Personal Fulfillment Archive

It’s Time For More Female Leadership in Real Estate

By Brooke Wolford I recently had a conversation with other real estate professionals about the industry’s lack of women in leadership roles. For an industry comprised of almost 60 percent women, this doesn’t make sense. I have been blind...
March 9, 2015

Real Estate Resolutions for 2015

By Elizabeth Mackay Do you still make New Year’s resolutions? Do you still hold the hope of something better, something more, as you leave one year behind and embark on another? It’s easy to feel hopeless, there are the...
December 30, 2014

Choosing the Right Brokerage For You

By Brandon Doyle Whether you’re new to the business or in a growth stage, at some point in your career you’ll need to pick a brokerage to associate with (or start your own). There is no “one size fits...

Prosperity or Perdition? My First Year in Real Estate

By Elizabeth Mackay I had the fairytale notion I was so well suited to real estate that I somehow would transcend all odds to rise to stardom in a matter of months.  I thought, naively, that I would visualize...
September 22, 2014

Be the One to ‘Bring Help Home’

By Erica Christoffer A natural disaster can bring a community to its knees. But with the help and hard work of NAR members, the REALTORS® Relief Foundation (RRF) is there to help pick up the pieces. RRF is holding...

To Serve and Be Served: A Once in a Lifetime Transaction

By Christian Zarif I almost didn’t answer my phone. I was in San Francisco for our national REALTOR® convention and rushing to get out of my room to an engagement (running 5 minutes late, of course). The strange number...
February 27, 2014

Do You Have A WIG?

By Melissa Krchnak Do you have a wig? No, I’m au natural. I’ve been learning about “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” and getting my Wildly Important Goal (WIG) figured out. Oh, that kind of a WIG… Yea, I’ve got...

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

Thank You

By Anand Patel “Why do you do this for free?” “What do you get out of it?” “When do you have time to make money?” “Why do you waste your time with that?” “What’s the point?” If you volunteer...

Beyond a Mentor: My Own Personal Yoda

By Lynn Minnick When I was first starting out in real estate, I was lucky enough to have an experienced agent take me under her wing. We were from entirely different generations, and had very different business styles, but...
March 7, 2013