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Leverage LinkedIn to Build Your Real Estate Business

Tezeta Roro Marketing, Networking, Outreach, Technology & Social Media 6 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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How to Overcome Being the Newbie

Barbara Ballinger Establishing Your Business, New REALTOR®, Professional Development, Rookies Leave a Comment

By: Barbara Ballinger

Three takeaways:

Work for a reputable company with experienced colleagues willing to mentor Share your transferrable skills from prior jobs Work hard to secure results you can tout

Being the new person in any business isn’t easy, especially now in real estate. The New York Times reports that there are many more people entering the profession. That, …

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YPN’s Presence is Stronger Than Ever

Nicole Slaughter Graham MidYear, NAR, YPN Events, YPN groups, YPN News Leave a Comment

This year’s YPN Advisory Board session at the annual REALTORS® Legislative Meetings was standing room only as board members discussed the strides the network has made in the areas of advocacy, growth, brand, and events. Before the committee started discussing the Young Professionals Network’s recent accomplishments and upcoming events, NAR President Leslie Rouda Smith and President-elect Kenny Parcell gave short …

5 Things Agents Can Do in Times of Uncertainty

Alex Craig Business Challenges, Marketing 6 Comments

By: Alex Craig

When speaking with other real estate agents and professionals, I hear a sense of hesitancy, uncertainty, and in some cases, fear. Many of us are wondering what’s going to happen in the real estate market.

We’re starting to see rising interest rates, high levels of inflation persist, and a number of publications are promoting “doom and gloom” …

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A Look at the Realities of Fair Housing

Kayla Johnson Diversity, Fair Housing 1 Comment

By: Kayla Johnson

In April, we commemorate the Fair Housing Act of 1968. It’s imperative that we understand the history of decisions that still affect generations and those within the communities that we serve as real estate professionals. It’s also important that we understand and are aware of our own unconscious bias, which can be an eye-opening experience. Only then …

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Preparing Clients for Appraisal Gaps

Neil Goradia communication, Customer Service, Financing & Credit, Working with Clients 5 Comments

By Neil Goradia

House prices are skyrocketing! (YES, we already know that—old news.)

Winning a bid can be tough and you need the “secret sauce,” right? (We’ve heard that before, too.)

But have you put thought into how to address appraisal gaps for your clients?

Appraisal Gaps Are on the Rise

I’m seeing an increasing number of houses fall out …

Real Estate and Pregnancy: Lessons Learned

Kayla Johnson Personal Fulfillment, Work/Life Balance Leave a Comment

By: Kayla Johnson

I can proudly say that I’m officially one of those moms that have to juggle everything.

Being an active real estate agent in this market already comes equipped with its dose of chaos, but I invite you to try managing that with a six-week-old baby. It’s insane! – but doable (trust me). Honestly, pregnancy has been the …

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Uncovering Bias to Interrupt Fair Housing Inequities

Lee Davenport, Ph.D Fair Housing 1 Comment

By Lee Davenport

Have you noticed from shows like “The Tinder Swindler,” “Dateline,” “Snapped,” and the ID channel that abiding by the law is not automatic or even intuitive for everyone?

It’s April, but our mommas did not raise any fools—we understand that this very important factoid impacts all aspects of life.

Real talk: just because laws are in place …