Test Your Business By Taking a Vacation

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Managing Your Office, Personal Fulfillment, Work/Life Balance 2 Comments

By Nico Hohman

You’ve been in business for a few years now and everything is going well. You are hitting your numbers, achieving your goals, and you are making a mark in your local community.

As a real estate agent you are always on. Your phone is always on. You are always on your email, and you are always ready …

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An American Agent in Paris

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Work/Life Balance 5 Comments

By Lynn Minnick I’ve just come back from an amazing summer in Europe with my young family.  The time had come again to get off the continent for vacation, because we all know that if you’re somewhere reachable, it’s going to happen that clients and other agents will find you.  In the past 10 years or so, doesn’t it seem …

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How Do You Know When it’s Time to Hire an Assistant?

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Helpful Tools, Managing Your Office, Professional Development, Work/Life Balance 1 Comment

By Alex Milshteyn I am writing this 30,000 feet in the air as I fly to St. Louis, Mo., where I’ll be participating in a “30 Under 30” panel discussion during the St. Louis Association of REALTORS®’ YPN second anniversary celebration. As I’m writing this, I feel very little stress, which is a giant contrast from just a few years …

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What Do You Do When Business is Slow?

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By Laura Rubinchuk The real estate market is cyclical, we all know that. Busy in spring and fall, quiet during the winter and summer. At least that’s what my market usually looks like. This summer I found myself with a long list of “to-do’s” for those rainy days where I had some extra time. They range from things like checklists, …