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Social Media: Are You Doing it Wrong?

By Scott Newman You’re on Facebook and Twitter four hours a day and you’re telling me you haven’t closed a lot of business lately?  Of course not!  Social media is just a tool in your arsenal — and when...

What is Your Referability?

By Jason O’Neil Referrals, referrals, referrals. We all get them and we all want more. We want referrals from our lenders, our title reps, our barbers, our past clients, and we especially want them from other agents. We love...

A Real Inspiration

By Hilary Hale Brown I had the pleasure of spending most of a recent afternoon with Avis Wukasch.  For those of you unfamiliar with this vivacious woman, Texas Real Estate Commissioner, and 2012 Texas REALTOR® of the Year, I...
March 27, 2012

What I Learned at Leadership

By Lynn Minnick I was lucky enough to have been picked to participate in NAR’s Leadership 200 and 300 classes this week at my association.  I say lucky enough because we’re the largest association in our state and there...

Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies

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....

My First NAR Conference Review

By Brooke Wolford I arrived home yesterday from the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Anaheim, Calif.  I felt invigorated and yet somewhat overwhelmed. I had taken so much in while at the conference and my REALTOR® A.D.D. kicked right...

Why Do I Need YPN?

By Anand Patel As a member of the newly-formed and energized Tampa YPN network in Tampa, Fla., I find myself, along with our other committee members, answering this question when sharing the purpose of YPN with REALTORS® of all...
September 21, 2011

Sadness in D.C.

By Jared James Although many men won’t admit it, most of us have seen movies like “Sleepless in Seattle,” so I have no hesitation in saying that it is the inspiration for my blog post title. I have the...
May 19, 2011

Community Platform Will Connect YPN

By Scott Newman At a recent Chicago Association of REALTORS® YPN Board meeting, YPN Manager Rob Reuter presented to us a beta-test version of NAR’s new YPN Community platform – an interactive and searchable system of registered YPN member...
April 20, 2011

What’s the Magic Bullet to Create More Transactions this Spring?

By Jared James Spring is the time when more people will be making a decision about who to use as their REALTOR® than at any other time of the year. So is there a magic bullet to create more...