Lesson Learned: Believe in the power of investing in you

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week: Find out how Atlas Real Estate’s Ryan Boykin turned his entrepreneurial talents toward a career in real esta…

Lesson Learned: Choose people over numbers

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week: As the head of AJ Team Realty, Northern Virginia’s Allen Johnson never forgets it’s all about the people he …

Lesson Learned: Teamwork makes the dream work

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how the brokers at Charleston’s Maison Real Estate put their collaborative approach to work for buyers and sellers.

Lesson Learned: Focus on quality over quantity

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, learn how iconic Atlanta broker Lisa Robinson has built her reputation on the depth of her professional relationships.

Lesson Learned: Trust your instincts

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how Engel & Völkers luxury collection specialist Leah Robinson-Christian uses her experience, expertise and strong people skills to offer a higher level of client service while growing her business.

Lesson Learned: You are in the people business

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how Long Doan has overcome overwhelming obstacles to realize the American dream — and share it with others.

Lesson Learned: Operate from the client’s perspective

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how New York City broker Tania Isacoff Friedland keeps the focus on client needs to provide the best possible service.

Lesson Learned: Choose the right team

In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how Arizona broker Leslie Guiley leverages partnerships to do more, whatever the market brings her way.

Lesson Learned: Don’t be an undercover agent

In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how D.C.-area agent Kaye Placeres makes herself top-of-mind with buyers and sellers — then stays there long after the closing.

Lesson Learned: Work your network (and relationships)

In this weekly column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week, find out how Rhode Island real estate agent Caswell Cooke Jr. learned, “If it is to be, it’s up to me.”