Helpful Tools Archive

Justify Your Existence

By Sam DeBord Changes in technology are creating questions about the future roles of real estate associations, MLSs, and brokerages. As a result, REALTOR® association leaders have been increasingly focused on defining our value to members. A good friend...
November 9, 2015

Building a Successful YPN Strategy

By Leanne Goff Standing on the edge of doing something big, especially when you have never been there before, is a daunting task. It may feel insurmountable and possibly even dangerous. Because who wants to fail? Nobody! We all...
October 5, 2015

8 Reasons to Get Your Library Card

By Nico Hohman While it may be 2015, there are still several reasons you should get your own library card. Whether you’re a business owner, inventor, designer, employee, student, or retired, your local public library has many resources at...

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...

Are You a Real Estate Misfit?

By Lee Davenport Are you on a hunt for more leads? Whether you’re new to real estate sales or a veteran interested in reinventing your lead generation strategy to keep your sales pipeline full, if you said yes, then...

One Indispensable Habit to Help Standout

By Lee Davenport As a young real estate pro, you may be stumped on how you can standout in a sea of agents, particularly when some of those agents have more than 30 years of sales experience. Unfortunately, as...
March 18, 2015

Wine and Real Estate

By Erika Villegas I recently moved to a new neighborhood in Chicago where I had only sold a few homes. I didn’t know many people there, but more importantly, I didn’t know enough women. From my experience in real...
March 12, 2015

10 Ways to Get The Most Out of LinkedIn

By Bill Gassett What do you think LinkedIn is for? Is it just for people who are trying to find a new job? Should you only visit it if you want to recruit somebody? Or is it one of...
February 27, 2015

5 Tips to Tighten Your Real Estate Tool Belt

By Alyssa Hellman Sometimes it seems like new real estate products are released every day. It’s easy to become distracted by trying every new marketing tool or tech gadget, but over time the luster fades and you’ve got to...
February 16, 2015

REALTORS® Discuss Safety on Today Show

Tamara Suminski, 2011 California YPN chair and 2014 president of the South Bay Association of REALTORS®, appeared on Today with 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron to discuss safety precautions REALTORS® are taking in wake of the horrifying kidnapping and...
October 7, 2014