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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 […]


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 […]


3 Top Agents Reveal How to Win Every Listing! – #TomFerryShow

One of my goals for every Summit is to provide informative hacks in order to help agents like you stand out and have success in the market. Which is why every Summit, I invite rockstar agents that are making it BIG in their areas and have them share their expertise and routines 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 […]


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 […]


Why You’re in Danger of Being Too “Transaction” Focused

When you first get into the real estate business, you see these people who are selling tons of properties and you can’t help but think they’re just swimming in commission cash. Then, the more seasoned you become, you realize that might not actually be the case. In fact – don’t take this the wrong way […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


10 Personal Highlights You Missed if You Weren’t at Summit

I wish I could adequately describe what it feels like to walk onstage in front of 6,000 dedicated real estate professionals who are… …filled with energy. …super attentive and engaged. …incredibly supportive – of me AND of each other! …obviously committed to improving themselves and the industry as a whole. It’s like pure inspiration for me! That’s […]


Human Behavior in Thirds: Which One are You?

Have you ever witnessed the perfect crystallization of a theory in real life? I experienced one such lesson about human behavior several years ago at our Elite+ Retreat event. Gary Vaynerchuk was our special guest speaker, talking about the things he’s known for: hustle, video innovation, staying top of mind, etc. The Q&A questions mostly followed […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 — […]


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.


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 […]