business plan Archive

The Reality of Real Estate Success

By Lee Davenport So you want to be a multi-million dollar real estate agent. The TV shows make it look easy. Simply sell one or two (multi-) million dollar listings and you are on the fast track to your...

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

Don’t LOOK for Opportunity in 2015

If you spend your days looking for opportunity, in essence you are telling yourself opportunity is elusive and you have to seek it out. That is far from the truth. By believing that everything happens for a reason, and...

Scientifically Develop the Habit of Lead Generation: Part 2

Now that you've constructed your do-not-fail goal, here's the key to making this approach work in your business, as explained by legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld....

Be Professional to Be Successful

There’s a real trick to appearing, communicating, and performing like an experienced real estate professional. And, as a 23-year-old agent who got his real estate license in June of this year, I want to share how I transformed myself...
November 17, 2014

Making the Most of Your Open House (Downtime)

By Lynn Minnick You’ve done all the prep work for a successful open house event: Every online venue has your open house details posted, signs are up, packets for buyers and potential sellers are prepped, the music is picked...
January 2, 2014

‘Tis the Season…

By Melissa Krchnak ‘Tis the Season… To…Prep for Next Year. While I love to evaluate what I’ve done, I’m also ambitiously looking at 2013! I started planning for next year months ago and am putting the finishing touches on it these...
December 20, 2012

It’s Time to Focus on Your B.U.T.

By Jared James We have come to that time of the year again, when you need to focus on your B.U.T. Not your butt – I am talking about your B.U.T., or Best Use of Time. It is amazing...
December 12, 2012

What is Your Inner Conflict?

By Jared James In my last post I spoke about goal setting, and what we actually have to focus on in order to never set goals that we don’t meet again. I have received responses from many of you...

Business Planning for 2012

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager It’s official: 2012 has kicked into full gear. If you haven’t already, now is the time to start your business planning.  Elizabeth Mendenhall, 2012 chair of NAR’s Strategic Planning Committee, recently asked YPN members...