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Building Wealth Through Homeownership

By John Blom I’m often asked why I spend as much time as I do volunteering with the state (Washington REALTORS®) and National Association REALTORS®. There are many reasons, but perhaps the greatest is that I truly believe in...

Apply for the 2016 Network of the Year Awards

Ready, set, apply! In two short weeks, the deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Networks of the Year will arrive. We want to hear how your local YPN rocks, whether it’s by providing education opportunities, creating networking events,...

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

What Being a Leader Really Means

I have reflected over months on the true meaning of leadership and honestly, I have yet to come up with a definitive description. I cannot say what being a leader is, but I can say without a doubt what...
January 2, 2015

REALTOR® Recruiting and Retention: The Non-MLS Value Proposition

By Sam DeBord Compulsion is the crutch that lulls our organization’s recruiting and retention capabilities to sleep. When real estate licensees are compelled to be members of a REALTOR® association because of their need for MLS services, we often...
September 29, 2014

Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know I Should Do?

By Jared James Jared James is the CEO and founder of Jared James Enterprises (JJE) and travels around North America speaking to and coaching REALTORS®. Connect with Jared at www.jaredjamestoday.com, on facebook.com/jaredjamestoday, or follow him on Twitter @jaredjamestoday....
February 13, 2012

Let’s Be Part of the Solution

By Stefanie Hahn At the recent REtechSouth conference in Atlanta I had the chance to see Robert Hahn of 7DS Associates speak on a subject he titled, “A Time for Greatness.”  This presentation was geared to association execs and...