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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 …

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Congratulations: The Best and The Worst

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment, Young Pros in the Spotlight 2 Comments

By Brian Copeland If you are a young professional and have entered the real estate profession any time from 2004-2007, I want to be the first to congratulate you. When you can no longer consider yourself a whippersnapper and Lady GAGA music is now playing on the Golden Oldies station, you can then say one thing proudly as a REALTOR®, …

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Look Down, Your Real Estate Career Goes Down

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By Toby Boyce Football season is on us and in Ohio that means a lot of cheering on Friday and Saturday and praying for our NFL teams on Sunday. Football is a passion and as I’ve matured and grown older and – hopefully – wiser, I see the wisdom in those screams and rants from my childhood coaches. “Football is …

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Don’t Just ‘Wing It’

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By Jeremy Williams When meeting with one of our top-producing REALTORS® today, the topics covered made me think about how often both seasoned agents and new agents try to “wing it” when it comes to their businesses.  Taking this approach can lead to undue stress and burnout if not addressed quickly.  It can lead to the question, “Why am I …

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Brick & Mortar or Virtual: Which is More Important?

Blog Contributor Being a Broker, Business Challenges, Establishing Your Business, Sales & Marketing 2 Comments

By Toby Boyce As an agent, would you prefer your brokerage to have an amazing brick and mortar location or an amazing online presence? The question flowed from Michael McClure, president and CEO of Professional One Franchising, on Twitter (@professionalone) recently. There were several agents who jumped right into the discussion — and being on Twitter, it doesn’t take a …

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Consider Becoming a Short-Sales, Foreclosure Resource

Blog Contributor Classes & Education, Short Sales & Foreclosures 1 Comment

By Nobu Hata I am loathed to do this, but I’m going to plug a class.  If there’s one class or certification training you take this year, make it NAR’s Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) training program. I must admit, after hearing about it from the kind folks at REBAC, hearing about my own company’s training program, and learning …