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What Facebook’s Algorithm Change Means for You

Have you seen the new Facebook commercial? Here’s the gist of it: Facebook is committed to getting back to their roots as a platform primarily for connecting with friends and loved ones. They announced the rollout of these changes back in January, and businesspeople everywhere freaked out, claiming Facebook would no longer be a viable […]


How to Capitalize on Today’s Review Economy – #TomFerryShow

Stop and think about this scenario for a second… A homeowner smack dab in the middle of your market is considering selling her home. Once that idea is in her head, what’s the next step in her process? If she doesn’t already have an agent who is “top of mind,” her next move is likely […]


My Top 12 Personal Health Tips for Living at #Level10!

One of the questions I hear most when people meet me is this: “What’s in that bottle on your desk during the #TomFerryShow?” Enough people have asked me that it finally dawned on me… Why not write a blog to tell people all about my health-related regimen? So that’s what this is. Today I’m excited […]


20 Insanely Important Lessons for New Agents – #TomFerryShow

Anne Schreiber is on track to sell 100 homes in San Diego this year. Jeremy Cady is pacing toward 120 closed transactions between his two markets of Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL. I recently had the opportunity to get these two Rockstar agents in the same room at the same time to pick their brains […]


Where Does Your Business Need Help Most?

Quick… rate your business in each of these 5 categories on a scale of 1-10: Marketing & Lead Generation Lead Conversion Productivity Hacks Teams Coaching & Acceleration In my 30+ years of working with real estate professionals, these five topics have repeatedly emerged as the most crucial to agents’ success. So… Where do you need […]


4 No-Brainer Hacks to Generate Listings Now! – #TomFerryShow

Not everyone who has considered selling their home has a FOR SALE sign in their front yard, right? So the question then becomes… How do you get those people who have been contemplating a sale to take that next step and open the door to a conversation with you? Marketing and prospecting are geared toward […]


3 Time Management Tips to Get Your Life Back

Is your business costing you your quality of life? One of the biggest reasons why people join coaching is to “get their life back.” Helping people achieve that goal often requires getting them out of their comfort zone and doing things differently than they’re accustomed to. So it’s not surprising there are moments in the […]


3 Steps to Overcome the Resistance and Become Your Best Self – #TomFerryShow

You’re “busy” all day long… But do you ever feel like your parking brake is on, holding you back from reaching your full potential? You’re putting in the effort, but the result is sluggish, inefficient and slow? You can try to ignore it, continue doing your thing and “shake it off.” But here’s the problem: What […]


10 Headlines to Grab Homeowners’ Attention Now

Demonstrating that you understand people’s situation is one of the biggest breakthroughs you can make with your marketing. When you establish common ground, the homeowner’s anxiety is diminished and trust begins to be built. That’s why it’s crucial to be mindful of your messaging. Blanket statements like “Curious about the value of your home?” just […]


5 Unfiltered Questions & Answers – #TomFerryShow

When a coaching member created a thread in our private Facebook Group asking what one question people would like to ask me, it seemed natural to turn my answers into a #TomFerryShow. From personal inquiries to mindset to my vision for the future of the industry, these five questions run the gamut. Let’s go!   […]


The Reviews are In: Marketing Edge is a Hit!

Last week our first-ever Marketing Edge took place in Chicago! Nearly 700 people traveled from as far away as Hawaii to learn the strategies to stop chasing business and start attracting it. And the feedback was overwhelmingly positive: “This was the best real estate seminar I have been to – to date!” – Linda Howicz […]


Success Summit 2018: Anaheim Travel Tips

I hope by now you’re aware of my favorite event of the year, the Summit! This year, Summit returns to Southern California at the Anaheim Convention Center August 6-9. To make it easier for you to attend, I wanted to share a few travel tips with you.   The Good: Multiple Airport Destinations The closest […]


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 […]


Top 10 Reasons to Attend Success Summit 2018

I’m so excited. Success Summit 2018 is taking shape and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! If you’ve been to Summit previously, you know the boost of energy it gives you, the ready-to-implement tools and tactics you’ll receive and the incredible networking opportunities. We’re also creating some very exciting new additions as […]


Unleashing the Wealthy, Ultra-Successful Agent Within You – #TomFerryShow

I see incredible potential in so many people. So smart, so capable, so driven… But they often have a big obstacle holding them back. Namely… THEMSELVES! (Did that hurt a bit? If so, definitely keep reading.) I believe you have an extremely wealthy, uber-successful person inside of you… …And it’s fighting to get out! But […]


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 […]


4 Tips to Build Powerful, Referral-Generating Relationships – #TomFerryShow

Technology makes our lives easier, no doubt. But are we ignoring the personal connections that are so critical to our long-term success? In an age of buying online leads, communicating with clients through texts or occasionally commenting on a past client’s Facebook post to keep in touch, we’re in danger of losing the real, emotional connections […]


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 […]