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

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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 …

The 10-Minute MBA: Motivating Your Sales Team

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Managing Your Agents 1 Comment

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 …

Real Estate Virtual Assistants

8 Reasons to Hire a Virtual Assistant for Real Estate Tasks

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Establishing Your Business, Work/Life Balance 28 Comments

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 …