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The X Factor

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By Stefanie Hahn The letter X hasn’t fared too well in the dot-com era.  Once the mark of secret pirate treasures and “sign here if you would please” contracts, it has been relegated to second-class status ever since Microsoft introduced Windows95 as the letter you looked for when you want to make things go away. Facebook also selected the X …

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Mental Illness and Your Clients

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Code of Ethics, communication, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By Brooke Wolford I have gone through a recent run of buyers who seem to take an extremely long amount of time to purchase a property. I began to feel pretty frustrated. I understood that this was happening with many buyers outside of my own, but it still seemed to frustrate me. I then found what seemed to be a …

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Finding The 18th Camel

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By Chris Nichols There’s an interesting story from the Middle East I want to share with you. A dying man leaves his 17 camels to his three sons. To the first son he leaves half, to the second son he leaves a third, and to the third son he leaves a ninth. Well as the three sons do the math …

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Real Estate is Sexy

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Technology & Social Media 8 Comments

By Brooke Wolford Recently, I have noticed how often you see a character on TV playing a real estate agent or the several hundred reality shows about real estate.  It brings home the point that real estate has the interest of pretty much everyone.  You can’t turn on the news and not hear some sort of real estate-related story. Let’s …

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Look Down, Your Real Estate Career Goes Down

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Professional Development 2 Comments

By Toby Boyce Football season is on us and in Ohio that means a lot of cheering on Friday and Saturday and praying for our NFL teams on Sunday. Football is a passion and as I’ve matured and grown older and – hopefully – wiser, I see the wisdom in those screams and rants from my childhood coaches. “Football is …

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Why is Real Estate Seen as an Extracurricular?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges 2 Comments

By Crystal Webster Do you ever feel like you’re back in high school and trying to get your college application all put together? At least for me, during the final push for college grades didn’t matter, classes were out the window, and books were only for propping open your door. The extracurricular section of the application got 100 percent of …

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The New Real Estate Niche… Space!

Blog Contributor Residential Real Estate, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media, Zoning 3 Comments

By Brooke Wolford I recently read about the launch of Space X’s Falcon 9 Rocket’s launch into space.  For those of you who don’t know, the rocket was privately designed to bring cargo to the International Space Station. It was also designed with the intention of one day carrying passengers into space. Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace is considering bringing …

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It’s Time to Wake Up

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, Work/Life Balance 3 Comments

By Jeremy Williams “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come to you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:10-11 When you read these words initially, especially early in the morning without hot coffee flowing through your veins and ZZ Top blowing out your computer …

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It’s Pronounced REAL-TOR & This is What it Means!

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By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager I was recently approached by staff of REALTOR® Magazine and asked if I could start blogging in the YPN Lounge.  I remember thinking to myself “cha right, have you seen my to-do list?”  Well here I am and for my first blog in the lounge, I get to write about an exciting topic: the word …