Monthly Archive:: January 2010

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

By Jeremy Williams I heard the song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin played over the radio on the way home from the office.  How relevant could this song be as the theme song for the thousands of...

Don’t Be My Friend on Facebook if…

By Dan Iampieri Hi, I’m Dan Iampieri! I love real estate, movies, and tennis. I would love to be your friend on social media websites like Facebook. However, don’t be my friend on Facebook if… 1.)    … All you...

Taking REALTORS® Above the Bar

By Toby E. Boyce It seems that everywhere a licensed real estate agent looks today, the discussion is centering on raising the bar (#rtb Twitter hash tag). It is has been a trending topic on Twitter, its own Google...

Learning Valuable Lessons

By Brooke Wolford So I recently had an issue in my office.   My first ever dispute with another REALTOR®.   I couldn’t believe that it would ever happen to me. So here’s the story. A client came into the office...

Go For ABR This Year

By Kelly Reark This is a great idea for those in YPN, and all practitioners in general! Doesn’t it seem like you are always spending money on one thing or another? Board dues, electronic key dues, classes, license fees...

Watch for the Signs: Look into Your Crystal Ball

By Dave Robison How many times have your clients or friends asked you about your crystal ball?  My clients ask me all the time.  It’s almost daily you hear, “If I buy this house, how much do you think...
January 22, 2010

For the Members, By the Members.

By Nobu Hata Much has been made the last couple of weeks about two online “conversations” that permeated the real estate socialwebs.  One, an “Open Letter to NAR President Vicki Cox Golder” regarding the disconnect between us REALTORS® and...

I Get It Now

By Stefanie Hahn For a very long time I hated Twitter. Hated it. I hated that I felt like I was broadcasting my life to people I didn’t know. I hated the amount of DMs (direct messages) I received...

This Whole ‘Work/Life Balance’ Thing

By Crystal Webster At my former corporate job, “work/life balance” seemed to be the catch phrase of the month. I worked in a very demanding job (90+ hours a week most weeks demanding), but as long as the façade...

2010…It’s Waiting For You!

By Brooke Wolford It’s a new year, a new decade.  As I look back at the past year, I reflect on all of the hard times.  As REALTORS®, we faced some of the most difficult challenges in 2009. The...