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5 Fundamental Questions to Tap Into Your Greatness – #TomFerryShow

In real estate, we pride ourselves on getting answers quickly for our clients. We extol “speed to lead” and getting homes sold faster than anybody else. But when you take a step back, sometimes speed isn’t the priority. Going deep is what matters most. And that’s why, on today’s #TomFerryShow, I’m sharing with you the […]


2 Actions & 1 Script to Become Listing Dominant – #TomFerryShow

Which scenario sounds more appealing to you: Writing offers for buyer clients, continually hoping to write the most compelling offer in a highly competitive environment? Or… Sitting back and having multiple buyers all trying to out-bid each other to buy your listing? Yeah, kind of a no-brainer. It’s good to be listing dominant. But how […]


Gauging Your Q1 Results: 4 Things You Should be Focused On – #TomFerryShow

Here we are in the last week of Q1 2019 already… You’ve spent three full months putting your business plan into action. Or did your plan fly out the window sometime in January and you’ve been scrambling ever since? (Or, for some of you, was there ever a plan?) That’s what today’s #TomFerryShow is all […]


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, […]


The Power of Right Focus – #TomFerryShow

When you show up for work – whether that’s your home office or your actual office… Do you already know what you need to do for the day? Whether it’s… A task list bouncing around your head (Good) A sticky note prepared the day before (Better) A fully structured schedule built into your phone (Best) […]


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: […]


8 Tips to Stockpile Cash Before the Next Economic Downturn – #TomFerryShow

I think you know me and my personality. I’m an optimist. I like positive thinking. I do not like negative, energy-sucking vampires and naysayers. But I’m also a realist. And I’ve been around long enough to know that the economy will not just continue its upward trajectory indefinitely. Winter is coming, whether it’s later this […]


9 Challenges to Overcome When Starting Your Own Business – #TomFerryShow

You’re an entrepreneur… a creator… a business owner. Which has a huge upside. It can be so incredibly rewarding. But also throws challenges your way… Pitfalls you must avoid. In starting my own businesses and investing in 47 different companies throughout my life, I’ve identified nine of the biggest challenges you need to overcome as […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Your Mid-Summer Wake-Up Call

Here at TF HQ, we’re closing in on Summit and it’s a very exciting time of year. But it’s also a very important time of year for anyone working toward an annual goal. Like YOU. That’s exactly why I’m checking in with a quick wake-up call…   7 Months Down… How Many to Go? August […]


3 Steps to Snap Out of “Survival Mode” – & More! – #TomFerryShow

On today’s #TomFerryShow, I answer some excellent agent questions about… Social media’s place in building your business (0:36) IGTV’s emerging role in marketing (1:15) The ideal real estate team size (2:22) Who makes more money: Solo agents or teams? (3:36) I encourage you to watch the full episode to get all the answers. Here on the […]


2018 Midpoint Progress Report

Hopefully you remember this #TomFerryShow from back in late 2017 where we helped you create your 2018 business plan. You made your plan, right? But have you been following it? Have you been doing the things that give you the power? Or have you let being “busy” prevent you from doing the most important tasks that […]


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!   […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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!


Are You On The Right Track?

Will Rogers once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” In my nearly 30 years of coaching, I’ve seen countless agents just sitting there… They know they need to take action, but aren’t sure what their next move should be. Fear begins to creep in, […]


Overcoming Your Excuses

Do you know an agent who is constantly using excuses? Maybe that agent is someone you see in the mirror every day! John Wooden once said “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” Here’s the thing about excuses…


The Hour-By-Hour Plan For A Real Estate Agent’s Perfect Day

One of the benefits to being a real estate agent is the freedom that this business gives you. There’s no time clock to punch or strict hours to abide by. You have the freedom to work whenever and wherever you choose. THIS, however, can also be a recipe for disaster. Sleeping ‘til 10am, a long […]


Gratitude, Love, & Accomplishments – #TomFerryShow

I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! During this time of year, I focus my attention to family, gratitude, love, contribution, and appreciation to the important things in life. I also find that during this time of year I start asking myself (and my friends and family) the same three questions…


How to Remove Doubt and Uncertainty – #TomFerryShow

Do you want total certainty in your business? What would it look like if you removed doubt, fear, and the unnecessary drama and anxiety from your business? I have good news for you… By doing this ONE THING you can create a certainty generator in your business.


Inspiration Over Income With Coach Bill Pipes

Seek inspiration over income. It’s a simple thought; however, I have found it to be critical over the last 25 years of coaching, speaking, and training. Anyone who ever said that success would be easy was either naive or selling you something. The truth is … success is a grind and requires a considerable amount […]


5 Steps To Increased Influence – Bill Pipes

What do the best salespeople know that others don’t? Why is it that it takes some real estate agents 15 conversations to generate a sale while it takes others hundreds of conversations? How can you connect with a complete stranger and within 15 seconds have them relating to you with trust, respect, and gratitude? The […]


The Forgotten Story of Mt. Everest

In 1852, the Great Trigonometric Survey of India declared a somewhat unknown peak in the mystical Himalayan Mountains, the “roof of the world.” Soon after, Mt. Everest became the ultimate geographic feat for anyone brave enough to attempt summiting the highest peak on the planet. The first attempt could not happen until 1921, when the […]


4 Ways to Avoid the Summer Slump – #TomFerryShow

Summer is a great time to relax, but don’t let yourself slip into that zone where you kill your momentum. You can still have fun, but making sure you have a plan set up now will ensure that you have a profitable summer and are positioned for continued success in the fall. Here are four […]


STOP the EXCUSES and Get More Done! – #TomFerryShow

Do you want to know something that really scares me? 33.3% of people will watch the Super Bowl … yet only 40% of people will make their lives better by setting goals. What’s even scarier about this statistic, is that of the 40% only 8% will actually follow through.  Wow! What the 32% of people who don’t follow through […]


8 Absolute Actions for December – #TomFerryShow

December is here! Hopefully all of you have completed your 2016 Business Plan by now and have set yourself up for success come January. Now it’s time to get uber-focused and knock out these 8 actions you absolutely need to do in the month of December. All 8 actions fall under 3 areas: Getting Organized, Filling […]