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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 […]


How Far Have You Progressed on Your 2020 Road to Success?

As this blog publishes, it’s the 37th day of 2020. And that couldn’t be more perfect. You know why? Because as of today, the year is 10 percent over. Feels like we were just celebrating the holidays, and now one-tenth of the “new year” is already behind us. Which should serve as a wake-up call… […]


Top Takeaways from Inside One of Real Estate’s Most Exclusive Events

At the risk of sounding presumptuous, have you ever seen all this under one roof? HomeServices of America CEO Gino Blefari openly sharing his most essential systems for success in a small room packed with eager-to-learn professionals Beverly Hills Rockstar agent Christophe Choo freely revealing in great detail exactly how he makes his ever-popular neighborhood […]


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 […]


Resolutions Aren’t Enough: It’s Now or Never for Your 2020 Business Plan

It’s January 2. You’re at the beginning of a journey that will test you, reward you and provide an opportunity to radically improve your life. But you can’t just hope things work out. You need a plan. Truthfully, you should have created your business plan weeks ago. If you haven’t done it yet, NOW is […]


Year in Review: The Top 10 Blogs of 2019

The last 12 months have been quite a ride! Low mortgage rates and rising consumer confidence are building positive momentum among home buyers… …While disruptors and iBuyers are still trying to find new ways to steal market share away from YOU. We’ve drilled down on these topics and many more throughout this year’s blogs, and […]


How Becky King Turned Herself Into a Living, Breathing Checklist for Real Estate Success

When you talk to Maryland real estate veteran Becky King about the truly transformational year she’s experiencing in 2019, it’s difficult to determine which of her amazing accomplishments is most impressive. This year, she has: Stopped paying for online leads entirely More than doubled her already-impressive GCI from 2018 Lost 70 pounds! And eliminated more […]


4 Important Business (& Life) Lessons from the Links

As I reflect on the year that was 2019, I’m reminded of some business lessons I recognized in a surprising place… Earlier this year I had the opportunity to head to Scotland and play some of the oldest and most famous golf courses in the world. It was an amazing trip, but that’s not what […]


7 “Wall-Worthy” Takeaways to Grow Your Business and THRIVE! – #TomFerryShow

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the last few months of the #TomFerryShow… An emphasis on appointment setting, time management, 2020 goals, gratitude, the eight equities of life, and much more! And sometimes, it’s important to stop and summarize what you’ve learned so you can gain a deeper understanding of a topic. That’s what […]


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 Tips to Create the Ultimate Success Environment – #TomFerryShow

I really hope you’re in your office – or wherever you typically work ­– as you’re reading this. (If you’re not, close your eyes and imagine it.) Because I want you to look around and ask yourself an important question: Is your environment contributing to your success? Or is it serving as an obstacle you […]


Developing an Attitude of Gratitude in 3 Easy Steps – #TomFerryShow

When you feel good, you perform good. But when work is piled up on your desk… A deal goes sideways… Or you don’t know where your next client is coming from… …It can be difficult to feel good. So on today’s #TomFerryShow, I’m digging in to how you can actually CREATE a good attitude. And […]


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 […]


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 […]


Making Dreams Come True: How One Agent Pushed Herself to Pay Off Her Mother’s Mortgage

Want to see something beautiful? Watch this short video: What you just witnessed was Oklahoma super-agent and coaching member Edna Kimble surprising her mom with paperwork stating that Edna had paid off her mom’s house. Now here’s the thing… Edna didn’t necessarily want recognition for what she’d done. Edna shared this video in our private […]


3 Steps to Engage Your Family in Your Goals After a Conference

Entrepreneurs like you face uphill battles every day. The last place you need additional friction is at home with your own family. With Success Summit rapidly approaching, I wanted to address a phenomenon I know exists for solo entrepreneurs after attending Summit – or any conference. Tell me if this sounds familiar… You attend an […]


25 Killer Apps You Should Be Using Now… As Recommended by Top-Producing Agents

Some of the best ideas I’ve ever learned and implemented are the result of masterminding with others. Devoting time to hearing other people’s point of view and how they’re doing things can be extremely beneficial for any business. (Lots of masterminds will be taking place at Success Summit… do you have your ticket yet?) Just […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


How to Ensure A Better Quality of Life in 2019

If you give yourself two weeks to complete a project, how long does it take? (Two weeks, right?) If you give yourself two days to finish it, how long does it take? (Two days, right?) It’s been said that “Work expands to fill the time we allow for its completion.” And it’s true! So let’s […]


How Doug Edrington Grew from 100 to 490+ Transactions a Year – #TomFerryShow

Imagine being stuck selling “only” 100 homes a year for three straight years… 😊 Not bad, right? For Chattanooga, TN’s Doug Edrington, it wasn’t bad. But he knew he and his team were capable of so much more. So they went out and proved it. After three straight years of closing 100 transactions, they did […]


Answering 3 Important Questions from the Next Generation – #TomFerryShow

I’m always encouraged when I see fresh faces in the crowd at our events. Over the last few years, I’ve met a lot of bright, super-ambitious, driven young people who have made real estate their chosen profession. It’s exciting to think of the innovations this “next generation” of agents will bring to our industry. It’d […]


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, […]


Dear Tom: Q&A on Mentors, Marriages, Marketing & More! – #TomFerryShow

What an impressive array of questions I got to answer on this Q&A episode of the #TomFerryShow! From marriages to mentors, old-school marketing methods and more, it’s a good one. Watch the full episode for all the details, while here in the blog I’m breaking down a few of the most critical questions.   What […]


My Top 12 Personal Health Tips for Living at #Level10!

One of the questions I hear most when people meet me is this: “What’s in that bottle on your desk during the #TomFerryShow?” Enough people have asked me that it finally dawned on me… Why not write a blog to tell people all about my health-related regimen? So that’s what this is. Today I’m excited […]


3 Time Management Tips to Get Your Life Back

Is your business costing you your quality of life? One of the biggest reasons why people join coaching is to “get their life back.” Helping people achieve that goal often requires getting them out of their comfort zone and doing things differently than they’re accustomed to. So it’s not surprising there are moments in the […]


How Do You Do It, Tom? (Part 2) – #TomFerryShow

This episode of the #TomFerryShow is part two of “How Do You Do It, Tom?” where I answer questions from my team about my own personal disciplines. If you missed part one, click here to get caught up. In this episode, I reveal my methods and philosophies on: Maintaining focus Keeping myself accountable to my […]


How Do You Do It, Tom? (Part 1) – #TomFerryShow

“How do you do it, Tom?” It’s a question I hear a lot. So at the urging of my team, I decided to open up and answer some questions about my own personal disciplines. I hope by sharing this with you, you see in yourself some changes, adjustments and disciplines that you can adopt to operate […]


Schedule Your Life First, Then Your Business

Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s #TomFerryShow about designing your 2018 business plan, it’s time to start mapping out your 2018 calendar as well. I want to help you make it a great year! My definition of a great year is one that surpasses your personal goals in production… AND ALSO… …finds you enjoying the […]


Focus Where You’re Weakest

If I asked you to choose one aspect of your business to drill down and work on, what immediately comes to mind? Hopefully your answer was an area where you are truly deficient. Here’s what I often find… When asked to work on their business, people naturally gravitate toward a topic they’re already passionate about… […]


How to Design and Enjoy a Balanced Life – #TomFerryShow

Too many people are living in a fixed mindset world. Thinking they can only do “this” or “that”…but not both.  This limited fixed thinking doesn’t allow you to excel in more than one area. It says,“I can’t be wildly successful in my business and be a spiritual person.”


Be A Level Ten With No Apologies – #TomFerryShow

Right before my book launched I hit an interesting crossroads… I was on the verge of breaking through my glass ceiling and I was definitely outside my comfort zone. Have you ever been there before? I was so close, but I set myself up for a little bit of self-sabotage. I was in my head, […]


Live The Life You’ve Always Wanted – #TomFerryShow

A few years ago I had a pretty amazing experience… I was in Mexico at a place called Bahia De Los Sueños owned by a friend of mine. After a wonderful evening and dinner, I came back to the resort and spent a few minutes with my boys on the beach. We were having a […]