Communication Tips That Exude Professionalism

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By: Jasen Edwards

Good and professional communication is essential in any business, but it’s especially important in a ‘people-focused’ industry like real estate. Agents must know the best communication techniques with their clients, brokers and co-workers. Proper communication improves efficiency and helps improve reputation—and thus help grow business— through professionalism.

Let’s look at communication tips for agents so you can …

An Interview with Karen Hatcher: The Atlanta REALTOR® Association’s First Black Female, Millennial President

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By: Lee Davenport, Ph.D

Watching movies like The Guardians of the Galaxy with mythical characters that save the Marvel universe can be entertaining. In those movies, we see a diverse group of characters join forces.

These characters may have different back stories and very little in common, but their diversity in strengths is precisely what saves their lives.

I do …

Members of 2021 YPN Advisory Board during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in San Diego.

YPN is Growing

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By Erica Christoffer

So far in 2021, 617 real estate professionals have joined the Young Professionals Network nationwide, making YPN 30,737 members strong. That’s a growth increase from the 443 who became involved last year.

The number of YPN groups is also on the rise. REALTORS® created nine new networks this year, bringing the total number of YPN networks up …

Realtor shows a couple a home.

4 Important Lessons For New Real Estate Professionals

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By James Boyer

Eleven years ago, at the tender of age of 14, my life changed forever when my father passed. My mother powered forward from this tragedy with remarkable strength, and from that day until today, her primary goal in life has been taking care of me and my siblings. On that sad day in 2010, and by watching …

Two women talking in an office

4 Tips to Strengthen Relationships With Other Agents

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By Erica Christoffer

Developing trusting relationships with other agents can be good for business. Agents should approach every interaction with professionalism and never speak negatively about others.

REALTOR® Magazine writer Lee Nelson recently wrote a story for brokers on how they can improve their company culture so that it values and promotes reciprocation and respect between agents in the field. …

Larimer Square in Denver's LoDo neighborhood.

Real Estate Markets Profit From Shift in American Dream

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By Neil Goradia

The Denver housing market has repeatedly made national news over the past decade,  setting records in real estate price appreciation. People continue to flock to the Mile High City—and many other parts of Colorado—because of our great attractions and ample job opportunities.

Denver is at the doorstep of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. It’s home to the Colorado …

The Top Producer Life: An Easy Trick to Stay Motivated All Year

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By Jasen Edwards

Recently, I heard about a woman who went into a pharmacy and asked to buy arsenic. The pharmacist told her that arsenic is very poisonous and he can’t sell it without knowing there was a good purpose for her to buy it. The lady said she wanted to kill her husband. The pharmacist declined her purchase, and …

Case Study: How Real Estate Pros Help Buyers and Sellers Avoid Costly Mistakes

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By Neil Goradia

“OMG! My agent just made $7,000 and all they did was list my property!”

Does this sound familiar?

How often have you felt the need to defend your commission as a real estate agent?

This article is not to beat up on for sale by owners. In fact, there are plenty of times that it works great.

The Top Producer Life: What If We Were on the Ballot?

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By Jasen Edwards

How many politicians does it take to change a light bulb?

Two, one to change it and another one to change it back again!

Don’t worry, this isn’t a post about presidential politics. But it is political because I want to talk to you about Proposition 22 that recently passed in California. This categorizes rideshare and delivery …