The Mythical 5-Day Work Week

Would you take a week off for marketing, if it meant your pipeline would be full the rest of the year? This new book runs you through one major task each day that, if completed correctly, is supposed to...
June 13, 2014

Selling on Your Toes

Today’s home buyers are smarter than they ever have been. They have access to more data online, more opinions from multiple perspectives, and more technology to make decisions about where they want to live. Home sellers too are equipped with...
May 29, 2014

Control Yourself!

A person’s willpower to do the right things consistently over time is the key determinant to success. Training and development icon Bob Mager can determine a performance problem by asking, “If I put a gun to your head, would...
May 23, 2014

Suburban Death Knell is Premature

Leigh Gallagher’s book The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream Is Moving (Portfolio Hardcover, 2013) has gotten a lot of attention lately. It’s one of those ideas that’s appeared in book form at the perfect time. We’re...
May 20, 2014

How to Answer the Commission Question

Are you worth the commission you charge for representation? Some home buyers and sellers believe they need to negotiate your commission in the same way that they will negotiate the price of their next home. Part of your job...
May 5, 2014

Keep It Simple, Salespeople.

Sales is easy.  People make sales hard.  Mike Weinberg, author of the best-selling book New Sales Simplified: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development (AMACOM Books, 2013), deconstructs the sales process from strategy to execution so that...
April 15, 2014

Real Estate Knowledge for the Ages

I don’t know about you guys, but attempts to slice and dice consumers into demographics that matter often exhausts me. It seems every other day there’s a new book purporting to tell all about how the ____ Generation feels...
April 9, 2014

A Must for Would-Be Delegators

Rarely does a real estate sales professional earn freedom from their business.  More often, the most important items are completed on time, and less important ones come second. What kills agent productivity is when they invest money and time...
April 2, 2014

A Question of Time

Now that the dark days of winter are in the rear-view mirror and selling season is here, are you finding it tough to accomplish all your tasks in any given day? It’s funny, but with daylight savings time upon...
March 18, 2014

Don’t Let Expired Social Media Advice Spoil Your Marketing

You know how a couple of tablespoons of spoiled milk can turn your whole fridge into a sour cavern? Well, the same thing can happen with your social media plan. If you don’t stay up to date, one annoying...
March 4, 2014

To Buy a House in the Jungle

Every once in a while, when I’m reading something wholly unrelated to work, I come across the most interesting insights into property ownership. This week I’ve been wading through the terrifying, foul-smelling world of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle. The...
February 25, 2014

The Danger of Always Being On

OK, I’m going to be honest: I don’t read Huffington Post. There. I said it. It just felt like, because this blog is about what we’re reading, if would be weird if I didn’t say that. Anyway, I have...
January 31, 2014

Turning Ego Systems Into Ecosystems

There’s nothing like traveling for a conference to put you behind in your work. Sorting through all my notes from attending Inman Connect earlier this month, I realized I heard from a whole bunch of really smart authors in...
January 28, 2014

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

Social Media Advice That Will Never Go Out of Style

I was reading The Art of Social Selling: Finding and Engaging Customers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Other Social Networks (Amacom, 2014) by Shannon Belew last week and I was struck by a familiar feeling. It wasn’t déjà vu...
December 30, 2013