Business Challenges Archive

Spice Up Your Networking to Boost Business

By Scott Newman Every real estate professional has experienced it: those slow times, the off-months, the hot streaks that suddenly go cold… call them what you will but when things turn sluggish at the office, it can not only...

Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty? No…it’s Neither!

By Dave Robison The crowd cheers, “Half-full, half-full!”  Buzzer rings…nope, the answer is neither. Why are so many people saying the glass is half-full? There are people saying half-empty as well.  Those Debbie Downers (the half-empty glass people) might say something...

How Social Media Saved My Real Estate Career

By Jonathan Osman I’m awestruck at those who have totally disregarded blogging and other forms of social media as a medium for generating business for themselves.  For me, it’s thanks to social media that I’m still in the real...

Three Steps to Overcoming Life Obstacles

By Brandon Rodriguez In real estate we always talk about the best technology, the social networking, the closing of a sale.  We sometimes forget we are not super heroes, we are human.  Our livelihood is dependent on our personalities...
February 22, 2010

2010… One Down, Eleven to Go!

By Dawn Miller I didn’t think I would be that excited to get “rid of the old and in with the new!” It’s a new year with a renewal of focus. How was your first month of 2010? I am fortunate to...
February 19, 2010

Watch for the Signs: Look into Your Crystal Ball

By Dave Robison How many times have your clients or friends asked you about your crystal ball?  My clients ask me all the time.  It’s almost daily you hear, “If I buy this house, how much do you think...
January 22, 2010

2010…It’s Waiting For You!

By Brooke Wolford It’s a new year, a new decade.  As I look back at the past year, I reflect on all of the hard times.  As REALTORS®, we faced some of the most difficult challenges in 2009. The...

Lead the Way With Positivity and Appreciation Will Soon Follow

By Lincoln Crum I recently closed a transaction that I had listed for 10 months.  There were all kinds of difficulties with the transaction but we worked through them, one by one.  My seller was out of state and...

Live From San Diego: YPN’s Biggest 2010 Challenge

By Brian Copeland, 2009 NAR Conference Blogger This week in San Diego, I had an opportunity to interview three YPNers about the biggest challenge they face going into 2010. Here are the results: Agree or disagree? Answer in the...
November 14, 2009

What’s Wrong with the Real Estate Industry?

By Drew Burks Very few REALTORS® are following their true passion! Make your own rules, be authentic, transparent and have fun … Real Estate can be a challenging business and the majority of licensed REALTORS® struggle to succeed, but...
November 9, 2009