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Looking Within: The Best Strategy

As kids and young adults dreaming of our careers, none of us wish to be average. Who among us doesn’t aspire in our dreams to become great at what we do, be it a professional athlete, chef, or yes, real estate professional? And yet, something happens to many of us mid-career. Our lofty goals vanish.…

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Some Thoughts on Scripting

Few agents embark upon their career without the use of scripts and many veteran agents continue to swear by them. Others think a few years of script training and experience provide the preparation needed to have a successful career without continuous reliance on scripts. We’re here to unpack both sides of the discussion.  Pro: Routine…

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Universal Rules for Success

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 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 follow diligently,…

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Loving Monday: How to Start Your Week Off Right

real estate time management

Many a song has been written about time managemeny 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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Think Twice Before Jumping Into an Overpriced Listing

overpriced listings

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 scripts. Years in the real estate…

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Be the Best Professional You can Be

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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Year End Wrap: Assessing Your Business

Real Estate Year End Planning

Another year draws to a close, and in the last couple of months, you’ve doubtless been focused on closing transactions and, hopefully, writing your 2020 business plan. But, developing an attainable plan for the coming year means reflecting on the past year, and not just on the numbers side. Successful entrepreneurs analyze their accomplishments and…

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Year End Planning: How To Finish Strong

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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Adapt Don’t React

To be able to adapt is to recognize that the only thing we can count on in life is change. Markets change and the economy changes. Our colleagues change firms, technology evolves and of course, clients can – and do – change their minds. We often have little to no control over these changes, but…

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