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There Are Givers and There Are Takers: Taking an Active Role in Your Profession

Blog Contributor Personal Fulfillment, Political Action & Involvement, Professional Development Leave a Comment

By Brett Caviness From the first year I got my license as a college student, I knew I wanted to be involved in the real estate business as much as possible.  I started by attending the Iowa REALTORS® Legislative Bus-in where I quickly realized the power we as individuals have to take part in the political landscape that is our …

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Converting a Looker into a Buyer

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Commitment to Excellence, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing 4 Comments

By Brett Caviness It can be boring, spending a large amount of your weekends sitting or standing in what are sometimes vacant homes for hours on end.  For me, the value is developing strong communication and sales skills.  With a degree in communication studies, I still find myself learning and developing techniques to effectively communicate with clients while qualifying them …

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The Reality We Create

Blog Contributor communication, Helpful Tools, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development, Sales & Marketing Leave a Comment

By Brett Caviness I strongly believe in the power of positive thinking and live by it everyday.  As a determined entrepreneur and recent graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, I am goal-oriented and envision my plans becoming a reality.  I work toward my goals each and everyday. I have been in the business since 2009, but recently began a …

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What They Didn’t Tell Me: Things I Wish I Knew About the Real Estate World Before I Jumped In

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Classes & Education, Helpful Tools 10 Comments

By Brett Caviness I simply couldn’t wait two more years to graduate college before entering my dream career as a REALTOR®, so I didn’t.  I went active as a real estate agent in Cedar Falls Iowa in 2009.  Since entering the business, I have worked hard to manage my time.  With class, work on campus, activities and friends I was …