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Mentored and Mentoring: Why Mentorship Can Refresh Your Outlook

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By Brandon Doyle

Building your business can sometimes feel like climbing up a mountain.  You can see others who have succeeded you waiting at the summit, but it can be difficult to figure out how to forge the best path to join them. Fostering a mentorship can help guide you up the mountain to a successful and thriving business. And, …

Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

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By Rebecca Donatelli

Let’s face it, people tend to have a skewed perception of real estate agents. The way we are depicted on TV shows—even the way some people portray themselves on social media. You’d think we only live a life of luxury and glamour, with classy dinners, beautiful homes, and five-star reviews. This has allowed outsiders to develop a …

Turn End-of-the-Year Busyness into Business

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By Lee Davenport

I am a planner; so much so that I’m already planning for the New Year. But, I get it. You may not be a planner, and my admission may have made you cringe. So, just for you, I have eight questions that will help you win business in the next 12 months.

Some might call this business …

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4 Considerations to Negotiate Like a Ninja

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By Lee Davenport

I remember getting my real estate license and thinking I was ready to make my first commission check. Little did I know that I had much to learn about generating leads back then. Perhaps you feel the same way, whether you are new, returning, or revamping your business. Well, check out this excerpt from my latest workbook, …

Why You Need a Mentor

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By Jay O’Brien

We’ve all received the calls, opened the letters, and deflected the in-person pitches. Real estate is perhaps one of the only industries that attains its workforce through blind recruiting rather than interviewing.

It’s quite simply a numbers game for many brokerages, and the strategy becomes less about value creation for agents and more about the bait.

How …

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Do You Have a Mentor?

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By Dolores Esanu When I was 17, I walked into an up-and-coming real estate firm and asked for an internship. The firm consisted of a mother/daughter team. Initially, the mother hesitated at the thought of hiring a teenager with no work experience, however, the daughter gave me a chance. She went against the grain and the hesitations of her business …

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Conference Virgin? I Think You’re Ready.

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By Anand Patel With conference season in full swing, I have met many new and seasoned real estate professionals debating if conferences are worth attending at all. For newer agents—the conference virgins—they look at the cost and automatically dismiss the events as too expensive to even consider. Some seasoned agents—those that have gotten rusty at it—are “too busy” to waste …

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Is 30 the New 60?

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By Brian Copeland This week, I turn 40 and my future with you is, well, uncertain.  While we’ve never defined “under 40” as what the Young Professional Network’s age limit is, it has turned into an awkward elephant in the room no one is willing to talk about.  So, let’s talk about it. We’ve heard “young and young at heart” …

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Learning Is Not All About Your CE

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By Brooke Wolford I recently attended and volunteered at the Minneapolis RE BarCamp. I was a BarCamp virgin. I knew the concept and felt excited about it. I also anticipated excitement among fellow agents.  I didn’t, however, realize how amazing the atmosphere would be. Agents came in early and could wait to view the session board.  I saw many popping …

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Are You an Order-Taker or a True Salesperson?

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By Dave Robison According to NAR’s report about real estate professionals, the majority of us came from admin jobs rather than sales jobs. There is a high probability that the majority of you reading this are order-takers.  The good news is you can change that. You can become a better sales person. I admit it, I was an order-taker and …