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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, […]


10 Reasons Most Agents Fail – #TomFerryShow

Imagine if a deadly disease hit Earth with a devastation rate anywhere near the failure rate in real estate… People everywhere would live in complete, utter panic. EIGHTY-SEVEN percent. Think about that… 100 will start. 13 will survive! Sounds intriguing. Except it’s your livelihood at stake.  


The Single Most Costly Mistake Agents Make with Real Estate Scripts

Let’s say you decide to reward yourself after a great year by purchasing a speedy little sports car. But what if you didn’t know how to drive a manual transmission? (Or maybe you’re just a little rusty.) You wouldn’t “practice” on your awesome new car, would you? Of course not, because you’d burn up the […]


Two Proven Closes Every Pro Uses – #TomFerryShow

What happens when you raise your confidence in sales situations? Lots of good things, that’s what: You get on the phone more. You follow up on leads more. You reach out to your database more. You engage people more in social situations. When you do all of these things, you begin to win more business. […]


It’s YOU Against YOU!

Think about your competition for a second. Who do you think of? Is it that big company in town? Is it that one agent who seems to get every listing? Is it a manager who you believe is holding you back? Or just maybe… is it none of the above? Bingo! With $86 billion available in […]


How Embracing Boredom Can Make You Super Successful – #TomFerryShow

Would you be willing to embrace boredom in exchange for achieving your goals? “Embrace boredom?” What’s that mean, Tom? It means doing mundane tasks day after day after day… Sounds exciting, huh? But here’s the promise: When you do them, you’ll become wildly successful.


Are You Innovating FAST Enough? [Hint: You’re Not!] – #TomFerryShow

When industries change, those who adapt quickest are those who not only survive, but thrive. So here’s my question for you — are you willing to make changes that will virtually immunize you from the robots that are coming for your job? What if I told you making these changes will also vastly improve your […]


Book Excerpt: Be a Level 10 With No Apologies

My new book, Mindset, Model and Marketing, is now available. For this blog, I want to share an excerpt from the book PLUS THIS SPECIAL OFFER: Through August 31, you can buy the entire book in the Amazon Kindle Store for just 99 cents! Click here to buy it now! Right before I launched my last book, […]


12 Soul-Searching Questions to Determine Your WHY

It’s often one of the first things you ask someone when you meet them: “What do you do?” or “Where do you work?” Want to know a much more interesting question? Ask them this: “Why do you work?” I guarantee their answer will tell you a lot about them. And YOUR answer will help you […]


My Biggest Takeaways from Summit 2017

What an awesome week! I just wrapped up three-plus days with thousands of forward-thinking agents in Vegas for our annual Summit. Make sure to watch the wrap-up video above for a glimpse at what went down. Just about every conceivable topic was covered at one point or another — from my “Daily $1,000,000 Checklist” (see […]


My Answers to 9 Pressing Real Estate Questions – #TomFerryShow

Wow, I’m impressed! We recently used our social media channels to request your questions, and you people delivered in a big way! I received way too many questions to answer in one sitting, but I tackled nine of them here on this episode of the Tom Ferry Show. Be sure to watch the whole episode […]


It’s Time to Get Up and Take Action

I’m writing to you from Las Vegas, where our biggest event of the year — SUMMIT — is taking place RIGHT NOW at the MGM Grand. I’ve got a giant room full of thousands of success-minded real estate professionals sharing three+ days with me, learning new business strategies, networking and getting motivated to take their […]


The Best and Most Effective Script EVER – #TomFerryShow

If someone opened a window of opportunity for you, would you slam it shut? You’re shaking your head no. But are you sure? I see agents make this mistake every single day. Yes, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. It happens every day because this window of opportunity is without a doubt the most-asked question you receive. It’s […]


Coaching and Training – What’s The Difference?

By: Mark Johnson – Head Coach Coach Mark is Tom’s senior executive for coaching services and provides leadership to all of Tom’s 150+ coaches.   You’ve probably heard of getting training in real estate, but what about coaching? Although most people would use the terms interchangeably there is actually a difference… This difference can make […]


Flipping Houses – How to Find Investors and Business Partners – #TomFerryShow

Today on the #TomFerryShow I will be talking to Jessie Rodriguez from HGTV’s Reality Show Vintage Flip! Before Vintage Flip, Jessie and his wife started off in real estate buying and selling houses. They would come across deals and sell them to investors. After a while he thought, “Why are we passing these deals on […]


Using Social Media Video to Grow your Business

The world is ever changing and with it we must change too. If you’re still stuck to your old ways of doing things and not using all the tools of technology available to you, this article is for you my friend! If door knocking is your biggest lead generator, good for you, but that’s not […]