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Why You Need Rules in Your Business

Today I want to talk about having rules in your business and why it’s so important to stick to them in this market. I was talking with a client a few weeks ago, and they were very frustrated. This client was working with a buyer that started in one area and viewed all the listed […]

Facts vs the Gist

Are you a facts agent? Or are you a gist agent? It likely depends on the situation, your personality, your frame of mind, and what the situation really calls for. How you like to receive information may also be different than how you prefer to provide information. The gist isn’t a bad thing – you […]

What Is Your One Thing?

Thank you to everyone who attended the Real Estate Success Summit on Tuesday! It was a different experience for sure, coming to you live in studio versus live on stage! The one thing a virtual Summit allowed us to do is interview a number of agents and real estate businesses who have forged a path […]

Don’t Panic About Foreclosures

Today, I’m going to tackle foreclosures, forbearance, and what’s ahead for anyone whose clients – or they themselves- have gotten into a little hot water with their mortgage because of what’s happening with Covid. First and foremost, I want to go back ten to thirteen years. The last time that we were in this kind […]

Strong Roots – Strong Business

Hi, everyone. Welcome to this week’s zebra report. Today I want to talk about the importance of staying put, staying on course, and trusting your business plan. More importantly, trusting that the clients you take care of will be loyal long term clients if you just stay the course with them.

Surrender, Delegate, and Succeed!

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s Zebra Report. This week I want to talk about something that smart business-people do, something that great leaders do, and something that organized people do. What’s the secret? It is the ability admit when you’re not good at doing something. It’s the ability to recognize that you need […]

Branding Spotlight: Jenn Flynn

The starting point: Jenn owns her brokerage, Quorum Laurelhurst, and wanted a consistent look for her whole team that would span print and digital media. The target audience: Her team serves a wide variety of clients, so the brand needed to edify all kinds of content, from property marketing to agent marketing to team recruiting.

Social Distancing and Productivity Opportunities

You can’t go anywhere without hearing about the doom and gloom of the Corona Virus.  This brings up fear, anxiety and uncertainty for what lies ahead.  We have been down a similar road a number of times before with other viruses and other disasters and one thing is certain, this shall pass and we will […]

If You Aren’t Making Money, Follow The FACTS!

I have never spoken to an agent who says they aren’t making money and haven’t been able to figure out why.  There is always a reason, a cause, an excuse and often an absence of completing critical tasks.  There is also a trail of obvious facts that lead me directly to the cause, the reason, […]

Are You Overstepping Your Bounds… Into a Potential Lawsuit?

Most of us at some point in our real estate career have found ourselves saying or doing something that makes us wish we could turn the clock back. This may be a result of saying something or doing something that causes regret and we can’t undo it. We are left with the stress that comes […]

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