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Overcoming an Obstacle Requires Perseverance

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Personal Fulfillment 1 Comment

By Jeremy Williams “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James II: 2-3. If you are in the real estate business for a period of time, you …

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Make Your List and Check It Twice

Blog Contributor Outreach, Professional Development, YPN Events 1 Comment

By Jessica Hickok I’m a big list maker and checklist lover.  While gearing up for the big NAR Annual Conference and Expo coming up in just two short weeks in San Diego, I am in list-making overdrive. However there is one list that I make that I would like to encourage every REALTOR® to do the same in preparation for …

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Professional Development 1 Comment

By Crystal Webster When I first got into the business I thought I knew it all – rookie mistake. I knew everything there was to know about Kansas City (yes, the whole GIANT city). My business was the perfect model. My processes were the best to be had. And my broker was the best broker anywhere in the world – …

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Involvement = Impact

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  By Jeremy Williams Involvement = Impact was a humbling realization I had after a board meeting this week with the East Houston Fellowship of Christian Athletes. You can’t stand on the side lines if you want to have an impact on anything, whether it is in the real estate industry, an organization you participate in, or even in your …

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Life After the First-Time Home Buyer Craze

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 2 Comments

  By Michelle Flaherty Does anyone else miss working with people who want to buy AND sell? In a market marked by bank sales, short sales, and first-time home buyers, it’s easy to lose sight of what lies beyond this year’s surplus of single-sided clients. The year 2009 was without a doubt the year of the first-time home buyer. Already, …

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Looking Forward to Seeing You at the YPN Events in San Diego!

Blog Contributor Professional Development, YPN Events, YPN News 1 Comment

By Shannon Williams King, YPN Advisory Board Chair Convention is always a blast!  Especially this year with it being held in San Diego. If you haven’t signed up, make sure to register and join YPN during our events Nov. 12-16.  Besides the fantastic speakers, sessions and expo, there are some great YPN events going on as well. We’ll kick off …

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I Would Like a Cheeseburger, But Hold the Cheese.

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Sales & Marketing, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By Jeremy Williams What would happen if you ordered a cheeseburger at a fast food restaurant, and in ordering asked to hold the cheese?  What reaction would you expect when you pulled up to the window to pay?  The reaction would most likely be confusion because the restaurant’s expectation is that when you order a cheeseburger from the menu that …

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Real Estate Agent 1.0 vs. Real Estate Agent 2.0

Blog Contributor Commitment to Excellence, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing 5 Comments

By Dan Iampieri Real Estate Agent 1.0 takes any listing at any price and then spends their time working on a price reduction. Real Estate Agent 2.0 prices listings at market value, only take saleable listing and always tell sellers the truth about price. Real Estate Agent 1.0 has no marketing plan. Unless, it is a plan to put a …

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The Facebook Identity Crisis

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Technology & Social Media, Work/Life Balance 21 Comments

By Stefanie Hahn Do you live your life as two people – one person at work and another person at home? Probably not… So why are you trying to be two people online??? I am seeing many of you with multiple identities on Facebook – the one you created for “work stuff” and the one that you created to share …