to the Ohio Division of Real Estate testing center. I had made the jump into real estate without a safety net – quitting my job in higher education public relations and knowing that if I failed this test it would be …

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ABC: Always Be Communicating

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By Cory Brewer Here is a quick story to inspire my fellow REALTORS® to keep after it (prospecting), even when it feels like a lost cause: This past winter I volunteered to coach a youth league basketball team at my local Boys & Girls Club.  My interest in volunteering was two-fold:  1.) I love basketball and have always wanted to coach, …

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Housing Affordability at All-Time High

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By Jared James Did you know that cash buyers have made up over 30 percent of the overall buying market for five consecutive months? To give you some context, only two short years ago cash buyers only accounted for about 12 percent of the market. More importantly, do you know how to leverage them to make more money this year? …

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The Voice Within

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By James Dunn Having been in the business for the last six years has been quite an experience. Beginning as a temp and working my way up to being a full-fledged REALTOR® is something I take much pride in (especially in this economy). I have prospered. I should point out that I define prosperity in my life as experiencing balanced …