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Caveat Emptor: Lessons Learned from Tax Season

By Samantha Jones Every year, Uncle Sam comes calling like clockwork in the spring. In the midst of our crazy spring market no less, and then comes the sticker shock. The inevitable cringing at how much I spent to...

From Track Suits to Tailored Suits With Rod Williams

By Lee Davenport This is part two in an ongoing series featuring top producers. Read part one featuring Jen Du Plessis. What does it take to be a top producer?  There is no magic, work-free formula, but there are...

GDPR and What It Means to You

By Anita Clark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the talk of the internet. Attorneys in the European Union and the United States are being bombarded with questions about the GDPR. Companies and website owners are scrambling as the...

Advice From a 2018 30 Under 30 Honoree

By Santino Filipelli I was recently named a 2018 30 Under 30. Is it crazy that I didn’t know what 30 Under 30 was until early September 2017? No? How about after being in the industry for seven years,...

Email Marketing Tips for Commercial Agents

By Kyle Malnati This is an excerpt from my article that will appear in the 2018 spring issue of Commercial Connections, available in print and online May 28. Even though the internet, email, and social media allow you to...

4 Tweaks to Grow Your Business

By Lee Davenport Jen Du Plessis is a top producer and in the 1 percent who have sold their methods to Salesforce. Yes, she’s that good. She has shared the stage with Tony Robbins, Les Brown, and Brian Buffini...
April 25, 2018

How to Win the Deal in a Seller’s Market

By Drew Heasley Most markets are facing inventory shortages this time of year. There are simply too many buyers and not enough homes for sale. This requires buyer’s agents to get creative and aggressive in order to help their...
April 13, 2018

Quiz: Is Your Follow-Up Broken?

By Lee Davenport Have you ever heard the saying, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it”?  Yet, have you noticed that you don’t know what you don’t know? Perhaps a method or strategy (or lack there of) is broken,...
March 28, 2018

It Takes More Than Irish Luck to Close a Real Estate Deal

By Samantha Jones Four-leaf clovers. The Blarney Stone. Horseshoes. Lucky rabbit’s feet. The recent St. Patrick’s Day holiday has me thinking about the luck of the Irish and good luck charms. But luck isn’t necessarily going to help you...

3 Tech Benefits Helping New NAR Members Get Started

By NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® team You have many choices to make as a real estate professional—especially when it comes to investing in yourself and your new business. NAR’s REALTOR Benefits® Program is designed with you in mind, offering savings...
February 22, 2018