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5 Adjustments You Must Make to Guarantee Success in Any Market – #TomFerryShow

Today begins our biggest event of the year, Success Summit! As soon as I take the stage this morning, I’m going to jump into some strategies, mindsets and tactics designed to help agents dominate in a changing marketplace over the next 18-24 months. Why a changing marketplace? Because we’ve been on an upward trend for […]


Tips & Tricks to Maximize Your Video Marketing – #TomFerryShow

When I got approached to be interviewed about The Power of Video Marketing, I knew the conversation would be packed full of valuable tips for today’s video-first marketing environment. So we shot it as a #TomFerryShow as well! And what resulted was 30+ minutes of powerful video tips and tricks. I’m focusing on some of the […]


3 Steps to Snap Out of “Survival Mode” – & More! – #TomFerryShow

On today’s #TomFerryShow, I answer some excellent agent questions about… Social media’s place in building your business (0:36) IGTV’s emerging role in marketing (1:15) The ideal real estate team size (2:22) Who makes more money: Solo agents or teams? (3:36) I encourage you to watch the full episode to get all the answers. Here on the […]


Let’s Get Real: Why Not You?

This isn’t a #TomFerryShow. But I do have a video I want you to watch. It’s only five minutes. And it might be one of the most important messages I’ve ever recorded. Consider it a “heart to heart” designed to help create your moment of inspiration. To get where you want to go in life, you […]


6 Killer Tools to Stay Ahead of the Competition – #TomFerryShow

Saving time. Making more money. Connecting more meaningfully with your clients. Growing your business. Do these sound good? That’s what I thought. And that’s why I’m sharing six of my favorite business tools on this episode of the #TomFerryShow! Let’s go!   A Modern & Relevant Way to Keep in Touch with Your Database BombBomb Prompt […]


Real Estate Scripts Roundup: 11 Scripts to Win More Business

We talk a lot about real estate scripts on the #TomFerryShow and in this blog. Why? Because they’re difference makers. When you know what to say… …You pick up the phone more frequently. …You deliver with confidence. …And you convert more business. There are three script-related episodes of the #TomFerryShow I want to remind you […]


Sales & Growth Strategies with Tiffani Bova – #TomFerryShow

On Wednesday, August 8, Salesforce’s Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist Tiffani Bova will take the stage as one of two keynote speakers at this year’s Success Summit in Anaheim. With that appearance still four weeks away, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of her wisdom into helping salespeople grow their businesses… …So I […]


It’s Time to Stop Beating Yourself Up

“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 […]


2018 Midpoint Progress Report

Hopefully you remember this #TomFerryShow from back in late 2017 where we helped you create your 2018 business plan. You made your plan, right? But have you been following it? Have you been doing the things that give you the power? Or have you let being “busy” prevent you from doing the most important tasks that […]


Closing the Gap: Where Do You Need to Focus Most?

It’s always important to take a step back every now and then to evaluate your business. That’s what I’m asking you to do today. I’ve identified seven categories I consider instrumental to every sales professional’s success. What I want you to do is rate yourself in each of them. You can go it alone if […]


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 […]


Celebrating a Major Milestone with 5 Must-See Videos

Earlier this week, we surpassed 10 million views on our YouTube account! To celebrate this milestone, I wanted to share five of our most popular and most valuable videos every agent should watch. Some of these you might’ve seen before, others you might have missed. But I know EVERY ONE OF THEM can be beneficial […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 — […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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!


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 […]


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?


Throwback Thursday – Refresh Your Finance Skills

I know I’m contradicting myself by revisiting the past this week after just telling you to focus on the now, but what we learn in the past can only help us in the future. There’s surely nothing wrong with refreshing your memory with some fresh finance skills! If you’re looking to manage your finances in […]


15 Rules of Successful Agents

Let’s face it, the real estate industry is extremely competitive. With a high turnover rate and new agents entering the market every day, it’s CRUCIAL to have a road-map of what to do (and what NOT to do!). I’ve seen time and time again that there are simple steps that agents can follow to build and maintain […]


5 Steps To The Success You Deserve

This is the time of year when everyone is dreaming about the goals they have for their business and life. I know that YOU probably have big goals of success for your real estate business … and you deserve it. But here’s the thing… Most agents KNOW the level of success that they deserve, but aren’t […]


5 Books To Maximize Productivity – Success

The old saying goes “leaders are readers!” One of the best ways you can improve yourself is through the books that you read (or listen to). Here are five books that I know you will enjoy:


The Rich and The Rest

Real Estate agents fall into two unique groups, there’s the 20% (The Rich) and the 80% (The Rest).  What really sets these two groups apart is “The Rich” cast a larger net. The agent or the team has 10 or more different ways to generate leads. They are talking to more potential clients both online and offline. […]


What’s Your USP? – #TomFerryShow

Have you ever been in a competitive selling situation? Well,  the reality is as a real estate agent you are always in a competitive situation.  Everyone you talk to knows a real estate agent, whether it’s a family member, a friend, or a co-worker’s spouse. So, the question I have for you is … what […]


Why Most Agents Will Be Broke in January 2016 – #TomFerryShow

So far 2015 has been a great year for many agents and as the holidays approach many of them start to take their foot of the gas. And because of the boom or bust nature in real estate taking your foot off the gas for a couple months could mean you have nothing in the […]


3 Questions All Successful Agents Ask Themselves

Real estate is a very competitive industry and the rate of success is very slim. So what separates the best from the rest? Here are 3 simple questions all successful real estate agents ask themselves to elevate their business to the top!


How to Build a Successful Real Estate Business – #TomFerryShow

What every agent should aim for is steady and constant growth. But for some real estate agents, they experience the high-high-low effect because they don’t have a plan and are not adapting to change. If agents took one hour a week to work on their businesses, they can grow by design instead of leaving it […]