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How to Network Better So Your Business Can Thrive

Esther Victoria Toribio Networking 4 Comments

By: Esther Victoria Toribio What thought(s) come to mind when the word “networking” appears? To me, the word networking is often paired with alcoholic beverages, light appetizers and in turn results in a social event between many individuals, most of whom already know each other. These types of events make it difficult for a new person to make any headway …

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A Primer on the NAR Spire Program and How it Helps Your Business

Ahmed Islam Mentoring, Networking 4 Comments

By: Ahmed Islam It’s well-known that most new real estate agents don’t make it past the 5-year mark in the business. To the outside world, real estate seems like an easy job, but any professional in the business knows otherwise. One of the top ways for new agents to succeed is by learning from someone who’s been in the business …

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How to Build Your Professional Support System

Jennifer Weinberg Networking, Professional Development 2 Comments

By: Jennifer Weinberg Real Estate is a people business. Your days are filled with conversations with other real estate professionals in your office, affiliates at your association, phone calls with lenders, and hopefully, lots of client meetings.   But here’s the reality: practicing real estate can be kind of lonely, especially as a solo practitioner. As you build your career, …

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Leverage LinkedIn to Build Your Real Estate Business

Tezeta Roro Marketing, Networking, Outreach, Technology & Social Media 7 Comments

By: Tezeta Roro Linkedin is the platform to access a digital Rolodex of high-earning individuals. In today’s internet-driven world, having a LinkedIn profile is a must for professionals. This means that you, too, should be on this platform to make quality connections and attract quality clients. The good news is that if you use Facebook, Linkedin will be an easy …

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4 Important Lessons For New Real Estate Professionals

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Establishing Your Business, Networking, Sales Tips & Techniques, Social Media 3 Comments

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 …

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How to Stand Out in a Hot Market

Blog Contributor Buyers, Networking 1 Comment

By: The CE Shop The housing market was thrown for a loop in 2020 with dwindling inventory and booming demand for properties. As of April 2021, the median existing-home price in the U.S. was $341,600, a 19.1% gain year over year. Despite property prices skyrocketing, we are seeing more bidding wars and all-cash offers. This trend is continuing into 2021 …

Starved for Networking Events While Social Distancing? The New(ish) Clubhouse App Can Help

Blog Contributor Networking, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 8 Comments

By Lee Davenport In case you missed it, we are still social distancing. As a result, I have heard from many real estate pros asking how they can get in front of people and be part of a community online. You know, the OGs of connecting virtually with groups of new people on Facebook, Eventbrite, and Snapchat, to just name …

4 Tweaks to Grow Your Business

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By Lee Davenport Jen Du Plessis is a top producer and in the 1 percent who have sold their methods to Salesforce. Yes, she’s that good. She has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Les Brown, and Brian Buffini to name just a few. But don’t be fooled by her celebrity network, Du Plessis is open to sharing her 35 …

YPN Members Descend on D.C.

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, MidYear, Networking, Political Action & Involvement, Professional Development, YPN Events Leave a Comment

For the seventh straight year, members of the National Association of REALTORS® Young Professionals Network from across North America gathered during the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo on May 16 at the The Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. REALTORS® make the annual trip to take part in legislative activities and advocate for the real estate industry, public policy, …

5 Ideas For Your Next YPN Event

Erica Christoffer Being a REALTOR®, Commitment to Excellence, Networking, Outreach, Political Action & Involvement, YPN Events Leave a Comment

If you’re looking to strengthen member participation, breathe some new life into your YPN, or host an event that’s off the hook, then glean new ideas from successful events organized by networks throughout the country. 1. Trivia Night The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® YPN hosted “Trivia for TREPAC” on June 23. The trivia night featured food, prizes, and an auction to …