Commitment to Excellence Archive

Happy Bi_thday to the _EALTO_® T_adema_k!

After 100 years, it’s easy to forget how important one little innovation is, especially if it’s something you use every day. Such is the case with the beloved REALTOR® “R,” which has been with us for a century....
March 24, 2016

Hiring to Amaze

We all want raving fans, whether they’re employees, higher-ups, or clients. And we all have our own "-isms" that we live and work by. Maybe it’s time to write them down?...
February 13, 2015

Surviving the Relo Relay

So I’ve been working on this project called Street Cred with the our pals over at Doorsteps, a platform that works with real estate pros to educate and empower home buyers. It’s basically all about how REALTORS® are truly...
January 13, 2014

Top 10 Real Estate Business Books

After last week’s post underscored the longevity of Gary Keller’s The Millionaire Real Estate Agent as a favorite book for newer agents, I thought it was time to go back and take a look at the top ten business...
May 10, 2013

Am I Responsible for the Weather, Too?

Being accountable for one’s actions is indisputably a good thing. But what about your boss’ inability to properly communicate, or a flat tire? Are you responsible for the ramifications of your own bad luck? Local readers may think my...
March 19, 2013

8 Reasons Why They Skipped Your Webinar

Good training is hard to find. Here’s how you can be a learning leader for your team....
January 18, 2013

Would You Starve or Thrive on the 3-Book Diet?

If you were stranded on a desert island with only three books, which would you choose?...
October 22, 2012

The Business of Generosity

Real estate is experiencing an evolution where traditional marketing may no longer be effective. REALTOR® and first-time author Michael J. Maher sums up an emerging entrepreneurial philosophy as a move from the “ego era” to the “generosity generation.” Maher...

Blueprints for a Values-Based Business

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine It’s everything you’d ever want in a business: a high quality work environment that attracts and retains talented employees while delivering top-of-the-line customer service and a great product. But how is...
February 2, 2011

Help Take the Fear Out of Moving

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Moving is an event that involves the entire family. It’s an exciting new stage in life, but it can also cause some anxiety, especially for children. A real estate practitioner serves...

‘Must See Inside’ Is a Must in Real Estate

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Mario Jannatpour is not a national speaker. He’s not a sales coach, either. He’s simply a real estate practitioner who loves his job. Now Jannatpour, a sales associate with RE/MAX Alliance...
November 17, 2010

Jack Cotton Knows Luxury Real Estate

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Stop believing it’s impossible to break into the high-end real estate market. If you’re going to go for it, now is best time, says real estate veteran Jack Cotton, CRS, CRB...
November 2, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Books (2/17/10)

Here are the best selling real estate books from Amazon.com: 1. Shift: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, by Gary Keller 2. The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life. By Robert T....
February 17, 2010

Top 10 Real Estate Books (12/31/09)

Here are the current top selling real estate books from Amazon.com: 1. The Housing Boom and Bust, by Thomas Sowell 2. The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life., by Robert T. Kiyosaki 3. The...
December 31, 2009

Top 10 Sales & Marketing Books (11/19/09)

Here are the top selling sales and marketing books from Amazon.com: 1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell 2. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your...
November 19, 2009