tips Archive

REALTORS® Discuss Safety on Today Show

Tamara Suminski, 2011 California YPN chair and 2014 president of the South Bay Association of REALTORS®, appeared on Today with 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron to discuss safety precautions REALTORS® are taking in wake of the horrifying kidnapping and...
October 7, 2014

2014 Technology Resolutions

By Scott Newman Technology is changing our lives – and our industry – on a daily basis. And as they say, you’re either with the times or behind them. With that in mind, I wanted to roll out three...

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...

Pulling Off a BIG Event

By Rob Mehta Recently, I attended one of the most “unique” YPN events I have ever attended. Quite simply, it was the “World’s Largest Tuesday Morning Sales Meeting.” Drawing a crowd in this industry is no easy feat, but...
August 27, 2013

Hey Home Owners, Leave the Hard Work to Us!

By Paul Everett The first indication from many home owners that they are seriously considering selling their home is often through a free listing on Zillow, Trulia, Craigslist, StreetEasy, or other regional and national For Sale By Owner sites....

NAR in Orlando: My Trip in a Nutshell

By Subhi Gharbieh On Thursday, Nov. 8, my fellow Dallas REALTOR® Joe Atkins and I booked the 6 a.m. flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Orlando so that we could make it to the YPN Advisory Subcommittee meeting that started...
November 21, 2012

Tips for Buyer’s Agents on Condo Deals

By Scott Newman With the market picking up steam, buyers are out there scooping up homes and they’re counting on you as their agent to help them navigate the treacherous waters of their transaction.  When they are buying a...

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...

Working With High Profile Clients

By Scott Newman I recently had the privilege to do some work for high-profile clients. While I did enjoy working with them, I was reminded of just how different their expectations can be.  As such, I thought it would...

Don’t Be Afraid to Reset and Start Over…

By Chris Nichols I love the game of golf! Many lessons can be learned from the sport; and one was learned poignantly on Sunday at the Master’s in Augusta, Ga. Phil Mickelson was within striking distance of the lead...