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The Power of Motivation

By: Philip Lilavois - CEO   There's an interesting aspect to motivational speakers, posters, books, and audio. You have those that dismiss them and those who embrace them. The fact is, if you were standing on a free throw line on a basketball court, it's pretty assured you would do better shooting shots if the...

Developing Strong Client Relationships in Your First Year as an Agent

By: Philip Lilavois - CEO   If you want to build your real estate career on a solid foundation from day one, you should quickly focus on building strong client relationships. Building such relationships can result in repeat business, plenty of referrals and a solid reputation. To be successful long term, you...

Creating a Brand

By: Laurent Minguez - President   You may have never given it much thought, but everyday, each of us is creating our own brand. We do it by how we interact with people, what we say, what we post on social media and what we wear. We build our brand by how we treat people, our charitable and civic involvement, and...

Online vs. Classroom Real Estate Exam Prep

By: Philip Lilavois - CEO   If you are considering a career in real estate, you are probably aware there are hours of study ahead of you. To sell real estate, you must be licensed in the state you wish to sell in. To get your license you need to pass a real estate examination. That requires taking a real estate...

Understanding Commissions

The vast majority of real estate agents make a living largely, if not totally, on commissions. How much are these commissions and who pays them? Who shares in those commissions and what is the best way to get larger commission checks? What do sellers get for their commissions and why is this form of payment beneficial to...

Real Estate Licensing Pitfalls to Avoid

You've made the decision to start a career in real estate. Congratulations! Your new career can offer new freedoms, extraordinary income opportunities and will open up a whole new set of networking opportunities. To ensure you get off on the right foot, you'll want to avoid these real estate licensing pitfalls....

Tips for Passing Your Real Estate Exam

Even after you've completed your real estate license coursework, there is still a hurdle to beginning your real estate career in earnest. That is passing the state exam and getting your real estate license. About one-third of those who take the test don't pass on the first attempt. While all states have different tests,...

The Difference Between Real Estate Agents and Brokers

One of the crucial aspects of entering the real estate profession is learning the industry's language. Words that may seem similar can often have very different meanings. This includes how professionals refer to each other and others in the business. While real estate brokers and real estate agents can each sell real estate,...

Finding Success Early in Your Career

One of the keys to building a long and lucrative career in real estate is to find success early on. Finding success quickly builds confidence, increases motivation and builds your resume. The good news is there are concrete steps you can take to help you find that success. Don't just measure success in sales. Find...

Growing Your Career in Real Estate

By: Laurent Minguez - President   Just about every real estate agent and broker has goals. Or at least they should have. Some are financial others are life-style based. Whether you want to grow your career in real estate from being a single agent into a multi-agent office, here are some tactics and strategies to...