education Archive

Mental Illness and Your Clients

By Brooke Wolford I have gone through a recent run of buyers who seem to take an extremely long amount of time to purchase a property. I began to feel pretty frustrated. I understood that this was happening with...

YPN Helped Me Become a Better Agent

By Brooke Wolford I recently chatted with John DiBiase, NAR’s Government Affairs communications director.  We got into a discussion about YPN and how it changed my career.  I though it’s a valid story to share. When I first obtained...

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...

What They Didn’t Tell Me: Things I Wish I Knew About the Real Estate World Before I Jumped In

By Brett Caviness I simply couldn’t wait two more years to graduate college before entering my dream career as a REALTOR®, so I didn’t.  I went active as a real estate agent in Cedar Falls Iowa in 2009.  Since...

10 Things to Do (or Not Do) at a Conference

By Kelly Reark We were all standing around complaining about our feet hurting in the shoes we chose, wondering if it was our third or fifth cup of Starbucks that day, when the idea hit me that maybe I...
February 18, 2011

Real Estate in 2011

By Brooke Wolford If you are reading this post and are still active in real estate, congratulations! You have survived a year of many challenges.  You can pat yourself on the back remember how hard your worked.  Feel a...
December 28, 2010

Congratulations: The Best and The Worst

By Brian Copeland If you are a young professional and have entered the real estate profession any time from 2004-2007, I want to be the first to congratulate you. When you can no longer consider yourself a whippersnapper and...

YPN: It’s Not All About the Young Folk

By Brooke Wolford I was recently in a task force meeting for the Minneapolis YoPros.  It really got me thinking about the true value of YPN and what I feel it’s all about. To me, YPN is about bridging...
October 25, 2010

The Buyer You Hate… Is Just Misunderstood. Steps to Help.

By Dave Robison What’s the worst buyer you have ever worked with?  I hear it from many agents. “Ohhh, this buyer can’t make up their mind. I’ve shown them a million homes; we have done several offers and they...

Brick & Mortar or Virtual: Which is More Important?

By Toby Boyce As an agent, would you prefer your brokerage to have an amazing brick and mortar location or an amazing online presence? The question flowed from Michael McClure, president and CEO of Professional One Franchising, on Twitter...