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The One Minute Huggy

By Anand Patel Every night while tucking in my now six year old daughter for bed she asks me for a big hug. She says the hug has to be for exactly one minute. If I walk out of...
June 30, 2015

The Best Worst Sales Call I Ever Received

By Charlie Allred Here’s the scene: I’m driving home in my car after showing houses, and my phone rings. It’s an out-of-state number, not atypical since I regularly get calls from home owners wanting to move to the Phoenix...

4 Considerations to Negotiate Like a Ninja

By Lee Davenport I remember getting my real estate license and thinking I was ready to make my first commission check. Little did I know that I had much to learn about generating leads back then. Perhaps you feel...

7 Must-Know Ways to Kill It Online

By Charlie Allred With more than 90 percent of home buyers searching online for their new home, how are you capturing these online buyers? Here are my seven absolute must-know tips for becoming a killer online real estate agent. 1....

How We’re Working to Keep Agents Safe

By Alyssa Hellman Most people don’t consider real estate to be a dangerous industry;  however, the frequency of crimes against real estate agents – including the horrific murder of Beverly Carter last year – is a chilling reminder of...
June 1, 2015

World’s First Virtual Broker Open

By Brandon Doyle Last month, the Minneapolis Area Association of REALTORS® Young Professional Network presented the first ever virtual broker open. Architech 3D Imaging was on hand to talk about 3D mapping and virtual tours, including Matterport as well...

Get Your Own Wine Social Started

By Erika Villegas When writing my first blog for the YPN Lounge in March about the marketing success I’ve achieved from putting on wine socials, I truly didn’t have any expectations about what the response would be – I...

How to Select a Brokerage

By Lee Davenport As a new real estate agent, it may be hard for you to decide which real estate brokerage firm to “hang your hat.” From having a friend who works at XYZ Realty to remembering the agent...

9 Features of a Great Real Estate Website

By Charlie Allred Ninety percent of home buyers search for their new home online. Knowing this statistic, how is your online presence? Most real estate agents have the website their broker provided them, however, these are merely a page...

The Biggest Social Media Fails in Real Estate

By Bill Gassett It’s no secret that social media is a must in the world of real estate. Today’s buyers and sellers turn the to various platforms and make snap judgments on what you have to offer. You do...