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TEAM SPOTLIGHT: 5 Tips for Enhanced Team Strength (And Sanity) in a Crazy Market

By Debbie Holloway, Head of Team+ Coaching As Realtors, we’re used to the hustle and bustle of showing and listing property… Negotiating offers, attending inspections, and closings… Cheers and hugs for our clients upon the successful closing… The prep of an Open House, greeting potential buyers, seeing the emotion on their face when they’ve found […]


Why I’m Bringing Back BluePrint for 2021

I hope you’re seeing the same thing I am. As I talk with agents and brokers and industry heavyweights… As I see mortgage rates at or near all-time lows… When I hear the stories about the incredible demand for housing right now… …I see nothing but tremendous opportunity in the marketplace for 2021. And that’s […]


12-Week Challenge: Lift Up Your Local Businesses – #TomFerryShow

Welcome to the Local Business “Leg Up” Challenge. There are no rules. There’s no hashtag. There are no prizes. It’s just about doing your part to help fellow entrepreneurs in need. While we in real estate are fortunate to be able to continue conducting business and triumphing in the face of adversity, many others don’t […]


How to Make 2020 the Beginning of a Beautiful Run – #TomFerryShow

I know a lot of people who achieved truly extraordinary sales years in 2020. Yet back in early/mid-March, many of those same people felt frozen in their tracks, wondering if they’ll be able to sell another house until the pandemic was over. So what changed? They got resourceful. They innovated. They adapted. And perhaps even […]


5 Core Growth Tips for 2021

I love your ambition! Over this past weekend, I asked people to share their 2021 goals in my Instagram Stories and then I provided some feedback. Let me just say I’m impressed with how lofty many of your goals are! When I took a step back and looked at what everyone wanted to accomplish and […]


Multiplying Success: How to Leverage A Closed Listing into More Transactions

I recently got asked how a new agent could leverage their first closed listing into additional transactions. I offered my congratulations and gave a few tips, but the reality is that this is what every agent – young or old, brand-new or experienced – should be doing every time they sell a property. Why? Because […]


Real Estate Fundamentals: 5 Daily Disciplines for Massive Success – #TomFerryShow

If you’re sick of feeling – scratch that – knowing that you’re capable of more, but just can’t seem to get over that hurdle, today’s #TomFerryShow is for you. Sometimes it’s about going back to the fundamentals and making sure you’re doing the things necessary to create success. And today, I’m giving you five daily […]


10 Things Real Estate School Didn’t Teach You… But You Need to Know

It’s some of the best advice I ever received… When I was about 20 years old, my mentor W.E. “Bill” Mitchell told me: “Don’t focus on money. Focus on learning everything you can about your chosen field.” And I think that advice is just as applicable to you as a real estate agent as it […]


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 […]


One Huge, Actionable Takeaway from My Podcast with Ivy Zelman

I hope you listened to or watched yesterday’s podcast where I interviewed Ivy Zelman. Getting 45 minutes of Ivy’s expertise and insights is truly invaluable, so if you missed it, I strongly suggest you go back and catch up. In fact, listen to it a couple times until her knowledge really sinks in so you […]


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 […]


4 Ways to ‘Crush It’ on YouTube in 2021 – #TomFerryShow

FACT: YouTube ranks immediately behind Google as the world’s second-most trafficked website. ANALYSIS: You better have a good, strong presence on YouTube. QUESTION: Do you? – – – Well, do you? I hope so, but if not, Jason Pantana stepped in to share some great insights and four ways to “crush it” on YouTube in […]


3 Steps to Overcome the Resistance to Making Your Calls – #TomFerryShow

I talk with a lot of successful agents on a regular basis. And if I had to boil down what makes those people so successful, it’s not that they’re all insanely innovative and breaking new ground. It’s not that they figured out some marketing “hack” no one else knows. It’s not dumb luck. It’s one […]


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 […]


6 Tips to “Google-Ready” Your Business for 2021 – #TomFerryShow

Imagine… A homeowner sees your signs in her neighborhood. Maybe she’s seen your ads in her mailbox on online. Then she decides to sell. If she doesn’t have an agent already in mind, what do you think is her next step? She’ll likely do her due diligence and conduct her own research about YOUR NAME […]


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 […]


3 Killer Real Estate Productivity Apps You Should Install Right Now – #TomFerryShow

The more efficient you can become in your business, the more success you’re going to enjoy and more money you’re going to make. With that in mind, we’re introducing you to three productivity-enhancing apps you should definitely be using. The video above includes hands-on walkthroughs on how to use these apps, while you’ll find links […]


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 […]


10 Rules to Strengthen Your Social Media Presence – #TomFerryShow

Whether you’re a social media power user or doing your best by dabbling, guessing and hoping, today’s #TomFerryShow is sure to up your game. I asked my own Social Media Manager Courtney Gracia to join me, and she brought the heat with 10 rules to strengthen your presence. She’s sharing some of her best hacks, […]


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 […]


3 Killer Brand-Building Tips to Never Forget

When you stop and think about it from the consumer’s perspective, there are few transactions in life like buying or selling a house. It’s not like buying clothes, a computer, or even a car, where you bite the bullet and try to get in and out of the store as quickly and painlessly as possible. […]


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, […]


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 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 […]


Making May Your Breakthrough Month

They say “April showers bring May flowers.” So then… what does April resourcefulness bring to May? Or April confidence? Or action? We’re about to find out. And I’m excited. Because I saw those traits emerge in April, and I’m definitely not looking at this month like an ordinary May. I’m looking at it as a […]


5 Things You Can Do Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

“Do something today your future self will thank you for.” I posted this quote on social media recently, and today I want to dive a little deeper into it. The way I see it, you have a choice to make right now that will result in one of two outcomes… You can emerge from this […]


36 Reasons Why Now is NOT the Time to Sit on the Sidelines

I’m going to be brutally honest with you. And it’s not because I want to confront you. I do it more from a place of care-frontation. I want what’s best for you, so I’m not going to look the other way when I see detrimental behavior taking place. As a coach, that’s my job to […]


20 Ways to Create Confidence in an Uncertain World

It’s a simple fact of life: When people don’t feel confident about what they’re supposed to do, they often freeze up and don’t do anything at all. And chances are, too many consumers are lacking confidence when it comes to buying or selling a home right now. And you, as an agent, might be right […]