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Lesson’s For Agent’s From Toys R Us


This year continues to present a challenging retail environment, which has now been further disrupted by the Toys “R” Us Chapter 11 filing. Toys R Us did two things over the past few decades that were not the best business decisions for them. The first decision was in about 2001 – 2002 when they chose to use Amazon for their fulfillment and make them the main fulfillment for their toys instead of believing in the internet. This basically made buying […]

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The Top Ten Thoughts Agents Need To Eliminate


“We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” To an extent, we were all just going to do what we’re all going to do, and isn’t that such an enormous relief? After all, most of the time, we work with what we have to work with, we gravitate towards the things that make us happy, we source ideas and inspiration that are wholly unique and individual to us, and most of those processes […]

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Just Show Up. Put In the Work!


Every agent wants to separate themselves from the masses of agents in the business and stand out from the herd. I have accepted the fact that 80% of the agents I coach and who read my blog posts and take my training will be completely motivated, fired up and inspired but then do not a damn thing I share with them to change their business income and life. I think I might be generous with the 80% and maybe more […]

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An Agents Most Precious Commodity


Once, a king and a lazy man named Haria were very good friends. One morning, the king said, “Why don’t you do work to earn some money?” Haria said, “No one gives me job. My enemies told everyone that I never do any work in time.” The kind king said, “You can go into my treasury and collect as much wealth as you can, till sunset.” Haria rushed home to tell this to his wife. She said, “Go and get […]

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So Why Do Agents Fail?


I know, I know… what is up with the Agentsboost motivational topic about failure this week Wade? The market is really good and things seem to be going well economically and we should all be grateful for the business we have and maintain a positive mindset. I get it! I want to address the elephant in the closet in our industry and that’s the failure rates of agents. “N.A.R. states that 87% of all agents fail and get out of […]

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Real Estate Teams Unplugged


The real estate market is always changing and there is one trend that continues to be getting stronger every year. As you already know the power of a real estate team can always outperform an individual just by sheer numbers. Here’s your all in one guide to teams in real estate. Let’s begin by looking at the different team models in real estate first. Teams are an amazing way to leverage time and resources. In my nearly 24 years of […]

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Why You? Why Your Company? Why now?


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Is there any competition in your marketplace? You and I both know there are a ton of real estate agents out there! There is this myth that all agents and all companies are the same and do all the same things. The challenge is how to separate yourself from the competition… Here’s the truth… If you’re not unique, then you’re weak! Be committed to creating a better experience for your customers because you know your unique factors! What unique factors […]

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Q1 2017 Over – On Track?


I cannot believe it myself the first quarter of 2017 has almost come to an end. Time really does fly when you’re having fun! How did the first quarter of your year go for you personally and in your real estate profession? Are you behind your goals? Ahead of your goals? Just right where you targeted for your start to the year? We are now entering into one of the typically best quarters of the year; Q2. My question to […]

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The Truths About Real Estate Buyers & Buyers Agents


We have all heard or said the comment “Buyers are liars” and personally that is the furthest thing from the truth if we really took the time to understand them better and how they really want to be served. Let’s look first at the common buyer agent and their issues buyers say about them. 1) They don’t listen 2) They don’t understand our needs & wants 3) They have no process, they wing It and they are reactive 4) They wait […]

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25 Staging Tips To Win More Listings and Sell Listings For More


One of the things I ran into when I first started really talking about staging houses with sellers was I discovered I could get a listing against a lot of agents who were better than me — when I say “better,” I mean who were bigger producers than me. This would happen because when they would talk about staging the house they would tell the seller, “Okay, you need to do this, you need to do this, you need to […]

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Secrets To Growing Your Real Estate Business and Your Wealth


An amazing source for my business and income came from not only investing personally in real estate but having a core group of investors I could regularly promote investment opportunities to where the phone would ring asking me to show them the property and write up the offer. I would literally have people call saying “we heard you were the agent that knew where the investment opportunities were and they heard I actually invested in properties personally with my clients […]

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The Diamond Of Salesmanship – The Four Things You Do On Any Appointment To Get Results!


I am always amazed when I get to see mastery in sales at work and how the best can make it look effortless and it really isn’t sales at all but something that is natural and who they are like poetry in motion. The legend, my friend and one of my mentors Floyd Wickman taught us to be effective consultants and not sales person’s with people by using what he called the “Diamond of Salesmanship.” 4 Points to the Diamond […]

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Agent’s Guide to Writing a Business Plan


Business Plan – a written document that describes in detail how a business, usually a new one, is going to achieve its goals. A business plan lays out a written plan from a marketing, financial and operational viewpoint. FACT: LESS THAN 3% OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS HAVE A BUSINESS PLAN FACT: ESTIMATED 3% OF REAL ESTATE AGENTS IN NORTH AMERICA DOING 97% OF BUSINESS “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Writing a business plan may seem a […]

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Hey Agents Have You Ever Googled Yourself?


I am often reminded of the importance (if you have never done it before), of googling yourself. Actually sit down, open up google and search your name on google and look at what you see or worse, what you don’t see. So let me ask you a question. When you google yourself, how do you rank? When you google yourself, what else came up during your search? Anything? Nothing? When I google myself I gratefully rank on the whole first […]

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What Are The Best Agent Transaction Tools?


The transaction tools available for agents today have changed the way the real estate transaction gets done: “There’s no more signing deals on the hood of the car. Now you see a home, and the agent writes the offer on the spot, it gets sent to the client’s phone, who signs it, and it’s emailed to the other side. It can be close to immediate if you have your tools properly set up. And no more carbon copies or faxes.” Agents […]

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Are You In Control Of Your Money Or Is Money In Control Of You?


I will never forget the time I was sitting in a seminar presented by T. Harv Eker on the Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind and the crowd of nearly a thousand people were all asked to bring with them a $100 cash bill to the evening session of the seminar for an exercise to teach us about our mindset and blueprint we all have about money. We are all asked to hold up our $100 bill and if you were […]

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The Power Of Seller’s Choice in Commissions


I am always confused why so many real estate agents over the past few decades have the mindset of less commission versus more commission in any of their marketing strategies. Why do so many of us go into a listing just thinking a basic rate of fee for service instead of going in thinking of higher or smarter rate of fee for service? This simple but powerful shift in an agent’s mindset can put tens of thousands of dollars into […]

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The Secrets to Working with Buyers Exclusively & Getting Paid


Redefine Your Buyer Agent Mindset for 2015 For more than two decades I have watched real estate agents roll the dice and let the home buyer take advantage of them, their profession and their time. Why do we continue to gamble and let the buyer play the game better than us? With the creation of buyer agreements we would think the game would stop but that is not what is happening at all. My opinion is, I feel the level […]

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Real Estate Agents… Learn the Art of Seller Counselling


9 Seller Counselling Tips In the early 90’s when I first started in the real estate business it seemed like every seller counselling session I had for the first five years of my career was about Mr. And Mrs. Seller paying too much, needing too much or wanting too much. N.A.R. reports that around 80% of people don’t use the same real estate agent more than once because they never hear from their agent again after the sale or after […]

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Sell the Sizzle & Not the Steak – Features Vs. Benefits


Switch Up Your Real Estate Marketing – Start Selling Benefits In sales one of the most difficult skills I have had to learn and try to teach other real estate agents is feature, benefit selling in their realty business. Dale Carnegie and Floyd Wickman always said you need to “sell” and not just “tell” in sales. I always remember the story of a group of hardware salesmen trying to sell a drill bit. Every one of them would explain to […]

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