relationships 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

Tips for Working With Friends

By Scott Newman So you just found out your buddy got a big promotion and is now ready to buy a sexy luxury condo in downtown Chicago.  He’s your boy–you’ve known him since grade school–of course he’s going to...

To That One Person, You’re Pineapple

By Melissa Krchnak For everyone who laughs at a joke a comedian makes, there’s that one person that doesn’t get it. And yet the comedian doesn’t change his joke. For every person who appreciates you being on top of...
February 14, 2013

A Crisis of Confidence

By Jason O’Neil I believe that we as a country, a world, and a species are suffering a crisis of confidence. I know, that’s a bold statement. But the magnitude in which our world has changed over the past...

Conference Virgin? I Think You’re Ready.

By Anand Patel With conference season in full swing, I have met many new and seasoned real estate professionals debating if conferences are worth attending at all. For newer agents—the conference virgins—they look at the cost and automatically dismiss...

One More Pushup!

By Anand Patel In an attempt to jumpstart the fitness routine I once followed, I decided to sign up for a three-week boot camp. As we are now entering the third and final week, I am wondering how am...

How to Communicate by Actually Having a Conversation

By Jared James I was thinking about our culture recently in this time of voicemails, emails, and social media, and it appears that everyone has a greater desire to communicate, but a lesser desire to actually have conversation.Believe it...
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...

Why Don’t I Do the Things I Know I Should Do?

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....
February 13, 2012

High Maintenance Clients With Unrealistic Listing Price?

By Dave Robison The problem client: That’s what an agent said to me over a year ago.  “Dave, this client calls me a lot and is really high maintenance.  Her listing price is unrealistic, we should just drop her...