Small Business Strategy

The Importance of Delegation

While many of us may long for an assistant to which we can offload tasks, the reality is that delegating well is a learned skill. For perfectionists, handing off even small chores can be hard, as they don’t believe anyone can do them better. On the other hand, delegation doesn’t mean dumping off only the…

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Moving On From Failure

Let’s talk about the ‘F’ word: Failure. Fear of failure lurks within us all but rarely on motivational blogs does anyone address the issue directly. However, failure is as much of fact of life as death and taxes and we all – even the most successful super-agents – face it sometimes. Today, we address how…

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Maximizing Your Efficiency

As defined by Webster’s Dictionary, efficiency is the ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy, a technique that sounds like a sure-fired way to close more sales. But, how, exactly, does being efficient translate into everyday work habits and productive routines? Many of the steps to becoming more efficient…

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Building an Awesome Team

When you’ve reached the enviable point in your real estate career at which you have more leads than you can efficiently manage, the time has come to consider building a team. The benefits of having team members are numerous: for starters, someone is always available to work with clients. Team members can motivate and push…

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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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