Business Challenges Archive

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...

How I Almost Fell Victim to a Tax Scam

By Leanne Goff This is the time of year when everyone is planning for the big upcoming tax day. This is especially true for REALTORS® of whom the vast majority are independent contractors. It’s critically important that all records...

Leaders Build Stadiums

By Nico Hohman Picture a stadium filled with 100,000 cheering fans rooting on their beloved home team. Now, rewind the clock to about six months before that stadium was even opened and packed with fans. The construction workers are...

Micro-Projections About the Economy

By Lauren Campbell I have a passion for reading and studying all things related to the economy, so I wanted to share some of my predictions for 2016: This year you can expect the national economy to have positive...

Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up.

By Nico Hohman We have all failed at some point in our real estate careers. We didn’t get that listing, we lost a client, or one of our clients didn’t get the house they wanted because of failed negotiations....
February 3, 2016

Build a Real Estate Business, Not a Job

By Ryan Fitzgerald Let me ask you a question: Do you want real estate to be the only job you have for the rest of your life? For some, the answer might be “yes.” For me, the answer is...

Leadership is Like Mortar

By Nico Hohman When you look at a brick wall, what do you see? You probably see the bricks first and the mortar second. In fact, you might not even notice the mortar at first glance. You might only...
September 8, 2015

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...

3 Real Estate Cliches That Stunt Growth

By Sam DeBord We love to give advice as real estate professionals, and often that advice is to our professional associates. Over time, we accumulate catchy sayings that are supposed to sum up and answer other agents’ questions in...

Cook Up Success With a Real Estate Team

By Dave Robison Creating a successful real estate team is a lot like cooking. You have to add certain ingredients to the pot – a little of this, a little of that, more of another thing to make it...