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8 Tips for Real Estate Agents To Use When Working From Home

Posted by Jon Yourkin on Feb 20, 2018 9:36:16 AM

Working from home as a real estate agent comes with many advantages—and even more distractions. Sure, you can get the laundry done, prepare dinner, maybe even wash the car...what's left to do? Oh, yeah. Some "real" work.

Here are eight tips that will help you stay focused and successful from your home office—whether that's an entire room or just a chair, with a cup of tea or coffee in front of you, and your favorite furry friend in your lap.

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What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by Dave Crumby on Sep 8, 2017 11:46:31 AM

The World Is On Fire

I’m not being glib. The western United States is managing historic fires. Texans are returning to their homes, schools, businesses, and places of worship to see what is salvageable. And the East Coast is watching the Weather Channel with their hearts in their throats as another beast of a hurricane pummels toward our lands.

What are you waiting for?

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How To Use Workflows To Mitigate The Cost Of Hiring A Real Estate Assistant

Posted by Gary David Hall on Aug 31, 2017 9:23:25 AM

This blog post is the 4th in a series of 5 articles demonstrating the impact templates and workflows can have on your real estate business.

When you hire your first assistant, you have to train them...

Even if you’re lucky enough to find someone with experience, we all do things differently, so you have to spend a significant amount of time showing them exactly what you expect of them. That is time that could have been spent performing income-generating activities. So this is where the extra costs come in. You will lose income as a direct result of hiring an assistant. It’s simply a matter of how much.

You can’t avoid that loss completely, but you can mitigate it to a very large degree by using workflows!

Read on to learn how.

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3 Methods For Achieving Your Real Estate Goals For 2017

Posted by Dale Warner on Jul 17, 2017 6:34:19 PM

Watch My Quick Video: How to Follow Up on More of Your Goals

Take a moment to think about the goals you have for your real estate business.

Some of those goals are pretty ambitious—perhaps you want to double the number of listings you get this summer. Other goals are a little lighter, like becoming more comfortable talking on the phone.

Whatever your goals are, you can accomplish them. You can be better than you are today.

Not sure how to be better and accomplish your goals? It might just be a matter of tweaking your approach.

In this blog post, I’ll share 3 interesting concepts that will give you some new perspectives on how to pursue your goals.

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5 Quick Lessons For A Better Real Estate Business (and Better Life)

Posted by Dave Crumby on Jul 12, 2017 10:46:00 AM

Originally posted on the Realvolve Community, July 16th, 2017. My First 14'er.

Us Realvolvers work hard and play hard.

This week, the team has allowed me to take a few days off. In Colorado, there are 53 14,000 ft. peaks (the largest concentration in the country—we're very lucky to live and work here).

Yesterday, I bagged my first 14er. It was brutal. But with all things pain related, there are lessons that relate to life and our work. Here's are 5 quick lessons for a better real estate business (and better life):

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5 Productivity Tips for Real Estate Agents

Posted by Dave Crumby on Nov 15, 2016 2:04:00 PM

Success is achieved one day at a time...but only if you spend each day on meaningful work.

That doesn’t mean working 60-hour weeks. It doesn’t mean running on four hours of sleep. It’s not about working more—rather, it’s about making each minute that you are working count.

As a real estate agent, your days are often unpredictable. The key to being a productive agent is figuring out how to get back in control of your day. Here’s how I suggest doing that:

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How Tidying Up Will Improve Your Real Estate Business

Posted by Dave Crumby on Aug 9, 2016 1:30:00 PM

It is often said that if you want to really know a person, go to their home and open their drawers or closet.

Many people are outwardly clean and organized, but the true measure of someone’s life is their drawers—are they stuffed full of knick-knacks or are they tidy?

The answer is telling.

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The Secret To Being A Productive Real Estate Agent

Posted by Kendyl Young on Jun 5, 2016 6:54:22 PM

Consider this.  

The average agent spends about 75% of their day in busy, non-productive activities. They are reacting to the crisis of the moment or unclear on what how to leverage the odd moments in a day. The average agent sells 6 homes a year and makes less than $40,000.

The productive agent spends up to 70% of their day in productive activity. They have mastered systems, organization, and delegation- they have more time for productive activities like listing appointments, prospecting, and negotiations.  The productive agent sells, on average, 23 homes a year, and makes $250,000.

How did they get there?

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