4 Tweaks to Grow Your Business

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By Lee Davenport

Jen Du Plessis is a top producer and in the 1 percent who have sold their methods to Salesforce. Yes, she’s that good. She has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Les Brown, and Brian Buffini to name just a few. But don’t be fooled by her celebrity network, Du Plessis is open to sharing her 35 …

Quiz: Is Your Follow-Up Broken?

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By Lee Davenport

Have you ever heard the saying, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”? Yet, have you noticed that you don’t know what you don’t know?

Perhaps a method or strategy (or lack there of) is broken, yet because we don’t know it, we leave things as they are.

Using the poll option in Instagram Stories (which …

How to Throw a Memorable Client Appreciation Event

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By Brandon Doyle

Clients are the cornerstone of any successful enterprise, and this is particularly true in real estate, a business where relationships are central. Demonstrating your gratitude to past and present clientele has the potential to up your referrals, expand your database, and create face-to-face time with your business’s bread and butter: people. Take a look below at some …

5 Ways to Make Your Social Media Posts Shareable

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By Brandon Doyle

Many real estate agents and business owners manage a Facebook page as a way to connect with old, new, and potential clients. Though your page may have a significant number of fans, what you might not realize is that your social media posts may only be reaching 12 percent of them, according to Facebook. Why does this …

3 Steps to Run Your Business Like a CEO

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By Brandon Doyle

Taking your business to the next level might mean a shift in thinking to focus on the bigger picture. A balance between  day-to-day work and your larger goals can be a difficult one to strike, and it’s easy to fall into the pattern of taking care of the details with little time left to think more strategically. …

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Geo-Farming to Build Your Business

Blog Contributor Advertising & Prospecting, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing 5 Comments

By Brandon Doyle Establishing a geo-farm in a local neighborhood that you’re familiar with is a great way to gain additional listings. This is something that takes time and a commitment, but can be very rewarding. The first thing you’ll want to do is pick an area to farm. It should be close enough to your home or office that …

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Tips for Working With Friends

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Commitment to Excellence, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By Scott Newman So you just found out your buddy got a big promotion and is now ready to buy a sexy luxury condo in downtown Chicago.  He’s your boy–you’ve known him since grade school–of course he’s going to give you first crack at the business, and you’ve already started spending the commission check.  But before you blindly agree to …

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One More Pushup!

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Managing Your Agents, Managing Your Office, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development 5 Comments

By Anand Patel In an attempt to jumpstart the fitness routine I once followed, I decided to sign up for a three-week boot camp. As we are now entering the third and final week, I am wondering how am I possibly going to work-out with the same intensity and discipline at the gym on my own once the week is …

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Popular Technology: Here Today, Overrated Tomorrow

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 4 Comments

By Laura Rubinchuk Schwartz It seems there’s a new hyped technology in real estate every week. Old favorites include Facebook, Craigslist, Twitter, Blogging, YouTube, and LinkedIn. But what about those sites that were so popular so fast and now we never hear about them anymore? Remember Posterous, Postlets, and now Pinterest? Real estate agents tend to kill technology quickly. With …

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Minding the Gap

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Consumer, Helpful Tools, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing 1 Comment

By Jason O’Neil One of the places where I have focused my business is on referrals and past clients. This isn’t unique. But the way I look at it is unique, and it has to do with what I call “The Gap.” Here’s what I mean: According to NAR, in 2011, 69 percent of all sellers said that they definitely …