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    The Principles of Team Success, Part 3: Prosperity

    ICYMI: Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been outlining the key principles of successful teams. We started out with the importance of articulating a purpose—defining your “big whys” for being in real estate and starting a team. Then last week, we talked about what it means to be truly productive and how money making […]

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    Focus Your Team on the Right Calls: Servicing vs Prospecting

    For the most part, real estate agents pride themselves on providing exceptional service to their buyers and sellers—so much service that they end up failing themselves by not keeping their pipeline full. They over-service their transactions in some cases and then once those deals close, they find themselves out of business and starting the prospecting […]

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    Planning for a Successful 2022: Implementing Lessons Learned

    As you prepare for the new year, you can gain a great advantage for yourself and your team by reflecting on the past year. When you think about what you’ve accomplished, and where you fell short on your goals, you’re bound to learn something new about yourself and how your team operates. However, simply reminiscing […]

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    Real Estate Q&A: How Can I Restore my Credit After Ex-Spouse Skipped Mortgage Payments?

    (TNS)—Q: After I was divorced, the court awarded our home to my ex-spouse and ordered him to refinance the mortgage to get me off of it. He has not refinanced the property several years later and pays the mortgage inconsistently, leaving my credit in shambles. What can I do to escape this nightmare? — Nona […]

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    Building a Winning Brand, But Where to Start?

    We often hear that when it comes to building a successful business, branding is one of the most important aspects. And not only that, but if done right, powerful branding can also do parts of the selling for you. Undoubtedly, branding can create a lasting effect on our businesses across markets, but it is rare […]

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    Luxury Homeownership: Sustainability a Key Buying Factor, COVID Continues Impacting Trends

    Demand for luxury home purchases has not dwindled even as the pandemic’s volatile nature continues to pose challenges in real estate. According to a 2022 State of Luxury Real Estate (SOLRE) report, authored by Luxury Portfolio International® (PLI), home prices in the segment are expected to continue increasing as supply struggles to meet high demand. […]

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    REALTORS® Take the Lead Before the Need

    There is no question that REALTORS® have a passion for giving back, and that generous spirit was never more evident than in the hours following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on our nation. Our world as we knew it was shaken to its core and REALTORS® jumped into action to create the REALTORS® Relief Foundation […]

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    Registration Open for Brian Buffini’s Annual ‘Bold Predictions 2022 Real Estate Market Outlook’

    Brian Buffini, founder and chairman of Buffini & Company, will continue to navigate what the future holds for real estate, and what agents need to do to succeed, in his annual “Bold Predictions” market outlook, on Mon., Dec. 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. (ET)/10 a.m. (PT). The online broadcast, “Brian Buffini’s Bold Predictions: 2022 Real […]

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    Construction Making Headway but Builders Have to Play Catch-Up

    The inventory shortage has been a prominent issue in housing for years, but how much work do builders have ahead of them in order to keep up with sky-high demand? A new Zillow report shows builders still have to fill a 1.35 million new-home construction shortfall caused by a decade of underbuilding. Key findings: Zillow estimates that, […]

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    HUD to Distribute Additional American Rescue Plan Funds to Fight Housing Discrimination

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it is making an additional $5,757,663 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding available to help HUD Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) agencies combat housing discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations that qualify for the funding, which is being awarded through FHIP’s Private […]

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