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23 Books to Read in 2023 to Improve Your Real Estate Business

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By: Brandon Doyle

According to a recent survey, the average person reads about 12 books annually. As a real estate agent, reading is essential to staying up-to-date with industry trends and honing your skills. Here are the top 23 books that every real estate agent should consider reading in 2023:

Ninja Selling: Subtle Skills. Big Results. By Larry Kendall What …

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How is 2023 Starting Out for You, Real Estate Friends?

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By: Lee Davenport, Ph.D

I hope this year is off to a great start!

If you’re reading this and your answer is, “Ummm… not quite” or if you’re feeling like you could already use a re-do, it might be time for a bit of self-coaching.

Honest reflection is a great way to assess where you’re at, where you want to …

The Courage to Advocate for Change with Elaine Gross

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On this day of remembrance, we think about all that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for: Nonviolence Equality for Black Americans Peace for all The eradication of poverty Equal access to wealth, health and happiness We also recognize that we cannot move forward without looking into the past. It’s important to understand where we come from and our role …

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How Cryptocurrency is Changing Real Estate

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By: Alex Capozzolo If there’s anything that most real estate industry members can agree on, it’s that the industry doesn’t like change—especially when it comes to technology. How long did it take us to adapt to e-signing? Fortunately and unfortunately, technology will continue to disrupt our industry. That’s where cryptocurrency and blockchain come in. Despite recent volatility in the metaverse …

YPN Members Give Advice on Thriving Past the Five-Year Mark

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By: Nicole Slaughter Graham Recently, realtor.com published a study of findings on what real estate professionals believed were their top issues when building a successful business. Part of their #thrivepastfive campaign, the study’s purpose was to understand better what real estate professionals needed in those first few years of business to create sustainable and long-term success. The first five years …

Technology That Helps Sell Homes

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By: Alex Capazzolo

Although real estate agents have long capitalized on technology to help sell homes, new and innovative options keep coming. Many technological advances make selling a home easier and more intuitive, especially when paired with a good marketing plan.

One thing is certain: technology keeps changing and advancing, so what should you use to sell homes? Here’s the …

Help Sellers Prep for a Winter Sale

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By Barbara Ballinger

Winter is fast approaching, and the last thing a seller needs is a costly repair brought on by freezing temps or easily-fixed home maintenance issues. As the market shifts, homes in many places are staying on the market longer, so make sure your sellers are prepped for the long haul when it comes to a winter sale.

Introducing the 2022 Networks of the Year

Nicole Slaughter Graham YPN Events, YPN News 2 Comments

Hurricane Nicole made for an interesting travel experience to the 2022 NAR NXT event held in Orlando, Fla. However, YPN was not to be deterred. Members from all across the country battled canceled and delayed flights, travel plan changes and unknowns. Nonetheless, they made it to convene in person and celebrate all that YPN has accomplished in the past year. …

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Guiding Your Clients Through a Recession

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By: Kaycee Miller The real estate market is constantly changing – year to year, week to week, even day to day. Throw in a global pandemic, the impact of which we are still grappling with, and it’s safe to say that it’s a confusing time in the market. Is the U.S. headed toward an inevitable recession? Forecasts range widely, but …