Hopefully you saw our RECENT POST on taking the time to do a thorough mid-year review. We covered the basics, such as reviewing your annual goals and assessing where you stand relative to reaching those goals. And, of course, if you are not on track to reach those goals, what adjustments do you need to…

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real estate lead generation

Today, we’re going to discuss leadership.  If you manage a team, regardless of its size, you know the challenge of being an effective leader. Many people assume that leaders are born with those natural skills. Think again. You have to learn how to be an effective leader. And the lessons aren’t always easy ones. And,…

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Surely you’ve heard of the old axiom: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint.” Training for a marathon requires a strategy. You can burn out if you train too hard too soon. By the same token, if you wait until the last minute to start training, you won’t have the endurance needed to complete the 26…

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real estate productivity

“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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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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real estate professionalism

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 Meriam-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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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 high point for retail sales…

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real estate client expectations

Real Estate Client Expectations Management As with balancing any other type of personal relationship, real estate agents know that managing client expectations is critical to long-term success. Sellers may expect you to turn their property overnight at an unreasonably high sales price; buyers may think you can find them a home on Day One that…

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real estate mistakes

Boy, if there’s one thing we don’t like to think about, much less speak of aloud, it’s failure. Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of ambitious and outgoing agents like the ‘F’ word. As much as it pains us to think of it, failure is an inevitable part of life. Even the world’s greatest successes…

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Qualities of a Successful Real Estate Agent

Each of us have our strong suits, those qualities that enable us to own a room and close a sale.But, just as every action has an equal and opposite reaction, we each also have qualities on which we could work to strengthen and improve. Self-assessment, the ability to objectively look at our strengths and weaknesses,…

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