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The Selfish Behavior That Is Killing Agent Productivity

Being a coach means playing lots of different roles – teacher, mentor, motivator, accountability partner. And sometimes, psychologist-slash truth-teller. In other words, sometimes I’ve got to cut through the BS and call people on the stories they’re telling themselves. So let’s walk through a common conversation I have with agents who ask me for advice […]

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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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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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The Consumer Deserves Better. Here’s What YOU Can Do About It…

Are you the best agent in your market? Most agents I talk to would say yes, they are. And it’s not an ego thing. It’s the pride they take in their work that pushes them to provide better service than other agents. I’d go so far to say that in a highly competitive industry like […]

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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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7 Simple Ways for Real Estate Agents to Avoid Burnout

They say, “Strike while the iron is hot.” And in real estate, the iron has most certainly been hot for some time. At a certain point, you’ve got to ask: How many times can you keep striking until you strike out? For the last nine months or so, many agents have been operating at warp […]

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