Why I Said No to $20,000 in Commissions

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By Nico Hohman It is easier to turn someone down, than to let them down. This is the phrase I used to happily say no to $20,000 in real estate commissions. One of the advantages of working as a real estate agent is that you can control which projects you choose to work on. If you want to focus on …

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What Makes a REALTOR® Different?

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By Dave Robison What is the difference between a REALTOR® and a regular old Joe with a real estate license?  Can anyone you’ve asked from the public answer that question correctly?  Better yet, can all of the REALTORS® in your office answer that question?   I feel like it was indoctrinated in me through continuing eduction classes.  So, from what I’ve …

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2012: The Year of the Professional

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By Veronica Barragan Some REALTORS® conceived 2012 as “The Year of Volume Transactions” because lower home prices created the need to increase transactions to keep up with personal career goals while maintaining life styles and income. In actuality, 2012 has quickly become “The Year of the Professional.” We’re in an environment where REALTORS® celebrate authentic, professional standards, and embrace all …

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Real Estate is Sexy

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By Brooke Wolford Recently, I have noticed how often you see a character on TV playing a real estate agent or the several hundred reality shows about real estate.  It brings home the point that real estate has the interest of pretty much everyone.  You can’t turn on the news and not hear some sort of real estate-related story. Let’s …

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Authentic Pride in Your Job Makes All the Difference

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By Toby Boyce It was a quiet Monday night until the cell phone rang. My mother-in-law was on the other end, and five hours later my wife and I arrived in Cleveland – via Bellevue – and the Cleveland Clinic as my father-in-law was admitted. It would go without saying that we were scared, nervous, and extremely worried as we …