experience Archive

You Don’t Need Experience To Gain Clients

By Sam DeBord When I started out in the real estate business, my biggest fear was probably the same as many other agents’: “What if they ask me how many homes I’ve sold?”  There was an almost inescapable fear...
February 24, 2014

You Can’t Pay for Experience

By Brooke Wolford In the past year since I started my real estate marketing company Organamx, I’ve noticed one growing trend: Many people have the notion that you can pay to somehow prove that you’re successful. While you can...
January 13, 2014

Short on Experience? Try Your Local Board.

By Sam DeBord One of the biggest hurdles for new REALTORS® is overcoming a lack of experience when meeting with a potential client. Motivation, marketing skills, and preparation go a long way, but they can fall flat when faced...

Gen Y Agents and Boomer Clients: Getting Beyond ‘You Look So Young!’

By Michelle Flaherty Philbrook A while back, I got a call on a condo listing of mine. The potential buyers were a retirement-age couple looking for a new place just large enough for their kids to stop by for...
February 25, 2013

Not Until The Ink Is Dry

By Cory Brewer My blog entry for this quarter will not come as news to most of the people reading it, but I think it’s a good reminder nonetheless:  Every now and then, the clients and colleagues you work...

How Do You Say Thank You?

By Brooke Wolford I recently moved to a new brokerage.  It was an amazing change for me and I fell in love with my fellow agents and co-workers at the office.  I’m the kind of person who really appreciates...
September 30, 2011

Get…Motivated?

By Crystal Webster The Get Motivated seminar series recently came to Kansas City and I was pretty excited to go! On top of tickets being about $5;  Bill Cosby, Joe Montana, Laura Bush, Gen. Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Steve...

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...

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...

Doctors Make the Worst Patients…

By Crystal Webster …And REALTORS® make the worst clients. Has anyone else had the “privilege” of working with another REALTOR® – or even purchasing a home for themselves? I use the word privilege very loosely. Some of you may...