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Nichify : Blog Small for Big Online Results

What if every time you posted something online, you thought about providing the most value to the person looking for that information? How would your online presence change? My guess is that it would become more focused....

Give Them What They Can’t Google

By Melissa Krchnak For years I’ve been harping about highly suggesting agents give consumers “what they can’t Google.” That is, after all, where our value lies. Once upon a time, consumers needed a REALTOR® to tell them everything about a home. Now, they...

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...

There Are Givers and There Are Takers: Taking an Active Role in Your Profession

By Brett Caviness From the first year I got my license as a college student, I knew I wanted to be involved in the real estate business as much as possible.  I started by attending the Iowa REALTORS® Legislative...

Picking Up the Pieces

By Brittney A. Bissett As REALTORS®, we are discouraged from discussing the quality of a school system when helping buyers find a home. Unfortunately for REALTORS® in Northeast Ohio this week, that discussion will be a rough one to...

Volunteer Your Way to Success!

By Anand Patel I have a wonderful agent in West Palm Beach, Fla., who decided he wanted to give back by getting involved with his local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. While on site at his first project, he...
February 2, 2012

Changes to YPN Online Communities

By Rob Reuter, YPN Manager Beginning January 1, 2012, YPN will be shutting down its online community feature narypn.memberfuse.com due to a lack of activity, competition with a successful YPN group on Facebook, and the  cost to maintain the...
December 19, 2011

Pipsqueak Principles of Real Estate

By Anand Patel Earlier this year I gave a presentation locally that I entitled “The Pipsqueak Principles” — three lessons my now 2 ½-year-old daughter inadvertently taught me during her first year. You see, before her birth (as those...

Get Involved: Think Nationally, Act Locally

By Toby Boyce I’ve had the fortune of serving on committees for the Delaware County Board of REALTORS®, Ohio Association of REALTORS®, and National Association of REALTORS®. By far, whenever the topic comes up around agent and non-agent friends...
September 19, 2011

ABC: Always Be Communicating

By Cory Brewer Here is a quick story to inspire my fellow REALTORS® to keep after it (prospecting), even when it feels like a lost cause: This past winter I volunteered to coach a youth league basketball team at...
July 14, 2011