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What Your 20-Year Plan Can Do for You – #TomFerryShow

Today’s #TomFerryShow is an excerpt from tomorrow’s special Thanksgiving week episode of the Tom Ferry Podcast Experience. Be sure to listen to the whole episode tomorrow!   When you get in your car, do you have an intent of where you want to go? Or do you just start the engine, step on the gas […]


3 Critical Questions to Make 2021 Your #BestYearEver – #TomFerryShow

Do you want to be more efficient in 2021? Do you want to attract business more easily in 2021? Do you want to sleep well at night in 2021 – and beyond – because your finances are in good shape? If you answered a resounding YES to each of those, then today’s #TomFerryShow is for you! I’ve […]


5 Simple Steps to Get More Referrals in 2021

It seemed like everything went great. You got along beautifully. You provided excellent service every step of the way. There were no hurdles you couldn’t overcome. The clients were happy… …But they’ve NEVER sent you a referral. Not a one. What happened? And more importantly, how do we fix this? Let’s talk about it…   […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Establishing a Meaningful & Attractive Team Culture

By Debbie Holloway, Head of Team+ Coaching Deciding to build a team is easy. Deciding how to structure your team and onboarding agents is easy. The most difficult part of building and sustaining a profitable team boils down to one thing… culture. Now here’s the catch – many of the components of building a team […]


7 Steps to Better Health & Vitality By 2021

It’s that time of year when some might be experiencing the dreaded “B word” – burnout. Or others have been so focused on keeping their business afloat that they’ve ignored everything else – and are starting to pay the price. That’s why I thought it was a good time for a reminder that being successful […]


3 Actions to Finish 2020 Strong & Start 2021 On Fire! – #TomFerryShow

I’ve been getting a lot of questions and DMs from people who stepped up and have powered through 2020… only to hit a wall in the last couple weeks. It’s been a challenging year, no doubt about it. But it’s not time to slow down. It’s time to finish strong and set yourself up for […]


5 New Agent Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Real Estate Career

New agent, rookie, newbie, upstart… whatever you want to call yourself, you’re in an all-new world… and you’re not quite sure where to turn. You feel all alone… and desperate to start making things happen. But mistakes at this stage can slow or stall your progress, and that’s the last thing you need. So I […]


One Big Decision You Need to Make to Shape the Future of Your Business

They say the only constant is change. That’s definitely true for the real estate industry, and especially in this moment of time. At Success Summit earlier this month, I talked a lot about where the industry is headed and what it means to embody the Agent of the Future (A.O.T.F.). Because there’s no question about […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: A Proven 100-Day Plan to Successfully ‘Onboard’ New Agents

By Debbie Holloway, Head of Team+ Coaching Onboarding your sales agents is a critical part of building a profitable and happy team. This is where you can “make it or break it” when it comes to having a great culture the solid team I’ve asked Jenny Turner, brokerage owner and team leader of the Lovejoy […]


Summit Insider: What’s Happening at Success Summit 2020!

Without a doubt, 2020 has been the year of adjustments, adaptation and being willing to roll with the punches. And maybe that’s a good thing. Because if the first two days of Summit have proven anything, it’s that we’re all capable of achieving amazing results when we commit to new behaviors. Let me share with […]


5 Career-Defining Questions You Need to Answer Now

Would you agree that the pandemic has accelerated change in our industry? Without a doubt, right? So here’s the first big question I have for you today: Are you keeping up? Because the landscape is most definitely changing. Quickly. And if you’re not dialed in and fully committed to adapting how you do business, you’re […]


50 Truisms I’ve Learned in 50 Years on Planet Earth

I celebrated a milestone birthday earlier this week by turning 50 years young. Crossing that half-century mark got me thinking I should take my own advice and share some of the most meaningful insights I’ve learned through my 50 years on the planet. (After all, just a couple days ago I advised you to create […]


Important Reminder: You Deserve More Out of Life (Yes, Even Now!)

When you’ve spent 30,000 hours of your life coaching professionals to greatness like I have, you tend to identify some disturbing patterns of human behavior. Like the little (or big) hurdles that people place in their own path. One of the biggest challenges I see time and time again might surprise you… Many, many people […]


How to Identify Your Authentic “Why” in 7 Simple Steps

With everything going on in the world and with Success Summit fast approaching, I think now is a great time to take a step back and examine what, exactly, you want from your life and business. But unless you have a process, it’s easier said than done. Lucky for you, I do have a process. […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Why Establishing Clear Expectations is Essential to Your Success

Editor’s note: I put TEAM SPOTLIGHT on temporary hiatus while more pressing matters took center stage due to the pandemic. Today, this recurring blog from Debbie Holloway returns with an important topic… setting appropriate expectations for your agents and employees. -Tom By Debbie Holloway, Head of Team+ Coaching Have you decided what type of team […]


Getting Unstuck: How One Agent Got Off the Plateau and Doubled His Business

Here for the contest? You’ll find the details at the bottom of this post. Don’t miss this awesome success story, though… ESPECIALLY if you’ve ever felt like you just can’t get your business to that proverbial “next level.”   Some might not consider it a “problem” to be stuck at $240k annual GCI… But if […]


4 Scripts to Maximize Listing Opportunities Right Now! – #TomFerryShow

Tell me if this sounds familiar… You open the MLS to find a new listing from the “usual suspect” in your market… Or you drive down the street and there’s yet another new sign in a yard, and yep, it’s from that same agent… “HOW DO THEY KEEP GETTING ALL THESE LISTINGS WHEN ALL I’M […]


Pillars of Success: Diversify Your Approach to Boost Productivity

What do you want from real estate? Like, long term… Do you want to keep working transaction after transaction? Or do you want more… to grow, expand, and build your business? Either one is fine, but I’ll warn you – without something to strive for… an eye toward growth and progress… it’s much easier to […]


Why ‘Scoreboarding’ is Absolutely Critical to Your Success

Back when there was such a thing as live sports, imagine the following: You buy a ticket to an NBA game… let’s say a Lakers game at Staples Center. You fight traffic, land a $40 parking spot, grab some snacks and drinks, and finally get to your seat. The game starts, and you look up […]


What You Can Expect at Success Summit 2020

If you’ve ever been to Success Summit before, you know it’s much more than a training event. We like to be loud, get our bodies moving, and have a lot of fun, too. I look forward to those experiences all year long, as do many attendees. We will get together… to jump (If you know, […]


3 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence & Book More Appointments

School is ending. Stay at Home orders are being lifted. Summer is a few days away. All of which means one thing: It’s PRIME TIME for appointment setting! Without a doubt, there’s a lot of pent-up demand in the marketplace right now, so it’s more important than ever that you make appointment setting part of […]


Our Best Tips to Create a Supercharged Listing Presentation – #TomFerryShow

Hey there! The videos are down here this week! With businesses opening back up and people getting out and about, it’s serious “go time” for your business. That’s why last week, I asked for permission to act as your coach and challenged you to four assignments I advise right now. If you didn’t catch that […]


How to Create Your Own Safety Guidelines – and a Powerful Marketing Opportunity!

We’re dealing with a double crisis right now… not only the ongoing health crisis, but a serious inventory crisis in many markets. So what if I told you there’s one step you can take to help overcome both at once… all while setting yourself apart from the competition. How? By creating and aggressively distributing your […]


If I Was Your Coach: 4 Assignments You Should Do Now! – #TomFerryShow

There’s a lot of encouraging signs in the marketplace right now… …ShowingTime.com data shows it …The MLS shows it …Google Trends and all the big home sale portals are reporting strong numbers …Interest rates are attractive It’s a perfect storm that all adds up to one conclusion – It’s “go time,” and you have an […]


5 Positive-Minded Daily Reminders You Might Need Right Now

Emotions are heightened. Fear is attacking from all directions. Uncertainty will consume you, if you let it. All of which leads me to one conclusion: We need positivity in our lives now more than ever. I hope you’re making some sort of positive thinking exercise part of your daily routine. Whether it’s focusing on your […]


5 of Your Most Raw, Real Questions… ANSWERED! – #TomFerryShow

It had been a while since I did a Q&A episode of the #TomFerryShow, and with everything going on, now’s the perfect time to provide some insight directly to you, the viewer. So I reached out via text (Have you texted me yet? 949-216-5466) asking for questions, and I got a lot of really great […]


11 Choices You Need to Make for Life & Business After-COVID (AC)

A lot of people would probably love to hit a “reset” button and have everything revert back to the normality of Before-COVID (BC). That would be amazing. But it’s not reality. We’ve all been confronted with a very serious challenge, and we’ve responded. We’ve had to look inside ourselves, adapt to a new environment, and […]


NOW is the Time to Double Down on Booking Appointments – #TomFerryShow

Look, I’m gonna try to make this really simple. Whatever you focus on is what you get more of. So if you focus on drama, you get more drama. If you focus on making calls, you make more calls… but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are productive calls. If you focus on leads, you get […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: How to Establish Solid Hiring Practices & Nail Your Pay Structure

Editor’s note: Today we present the third installment of TEAM SPOTLIGHT, a recurring blog from Debbie Holloway focusing on team building in today’s increasingly team-oriented real estate industry. If you missed the first one on “To Team or Not to Team,” click here. Or if you missed the second one on how to structure your […]


Coach Larry Webb’s 5-Year Journey to Financial Freedom

Small steps – done repeatedly and consistently – can get you to big places. That’s not just an empty cliché. Inside the Tom Ferry ecosystem, it’s a way of life. And today I’ll prove it to you by sharing the story of one of our very own coaches. He talks the talk with his clients, […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: Structuring Your Team for Maximum Profitability

Editor’s note: Today we present the second installment of TEAM SPOTLIGHT, a recurring blog from Debbie Holloway focusing on team building in today’s increasingly team-oriented real estate industry. If you missed the first one on “To Team or Not to Team,” click here. -Tom By Debbie Holloway, Head of Team+ Coaching High performing teams are […]


How Far Have You Progressed on Your 2020 Road to Success?

As this blog publishes, it’s the 37th day of 2020. And that couldn’t be more perfect. You know why? Because as of today, the year is 10 percent over. Feels like we were just celebrating the holidays, and now one-tenth of the “new year” is already behind us. Which should serve as a wake-up call… […]


TEAM SPOTLIGHT: To Team or Not to Team?

Editor’s note: Today we launch the inaugural edition of TEAM SPOTLIGHT, a recurring blog focusing on team building in today’s increasingly team-oriented real estate industry. And we’ve got the perfect person to bring you this knowledge. Debbie Holloway spearheads our Team+ coaching program, which consists of 100+ team leaders responsible for more than $5 billion […]


With Your Business Plan Complete, It’s Time to Work on Your 2020 Life Plan

I’ve got a big question for you with lots of possible interpretations: Where are you going in 2020? Last week’s blog hammered home the importance of completing your 2020 business plan, which dictates where you’ll take your business in the next 12 months. (If you missed it and haven’t completed yours, read it now!) Today […]


7 “Wall-Worthy” Takeaways to Grow Your Business and THRIVE! – #TomFerryShow

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last few months of the #TomFerryShow… An emphasis on appointment setting, time management, 2020 goals, gratitude, the eight equities of life, and much more! And sometimes, it’s important to stop and summarize what you’ve learned so you can gain a deeper understanding of a topic. That’s what […]


5 Tips to Create the Ultimate Success Environment – #TomFerryShow

I really hope you’re in your office – or wherever you typically work ­– as you’re reading this. (If you’re not, close your eyes and imagine it.) Because I want you to look around and ask yourself an important question: Is your environment contributing to your success? Or is it serving as an obstacle you […]