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5 Business Superpowers for the Agent of the Future

This time of year, it’s natural to be thinking about the future. It’s 2020 goal-setting time… It’s business planning time (How’s yours coming?)… And it’s New Year’s resolutions time. With all that said, I think it’s a perfect opportunity for me to share with you five superpowers I believe every future entrepreneur will need. Which […]


The Monumental Journey of Jamie Mell

I meet so many inspiring entrepreneurs in my travels, sometimes I wish I could just tell people’s stories all day, every day. The grit, determination and inner strength of these dynamic professionals drives me to up my game and to serve at the best of my ability. I’ve got a really good one for you […]


3 Tips You NEED Right Now to Survive & Succeed in a Changing Market

Editor’s Note: One of our incredible super-coaches, Yvonne Arnold from Corona, CA, recently shared with me a video message she’d sent to all her coaching members, and it really did a great job of capturing the topsy-turvy, unpredictable real estate climate we’re in right now. I think it’s a message every agent needs to hear […]


9 Incredible SuperAgents Weigh In on What’s Working Now

Ever catch yourself saying you want to be a “fly on the wall” for an interesting conversation? I know the feeling. But luckily, I didn’t need to transform into a fly… for this one, anyway. I just had to find some space when a heavy-hitting East Coast mastermind group asked if they could conduct a […]


7 Important Questions You Need Answers to NOW! – #TomFerryShow

Are you following me on Instagram @TomFerry? Because I really love answering people’s questions on my IG Stories. For today’s #TomFerryShow, I grabbed a bunch of really great, important questions… and am sharing my answers with you! Watch the full episode for all my advice on juicy topics like: How to get “un-stuck” from a […]


8 Great “New Agent” Tips for Starting a Career in Real Estate

I get a lot of questions from people who want to get into the real estate industry or are just starting in real estate, so today’s blog is all about sharing some advice for them. But ya know, there just might be a few fundamentals in here some longtime veterans need to be reminded of. […]


It’s Time to “Choose Your Hard”

I’m going in a little different direction for today’s blog. I hope it hits home with you. I’d like you to simply read through the two lists below, and then I’ll wrap things up by sharing a few thoughts at the end. Seriously take the time to read and absorb each bullet point below. Don’t […]


4 Winning Strategies Direct from Top-Producing Agents

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m sharing some highlights from The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) conference, where I had the honor of speaking back in July of this year.  I also had the opportunity to moderate the Top Producing Panel, and in today’s blog, I’m sharing some big takeaways […]


Your First Responsibility Every Day: How to Avoid the Real Estate Rollercoaster

I promise you this: Today’s blog might not be the longest or most in-depth one I’ve ever written. But it very well could be the most impactful. I’ve been around this industry for a long time, and if there’s one scenario I’ve seen way too often, it’s this: The Real Estate Rollercoaster. Have you heard […]


5 Winning Strategies to Attract More Listings – #TomFerryShow

I’m continuing with my goal of leading you on the path of success, which includes answering questions you may have about your business that are keeping you up at night. If you have one of your own, record your question and email the video to me at tfs@tomferry.com On today’s #TomFerryShow episode, I answer a […]


4 Tactics to Run Your Business Like a Boss – #TomFerryShow

Welcome back to an all-new season of the #TomFerryShow! Our goal with this new season is to bring even more intentionality to the show as well as to integrate viewer questions that will be answered. Send your submissions to tfs@tomferry.com! For today’s episode, I start by answering a question from an agent and then move […]


Case Study: How to Overcome Your Fear & Thrive with Video Marketing

Today I want to share with you a story that inspires me, and can definitely help you. It’s about one of our coaching members named Robert Ott. He works out of Issaquah, WA and serves the Greater Seattle area. If you read this blog frequently, you know how much I believe in the power of […]


Jeff Mays Guest Blog: Winning Starts with Failing

Editor’s Note: You might know Jeff Mays as one of our national speakers, a phenomenal coach and the broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Prime serving the Greater Richmond, VA market. Personally, I know him as a master motivator and all-around good guy. I recently saw a fantastic post he put on Instagram (@jeffmays1) and asked if […]


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. […]


6 Tips to Sell 12 Houses in 12 Months – #TomFerryShow

I want you to take a moment and take in the wonder of us being in the middle of 2019. Many people decide to make a breakthrough during the beginning of the year, but rarely in the middle. When it comes to your life and business, it’s never too late to amp up your transaction […]


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 […]


Jim Kwik on How to Master Your Mind – #TomFerryShow

Are you a committed real estate agent or just a hobbyist? If you want to be the go-to agent to work with in your area, then you have to possess the most sought-after ability of the 21st century: learning faster! Before you throw your hands up in the air and tell me it’s impossible for […]


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 […]


4 Winning Ways to Get the Most from Every Prospecting Session

Last week we talked about the need to be willing to get punched in the face when prospecting. Of course not literally, but figuratively. Assuming you accepted that challenge, this week I want to continue the conversation by helping you focus on developing the right mindset in order to successfully follow up on and convert […]


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 […]


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: […]


Bill Pipes Guest Blog: 7 Life Lessons I Learned Climbing Aconcagua

Editor’s Note: My buddy Bill Pipes is more than our master sales trainer and presenter of Sales Edge. He’s an adventurer always pushing himself to conquer new goals, and he recently experienced one of the most harrowing adventures of his life. Along the way, he learned some amazing lessons for life and business. I asked […]


Conversion Made Easier: 3 Reasons to Overcome Your Aversion to Scripts

We’ve all had one of those experiences with a salesperson or customer service rep who is obviously reading from a script… and doing it poorly. Do you know why that’s a total bummer to me? Sure, it’s cringe-worthy and we feel embarrassed for the guy. But the real reason it bums me out is because […]


Face Your Fears to Become Your Best Self – #TomFerryShow

I love stories about people triumphing over adversity. That’s why I was so happy to welcome David Goggins into my office for this episode of the #TomFerryShow. David took what could have been a tragic tale and turned it into something beautiful… and inspiring… and truly extraordinary. You may have seen him at our 2017 […]


Jay Abraham on How to Gain Trust, Relevancy and Respect – #TomFerryShow

Let me ask you a few questions… Are you content operating one transaction at a time, moving on and starting all over? Are you okay with being one fish in a sea of agents and always praying to the real estate gods that people choose you? Are you content hoping past clients remember you the […]


Master Your Market Knowledge… And Make Good Things Happen!

When coaching member Lynn Hurley recently found herself with a listing that just wouldn’t sell, she turned to her coach for advice. “You’ve gotta know your market,” he advised her. Like many agents, Lynn considered herself knowledgeable about her market. But she soon realized how much deeper her knowledge could go… and how meaningful that […]


7 “Must Do” Actions for the New Normal Market

Some agents are feeling it. Some aren’t. Some are letting others convince them it’s happening. What about you… Has the shift hit you yet? From speaking with agents all over, here’s the general pattern I’ve observed: While sales of low-end and mid-range homes remain robust in most areas, the high-end is now experiencing a buyer’s […]


3 Simple Rules for Highly Effective Role Plays

I know you’re busy. I know you have a million things on your plate. I also know you want to be the best salesperson you can be. That’s why, no matter how busy you are, it’s so critical to schedule practice time into your calendar. Role playing should be part of your morning routine, day […]


Critical Sales Lessons from the Military Elite – #TomFerryShow

Happy Veterans Day to all those who served! To honor your service and sacrifice, I’m devoting this episode of the #TomFerryShow to all veterans. And I’ve got the perfect guest to do so… Bill Hart is the author of a fantastic book called “White Collar Warrior: Lessons for Sales Professionals from America’s Military Elite.” To […]


Why Content and Data Mean Everything to Growing Your Business – #TomFerryShow

Anytime I can expose people to great ideas makes me so happy. So I was practically giddy to share special guest speaker Mark Roberge at our recent Team+ Retreat in Boston, a private event exclusively for our Team+ coaching members. Mark is the former Chief Revenue Officer at HubSpot and author of the fantastic book, […]


3 Ways to Shift Your Identity & Change Your Life – #TomFerryShow

Let me ask you a few questions: Do you identify yourself as someone who… …delivers value? …is wealthy? …is healthy? …is ambitious? We all have thoughts about ourselves that run the gamut from positive to negative. I’m sure some of these sound familiar – traits we’re proud of, skills we possess, insecurities we obsess over, […]


Sales & Growth Strategies with Tiffani Bova – #TomFerryShow

On Wednesday, August 8, Salesforce’s Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist Tiffani Bova will take the stage as one of two keynote speakers at this year’s Success Summit in Anaheim. With that appearance still four weeks away, I wanted to give you a sneak peek of her wisdom into helping salespeople grow their businesses… …So I […]


Agent Q&A: 8 Great Questions! – #TomFerryShow

It’s time for another fun-filled and information-packed Q&A episode of the #TomFerryShow! As usual, I encourage you to watch the full show to get the complete picture, while here in the blog I’m breaking down three of the most interesting questions.   What’s the Best Way to Learn Your Local Market as a New Agent? […]


5 to Thrive: Daily Habits of the Ultra-Successful – #TomFerryShow

The five activities I’m talking about in today’s #TomFerryShow can be part of your morning routine. Or they can be dispersed throughout the day. It really doesn’t matter… What does matter is making them happen on a consistent, daily basis. I promise you this… If you do all five of these for 12 months straight, […]


3 Laws of High Trust Selling with Todd Duncan – #TomFerryShow

It doesn’t matter if you’re buying a pack of gum or your family’s home… …You want to buy it from someone who is trustworthy, right? Trust plays a HUGE role in the buying process. In fact, it’s the No. 1 factor for consumers when choosing a real estate professional. So we all agree trust is a […]


How to Capitalize on Today’s Review Economy – #TomFerryShow

Stop and think about this scenario for a second… A homeowner smack dab in the middle of your market is considering selling her home. Once that idea is in her head, what’s the next step in her process? If she doesn’t already have an agent who is “top of mind,” her next move is likely […]


20 Insanely Important Lessons for New Agents – #TomFerryShow

Anne Schreiber is on track to sell 100 homes in San Diego this year. Jeremy Cady is pacing toward 120 closed transactions between his two markets of Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL. I recently had the opportunity to get these two Rockstar agents in the same room at the same time to pick their brains […]