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18 Agents Share Their Best Tips to Make the Most of Success Summit

You wouldn’t head into a listing presentation without preparing first, right? Of course not. How you prepare dictates how you perform. Which brings me to today’s topic… Not long ago, a coaching member named Holly Hendren Moreau from Wake County, North Carolina posted this question in one of our private Facebook mastermind groups: For those […]


2019 Mid-Year Review (And Why It’s Not Too Late!)

Hopefully you caught the mid-year market update webinar I did last week with Steve Harney from Keeping Current Matters. We talked about current and future market conditions, when the looming recession might arrive, how to attract millennials and more! If you missed out, it’s not too late… open this link in a new tab and […]


Case Study: How to Overcome Your Fear & Thrive with Video Marketing

Today I want to share with you a story that inspires me, and can definitely help you. It’s about one of our coaching members named Robert Ott. He works out of Issaquah, WA and serves the Greater Seattle area. If you read this blog frequently, you know how much I believe in the power of […]


Jeff Mays Guest Blog: Winning Starts with Failing

Editor’s Note: You might know Jeff Mays as one of our national speakers, a phenomenal coach and the broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Prime serving the Greater Richmond, VA market. Personally, I know him as a master motivator and all-around good guy. I recently saw a fantastic post he put on Instagram (@jeffmays1) and asked if […]


10 Reasons Why You Need Success Summit in Your Life

I’ve got a question for you. Every day you’re in the trenches with your clients, working “in” your business… But where do you go to get away from the daily grind to work “on” your business? Would we see that time blocked out in your calendar… at least once a year? I know lots of […]


5 Life-Defining Tips from Summit Speaker Tom Bilyeu

You know what fascinates me? Human behavior. It’s incredibly interesting to me to try to figure out why people do what they do… and what those choices and behaviors mean to the way they’re able to live their lives. But compared to the person I want to talk about today, I’ve only scratched the surface. […]


The Cure for Commission Compression (And So Much More)

Many markets around the globe are suffering from commission compression… That nagging syndrome where everyone expects you to do your job – which you do damn well – for less money than you deserve. With discounters and disruptors all seeking a piece of the real estate pie, it’s more important than ever for you to […]


How to Escape the Plateau and Skyrocket to Success

If someone was describing you, would you rather be “good and consistent” or “great and amazing”? Easy choice, right? But here’s the thing: Sometimes when you’re creating good, consistent results, it’s easy to overlook the fact you’re not creating great, amazing results… and that more is available to you. Take Robyn Burdett, for example. This […]


What You Missed if You Weren’t at Shift!

I love what I do. I just wrapped up our first-ever Shift! event where I spent the last two days playing host and speaker. But it was so much more than that for me… Why? Because we brought in some of the most phenomenal guest speakers, and I spent much of those two days in a seat in […]


How to Slay Big, Important Projects That Move Your Business Forward

Here’s the situation: You have a big project coming up that requires everything you’ve got… Maybe it’s an important listing presentation, or mapping out your marketing strategy. Or maybe it’s finally mastering that elusive script you need to reach the next level, developing your long-term vision or just figuring out how to better operationalize and […]


4 Winning Ways to Get the Most from Every Prospecting Session

Last week we talked about the need to be willing to get punched in the face when prospecting. Of course not literally, but figuratively. Assuming you accepted that challenge, this week I want to continue the conversation by helping you focus on developing the right mindset in order to successfully follow up on and convert […]


Are You Willing to Get Punched in the Face?

If you’ve been to a tourist hotspot like Venice Beach or Downtown Las Vegas in the last couple years, among all the sunglass vendors and street performers, you might have witnessed a weird new phenomenon: People who are willing to be punched or kicked in exchange for money. Yep, you give a complete stranger $20 […]


6 Steps to Prioritize Tasks & Avoid Overwhelm After an Event

Why do you go to an event? Seriously, think about it for a second. If you’re like me, you can come up with lots of great, valid reasons. To learn To network To find out what’s working for other people in your industry To renew your enthusiasm for what you do When you break it down, […]


15 Winning Ways to Bounce Back After a Setback

A recent post in our private Facebook Group for coaching members did two things: Got me thinking about how important it is to move on after a defeat, and… Made me so proud to read some of the responses our members shared in response. Here it is, from coaching member Kim Tarbox in Scarborough, Maine: […]


Bill Pipes Guest Blog: 7 Life Lessons I Learned Climbing Aconcagua

Editor’s Note: My buddy Bill Pipes is more than our master sales trainer and presenter of Sales Edge. He’s an adventurer always pushing himself to conquer new goals, and he recently experienced one of the most harrowing adventures of his life. Along the way, he learned some amazing lessons for life and business. I asked […]


The Why and How of Real Estate Vlogging

Have you seen #TOMSVLOG? No, I’m not talking about myself in the third person… That’s the name of my new vlog that my video team and I have been creating for the past few months. It’s designed to let you tag along on some of my adventures and give you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what […]


The Story Behind Our All-New Podcast Experience

What seems like a lifetime ago, BlackBerry RIM asked me to start a podcast… I was creating it consistently and excited about it… And then one day in what must’ve been 2007, I happened to meet a guy from a little company called Google on the golf course. Google had just bought YouTube, and I was excited […]


A Glimpse Inside This Week’s Elite+ Retreat

Fourteen hundred of the world’s best agents converged on San Diego earlier this week for our event. But in reality, Elite+ Retreat is their event. I’m basically the facilitator… the event planner. Sure, I hosted a few sessions. But the real stars of this event are the guest speakers and the phenomenal Rockstar attendees who […]


Conversion Made Easier: 3 Reasons to Overcome Your Aversion to Scripts

We’ve all had one of those experiences with a salesperson or customer service rep who is obviously reading from a script… and doing it poorly. Do you know why that’s a total bummer to me? Sure, it’s cringe-worthy and we feel embarrassed for the guy. But the real reason it bums me out is because […]


You Need to See This: My Top 10 Videos of 2018

At the end of 2018, I asked my team to look back at all the videos we created throughout the year. I wanted to know which ones got the best engagement, the most views, and resonated the strongest with you, the viewer we’re creating them for. We narrowed it down to a “Top 10” list […]


The Definitive Listing Presentation Primer for 2019

It’s time to shake things up. 2019 isn’t going to be “more of the same.” A changing market means this year is likely to challenge you more. It’s going to require a new, stronger approach to the things you do. And there are few elements of your business more important than your listing presentation. Think […]


Messaging to Millennials: How Home Ownership Solves Their Top Priority

Steve Harney shared some interesting insights about millennials and their priorities during the last #TomFerryShow of 2018. (Make sure to watch his entire market update and projections if you missed the show!) In this blog, I want to share that information so you can use it as targeted messages to attract more business from millennials. […]


7 Hot Tips to Capitalize on Expireds Now!

We’re on Day 3 of the new year and I sincerely hope you’ve booked some appointments already. The best agents aren’t “easing” their way into the New Year. They jumped in bright and early on January 1… And for good reason! Early January for real estate professionals is sort of like the opening of hunting […]


Rookie to Rockstar: How Brenda Griffin Discovered Her Partner in Success

Brenda Griffin found herself a single mother of three… …brand-new in real estate… …and in a brand-new locale – where she knew no one! She wasn’t looking for pity. She was looking for solutions. Fortunately, Brenda had two things working in her favor: A highly supportive manager who motivated her and drove her to constantly […]


Holiday Project: Create Your “Vision Board 2.0” to Crush 2019

Chances are you might have some “down time” over the next week or so before ramping back up for the new year. I’m going to suggest a fun exercise to make good use of that time – and it can even involve your family members! Consider it part crafting and part goal setting. Because it’s […]


Master Your Market Knowledge… And Make Good Things Happen!

When coaching member Lynn Hurley recently found herself with a listing that just wouldn’t sell, she turned to her coach for advice. “You’ve gotta know your market,” he advised her. Like many agents, Lynn considered herself knowledgeable about her market. But she soon realized how much deeper her knowledge could go… and how meaningful that […]


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 “Must Do” Actions for the New Normal Market

Some agents are feeling it. Some aren’t. Some are letting others convince them it’s happening. What about you… Has the shift hit you yet? From speaking with agents all over, here’s the general pattern I’ve observed: While sales of low-end and mid-range homes remain robust in most areas, the high-end is now experiencing a buyer’s […]


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 […]


The Gift of the Shift!

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most profound. Ever notice when you hear or read something that seems so simple, but it totally crystallizes a new way of thinking? Here’s why I bring it up: Last week I was asked to speak to a couple teams in our Team+ coaching program who got together for […]


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 […]


3 Simple Rules for Highly Effective Role Plays

I know you’re busy. I know you have a million things on your plate. I also know you want to be the best salesperson you can be. That’s why, no matter how busy you are, it’s so critical to schedule practice time into your calendar. Role playing should be part of your morning routine, day […]


Critical Sales Lessons from the Military Elite – #TomFerryShow

Happy Veterans Day to all those who served! To honor your service and sacrifice, I’m devoting this episode of the #TomFerryShow to all veterans. And I’ve got the perfect guest to do so… Bill Hart is the author of a fantastic book called “White Collar Warrior: Lessons for Sales Professionals from America’s Military Elite.” To […]


A Must-Read Resource for Any Video Marketer!

Have you put an additional emphasis on video in 2018… Or are you still struggling to step in front of the camera? No matter where you’re at with video marketing, there’s always more to learn. And there are few better educational resources than the Real Estate Video Influencers Guide recently released by BombBomb. I’m so […]


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 […]


How Doug Edrington Grew from 100 to 490+ Transactions a Year – #TomFerryShow

Imagine being stuck selling “only” 100 homes a year for three straight years… 😊 Not bad, right? For Chattanooga, TN’s Doug Edrington, it wasn’t bad. But he knew he and his team were capable of so much more. So they went out and proved it. After three straight years of closing 100 transactions, they did […]


15 Fantastic Books to Shape Your Mindset & Grow Your Business

You can romanticize it… snuggling up with a good book next to the fireplace on a chilly autumn night. Or you can be straightforward about it… educating yourself and arming yourself with new tactics as the New Year approaches. Either way, Q4 is a fantastic time to dive into some great books. I recently posted […]


More Great Business Tools You Should Be Using

A while back, I did a #TomFerryShow about 6 Killer Tools to Stay Ahead of the Competition. Today I want to add four more. My buddy Greg Robertson is the President and co-founder of W+R Studios, makers of Cloud Agent Suite. Together we’ve teamed up to offer you an extraordinary “test drive” of their services for […]


Are You Ready for Crunch Time?

This might be a local reference, but stick with me… The Los Angeles Lakers’ longtime PA announcer Lawrence Tanter has a tradition when the fourth quarter of a game is just about to begin. In his inimitable deep voice and confident yet understated style, he says… “Heeeeeeere we go. The FOURTH and FINAL quarter…” When […]


Critical Lessons from One of Summit’s Most Poignant Moments

A poignant moment took place during my “Ask Me Anything” breakout session last month at Success Summit. I want to share it with you for a couple reasons: For one, I think many people will relate to the situation I’m about to describe. (I know I do.) And second, because within my reply was a […]


One Simple Mantra that Means EVERYTHING to Your Success

At last month’s Success Summit, I introduced a theme that I believe has the potential to become a very powerful mantra you can use. It consists of just four simple words. But when taken to heart, it makes all the difference in the world. What is this magical mantra? Ready? Here goes: “This is MY […]


Never Let the Vampires Steal Your Energy

I was recently talking with one our super coaches Vanda Martin, and she told me about one memorable event that happened early in her real estate career… It’s a cautionary tale I think is important that you hear, no matter how old you are or how long you’ve been in the business. Before I share […]


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? […]