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Top 5 Blogs for Boosting Business This Year

  When it came to the YPN Lounge posts that received the most views and engagement in 2017, readers chose those that offer the most nitty-gritty business tips. These business-building articles share first-hand advice written by YPNers for YPNers....

Six Reasons You Need a Mentor

The to-do list for a new real estate professional is long. The basics are important, but right at the top of that list is finding a good mentor. Here's how....

A Blog Post About Blogging

                  By Scott Newman So here’s where you currently stand: Everyone and their mother has been telling you to blog. They say, “it’s so important to connect with the potential clients...

Don’t Be Afraid to Reset and Start Over…

By Chris Nichols I love the game of golf! Many lessons can be learned from the sport; and one was learned poignantly on Sunday at the Master’s in Augusta, Ga. Phil Mickelson was within striking distance of the lead...

Being Unattached to the Outcome

By Dave Robison Ever had a buyer working with more than one agent? Ever had a seller who you spent a ton of time with, gave them your advice, and then they used a discounted service? Ever had a...

Help Your Clients With Their Credit Scores: It Could Save Them $253/Month

By Marc Guzman We all know how important your credit score is when it comes to borrowing money for credit cards, auto loans and home loans.  But how many of us really take the time to educate our clients...

Start Building Your Referral Network

By Scott Newman I often encounter other REALTORS® who see little to no value in developing relationships with their fellow agents, and it just baffles me every time!  We are in one of the most challenging real estate markets...

Mid-REALTOR® Crisis: Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This

By Toby Boyce It was a hot summer day in late July 2006 as I slipped down U.S. 23 to the Ohio Division of Real Estate testing center. I had made the jump into real estate without a safety...

Why I Love Being on the Buyer’s Side in a Short Sale

By TG Gallaudet Wait…I’m totally lying. Is there anything more painful? 🙂 It’s no mystery that short sales can be really tough because of all the variables involved: * Unclear timelines from the bank. * Undisclosed liens. * Back...

What They Didn’t Tell Me: Things I Wish I Knew About the Real Estate World Before I Jumped In

By Brett Caviness I simply couldn’t wait two more years to graduate college before entering my dream career as a REALTOR®, so I didn’t.  I went active as a real estate agent in Cedar Falls Iowa in 2009.  Since...