Be a Business Go-Getter With Christian Ross

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By Lee Davenport This is part four in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis Read part two featuring Rod Williams Read part three featuring Teresa Cowart What does it take to be a top producer? There is no magic formula, but there are habits and principles from top producers that you can “borrow” …

Defying Myths With Teresa Cowart

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By Lee Davenport This is part three in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis Read part two featuring Rod Williams Read part four featuring Christian Ross Have you heard the myth that you can’t be productive and successful as both a real estate salesperson and the broker-owner of your company? Teresa Cowart is …

From Track Suits to Tailored Suits With Rod Williams

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By Lee Davenport This is part two in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis Read part three featuring Teresa Cowart Read part four featuring Christian Ross Today’s post features the determined and inspiring Rod Williams. What makes Rod a top producer? Rod is ranked number two overall in his brokerage firm, Solid Source …

GDPR and What It Means to You

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By Anita Clark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the talk of the internet. Attorneys in the European Union and the United States are being bombarded with questions about the GDPR. Companies and website owners are scrambling as the deadline is fast approaching to have the regulation in effect, which includes your websites and all your systems, such as DocuSign …

Advice From a 2018 30 Under 30 Honoree

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By Santino Filipelli I was recently named a 2018 30 Under 30. Is it crazy that I didn’t know what 30 Under 30 was until early September 2017? No? How about after being in the industry for seven years, owning two brokerages, and managing about 20 agents? The fact is, I only became aware of REALTOR® Magazine’s program just months …

Email Marketing Tips for Commercial Agents

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By Kyle Malnati This is an excerpt from my article that will appear in the 2018 spring issue of Commercial Connections, available in print and online May 28. Even though the internet, email, and social media allow you to communicate, they do not connect you with your clients. Talking “kneecap-to-kneecap” in a conference room and hammering out details over the …

How to Win the Deal in a Seller’s Market

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By Drew Heasley Most markets are facing inventory shortages this time of year. There are simply too many buyers and not enough homes for sale. This requires buyer’s agents to get creative and aggressive in order to help their clients get the home they want. There are a lot of ways to get this done while retaining your professionalism. The …

Top 5 Blogs for Boosting Business This Year

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  When it came to the YPN Lounge posts that received the most views and engagement in 2017, readers chose those that offer the most nitty-gritty business tips. These business-building articles share first-hand advice written by YPNers for YPNers. This peer-to-peer blog has been going strong since 2009, and as it enters its ninth year of existence, let’s look back …

The Rookie Agent’s Guide to Selling New Construction: Part 2

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By David Hakimi This article is part two in a two-part series on how to sell newly-constructed homes. Read part one here. In my last post, I discussed the buyer’s agent’s duties in a new construction transaction and the sales process. Now I’d like to touch on hurdles clients may face buying new construction, as well as contracts, financing, and …

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Go for ‘Unbroke’ in 2018

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By Lee Davenport I love a good challenge that helps me work smarter in my business. How about you? Well, as the New Year approaches, I’m challenging you to go beyond “going for broke” and “go for unbroke.” No more feast or famine. Stop involuntary income roller coaster rides. Make 2018 your best year yet! If you are a veteran …