real estate Archive

Why Do I Have To Become a REALTOR®?

By Sam DeBord Excerpted from Sam DeBord’s contribution to the book “The Honest Real Estate Agent” (2016) by Mario Jannatpour. This is the question that inevitably comes up for new real estate agents within their first few years of...
December 2, 2016

The Golden Rule is Wrong

By Nico Hohman The Golden Rule: We all know it; we all grew up learning it in elementary school. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Or, in layman’s terms, treat others the way you...
November 22, 2016

A Follow Up Funnel That Will Increase Conversion Rates

By Alexis Craig What if I told you that you could generate $100,000 extra in gross commission income with only a minimal investment? You probably think I’m full of it, especially if you’re not even making over $100,00 right...
November 11, 2016

Announcing the 2016 Networks of the Year

YPN members from across the country gathered Friday night at Mango’s Tropical Café in Orlando for the largest YPN networking reception of the year, and to celebrate the eighth annual Networks of the Year (NOTY) Awards. These awards are...
November 5, 2016

Apply Today for 30 Under 30 2017

Are you killing it in sales, taking on leadership roles, or making a difference in your community? You may have what it takes to join the ranks of the 30 Under 30 class of 2017. REALTOR® Magazine is accepting...
October 28, 2016

4 Steps to Hiring Out Your Sales Process

By Alexis Craig The true test of whether or not you own a real business is if you can go on vacation to a place like Fiji—without your cell phone—for two weeks and continue to see your income grow....

Turn End-of-the-Year Busyness into Business

By Lee Davenport I am a planner; so much so that I’m already planning for the New Year. But, I get it. You may not be a planner, and my admission may have made you cringe. So, just for...
September 13, 2016

6 Ways to Get Business Without Spending Money

By Drew Heasley As agents, we’ve all been pitched everything from mailers to web leads—but free is better. Below are six of my favorite free (or next-to-free) ways to generate business. 1. Ask your family and friends. And then...

Test Your Business By Taking a Vacation

By Nico Hohman You’ve been in business for a few years now and everything is going well. You are hitting your numbers, achieving your goals, and you are making a mark in your local community. As a real estate...

3 Steps to Run Your Business Like a CEO

By Brandon Doyle Taking your business to the next level might mean a shift in thinking to focus on the bigger picture. A balance between  day-to-day work and your larger goals can be a difficult one to strike, and...