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Creating a Daily Plan of Action That Leads to Success

Creating a Daily Plan of Action That Leads to Success

By John Giffen As published on Inman News on November 29, 2019 In real estate, we find ourselves facing numerous tasks every single day. Our business requires us to work on prospecting, personal marketing, listing management, transaction management, overseeing the activities of current sellers and buyers, and other important responsibilities. At times, we are running …

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Don’t Let Those iBuyers Scare You!

Don’t Let Those iBuyers Scare You!

There is Enough Business for Everyone Agents in my company are continuing to poke their head in my office or call me on the telephone anxious to discuss the increased presence of iBuyers in our market here in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.  Many of the agents who speak with me are still somewhat confused or …

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How Buyer’s Agents Must Adapt to Survive

How Buyer’s Agents Must Adapt to Survive

We need to be better at explaining and demonstrating our value as agents to homebuyers if we want to thrive in the future. By John Giffen Published via Inman News on June 25, 2019 Technology is changing how our industry works, and though I think our relationship is likely to change, I don’t think it should be severed. A …

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The Road Ahead for the Real Estate Professional

The Road Ahead for the Real Estate Professional

You will note in this blog post I discuss real estate commissions.  Any reference I make to sales commission is to illustrate a point or expound on my comments.  Remember, all real estate commissions are negotiable and are determined by the broker and their client in a bilateral agency agreement. In my last blog, I…

The Times They Are ‘a-Changin!

The Times They Are ‘a-Changin!

In 1964, Bob Dylan wrote a song that became the title track of his album with the same name – “The Times They Are a-Changin.”  Well, that song represents what we see in the real estate industry in 2019.  As real estate professionals, we are in a whirlwind of transformation.  This post contains some of …

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What I Look for in a Mentor

What I Look for in a Mentor

Principal Broker Expectations of a Mentor 1.  Commitment.   This is probably the number one characteristic we look for in someone who wants to be a mentor. The first question we ask when a potential mentor asks us about mentoring is “Are you willing to commit your time, experience and emotional energy in helping someone become …

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