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How a Five-Time NBA Champ Inspires Me to Never Settle

I asked Kobe Bryant (yeah, that Kobe Bryant) in the gym recently “Why are you here at 5:00 a.m., five days a week, flying coast to coast, working harder than you did in your NBA days?” He said two things: “I’m going to be in better shape off the court than I was on the […]

5 Superpowers of Uber-Successful Real Estate Agents – #TomFerryShow

It only takes one… One skill you “own” and completely embody. It’s your Superpower! But do you know yours? In this #TomFerryShow, I’m talking about 5 Superpowers of Uber-Successful Real Estate Agents. Here are three action steps for you to take from this episode: Gain awareness of your superpower(s) Acknowledge where you can improve Make […]

Is Your Personal “OS” in Need of an Upgrade?

What would happen if you put an operating system from five years ago on your phone today? If it was able to operate at all, it’d be glitchy, slow and inefficient. You’d probably ditch it after a few hours and go buy a new phone rather than deal with the frustration. So then… What about […]

Social Media Strategies for Maximum Engagement – #TomFerryShow

I get more questions about social media than virtually any other topic. Watch this entire episode of the #TomFerryShow for the greatest impact, while here on the blog I’m focusing on three social media strategies you must use. Let’s go… Social Media Strategy No. 1: Make Your Posts #stopworthy Think about your behavior when scrolling […]

The More Efficient You Become, the Fewer Leads You Need

“Time on market” for listings reached an all-time low of just 3 weeks in 2017, according to data from the National Association of REALTORS. Certainly, this can be attributed to a robust real estate market, but I suspect another factor is at play, too… Efficiency. We live in an age of efficiency. We want — […]

13 Ways to Maximize Your Next Open House – #TomFerryShow

What if I gave you the opportunity to talk to an average of 10 people who are considering selling their house PLUS a whole bunch of interested buyers… EVERY weekend! What would that be worth to you? Here’s what I’m getting at… Springtime means Open House season! Are you excited? Or do you dread the […]

4 Crucial Content Categories Every Agent Should Be Creating

Becoming the “knowledge broker” in your marketplace doesn’t just happen. It takes work. No matter how experienced you are, no matter how successful you’ve been, people aren’t going to universally consider you the premier local resource for real estate information — unless YOU make that happen. The way to make that happen is by consistently […]

How We Do It: Behind the Scenes of the #TomFerryShow

If you’ve been paying attention to the #TomFerryShow at all, you know I’m all-in on video. We’re in the video age, and it’s only getting bigger. Every #TomFerryShow we do on any topic related to video generates tons of comments and questions. In this episode, we strive to answer as many of those questions as possible […]

Is Your Narrative “For You” or “Against You”?

“I suck at follow-up.” “I don’t deserve to make $1 million.” “It’s hard for me to get in shape.” “I just really like bad food.” If someone told you to write the perfect script for your life’s story, would you include any of those sentences? Then why do you tell yourself things like this in […]

The Top 12 Lead Generation Sources for Real Estate Success – #TomFerryShow

Where’s your next seller lead coming from? The answer to this question tells me a lot about your real estate business. If you have no idea, you’re in trouble. It means you’re operating without a strategy. Flying by the seat of your pants. Rolling the dice on your career… …On your future! So, what’s your […]

When Maxine Talks, You’d Be Wise to Listen

Last weekend I went to a birthday party. Not just any birthday party… …An 80th birthday party. …For one of the most vivacious, full-of-life and gusto people I know! The Rockstar of all Rockstars… Maxine Gellens! Next month will mark 43 years in real estate for Maxine. And she’s going strong as ever. Maxine and […]

8 Questions from Agents. 8 Answers from Tom. – #TomFerryShow

On this #TomFerryShow, I’m answering agents’ questions! Here in the blog, I’ll break down a few of my most useful answers. Watch the show for the full experience, including my personal “absolute, non-negotiable goal.” Let’s get started…   What’s the Best Way to Build a Listing Pipeline on Sweat Equity? [0:34] Here are four low-cost […]

How to Maximize Accountability and Create the Results You Desire

Quick quiz: Which will get you to your fitness goal faster? Working out for 30 minutes 4 days a week. Working out for 30 minutes 2 days a week. Which will allow you to finish a book faster? Reading for one hour 6 days a week. Reading for one hour 3 days a week. I […]

7 Takeaways from My Interview with Gary Vee – #TomFerryShow

If you’re at all familiar with Gary Vaynerchuk, you know he has a style and delivery all his own. So I strongly urge you to watch the entire episode above to get the full experience. Here in the blog, I’m breaking down “Golden Nuggets from Gary,” my top seven takeaways from our enlightening conversation.

90 Minutes A Week to More Effective Marketing

There are 13 items on the Weekly Million Dollar Checklist I shared at last year’s Success Summit. (You can download it here.) In this blog, I want to focus on just one of those 13 tasks. This one… If you want to create truly effective marketing, you can’t just “wing it.”

How Do You Do It, Tom? (Part 2) – #TomFerryShow

This episode of the #TomFerryShow is part two of “How Do You Do It, Tom?” where I answer questions from my team about my own personal disciplines. If you missed part one, click here to get caught up. In this episode, I reveal my methods and philosophies on: Maintaining focus Keeping myself accountable to my […]

Why Elite+ Retreat Blew My Mind

I want to use this blog to talk about how proud I am of something we’ve built. Last week in Palm Desert, more than 1,200 Rockstar real estate professionals joined me (and 155 of our coaches) at Elite+ Retreat, a two-day private training event exclusively for our Elite+ coaching members. The energy, the ideas, the […]

How Do You Do It, Tom? (Part 1) – #TomFerryShow

“How do you do it, Tom?” It’s a question I hear a lot. So at the urging of my team, I decided to open up and answer some questions about my own personal disciplines. I hope by sharing this with you, you see in yourself some changes, adjustments and disciplines that you can adopt to operate […]

7 Essential Questions to Gauge Your Progress Toward Your 2018 Goals

Picture two major cities in your mind. Now picture yourself in the cockpit of an airliner, piloting the plane from City A to City B. Once you got the plane airborne, what would you do? You might think you simply aim the plane toward your destination, and that’s all there is to it. But there’s […]

Striving for a Green Beret Standard

I think it’s safe to assume you’re reading this because you strive to be the best, right? As a real estate professional? In life? To be the best YOU you can be? Good. Then here’s my question for you: Are you modeling your behaviors on the “best” role models? Like, say, a Green Beret? Not […]

3 Steps to Bring Consistency to Your Prospecting – #TomFerryShow

For the vast majority of agents, I’m willing to bet the biggest obstacle to building the business they desire is a lack of consistency when it comes to prospecting. Some days you’re just too busy. Some days you don’t know who to call. Some days you don’t know what to say. And some days you […]

Announcing the 2018 Tom Ferry Events Schedule!

What’s YOUR plan for putting yourself in the right environment for success, continuing to educate yourself and maintaining the growth mindset needed to make 2018 your best year ever? I have a few suggestions. Or more than a few. 18, to be exact.

Plan Your Dive. Dive Your Plan.

One of my favorite highlights of 2017 was having David Goggins as a special guest speaker at our Success Summit last summer. As a former Navy SEAL, he shared his own extraordinary stories of the grit, perseverance and tenacity required to truly excel in any field. One of the topics he covered is especially relevant […]

3 Important Questions to Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever – #TomFerryShow

Full disclosure: There was a point a couple months ago when I wasn’t feeling myself. I’d been traveling a lot, feeling a bit tired and even burned out. It’s not like me to lose my mojo like that. So I talked to my coach and explained that my energy level just wasn’t where I wanted […]

What the #@!* is HBUT and Why Will It Make Me More Successful?

I know you. I know there are aspects of your business that you feel you do better than anyone else. It’s not about a superiority complex or an overinflated ego, but simple pride… You believe so deep in your heart, “Nobody else cares enough to do this as well as I do.” I understand how […]

12 Enlightening Takeaways from My Interview with Tom Bilyeu – #TomFerryShow

I really hope you watch my entire interview with Tom Bilyeu. It’s part blueprint for how to live, part entrepreneurial insight, part inspiration and even part human biology lesson… but ALL stuff that relates directly to how you operate on a daily basis and how to achieve success. Here in the blog, I’m breaking the […]

Your Single Most Important Marketing Activity to Kickstart 2018

Take your “real estate professional” hat off for a second. Picture yourself as a homeowner who is beginning to think about selling his or her house. What are you looking for in a listing agent? At the very base level, what’s most important to you when preparing to sell your largest investment? It’s not a […]

Four December Action Steps to Spur Success in 2018 – #TomFerryShow

I want 2018 to be your breakthrough year. That won’t happen by simply showing up on January 2, hoping it turns into a great year. It requires preparation. In that spirit, I’m sharing four actions to take in December that will put you on track for success in 2018. Let’s go!

The REAL (and Amazingly Selfish) Reason We Plan

It’s that time of year that we’re all developing our business plans, strategizing and goal setting for the new year. And it got me thinking… Why do we really plan? One reason is to break everything down into bite-size chunks so we don’t get overwhelmed by the tasks necessary to accomplish our goals. But I […]

You Asked… I Answer! (With Special Guest Conor McCluskey) – #TomFerryShow

I still have a few unanswered questions from agents, so let’s dive into another Q&A episode of the #TomFerryShow! This isn’t just another ordinary Q&A episode, though, as BombBomb Co-Founder & CEO Conor McCluskey joins me to share his own perspective. As always, I suggest you watch the entire video for the full experience, but […]

Schedule Your Life First, Then Your Business

Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s #TomFerryShow about designing your 2018 business plan, it’s time to start mapping out your 2018 calendar as well. I want to help you make it a great year! My definition of a great year is one that surpasses your personal goals in production… AND ALSO… …finds you enjoying the […]

3 Ways Coaching Helped Steven Cohen Add $100 Million in Annual Sales

Imagine adding $100 million in annual production over the next half decade. That’s exactly what Steven Cohen has done since he became a coaching member five years ago. At the time, he was already a success by most definitions. A New York City broker with Corcoran Group Real Estate, Steven was producing annual sales of […]

How Many Times Do You Hear “No” Before You Quit?

  Back in August at the Summit, we were fortunate to have the phenomenal David Goggins — Navy Seal and amazing endurance athlete — appear as a special guest speaker. One of the most compelling stories he shared was about when he decided to become a Navy Seal. He’d already served in the military and […]

Your Real Estate Questions, ANSWERED! – #TomFerryShow

In this #TomFerryShow, I tackle seven questions agents submitted via social media, covering everything from marketing on a budget, to how to deal with a growing client base, to the best books to read right now. Watch the whole episode to get the full experience, but here on the blog I’m going to highlight three […]

Focus Where You’re Weakest

If I asked you to choose one aspect of your business to drill down and work on, what immediately comes to mind? Hopefully your answer was an area where you are truly deficient. Here’s what I often find… When asked to work on their business, people naturally gravitate toward a topic they’re already passionate about… […]

How to Strengthen Partnerships by Pushing the Reset Button

Relationships change. We know this. It’s obvious. But we don’t act on it nearly enough. They spark. They fizzle. They thrive. They fade away. They hang on by a thread. You can probably think of a different relationship in your life for every one of those descriptions. But here’s the important question: Are you doing […]

5 Actions to Dominate Q4 & Finish 2017 Strong – #TomFerryShow

It’s easy to get complacent in Q4. But it’s not good. Do you want to finish the year with a whimper or finish it with a bang? Do you want to have to snap out of a funk to start 2018… Or steamroll into it full of momentum? With that in mind, here are 5 […]

Are You Making Excuses or Finding Solutions?

I love reading the comments on my blog articles or episodes of the #TomFerryShow. You know I do. But every once in a while, I’ll see a comment and I can’t help but shake my head. “Thanks Tom, but what if I’m a new agent?” Or “Great info but how do I use this if […]

5 Scripts Every Agent Needs in Today’s Market – #TomFerryShow

Knowledge = confidence. Ignorance = fear. It’s not a difficult decision which one is better. Especially when your income is at stake. In this #TomFerryShow, I’m sharing five scripts every agent needs to know. These five scripts will provide the knowledge that instills confidence… Confidence of knowing: What to say. How to say it. And […]

Why Keeping Creativity Alive is Critical to Your Success

Picture this: Your boss, Walt Disney, sits just a few offices down the hall from your office. Think you’d feel some pressure? A constant need to be on your toes? To seek innovation constantly? To keep creativity flowing like the Mississippi River?

Breakdown to Breakthrough: Dealing with YOU Before Making Yourself Great

I want to take a little different tone today. This blog is a personal plea from me to you. It certainly won’t apply to everyone reading this… but maybe more of us than we’d like to admit.   A recent situation with a friend illustrated this point to me… If our lives are in chaos, […]