Commitment to Excellence Archive

5 Ideas For Your Next YPN Event

If you’re looking to strengthen member participation, breathe some new life into your YPN, or host an event that’s off the hook, then glean new ideas from successful events organized by networks throughout the country. 1. Trivia Night The San...

Why I Said No to $20,000 in Commissions

By Nico Hohman It is easier to turn someone down, than to let them down. This is the phrase I used to happily say no to $20,000 in real estate commissions. One of the advantages of working as a...

Dealing With Mistakes

By John Blom In my last post, I talked about the challenges and opportunities that arise when leading in a time of change. Periods of change allow for new plans to be created – plans that might not have...
February 24, 2016

#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

‘Come as You Are’

By Cain German In an industry traditionally dominated by scripts and top performers, know that it’s not just OK to show your personality, but nowadays it’s imperative. When some think of real estate agents, the connotations don’t stray far...

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...

Always Be Delivering Magic

By Alyssa Hellman In real estate, agents are constantly trying to find new ways to standout in their market. Will this gadget make me look techie? Will that car magnet attract business? Should I advertise on this portal or...

Point of Sale Mandates for Real Estate: From Cumbersome to Destructive

By Sam DeBord Government entities often attempt to place additional restrictions or costs on the transaction or transfer of real estate.  While there are often good intentions involved in the creation of these “point of sale” mandates, most proposals...

Give Them What They Can’t Google

By Melissa Krchnak For years I’ve been harping about highly suggesting agents give consumers “what they can’t Google.” That is, after all, where our value lies. Once upon a time, consumers needed a REALTOR® to tell them everything about a home. Now, they...

My $25,000 Commission From a Rental Call

By Lynn Minnick When I was a new agent back in 2000, I took a rental call. It was a young couple, around my age, looking for a rental in town. Once we started talking, they told me they...