Work/Life Balance Archive

4 Steps to Hiring Out Your Sales Process

By Alexis Craig The true test of whether or not you own a real business is if you can go on vacation to a place like Fiji—without your cell phone—for two weeks and continue to see your income grow....

Test Your Business By Taking a Vacation

By Nico Hohman You’ve been in business for a few years now and everything is going well. You are hitting your numbers, achieving your goals, and you are making a mark in your local community. As a real estate...

#Y4YPN From Fort Collins, Colo.

The #Y4YPN campaign is a video series celebrating what makes YPN valuable to its members. Learn more. By Leanne Goff Brandon Myers is the latest YPNer to take the #Y4YPN challenge. During my interview with Brandon, he talked about...
February 18, 2016

An American Agent in Paris

By Lynn Minnick I’ve just come back from an amazing summer in Europe with my young family.  The time had come again to get off the continent for vacation, because we all know that if you’re somewhere reachable, it’s...
September 20, 2013

#TimeForABreak: Is Social Media Taking Over Your Life?

By Melissa Krchnak I’ve had a few friends over the last couple weeks who have pledged to stay off social media for a day or longer. While I applaud their restraint, I’m not sure I understand the motivation behind...

How Do You Know When it’s Time to Hire an Assistant?

By Alex Milshteyn I am writing this 30,000 feet in the air as I fly to St. Louis, Mo., where I’ll be participating in a “30 Under 30” panel discussion during the St. Louis Association of REALTORS®’ YPN second...

Don’t Make Me Wait …

By Stefanie Hahn In a recent post here at the YPN Lounge, Jessica Hickok encouraged us to avoid becoming the “Real Turd” who can’t separate his or her work life from anything else.  She offered some great tips for...

Don’t Be a Real Turd

By Jessica Hickok Our profession is one of the most mispronounced professions of all time.  Those of us who know that we are REAL-TORS just roll our eyes when someone calls us a Reel-A-Tore. I remember a story that...
October 19, 2010

What Do You Do When Business is Slow?

By Laura Rubinchuk The real estate market is cyclical, we all know that. Busy in spring and fall, quiet during the winter and summer. At least that’s what my market usually looks like. This summer I found myself with...
September 2, 2010

Have I Become An Addict of Social Media?

By Jeremy Williams In a series I am teaching on social media to a group of agents at the Keller Williams Realty NE office in Kingwood, Texas, I have emphasized that social media should just be one of many...