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How to Achieve Any Goal

Make 2016 the year you achieve all your goals! Goals are essential to leading a successful business and living the life of your dreams. However, if you’re like most people, you may start the year motivated and ready to take on the world ...


Maintaining Total Transparency

In the following interview, Engel & Völkers Minneapolis Downtown's Geoffrey Bray and Lindsay Bacigalupo offer insight into top tips for motivation, technology and transparency. ...


Make 2016 the Year You Sell More Real Estate

Regardless of how your 2015 went, in 2016, you want your business to increase even more. A savvy REALTOR® won’t rest on the success of a previous year or give up hope just because of a down year. There is plenty one can ...


6 Daily Success Habits to Incorporate into Your Business in 2016

Noted author and management guru Jim Rohn once said: “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” ...


Why Clicking ‘Publish’ Isn’t Enough for a Successful Real Estate Content Strategy

If you haven’t heard the buzz about online content and the dividends it can pay in real estate, you need to take note. Real estate agents who know what it takes to succeed in online content are seeing awesome results. ...


6 Ways Real Estate Agents Are Leveraging Technology

To keep up in the real estate industry these days, agents have to be well-versed in technology. In fact, in June 2014, Google’s Consumer Survey reported that mobile phones accounted for 27 percent of total searches related to buying a home, ...


Self-Directed IRAs Upping the Ante in Today’s Investment Space

When it comes to investing their hard-earned money to prepare for retirement, consumers typically gravitate toward stocks, bonds and mutual funds—asset classes that have proven time and again to not be as secure as once perceived. But for those looking for complete control ...


Capitalize on Internet Leads with a Foolproof Lead Gen System

Looking to capitalize on your online leads this year? Read on for words of wisdom with top broker Don Mowery of RE/MAX New Horizons in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ...


‘Doing a Gretzky’ on Generating Sellers Leads

The legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky was once asked the secret of his success.  He responded with the now famous quote, “I skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” ...


NAR Power Broker Roundtable: How Is TRID Impacting the Industry?

Has the new TRID rule impacted your real estate business? Several months after its implication, real estate industry pros gather to discuss what it means for them. ...


Leverage These Real Estate Business Trends in 2016

2015 has been a crazy year full of excitement, change, and opportunity for the real estate industry. 2016 promises to be provide more of the same; I want to dedicate some time to this year’s highlights (in no particular order) …and how you can leverage them in 2016. ...


Snazz Up Your Real Estate Biz with Snapchat

We are in the middle of one of the biggest cultural and technological shifts since the Industrial Revolution. We’re only a couple of decades into “the Internet” and already companies like Amazon are delivering packages with drones within an hour of placing the ...


Communicating a Global Connection

“Agents want to be part of a company that can provide them with an affiliation that enables them to create a larger client base,” says Bud Adams, CEO of Illustrated Properties. Read on for his top tips on communication, building relationships and establishing a philanthropic presence. ...


Top Must-Have Apps for Real Estate Pros in 2016

As 2016 begins, so do many plans and resolutions. This year, whether your resolutions revolve around your business, yourself or something else, there are a number of tools that can help you achieve your goals. ...


5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress

There’s no question the real estate business can be pretty trying at times. When you work in a field with this much competition, a fluctuating housing market and an income that can vary from month-to-month, it can take its toll on you. Here are some ways to help you cope ...


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