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Looking For Love… From REALTORS®

Blog Contributor Technology & Social Media, Young Pros in the Spotlight 2 Comments

ABC is now casting for the upcoming season of “The Bachelorette,” and they are looking for a REALTOR®, in particular, to be on the show. “From past experience I know that REALTORS® are well rounded, smart, and successful,” says the casting director. Who knows? It could be you! Here is the info: The search is on for the 25 suitors …

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‘Help! I Don’t Know What to Blog About.’

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 2 Comments

By Jeremy Williams Writing a successful blog does not just happen.  Just like anything that is successful, planning is required.  Winston Churchill said, “Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” Instead of worrying what to write, just focus on thinking and planning, then the subject matter will reveal itself. I see many people start a blog, but over …

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Superstitous Buyers or Sellers? These Tips May Bring You Some Luck…

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

By Heather Soldonia In the spirit of October and Halloween, I think it’s a perfect time to discuss the many superstitions, beliefs, and practices held by home buyers (and sellers). As I’ve implied before, the San Francisco Bay Area is a cauldron pot of ancestries, religions, family, and marital statuses. But with that diversity there is a cobweb of belief …

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New Chapter Alert: Welcome Fairfield County, Conn.

Blog Contributor Outreach, YPN Chapters, YPN Events, YPN News 1 Comment

In an effort to make connects and tap into valuable business resources, 26 young real estate professionals have successfully founded a new YPN chapter in Fairfield County, Conn. Here are some quick facts: Chapter name: Fairfield County YPN Main contact: Richard Eimicke (Staff Liaison) Email: richard@nfcar.com Main phone number: 203-744-7255 Number of members in chapter: 26 Officers: Co-Chairs: Andrea Kramer …

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A Tool to Help Keep Social Media Updates Simple

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By Jessica Hickok It’s been said over and over that social media can be a huge benefit to your real estate business.  I have found this to be true on so many levels, as my company has received countless referrals off of Twitter and Facebook by talking about what I love to do.  And yes, like you, what I love …

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Obstacles I Have Overcome as a Young Professional

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Professional Development 3 Comments

By Kenneth Culbertson   “Who are you to tell me that I need to bring $10,000 to the closing table? You’re just a kid!” ~ Seller These are the types of words I would hear when I was first selling real estate back in 1995 at 23 years of age. How would I overcome such critique? FACTS and STATISTICS! The …

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New Chapter Alert: Welcome C.A.R. Young Professionals Network

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With a growing interest among members of the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, the group has officially formed a new chapter of YPN. C.A.R.’s application was one of eight approved in September, bringing the grand total to 29 YPN chapters nationwide. With two networking events already under their belt, members of the new YPN group are planning another education event/meeting and …

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Rethinking Lead Generation

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Technology & Social Media 8 Comments

By Jeremy Williams Depending on which real estate company you are currently operating with, there is one truth that you probably have heard expressed over and over: Lead generation is the key to a successful real estate business. Without generation, the well can dry up and the next thing you know your scrambling to find that next client. Methods of …

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Does Social Networking Result in More Closings?

Drew Burks Business Challenges, Closing, Polls, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media 24 Comments

By Drew Burks   Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Blogging … I get asked this question all the time: “Can I really close more business using social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and a blog?” The answer is YES! I know that many are skeptical, so I interviewed quite a few REALTORS® to find out what their experience has been over …

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No Shoes to Fill Except Our Own

Blog Contributor Professional Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Social Media, Working with Clients 3 Comments

By Kelly Reark According to NAR’s Home Buyer and Seller Survey, the median age for REALTORS® is 54, while the median age for first-time home buyers is 30.  The median age for a repeat buyer was only 47. The “average” real estate professional is likely not as keen on technology and gadgetry as we are.  Nor do they adjust to …