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Thank You

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Code of Ethics, Personal Fulfillment 2 Comments

By Anand Patel “Why do you do this for free?” “What do you get out of it?” “When do you have time to make money?” “Why do you waste your time with that?” “What’s the point?” If you volunteer some of your time and talents to National Association of REALTORS® (or any other organization) at the local, state, or national …

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‘Tis the Season…

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By Melissa Krchnak ‘Tis the Season… To…Prep for Next Year. While I love to evaluate what I’ve done, I’m also ambitiously looking at 2013! I started planning for next year months ago and am putting the finishing touches on it these last few days of the year. I feel waiting until January to do business planning is missing the boat a bit. …

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Family First?

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment 2 Comments

By Jared James I am going to keep this brief. I’m writing this article sitting in the West Virginia airport on my way home after speaking at the West Virginia Association of REALTORS®. I am right in the middle of what I call “convention season,” which consists of the months of September and October. During this time I will keynote …

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Getting It Done

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 4 Comments

By Stefanie Hahn What does getting it done mean?  My “it” goes something like this…I want to work hard, be kind, and have a life.  In order for me to be kind and have a life, I have to get it done. Working hard is weaved right in there. Here are a few of the apps that I use each …

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Don’t Make Me Wait …

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, communication, Work/Life Balance, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By Stefanie Hahn In a recent post here at the YPN Lounge, Jessica Hickok encouraged us to avoid becoming the “Real Turd” who can’t separate his or her work life from anything else.  She offered some great tips for managing our daily lives so that we don’t stand out as “that guy” or “that girl” with the annoying Bluetooth thingy …

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This Whole ‘Work/Life Balance’ Thing

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By Crystal Webster At my former corporate job, “work/life balance” seemed to be the catch phrase of the month. I worked in a very demanding job (90+ hours a week most weeks demanding), but as long as the façade of work/life balance was there, it was all good. Fast forward a few years to now; and I’m working for myself. …