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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 […]


Why I’m Excited for Some & Nervous for Others in 2021

I’m excited. It’s a new year, and when I look inside our private coaching member Facebook groups, there’s a lot of really inspiring activity… People sharing their 2020 success stories (despite all the adversity they faced) Others outlining their ambitious goals for 2021 Exchanging thanks for the contributions to one another Arranging role plays Solving […]


Lessons Through Adversity: Revisiting My Top 10 Most-Read Blogs from 2020

Even in a year that many of us would like to forget, there are lessons to be learned. You might even say it’s years like 2020 that teach us the most… because we’re constantly being challenged and asked to seek out new solutions. With that in mind, I thought I’d use today’s last blog of […]


3 Big-Picture Questions to Answer So You Can Dominate in 2021

Not too long ago I shared several important thoughts for heading into 2021 with some of the most successful real estate professionals in the business – members of our Team+ coaching program. And then again even more recently, on a company-wide meeting for all of our employees. The feedback from both groups was excellent, so […]


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 […]


How to Automatically Build ‘Balance’ Into Your 2021 Schedule

This year has taught us a lot about flexibility. And it’s too early to know where 2021 will take us… or rather, allow us to go. It depends on a variety of different factors… the vaccine, the economy, your own comfort level, government guidelines and regulations, etc. But let me make this crystal clear: All […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Why Improved Organization is the First Step Toward Greater Productivity in 2020

Have you ever cleaned up your desk or office, and suddenly you find you’re much more energized and productive? It feels good, right? Now imagine that feeling times 100. That’s what it’s like when you have a clear path forward for your business AND the systems and structure in place to scale rapidly. Want that? […]


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 […]


18 Essential Interview Questions When Hiring an Assistant

With a new year just around the corner, I’m hoping you might have one specific, extremely important, growth-oriented “action item” on your 2020 to-do list: Hire an assistant! Think of the possibilities if you were free of the paperwork and filing, organizational tasks, marketing errands, and other miscellaneous activities that eat up so much of […]


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 […]


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 […]


3 Easy Campaigns to Book More Appointments This Week – #TomFerryShow

If you missed last week’s show, make sure to go back and watch it to see why I’m so pumped about helping you book more appointments in Q4! And with that hot topic in mind, today I’ve got three campaigns to jump-start your appointment-setting efforts. Let’s get right to it…   Text Script: Send This […]


Why You Should Go “All In” on Appointment Setting in Q4 – #TomFerryShow

If you’re fine with slowing down and coasting across the finish line of 2019, go ahead and close your browser and come back next week. But if you’re serious about finishing 2019 strong and setting yourself up for a phenomenal start to 2020, keep reading… and then jump into massive action! Still here? Good. Let’s […]


7 Video Show Ideas to Maximize Relevancy in Your Market – #TomFerryShow

I’m always grateful for having listened and acted on the advice to start making videos. That moment really helped further my career in exponential ways.  I’ve had the fortune to connect with people from different parts of the country and all around the world.  It really warms my heart to know that my message is […]


Go Big With A MEGA OPEN HOUSE – #TomFerryShow

Standing out from the competition might be a hard task, but with a little help, I’m sure you can differentiate yourself from the sea of agents.  I’m continuing my mission to guide you towards your own successful path. One way you can project your services and attract the right clients is to organize and hold […]


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 […]


How to Conquer the Disruptors with Geographic Farming – #TomFerryShow

When I talk to agents, one thing I know for sure is there’s a lot of uncertainty in the industry right now. Many agents have been questioning their place among discounters and disruptors, and coincidentally, agent Matt DeFede from New Jersey asked where would agents go after Amazon decides to throw their hat in the […]


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 […]