Small Business Strategy

Getting The Most Out Of Networking Events

The term ‘networking’ may conjure up queasy sensations of glad-handing used car salesmen, but it’s necessary for growing our pipeline and it doesn’t have to be unpleasant. In fact, networking events can – and should – be enjoyable, as they give you a chance to add to our pipeline and present your best self to…

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4 Reasons Why Failure Makes Us Better

Admit it, seeing the word “failure” in the title of a blog post makes you uncomfortable. Let’s not focus on the negative you might be thinking. That makes sense. After all, many, if not most highly driven and successful professionals operate on the motto made famous in the film Apollo 13: “Failure is not an…

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Great Habits For Improving Your Buisiness

There are no quick fixes or shortcuts to becoming successful; no such thing as ‘get rich quick’ or overnight successes. Achieving success and establishing a flourishing business comes through a series of goals and steps by which to achieve them.  The path to a strong career and business is filled with personal and professional choices,…

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The Perils of Workplace Whining

We’ve all been there:  smack talking our boss with co-workers over a drink, rolling our eyes at high maintenance clients, or even complaining about the quality of office coffee. Call it venting if you will, but the old-school term for constant complaining in the workplace is whining. And much like eating too many doughnuts or…

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Small Business Owners: What You Should Know

Small Business Owners: What You Should Know At base, all real estate brokers are small businesses. If you haven’t taken steps to review trends that may affect your business in the coming year, now’s the time to do so before the year progresses further. The recently passed tax overhaul is sure to affect you, but…

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Improve Your Business Writing (and Improve Your Business)

Your days of English composition class may be long in the rear-view mirror, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to continue to hone your writing skills. Effective business writing is essential to a successful business: the corollary is that poor or ineffective writing skills can cost you money if clients don’t understand the message…

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The Marketing Journey-Part 1: Business Objectives

Brand marketing is often a mystery to many small business owners. This is particularly true for real estate agents who seem to believe that “selling harder” is always the answer to success. To be sure, nobody discounts the value of selling harder, using advanced technology such as Vulcan 7 or Espresso Agent to maximize lead generation…

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Are You A People Focused Leader?

Let’s face it: the real estate business isn’t for the faint of heart and it’s an industry that calls for strong and motivational leaders. Whether you have your own agency, are a managing broker, or even an agent working to lead your clients in the right directions, it’s crucial to hone an effective leadership style.…

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Inside The Mind Of A Driven Professional

Highly successful real estate professionals, no matter the geographic market in which they operate, be they in commercial or residential real estate, tend to share many of the same qualities. To a lucky few, these qualities are innate, but most achieve success by carefully analyzing these qualities and cultivating them. We’ve identified six qualities/personality characteristics…

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Is Your Business Culture Millennial Friendly?

Regardless of the size of your brokerage or real estate team, recruiting must always be a top priority. Even if you don’t have openings today, you may next week and it is critical to be proactive about recruiting in order to have a strong bench to support your business. In today’s post, we are going…

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