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4 Ways Conference-Goers Can Be as Creepy as Halloween Flicks

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By Lee Davenport

Autumn is conference season! Typically, this is my favorite time of year—the leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and it’s the perfect time to spend networking and learning at a conference (the REALTORS® Conference & Expo coming up this weekend in Boston, for instance).

Unfortunately, there are some conference-goers who are creepier than any …

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Better Than Instafamous: Q&A With Instagrammer Sarah Johnston

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By Lee Davenport

Sarah Johnston (aka @AdventuresInRealEstateYYC) has what many might call “Instagram magic.” Beyond being an Instagram influencer, Sarah Johnston is an agent with MaxWell Capital Realty—Bridgeland, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and is also the president-elect to the Calgary Real Estate Board. She has even brought her talents to the University of Calgary as a guest instructor on the use …

How to Win a Multiple-Offer Situation for Your Buyers

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By Samantha Jones

Multiple offers are the elephant in the room in today’s market. Let’s be honest, it’s a dog eat dog world out there. The majority of real estate markets are moving at supersonic speed. Forget Keeping Up with the Kardashians, we’re striving to keep up with the market. We want to give our buyers an edge over the …

Be a Business Go-Getter With Christian Ross

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By Lee Davenport

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” for your playbook.

From magazine covers to TV shows, Christian Ross is the go-getting managing broker of the burgeoning Village Realty in Atlanta and a team leader. What are the …

Defying Myths With Teresa Cowart

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By Lee Davenport

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 a myth-breaker. She is one of the owners of the Savannah, Ga., metro area’s RE/MAX Accent (where I have had the privilege of training) and leads a team that closed …

From Track Suits to Tailored Suits: Rod Williams

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By Lee Davenport

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 Real Estate Companies, out of approximately 1,700 agents (his third consecutive year in the top three). Yes, Rod is in the top 5 percent for the entire metro Atlanta REALTORS® …

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 …