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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 […]

Six Tips for New Agents

Young RE Agent

Our industry has seen an influx of new agents over the last year. I was absolutely energized by the number of new agents who were at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference this last week. In fact, I had a few agents stop by our booth who had not yet even received their license yet! […]

Simplify to Multiply: The Art of Building Your Business

Many real estate agents that I coach are shocked when the advice I give them to make their business more productive is to stop working harder. It is a myth that you have to work harder or longer or with more people to make more money. In the end, this is actually not effective for […]

The Secret to Getting More Referrals

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Yesterday in our EVOLVE meeting, we were discussing the much-debated advice of asking for referrals. Many real estate trainers, speakers, and “gurus” preach the same gospel: “If you want referrals, you better ask for them.” I say just the opposite. All the gurus that tell you to ask for referrals after every sale are missing […]

WHAT IF? Essential Words to Use With a Seller After an Inspection

Home Inspector

This is our final article in my “What If” series. If you would like to read the entire series, click the links below: WHAT IF? Essential words when working with buyers to write an offer WHAT IF? Essential words to use when working with sellers WHAT IF? Essential words to use when pre-qualifying a buyer […]

Introducing the Daily Zebra

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Looking for a daily digest of what’s happening in the world of real estate? Every morning the Daily Zebra curates news and stories from dozens of online resources into one easy-to-browse location for your reading convenience. The Daily Zebra covers market news, stories to help you keep your business tech-savvy, business tips, political real estate […]

Ask Denise: Best Advice Starting Out

Denise Lones

Q:  Denise, can you tell me the best advice anyone ever gave you when you first started selling real estate? A:  I still remember the moment when the light bulb went on for me. I was speaking with my real estate trainer, Garth, and he told me that if I wanted to be successful in […]

In the News

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This is not so much a news item as it is some great advice for newer agents, from Sam DeBord, State Director for Washington REALTORS®. If you are a newer agent and struggling to establish your credibility against more seasoned agents, there is one thing you can do right now to not only wow your […]

Ask Denise: Zillow Profile

Denise Lones

Q:  “Denise, do you really think I should sign up for a Zillow agent profile? If so, what should I include? Any advice for creating a good profile?” A: Agents should be getting their name out there wherever they can and having a good profile is a wonderful way to get your name out there. […]

Is It Time to Try the “Distraction Diet”?

Are you feeling lethargic? Pulled in too many directions? Are you unable to complete the tasks you used to handle easily? Feeling weighed down and uninspired? Lacking energy and focus? If so, it may be time for what I call the “distraction diet”! I work with real estate agents with varied backgrounds, and varied businesses, […]

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