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Two Minutes of Coaching That Can Mean Everything to Your 2019

I’m gonna make this short and to the point… It’s December. A new beginning is just a few weeks away… a fresh start. And in a changing market, it’s going to require a little more effort, a little more discipline, and a proven plan to achieve your goals. So… Are you ready?   Here’s What I […]


7 Secret Hacks to Make Your Goals More Attainable – #TomFerryShow

So you set a goal… and then what? What do you do next? You’re all excited and you start working on it, and… as soon as that initial enthusiasm fizzles out, you fall off track? Sound familiar? If so, you’re in the right place. I’m sharing with you today seven steps I put into action […]


6 Steps to Make 2019 Your #BestYearEver – #TomFerryShow

Volatility in the market doesn’t mean you need to lower your expectations. I’m a firm believer that 2019 will be full of opportunity and can be your absolute #BestYearEver. If you agree, I’ve got six steps that should form the foundation of your success over the next 13 months. Ready? Let’s go!   2019 #BestYearEver […]


The Critical Difference Between ‘Knowing’ and ‘Doing’

Consider this blog a quick coaching session from me to you. And fair warning: The message might sting just a bit. But believe me, it’s delivered with good intentions. (And if it does sting, that means you needed to hear this.) Just a few weeks ago, I published a blog of book recommendations. You can […]


Why Content and Data Mean Everything to Growing Your Business – #TomFerryShow

Anytime I can expose people to great ideas makes me so happy. So I was practically giddy to share special guest speaker Mark Roberge at our recent Team+ Retreat in Boston, a private event exclusively for our Team+ coaching members. Mark is the former Chief Revenue Officer at HubSpot and author of the fantastic book, […]


3 Things the Market Is Practically Begging You to Do

Let me ask you a question: When you think about the things you do every day, are your actions dictated primarily by intuition or by data? Data-driven action steps are good things in today’s economy. Pay attention to the data, listen to the market, and serve accordingly. That’s what I’ve got for you today. When […]


How to Ensure A Better Quality of Life in 2019

If you give yourself two weeks to complete a project, how long does it take? (Two weeks, right?) If you give yourself two days to finish it, how long does it take? (Two days, right?) It’s been said that “Work expands to fill the time we allow for its completion.” And it’s true! So let’s […]


The #1 Task You Should Be “Ferociously Intentional” About

Did you hear the news? Three percent of you are actually doing your jobs well. Ouch. Did that hurt a bit? The stats don’t lie: There are 1.3 million real estate agents in the U.S. Only 43,000 of those are really doing it, though… That’s how many people sell more than 25 homes annually. Why? […]


Case Study: Brand New Agent to $500K GCI in 2 Years!

In May of 2015, Ryan Skrzypkowski had been in real estate three short months… …and admittedly, didn’t really have a clue what he was doing. Today, he’s on pace to achieve his goal of $50 million in sales in 2018 after two consecutive stellar years at $20 million. So how did everything change so quickly […]


Introducing the Newest Member of Our Coaching Family

Several weeks ago, in a ballroom packed full of brokers and managers at the Hilton Costa Mesa (just minutes from Tom Ferry HQ), we announced something very exciting. We’ve added to our family! Our product family, that is… You might know about our Core+, Elite+ and Team+ coaching programs, each geared toward maximizing productivity among […]


The Case for Attending Summit AND BluePrint

Some will perceive this blog as self-serving, no doubt. Others will recognize it comes from a genuine place because I’ve worked with real estate professionals for 30+ years, and I know what makes them successful. Here’s why I’m writing it… I get a lot of questions from agents about the difference between Success Summit and […]


Case Study: 20 Deals to 218 in Just 3 Years!

When Brok Hansmeyer dropped from 33 transactions in 2013 to 20 in 2014, he knew he was capable of so much more. But to get there, something had to change. Oh, it changed alright. By 2017, Brok and his team were closing 218 transactions while he took three week-long vacations — with his phone turned […]


Learning Lessons from Q1 & How to Dominate Q2 – #TomFerryShow

Play along with me here a bit… [INTERIOR OFFICE BUILDING – IRVINE, CA] YOU open the door to the office and approach RUBY, who is TOM FERRY’S executive assistant. YOU: Hi, I’m ______________, and I’m here for my coaching session with Tom. RUBY: Great, he’s excited because this is such an important topic. He’s actually ready […]


Q1 Is Done: How Are You Doing?

So… Q1 is coming to an end. You know what that means… It’s progress report time. You should have achieved 25 percent of your goals by now. But have you? Before we get to your goals, I encourage you to read this awesome story from coaching member Tyler Whitman in New York City. He posted […]


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 […]


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 — […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.  


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 […]


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 […]


Getting Noticed In A Crowded Marketplace

Do you feel invisible in the massive sea of real estate agents? Are you having trouble distinguishing yourself from other agents? If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to learn how to develop your unique selling proposition and what you can do to separate yourself from the competition!


10 Agents, 10 Lead Sources, $1M in GCI

I love hosting conferences and events because I’m committed to giving you the tools, tactics, and techniques for personal and professional development. What if I told you I could teach you how to generate $1M in GCI? I truly believe almost any agent could generate $1M in GCI in 3-5 years… But here’s the thing…


How To Achieve Your Full Potential

Have you ever read that classic business book “Good to Great”? That book was written by Jim Collins and took a deep dive into what makes some companies good and other companies great. The fact that you are reading this means that you care about your business, customers, and your own personal development. Things are […]


Innovation Strategies To Grow Your Business – #TomFerryShow

Times are-a-changing! $16 BILLION was spent in online real estate ads last year. Nowadays, the ad spend it will take to get your potential customers to click on ad is bananas! We are all arbitraging those ads, but I want to talk to you about your customer database. There are two important strategies you NEED […]


The Formula For Your Best Year Ever – #TomFerryShow

Are you operating at an inspired level? Or are you tired, grinding away at work, and stuck in that “Eeyore” state of mind? I want you to live life to the fullest and I can show you how to live at that inspired level. Here’s what you need to do…


7 Ways to Grow Your Business

If you are like most of the agents I speak with, you are always looking for new ways to grow your business. You’ve probably heard me say “what got you here won’t get you there” and you need to be constantly innovating and updating your business. Here are some great ways to grow your business…


5 Things Successful Agents Do Every Day

Success isn’t an accident… It is the result of the habits, practices, and hard work that you do on a daily basis. If you look at a group of successful agents you’ll see a recurring theme …


The Mindset, Plan, and Process for Success

Long ago I learned about the power that comes through accountability, mentorship, and coaching. It helped me get serious about the goals I wanted to achieve, as well as connect with successful people who could guide me along the way. One of my first mentors taught me something early on that I think about every […]


The Model, Marketing, and Mindset of Top Producers – #TomFerryShow

I heard a lot of great feedback about the “Model, Marketing, and Mindset” talk from Summit. In fact, this week’s #TomFerryShow is all about modeling, and the questions to ask to find the increase in your business that you have been looking for! What is modeling and why is it so important? Modeling is when […]


My Rant On Agents That Complain About Money – #TomFerryShow

As a coach, the majority of calls I get from agents looking for help are NOT the agents selling 500 homes and taking 8 weeks of vacation a year. Instead it’s mostly from agents who either: 1.) Are stuck earning the same income year over year. 2.) Have fallen backward and are now earning less […]


My favorite business planning tips #BestYearEver

  You’ve worked hard all year towards achieving your goals…don’t stop now!  If you created your annual plan with me last year then you scheduled in vacation time throughout the year…and took it. Now that the holidays are here again, it’s time to finish up your business plan and set yourself up for success right […]


8 Absolute Actions for December – #TomFerryShow

December is here! Hopefully all of you have completed your 2016 Business Plan by now and have set yourself up for success come January. Now it’s time to get uber-focused and knock out these 8 actions you absolutely need to do in the month of December. All 8 actions fall under 3 areas: Getting Organized, Filling […]


The 4-Step Framework for Earning More Business

The world of consumer facing marketing has changed because the consumer is evolving faster than marketers. Consumers are demanding a more human experience, and don’t want to be treated like just another lead in a database. While there is no silver bullet in today’s world of direct response marketing, here is a thoughtful framework for […]