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Enough is Enough: Time to Debunk 4 Myths About Real Estate Agents

By Rebecca Donatelli Let’s face it, people tend to have a skewed perception of real estate agents. The way we are depicted on TV shows—even the way some people portray themselves on social media. You’d think we only live...
February 9, 2018

Top 5 Blogs for Boosting Business This Year

  When it came to the YPN Lounge posts that received the most views and engagement in 2017, readers chose those that offer the most nitty-gritty business tips. These business-building articles share first-hand advice written by YPNers for YPNers....

The Rookie Agent’s Guide to Selling New Construction: Part 2

By David Hakimi This article is part two in a two-part series on how to sell newly-constructed homes. Read part one here. In my last post, I discussed the buyer’s agent’s duties in a new construction transaction and the...

The Rookie Agent’s Guide to Selling New Construction: Part 1

By David Hakimi This article is part one in a two-part series on how to sell newly-constructed homes. Read part two here. It’s no secret that the housing market has fully rebounded over the past eight years and is...

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

How to Select a Brokerage

By Lee Davenport As a new real estate agent, it may be hard for you to decide which real estate brokerage firm to “hang your hat.” From having a friend who works at XYZ Realty to remembering the agent...

5 Simple Life Hacks to Boost Experience

By Sam DeBord Real estate rookies can really kick start their learning experience by picking up some simple shortcuts from those who’ve been selling for many years.  These are just a few of the real estate “hacks” I’ve learned...
January 5, 2015

A Message To and From a New Agent

By Brittney Bissett For my first YPN Lounge blog, I thought about what a new agent who has been licensed barely six months could bring to the table that more experienced agents would want to read about. Then I...