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How to Keep Personal Data Safe on Vacation

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By Burton Kelso

Winter is approaching, which tends to be a slower season in the real estate industry—a perfect time to take a vacation. Vacations are an exciting, happy time for you to get away and tune out the everyday worries of your day-to-day work and home routine. Before you head out for a day trip, stateside vacation, or international …

From Hate to Love: 6 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

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By Rebecca Donatelli

I’ll never forget the first time I had to get up in front of an audience and give a speech. I did it in order to meet a core requirement in college, not because I wanted to. It was my sophomore year, and I remember thinking I would rather try to solve the infamous Fermat’s Last Theorem …

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How to Protect Computers, Smartphones, and Other Devices When You Travel

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By Burton Kelso

Summer is here, and with it comes day trips and extended vacations. For real estate professionals, tech gadgets are part of your everyday life to keep in touch with clients, which means if you travel, you’re bound to take devices like smartphones, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and digital cameras with you. I’m sure one of your worst nightmares …

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5 Tips for Rising to the Top in Real Estate

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By Rogers Healy

Every year, I eagerly read the RealTrends 500 rankings, an elite list of top 1.5% brokerages in the U.S. But this year was different. For the first time in 14 years, our Dallas-based firm made the list, ranked as one of the “Nation’s Best.” Data also showed that our firm was the top independently owned single-office brokerage …

So, You Want to Write a Book

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By Rebecca Donatelli

October 7, 2020, in the midst of navigating a global pandemic while getting over my recent divorce, I added “published author” to my resume. I’ll never forget the moment my book arrived in the mail—I had tracked the package all day and watched the online map as the Amazon delivery person made their way through Cleveland delivering …

Becoming a Landlord: Real Estate Investing 101 (Part 2)

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By Samantha Jones

This article is part two of a two-part series on purchasing and managing an investment property.

I hope everyone found my first five tips on becoming a rental property owner and manager useful. In case you missed them, check them out now. As promised, here are my continued top 10 tips on how to prosper in real …

Top Producer Life: How to Take a Day Off

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By Jasen Edwards

Why don’t mummies go on vacation? Because they’re afraid to unwind!

Now, what about real estate agents? Why don’t they go on vacation, or even take time off regularly for that matter? Sadly, it’s because too many feel that like a mummy—if they relax, their business will unwind.

I’ve spent more than two decades showing agents how …

5 Tips for New Agents Born After 9/11

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By Jasen Edwards

 

Dear 18-year-old agent,

I remember the day I received my real estate license exam results in the mail. Just a few weeks after I turned 18, I slid a single piece of paper out of the envelope from the Texas Real Estate Commission and I saw the word “PASS.” I was looking out from my third-floor …

Fresno YPN: Leading By Example

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By Erica Christoffer

The Fresno Association of REALTORS® YPN credits the cohesiveness and commitment of their committee members after winning both the Medium Network of the Year Award from the National Association of REALTORS® and the State Network of the Year Award from the California Association of REALTORS® in 2019.

In this Q&A, Brandon Uribe, 2019 chair of Fresno’s YPN, …

5 Ideas for Safe YPN Events During the Pandemic

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By Erica Christoffer

Innovation has been the name of the game during the coronavirus pandemic. Real estate pros have been utilizing technology to continue serving clients while developing new safety protocols for safe in-person showings. But COVID-19 is still a major concern as several states are experiencing a significant resurgence in cases. Here are some creative ways YPN groups around …