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Focus On Your Scripts

Work your scripts. No three words are more apt to elicit groans from real estate agents, but doubtless, every agent in the business started their career with script training. We’re here to tell you those aren’t just for rookie agents.  Even veterans can benefit from reviewing scripts to tighten up presentations for these are a…

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Becoming a Multi-Million Dollar Agent

There are many specialties within the real estate profession, and while working with high wealth clients in the luxury property market isn’t for everyone, it may be the right fit for you. After all, it’s arguable the same amount of work goes into million-dollar transactions as goes into the sale of a starter home. In…

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How Humor Can Make You a Real Estate Star

In a serious world, humor does a great deal to defuse tense situations and lighten conversations with people we have just met, as demonstrated by countless common phrases referring to it. Laughter is the best medicine, we are often told.  A poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox begins, “Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep…

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Listings: Here Are Some Best Practices to Consider

Without a listing strategy, we have no business. All your networking, your marketing, your cold-calling and prospecting is directed toward this goal, for getting a listing is the first step to closing a deal. And, once you nail down a listing, the way you provide service will set the standard for futures ones. With so…

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Likability and Client Good Will

The late comedian Mort Sahl had an expression he employed most frequently to poke fun at President Richard Nixon: “Would you be a used car from this man?” The implication was that Nixon wasn’t likable or trustworthy enough to buy a car from, despite his two elections to the Presidency. Take the politics out, look…

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Time Is On Your Side-If You Use It Effectively

Real estate professionals and jazz musicians appear to have little in common, but the great jazz trumpet player Miles Davis found synergy with his quote on time management: “Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.” Davis was far from the only famous person with sage advice about the efficient use of time, and…

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Negotiating: The Path to Real Estate Success

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For many agents – particularly those early in their careers – the thought of negotiating across the table with a customer or another agent causes hands to sweat and sleepless nights. One of the reasons is that we are afraid of failure, of not living up to the expectations we’ve set for ourselves. In this…

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Lead Generation-Build Momentum as Summer Wanes

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As August winds down and our school year routines take shape, it might be nice to think about taking a break, putting our feet up and enjoying the last days of warm weather. But it may also be the perfect time to hit the refresh button on our lead generation strategies. To be a top…

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Productivity And Real Estate Success

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Real estate productivity is today’s topic. ‘Productivity’ is a word in business jargon that gets thrown around a lot, and surely, we all want to be productive. But, how real estate productivity is defined and how we maintain productivity can be a challenge. Puzzle no more! Follow our guidance for achieving maximum productivity in the…

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Habits of Highly Effective Agents

Writer Stephen Covey wrote the self-help book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” in 1989, and since then the book has spawned spin-offs (“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens,” by Covey’s son, Sean) and sold more than 25 million copies in 40 languages. The obvious conclusion is that many people are seeking guidance…

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