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Happy New Year: It’s 2022 Business Planning Time!

Ever see one of those time-lapse videos of a seed sprouting and growing into a plant? It’s fascinating because it’s one of the only times we get to visually witness growth taking place with our own eyes. Why do I bring it up? Because growth doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes time… including the systems you’ll […]

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Real Estate Team Building Basics: 5 Critical Questions You Must Answer to Grow Your ‘Dream Team’

A lot of people have been reaching out to me for advice on team building recently. It makes total sense… right now is a great time to capitalize on robust market conditions and scale your business. And as I’ve been saying for years, teams are definitely the future of the real estate industry. But here’s […]

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12 Defining Traits that Separate Real Estate ‘Professionals’ from Real Estate ‘Hobbyists’

Are you all in? Or are you just sorta dabbling in real estate, hoping for what you’ve heard is quick, easy money? Both of these personas exist in our industry. But only one has longevity… the real “professionals” will always outlast the “hobbyists.” Which begs the question: What does it take to become a true […]

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Keynote Speaker Seth Godin… And 9 More Reasons Why Success Summit 2021 is a No-Brainer to Attend

Few people – if any – have influenced my perspective on marketing more than the one and only Seth Godin. He’s written a bunch of great books. (I actually own two prized copies of his epic 17-pound release.) His blog is legendary. He’s launched countless successes through his AltMBA and Akimbo workshops. And now… He’s appearing […]

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5 Ways to Capitalize on Your Peak Earning Years (Hint: I’m Talking About Right Now!)

Who remembers “The Decision” in 2010 when a 25-year-old LeBron James warranted an hour-long live TV special to announce that he was “taking his talents to South Beach”? Why was it such a big deal? Because at 25 and already a two-time league MVP, LeBron’s next contract would determine where he played his prime years… […]

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3 Problems Every Real Estate Agent Must Solve to Dominate Their Marketplace

I’ve often said your role as a real estate professional is to solve problems for a profit. The agents who are figuring out how to solve today’s problems are killin’ it… And those who aren’t putting in that effort are, well, struggling. Ninety-one percent of all commissions right now are being earned by the top […]

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I’m Headed Out on a Summer Tour – And You’re Invited Free!

You ever notice your computer or phone acting a little sluggish? What do you do? A quick reboot usually does the trick, getting it right back to top performance. After almost a year and a half of pandemic-caused disruption, I think lots of real estate agents need a reboot right around now. There’s a “new […]

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21 Important Questions to Answer Halfway Through 2021

Today marks the beginning of the second half of the year. A lot has happened already in 2021… The U.S. market continued its frantic pace with strong buyer demand and low listing inventory. We’ve emerged from pandemic rituals and mostly returned to normalcy. Zillow bought ShowingTime and agents everywhere freaked out. Buyers are making offers […]

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