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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, …

5 Things Agents Can Do in Times of Uncertainty

Alex Craig Business Challenges, Marketing 3 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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Learning Is Not All About Your CE

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By Brooke Wolford I recently attended and volunteered at the Minneapolis RE BarCamp. I was a BarCamp virgin. I knew the concept and felt excited about it. I also anticipated excitement among fellow agents.  I didn’t, however, realize how amazing the atmosphere would be. Agents came in early and could wait to view the session board.  I saw many popping …

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Listen, Lurk, Learn

Blog Contributor Helpful Tools, Professional Development, Technology & Social Media 2 Comments

By Stefanie Hahn I’ve been teaching quite a few Twitter classes lately. I’m not sure if it is because I continue to push Twitter as a social-media-piece-of-cake or if agents are just starting to come around to micro-blogging and the benefits it can bring to their business.  I imagine it has more to do with the fact that they are …