How Stoicism can help you through real estate’s ups and downs

Real estate, perhaps more so than most other businesses, is a life of ups and downs, and those ups and downs can cause major stresses for real estate agents. Managing that stress is of the utmost importance not just for your own personal health and hap…

Feeling burned out? Ask yourself these 4 soul-searching questions

For many real estate agents, 2017 has been an incredibly vigorous and fruitful year in closings. Working in direct sales is a challenge. Customers demand clear communication, sufficient attention and extremely kind and pleasant interactions.  …

Shake it off: 5 things real estate agents do to blow off steam

In 2015, Officer Jeff Davis, a 19-year veteran of the Dover Police department, went viral on YouTube when he did perhaps the funniest lip sync ever recorded. Performing to Taylor Swift’s hit single “Shake it Off” while behind the wheel of his patrol car, this man has the words and the moves down to a science …

6 ways to find your footing in traumatic times

Hurricanes, floods, fires, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, rape and sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, fears about a nuclear attack from North Korea — the horrific news keeps piling up with no apparent relief in sight …

6 ways to find your footing in traumatic times

Hurricanes, floods, fires, the mass shooting in Las Vegas, rape and sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, fears about a nuclear attack from North Korea — the horrific news keeps piling up with no apparent relief in sight …

You’re fired! When is it OK to dump a real estate client?

The phone rings, and when you glance at the screen, your stomach clenches. It’s time to make that split-second decision whether to answer the call or send it to voicemail. You take a deep breath and put on your best “client voice,” but your gut is in k…

Podcast: Feeling personally attacked? 10 ways to protect yourself (Part 2)

We continue our series today on how to avoid taking everything so personally. It can be challenging to work with so many diverse personalties, especially during a real estate transaction, which is known to be one of the most stressful times in a person…

Podcast: Feeling personally attacked? 10 ways to protect yourself (Part 1)

There’s more than enough frustration to go around in real estate, isn’t there? The underwater and uncooperative seller, the lazy loan officer, the crabby co-broke agent, the never satisfied client. It can be easy to feel personally attacked …

Podcast: Broke in real estate? 10 reasons your ego is to blame (Part 3)

We conclude our series today on ego and how its negative affects are keeping you from the life and the business you’ve always wanted. Our final points will challenge your thinking, so as you read along and listen to the podcast, continue to ask yoursel…

The art of #hustle: Why most of us don’t know what it means

I bet you have seen the word hustle used all over the interwebs. I’m willing to bet many of you even use the word hustle to describe your activities. But what does hustle mean? Seriously, with the greats, such as Gary Vaynerchuk, Jon Acuff and Stu McLaren, you are going to see a variety of definitions of hustle …