Prospecting: 5 Steps to Real Estate Success

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Real Estate Prospecting Ask any rookie agent what they dislike most about the job, and odds most will mention prospecting. But, it’s a basic tool of the real estate business and no one becomes – or stays – successful without continuing to prospect. We examine some of the mental blocks that make this part of…

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Real Estate Success: Universal Rules For All Agents

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Just as the universe is governed by rules and laws that dictate how everything is connected, so does the practice of real estate have universal rules for real estate success. There aren’t shortcuts to becoming a top professional in your field. So, in this post, we review some of the general tenets that, if you…

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How To Develop a Production-Focused Mentality

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There’s nothing like the feeling of signing a listing – it never gets old. Even better than that, however, is being able to score multiple listings in a single week. There’s no better way to see a dramatic increase in business, but for many agents, making the jump to more than one listing a week…

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Time Management: How To Start Your Week Off Right

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Many a song has been written about time management and, in particular, how much we dislike Mondays. “Every other day of the week is fine, yeah  . . .  can’t trust that day,” sang the Mamas and the Papas in the 1960s, while the Bangles recorded “Manic Monday” in 1986 about the stress of starting…

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Self-Discipline: Good Habits Make for Excellent Results

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“With self-discipline, most anything is possible,” said Theodore Roosevelt, one of America’s great and arguably most motivational presidents. He had a good point. In fact, there’s a reason a simple Google search of quotes about self-discipline turn up hundreds. By now, we surely know that while talent is a bonus, it’s for nothing if we…

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Overpriced Listing: 4 Reasons to Think Twice Before Jumping In

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Let’s set the stage with regard to an overpriced listing. You’re meeting with a client preparing to list their home. You go over the comps, but the client insists on a higher listing price than you are comfortable with. All your training is telling you to stick to your real estate scripts. Years in the…

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Be the Best Professional You can Be

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Look up the definition of professional and you’ll find the following: “A person engaged or qualified in a profession,” and “relating to or connecting with a profession.” With all due respect to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, those phrases don’t tell us much. As a young adult starting in business, the word ‘professional’ may have conjured thoughts of…

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Year End Planning: How To Finish Strong

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Real Estate Year End Planning A couple of months ago, we addressed the need for solid year end planning. With November here and the holidays around the corner, we take another look at how you plan to finish the year strongly. Real estate is a cyclical business and traditionally, this time of year is a…

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Make a Splash: Build Your Brand With Social Media

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Gone are the days when prospective home buyers look through the Sunday newspaper classified ads to look for open houses. You already know that a strong social media presence is a necessity in the business. Beyond that, you may find yourself at a loss for how to create the kind of memorable online brand that…

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