Do These 5 Things To Make More Money This Year (And Every Year After)

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By Jef Conn

We all want to make more money, to be the best agent or broker, to sell the most houses or commercial properties. Regardless of how much time you’ve spent in your real estate career, the following five tips will help you make more money this year and every year after.

But first, you must understand this: There …

How to Apply for an NAR Committee

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By Jef Conn

National Association of REALTORS® needs you. Yes, you! Committee applications to serve on NAR committees in 2020 are due May 1, 2019—that’s tomorrow! There will be other real estate professionals  serving our industry on these committees; why not you?

Take a look at the available committees and the process for selecting members here: https://www.nar.realtor/national-leadership/committee-members-liaisons

Find a committee …

Heads or Tails? Making Sense of a Shifting Market

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By Samantha Jones

It’s no secret most of our markets rival the uncertainty of a roller coaster ride at an amusement park these days. Buyers expect to pay less; sellers don’t want to drop their prices. Pristine homes that should seemingly sell in hours, sit on the market stalled. Deals falling apart multiple times for the same client.

You feel …

Pocket Listings: An Ethical Conundrum

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By Dale Swanton

You’ve no doubt heard the term “exclusive” or “pocket listing,” referring to a listing that is not promoted on the MLS but is marketed to the listing agent’s brokerage only or to a select group of “in-the-know” agents. Although not illegal or even unethical in and of itself, the practice is rather controversial as it often puts …

What the Super Bowl in Atlanta Revealed About Social Media Magic

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By Lee Davenport

You may not have been in Atlanta to experience Super Bowl LIII but a quick scroll of the related hashtags will have you reliving some of the greatest moments of the week as if you were there. Capturing and memorializing such cherished experiences that sparks engagement, camaraderie, and a warm-fuzzy brand sentiment is the definition of social …

3 Tips for Hosting a Successful YPN Event

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, as YPNers we are always looking for creative YPN event ideas. Getting members excited to get involved through fun and inspired events is a top priority on our annual YPN agenda. Last year I had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for the NAR YPN Leadership Retreat, where I was able to not only …

7 Tips for Promoting Real Estate in 2019

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By Anita Clark

Real estate is a competitive industry, which means that finding some way to set yourself apart from your fellow agents can occasionally feel like a lost cause. But you don’t need to completely reinvent the wheel. Often, effective real estate promotion is just a matter of putting a unique spin on a tried-and-true technique. Just a small …

New Year’s Inspirations

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By Samantha Jones

The old adage, “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” rings true more than ever at the beginning of a new year. Sure, 2019 means a theoretical blank slate and chance to improve every facet of our lives. Yet, sometimes we set ourselves up to fail with those lofty goals. I’m all for continuing to strive for excellence, …

The 5 Must-Read YPN Lounge Posts of 2018

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, Sales & Marketing 1 Comment

Blog posts packed with actionable, business-boosting tips and recommendations for real estate professionals were the most well-read of the year. New and returning contributing bloggers provided content for the YPN Lounge that received roughly 112,000 total page views in 2018.  With readers seeking peer-to-peer blog articles for advice and best practices, here are the top five YPN Lounge posts of …

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Guiding Clients Through Multiple Offers (And Every Real Estate Deal)

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By Samantha Jones

When I began this blog series in the fall, multiple offer situations were rampant. They were the norm at most price points. Yet, such as the real estate market goes, its a constant ebb and flow. As 2019 rapidly approaches, multiples are becoming less and less common.

If I had a dollar, or maybe $20, for every …