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Top Agent Magazine is the premier real estate magazine featuring the best real estate agents in the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Top Agent Magazine features the top-producing and most accomplished agents in the real estate industry, offering an in-depth look at their careers and providing a blueprint for their success. The real estate magazine first launched in Los Angeles and quickly expanded across the country and the world. Top Agent Magazine now has an edition in all 50 states as well as international, Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand editions of the magazine. READ MORE

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Cooperation, not competition, creates mutual success for agents

Cooperation, not competition, creates mutual success for agents

Cooperation, not competition, creates mutual success for agents When people get along during a business transaction, everyone comes out happier. And in a service industry like real estate, agents have the power deliver that happiness. ...

Beyond cleaning and decluttering: What improvement expense make the most sense?

Beyond cleaning and decluttering: What improvement expense make the most sense?

Beyond cleaning and decluttering: What improvement expense make the most sense? Decluttering open spaces, emptying cabinets and drawers and removing knick-knacks might seem like obvious – and free – ways to improve a home’s presentability. ...

There Goes the Neighborhood: How to List High When Neighbors are a Nuisance

There Goes the Neighborhood: How to List High When Neighbors are a Nuisance

There Goes the Neighborhood: How to List High When Neighbors are a Nuisance   Troublesome neighbors are a relatively common issue that agents come across. You can control the image of your client’s property and ...

Concierge Care: Services that Lure Clients and Transform Your Reputation

Concierge Care: Services that Lure Clients and Transform Your Reputation

Concierge Care: Services that Lure Clients and Transform Your Reputation   It’s a no-brainer: customer service is central to success in the real estate industry. While properties may be the product, this industry really revolves ...

Untangling the Bidding War: A Buyer’s & Seller’s Perspectives

Untangling the Bidding War: A Buyer’s & Seller’s Perspectives

Untangling the Bidding War: A Buyer’s & Seller’s Perspectives   In a competitive marketplace, bidding wars become the norm. While this may put sellers in an excellent position to recoup on their investment, it can ...

Emotional Fluency: How to Communicate with Clients When Tensions are High

Emotional Fluency: How to Communicate with Clients When Tensions are High

Emotional Fluency: How to Communicate with Clients When Tensions are High   Managing emotions, expectations, and personalities are central to a successful real estate career. After all, this is a business based on relationships and ...

The Daily Schedule of a Successful Real Estate Agent

The Daily Schedule of a Successful Real Estate Agent

The Daily Schedule of a Successful Real Estate Agent     Everything you do should be intentional. A busy schedule isn’t the same thing as a productive schedule. Sometimes people write things like “find clients” ...

6 Ways to Get Your Client to Trust You

6 Ways to Get Your Client to Trust You

6 Ways to Get Your Client to Trust You   The word “realtor” can leave a sour taste in some people’s mouths. Many of today’s home buyers and sellers grew up during the 2009 recession. ...

Easy Blog Topics for Your Real Estate Blog

Easy Blog Topics for Your Real Estate Blog

Easy Blog Topics for Your Real Estate Blog   Today, blogging looks a lot different than it did back in 2007, when the platform was just beginning to take off. Successful bloggers don’t choose blog ...

Small Yard? Big Statement: How to Make the Most Out of Micro Outdoor Spaces

Small Yard? Big Statement: How to Make the Most Out of Micro Outdoor Spaces

Small Yard? Big Statement: How to Make the Most Out of Micro Outdoor Spaces     When house-hunters compile their lists of must-have home items, a dreamy backyard space is often near the top. After ...

How to Answer the Inevitable Question: Why Should I Choose You?

How to Answer the Inevitable Question: Why Should I Choose You?

How to Answer the Inevitable Question: Why Should I Choose You?     In some markets, a real estate agent is competing against thousands of other individuals and teams. There are only so many bells ...

Take My Word for It: The Power of Testimonials & Making Word-of-Mouth Count

Take My Word for It: The Power of Testimonials & Making Word-of-Mouth Count

Take My Word for It: The Power of Testimonials & Making Word-of-Mouth Count     Ratings, reviews, and testimonials are among the most powerful tools an agent or real estate professional has at his or ...

By the Numbers: Understanding the True Value of Square Footage

By the Numbers: Understanding the True Value of Square Footage

By the Numbers: Understanding the True Value of Square Footage   Measuring the square footage of a property may seem like an objective and straightforward task, but you’d be surprised at how many agents and ...

Embracing Smart Homes: Does New Technology Really Increase Home Value?

Embracing Smart Homes: Does New Technology Really Increase Home Value?

Embracing Smart Homes: Does New Technology Really Increase Home Value?     Technology and innovation move at a lightning-fast clip, so it can be hard to keep up with all the smart-home trends sweeping the ...

5 Lessons from Silicon Valley to Modernize and Monetize Your Business

5 Lessons from Silicon Valley to Modernize and Monetize Your Business

5 Lessons from Silicon Valley to Modernize and Monetize Your Business   Silicon Valley may be the region for disruptors, tech entrepreneurs, and futurists, but even the most forward-thinking, abstract companies are still businesses that ...

Why Employee Appreciation Matters & Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Why Employee Appreciation Matters & Can Boost Your Bottom Line

Why Employee Appreciation Matters & Can Boost Your Bottom Line     Attracting and retaining talent creates a positive working environment for your business, but it’s also good for your bottom line. When team members ...

4 Easy Ways to Redecorate Your Office that Will Boost Morale & Impress Clients

4 Easy Ways to Redecorate Your Office that Will Boost Morale & Impress Clients

4 Easy Ways to Redecorate Your Office that Will Boost Morale & Impress Clients       Your office is a battle-station of sorts. It’s where you field business, launch your communications, and make the ...

How to Cut Down on Digital Distractions and Up Your Productivity

How to Cut Down on Digital Distractions and Up Your Productivity

How to Cut Down on Digital Distractions and Up Your Productivity       As a real estate professional, staying tethered to your phone and computer are likely par for the course. When your office ...

How to Incorporate Current Events to Your Email Blasts and Stay Relevant

How to Incorporate Current Events to Your Email Blasts and Stay Relevant

How to Incorporate Current Events to Your Email Blasts and Stay Relevant     Email marketing is a cost effective and straightforward method of getting your name and services in front of clients with just ...

How to Get the Biggest Recharge Out of Your Lunch Hour

How to Get the Biggest Recharge Out of Your Lunch Hour

How to Get the Biggest Recharge Out of Your Lunch Hour     When things get busy, it’s typical to find a grab-and-go lunch and keep plugging away on the tasks at hand. While some ...

What the First Thing You Do After Work Says About You

What the First Thing You Do After Work Says About You

What the First Thing You Do After Work Says About You   We all have our routines. From that morning cup of coffee to a jog at the gym, it’s common to establish touchstones for ...

5 Tips to Make New Hires a Long-lasting Success

5 Tips to Make New Hires a Long-lasting Success

5 Tips to Make New Hires a Long-lasting Success   Bringing a new employee into the mix is process commonly known as onboarding. The idea behind onboarding is to make the transition from new hire ...

Why Delegating is the Key to Long-lasting Success

Why Delegating is the Key to Long-lasting Success

Why Delegating is the Key to Long-lasting Success Delegating isn’t a dirty word. In fact, it’s the secret weapon of some of the most successful real estate leaders out there. Those that want to succeed ...

3 Beyond-the-Office Activities to Inspire a Creative Business Boom

3 Beyond-the-Office Activities to Inspire a Creative Business Boom

3 Beyond-the-Office Activities to Inspire a Creative Business Boom Maintaining motivation year-round is a challenge, especially for those who are several years into a demanding real estate career. It’s easy to burn out, get stuck ...

3 Team Building Exercises to Revitalize Momentum in the Office

3 Team Building Exercises to Revitalize Momentum in the Office

3 Team Building Exercises to Revitalize Momentum in the Office   A positive team dynamic can transform an average office into a powerhouse lineup. Likewise, a healthy in-office atmosphere translates to boosted productivity, while clients ...

3 Ways Joining a Professional Organization Can Make Your Business Better

3 Ways Joining a Professional Organization Can Make Your Business Better

3 Ways Joining a Professional Organization Can Make Your Business Better   Any real estate professional worth his or her salt knows that relationships are everything in this industry. Of course, it’s essential to cultivate ...

Modern Email Etiquette for Today’s Agents

Modern Email Etiquette for Today’s Agents

Modern Email Etiquette for Today’s Agents     In today’s tech-forward culture, consumers are constantly inundated with promotional emails, alerts, invites, and social media blasts. As a real estate agent or a loan officer, how ...

3 Mental Tricks That Will Take Your Business to the Next Level

3 Mental Tricks That Will Take Your Business to the Next Level

3 Mental Tricks That Will Take Your Business to the Next Level     It’s no secret that running a successful business requires careful planning and a tireless work ethic. Beyond those obvious ideals, it ...

3 Surefire Methods that Make for a Productive Meeting

3 Surefire Methods that Make for a Productive Meeting

3 Surefire Methods that Make for a Productive Meeting   Sometimes a business meeting can achieve exactly what it sets out to do: communicate, assess actions, set goals, or otherwise. Other times, meetings can feel ...

Turn open houses into destinations

Turn open houses into destinations

Turn open houses into destinations People are busy. Even those who are actively looking to buy a house or want to learn about the market for a future purpose have busy schedules. But with bit ...

How to Make Your Commute Productive

How to Make Your Commute Productive

How to Make Your Commute Productive   The highest caliber business owners and entrepreneurs utilize every minute of their day. Though this may be a lofty goal, there are certainly ways to make our daily ...

How to Throw a Networking Event that Can Put Your Business on the Map

How to Throw a Networking Event that Can Put Your Business on the Map

How to Throw a Networking Event that Can Put Your Business on the Map It’s hard to argue with the benefits of attending networking events—you make new connections, enjoy industry skill-building conversation, and expand your ...

4 Ways to Win the Battle Against Procrastination

4 Ways to Win the Battle Against Procrastination

4 Ways to Win the Battle Against Procrastination One of the most common professional afflictions is procrastination. The funny thing is, everyone knows that procrastination is negative—it’s a waste of time, a creator of stress, ...

If it’s good for the soul, it’s good for the business

If it’s good for the soul, it’s good for the business

If it’s good for the soul, it’s good for the business     Visibility, name recognition and knowing you’re supporting the community that makes your success possible are good reasons to take part in community ...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Internet Leads to Real Life Sales

A Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Internet Leads to Real Life Sales

A Step-by-Step Guide to Converting Internet Leads to Real Life Sales   In the era of apps, instantaneous social platforms, and text messaging, it’s little surprise that the modern homebuyer begins his or her search ...

4 Ways Mentoring Up-and-Coming Employees Makes You a Better Agent

4 Ways Mentoring Up-and-Coming Employees Makes You a Better Agent

4 Ways Mentoring Up-and-Coming Employees Makes You a Better Agent   In the world of real estate, there are always new agents joining the ranks. Even if you’ve been practicing for just a few short ...

Business Growth Hack: Absorb your clients’ stress!

Business Growth Hack: Absorb your clients’ stress!

Business Growth Hack: Absorb your clients’ stress!   Your business coach or a CRM software sales rep has probably described a number of products or services to help you grow your business. But sometimes the ...

How to Throw a Client Appreciation Event No One Will Forget

How to Throw a Client Appreciation Event No One Will Forget

How to Throw a Client Appreciation Event No One Will Forget   Clients are the foundation of any flourishing enterprise, and this is particularly true in real estate—an industry where relationships are central. Demonstrating your ...

4 Reasons Why Multitasking Can Actually Derail Your Day

4 Reasons Why Multitasking Can Actually Derail Your Day

4 Reasons Why Multitasking Can Actually Derail Your Day   Common wisdom dictates that a master multitasker is likely to garner the most success. After all, doesn’t juggling multiple projects at once mean you’ll work ...

3 Mind-Bending Philosophies to Expand Your Professional Perspective

3 Mind-Bending Philosophies to Expand Your Professional Perspective

3 Mind-Bending Philosophies to Expand Your Professional Perspective   Beyond the day-to-day duties that make your business tick, so much of success is derived from the principles you put in place to guide your business. ...

3 Ways to Make Your Workspace Work for You

3 Ways to Make Your Workspace Work for You

3 Ways to Make Your Workspace Work for You     Productivity experts agree that a curated workspace positively impacts productivity and mood, but oftentimes we settle for bland desks and cubicles that lack personalized ...

Productivity Killers: 4 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Working Hours

Productivity Killers: 4 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Working Hours

Productivity Killers: 4 Ways to Make Better Use of Your Working Hours   Even on the busiest of days, it can be hard not to get distracted by social media, smartphones, chatty colleagues, or personal ...

4 Qualities Of Exceptional Employees

4 Qualities Of Exceptional Employees

4 Qualities Of Exceptional Employees   Hiring a new employee is one of the more stressful parts of being a business owner. After all, you’re taking someone on and trusting that they’ll not only be ...

5 Morning Habits to Make Your Day Super Productive

5 Morning Habits to Make Your Day Super Productive

5 Morning Habits to Make Your Day Super Productive   For many, most mornings begin with a rush—a rush to get dressed, a rush to find something edible for breakfast, a rush out the door ...

5 Simple Mindset Shifts That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

5 Simple Mindset Shifts That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

5 Simple Mindset Shifts That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals   Everyone knows that a positive attitude is one of the key steps to achieving success. It’s very easy to let negativity bring you ...

7 Simple Tips That Are Proven to Help You Stay Ahead of the Competition

7 Simple Tips That Are Proven to Help You Stay Ahead of the Competition

7 Simple Tips That Are Proven to Help You Stay Ahead of the Competition   So you’ve created a successful business, congratulations! You probably did it by providing an unsurpassed level of customer service that ...

8 Tips On Using Disruptive Thinking to Improve Innovation

8 Tips On Using Disruptive Thinking to Improve Innovation

8 Tips On Using Disruptive Thinking to Improve Innovation   You might be wondering what disruptive thinking is. How can anything disruptive be good? Well, if you’re caught in a stagnant place, shaking things up might ...

8 Things Successful People Never Do

8 Things Successful People Never Do

8 Things Successful People Never Do   There always seems to be people around you who find success with ease, but trust me, that is NOT the case. Although luck can often times play a ...

6 Things You Need To Do To Be a Great Mentor

6 Things You Need To Do To Be a Great Mentor

6 Things You Need To Do To Be a Great Mentor   Everyone reaches the point in their career where they feel they have gained enough experience and wisdom about business and what it takes ...

5 Things You Can Do To Achieve Your Biggest Goals

5 Things You Can Do To Achieve Your Biggest Goals

5 Things You Can Do To Achieve Your Biggest Goals If there’s one thing successful people can agree on, it’s that setting goals has been key to their success. Whether you’re creating a five year ...

6 Things All Successful Negotiators Do

6 Things All Successful Negotiators Do

6 Things All Successful Negotiators Do   If you think about it, you’ve been negotiating your whole life. As a kid you negotiated constantly with your family, your teachers, and your classmates. If you’re a ...

5 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor

5 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor

   5 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor   As great as it might feel to start your own business, and be solely responsible for its success, at some point, every entrepreneur reaches the limit ...

Turning Your Profession into a Passion

Turning Your Profession into a Passion

Turning Your Profession into a Passion   The old adage goes that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. On the other hand, it’s easy to get bogged ...

Don’t Forget Your Clothes

Don’t Forget Your Clothes

Don’t Forget Your Clothes    We’re sure your goals are lofty, and to hit them, your marketing needs to be on point.  But is your brand and position defined?  If not, it’s like leaving the ...

5 Fresh New Approaches to Content Marketing

5 Fresh New Approaches to Content Marketing

5 Fresh New Approaches to Content Marketing   A couple of weeks ago we were conducting a workshop when we were asked two excellent questions about content marketing: People don’t want to hear from a roofing company ...

7 Deadly Sins of Personal Branding

7 Deadly Sins of Personal Branding

7 DEADLY SINS OF PERSONAL BRANDING   What is a ‘personal brand’?  Just like company or product branding, it’s built around imaging and messaging that is designed to create a feeling.  And in the case ...

Are You Doing Business As YOU On Facebook?

Are You Doing Business As YOU On Facebook?

Are You Doing Business As YOU On Facebook?   Are you ‘Doing Business As YOU’ on your personal Facebook page? In other words, are you posting your business content from your personal page? Yesterday a ...

Playing the Real Estate Matchmaker – Follow These 8 Dating Rules to Ensure You Match Your Client with the Perfect Home for Them

Playing the Real Estate Matchmaker – Follow These 8 Dating Rules to Ensure You Match Your Client with the Perfect Home for Them

Playing the Real Estate Matchmaker – Follow These 8 Dating Rules to Ensure You Match Your Client with the Perfect Home for Them       When you think a bit more about it, the ...

9 Things the Best Leaders Never Say

9 Things the Best Leaders Never Say

9 Things the Best Leaders Never Say As Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben said, “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Being the boss is a great thing, but there’s a reason the ‘bad boss’ is common stereotype. ...

Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Mental Strength

Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Mental Strength

Daily Habits That Will Increase Your Mental Strength   When it comes to building physical strength, the solutions are obvious, but keeping up your mental strength isn’t as easy as going to the gym. Although ...

How To Overcome Your Workplace Fears

How To Overcome Your Workplace Fears

How To Overcome Your Workplace Fears   Fear is something that can help protect us from danger, but it is also something that can be a hindrance to us in our lives, especially when it ...

Creative Ways to Say Thank You

Creative Ways to Say Thank You

Creative Ways to Say Thank You   Most top real estate agents find ways to welcome their clients to their new home. A common theme is a bottle of wine and some wine glasses for ...

Are You a Value-Added Agent?

Are You a Value-Added Agent?

Are You a Value-Added Agent?   I’ll bet if I asked ten real estate agents, all ten would answer ‘yes’ to that question. Yet, when I ask agents how they are value-added, they say things ...

Be Ready for the Millennials or Be Ready to Find a New Line of Work

Be Ready for the Millennials or Be Ready to Find a New Line of Work

Be Ready for the Millennials or Be Ready to Find a New Line of Work   “Shoot low boys, they’re ridin’ Shetlands.” Lewis Grizzard Interesting quote, huh? And kind of funny, too, when you picture ...

Habits of Super Successful People

Habits of Super Successful People

 Habits of Super Successful People- These 7 Habits Are the Real Secret to Success   What is it that makes some people so successful and others not? Is there a secret recipe one can follow, as ...

How to Build a Team That Will Win Big No Matter its Size

How to Build a Team That Will Win Big No Matter its Size

How to Build a Team That Will Win Big No Matter its Size   In the real estate world building a team is a goal almost every agent strives towards achieving.  Doing business with a ...

Every Player is Valuable: How to Boost Your Team’s Morale

Every Player is Valuable: How to Boost Your Team’s Morale

Every Player is Valuable: How to Boost Your Team’s Morale     In the fast-paced world of real estate, it can be easy to overlook the contributions of those lower-level employees who are instrumental in ...

Tips on Breaking Into the Luxury Market

Tips on Breaking Into the Luxury Market

Tips on Breaking Into the Luxury Market   So, you’ve been doing residential real estate for a while and you’re looking to up your game. A lot of people consider going into the luxury market ...

Things You Can Do to Anticipate Your Client’s Needs

Things You Can Do to Anticipate Your Client’s Needs

Things You Can Do to Anticipate Your Client’s Needs   First and foremost, the real estate industry is a customer service business. The key to any successful real estate business is one that can build ...

Is starting a team the right solution for your business?

Is starting a team the right solution for your business?

Is starting a team the right solution for your business?     You’ve started your own real estate business and after a slow start, you’ve found your footing and business has really taken off. Sounds ...

Is Branding the Way to Take Your Business to the Next Level?

Is Branding the Way to Take Your Business to the Next Level?

Is Branding the Way to Take Your Business to the Next Level     Despite the importance of finding a Realtor® that is the best person to serve their needs, a lot of people only ...

Tips on Being a Good Team Leader

Tips on Being a Good Team Leader

Tips on Being a Good Team Leader   Your business is booming, so much in fact, that you’ve finally made the decision to start a team. You’ve made sure it’s financially feasible, and you’ve found ...

5 Tips to Get New Clients

5 Tips to Get New Clients

5 Tips to Get New Clients   If you’ve been in the industry for a while, you’ve probably built up a healthy percentage of repeat and referral business. Although it can be tempting to just ...

Is Finding A Niche Market Right for You?

Is Finding A Niche Market Right for You?

Is Finding A Niche Market Right for You?   A lot of Realtors® take the ‘jack of all trades’ approach to their businesses, and some are extremely successful with doing it all and doing it ...

6 Habits of Highly Productive Agents

6 Habits of Highly Productive Agents

6 Habits of Highly Productive Agents   In a business that can be constant chaos, you’re constantly on the go and dealing with things as they hit you. It can be difficult to take a ...

5 Social Media Mistakes Real Estate Agents Must Avoid

5 Social Media Mistakes Real Estate Agents Must Avoid

5 Social Media Mistakes Real Estate Agents Must Avoid   There is perhaps no greater marketing tool for agents these days than having a large presence on social media, but there is more to social ...

5 Steps to Achieve Longterm Success as a Real Estate Agent

5 Steps to Achieve Longterm Success as a Real Estate Agent

 5 Steps to Achieve Longterm Success as a Real Estate Agent   Real Estate can have a reputation as an industry with a high turnover as far as agents go. Being a ‘people person’ with ...

How To Send Smarter Emails

How To Send Smarter Emails

How To Send Smarter Emails   Email is a great tool for agents to use when trying to stay in touch with their past clients, as well as for reaching out to prospective clients. However, ...

Connect Beyond Real Estate to Attract Future Clients

Connect Beyond Real Estate to Attract Future Clients

Connect Beyond Real Estate to Attract Future Clients   What kind of content are you sharing on your blog, website, and social media? Does most of it have something to do with buying or selling ...

Keeping in Touch – How to Stay In Your Clients Lives for the Long Haul

Keeping in Touch – How to Stay In Your Clients Lives for the Long Haul

Keeping in Touch – How to Stay In Your Clients Lives for the Long Haul   One sign of a great real estate agent is there long list of loyal client following. Part of achieving ...

Be Their REALTOR® for Life: How to Build a Relationship with Your Clients That Will Last a Lifetime

Be Their REALTOR® for Life: How to Build a Relationship with Your Clients That Will Last a Lifetime

Be Their REALTOR® for Life: How to Build a Relationship with Your Clients That Will Last a Lifetime   In the world of real estate, an agent’s relationship with their clients can make or break ...

Google AdWords – How To Make Google Do the Work For You

Google AdWords – How To Make Google Do the Work For You

Google AdWords – How To Make Google Do the Work For You   There is no denying that the internet is the first place a buyer begins looking for a new home in this digital ...

Don’t Worry – You Can Manage Your Investment Property

Don’t Worry – You Can Manage Your Investment Property

Don’t Worry – You Can Manage Your Investment Property Managing properties can be an absolute nightmare or a huge profit source. It’s your choice, based upon the amount of documentation and systems that you implement.  ...

Taking the Fear out of Phone Marketing

Taking the Fear out of Phone Marketing

Taking the Fear out of Phone Marketing   It can’t just be Halloween that makes Realtors fear the phone. Most of the agents and brokers I meet appear to be deathly afraid of the phone ...

Why Realtors Should Take an Interest in Pinterest

Why Realtors Should Take an Interest in Pinterest

Why Realtors Should Take an Interest in Pinterest One of the fun things about working in real estate in the 21st century is technology. Every few months another tool emerges that makes marketing yourself and ...

Safety Matters: Are You Part of the 40 Percent?

Safety Matters: Are You Part of the 40 Percent?

Safety Matters: Are You Part of the 40 Percent?   I read a statistic recently that shook me: Research last year from the National Association of REALTORS® found that four in 10 real estate professionals ...

Increasing Agency Profits Through Property Investment

Increasing Agency Profits Through Property Investment

Increasing Agency Profits Through Property Investment Traditional real estate brokerages face the daily challenge of searching for ways to maintain growth and profitability. This often includes contracting with new agents, flooding the market with direct ...

What Olympians Can Teach You About Reaching Your Real Estate Goals

What Olympians Can Teach You About Reaching Your Real Estate Goals

What Olympians Can Teach You About Reaching Your Real Estate Goals “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan, gold medalist in basketball in ...

What to Say to an Annoyed Client

What to Say to an Annoyed Client

What to Say to an Annoyed Client   One of my coaching clients recently had a listing client who was annoyed with her regular listing emails. Below is the exchange, including the message we used ...

Your Open House Profit Kit

Your Open House Profit Kit

Your Open House Profit Kit   Through the years, I have discovered that more and more agents are fearful of meeting face to face. Some agents hoped that technology would put a barrier between them ...

5 Steps to Build an Elite Real Estate Team

5 Steps to Build an Elite Real Estate Team

5 Steps to Build an Elite Real Estate Team   Like football, baseball, soccer and lacrosse, real estate has evolved into the ultimate team sport. In fact, according to Forbes, both buyers and sellers now ...

Six Powerful Prospecting Tips to Build Your Business

Six Powerful Prospecting Tips to Build Your Business

Six Powerful Prospecting Tips to Build Your Business   Why is it that some sales reps consistently earn a six-figure annual income while other reps, putting in the same hours, selling the same products, and ...

Is Your Phone Voice Attracting–or Repelling?

Is Your Phone Voice Attracting–or Repelling?

Is Your Phone Voice Attracting–or Repelling?   It’s such a simple thing, but so important–the first impression you make with your voice! Recently, I did a presentation to a group of Luxury Agent Specialists. It ...

1 Billion-Plus Reasons Why You Should Be Active on Facebook

1 Billion-Plus Reasons Why You Should Be Active on Facebook

1 Billion-Plus Reasons Why You Should Be Active on Facebook   The number is staggering and potentially career ending for REALTORS® who ignore it: 1,440,000,000. That’s the total number of monthly active users on the ...

10 Seconds to Change a Habit

10 Seconds to Change a Habit

10 Seconds to Change a Habit   I’ll bet that most of the speakers you’ve heard and books you’ve read on the subject of personal development, tell you that it takes 21-30 days to change ...

Four Challenges and Solutions from the Front Lines of the Industry

Four Challenges and Solutions from the Front Lines of the Industry

Four Challenges and Solutions from the Front Lines of the Industry   There should be more profit-refining rather than adding a new layer of overhead or technology. Sometimes, the basics are not addressed when looking ...

How your fingers can make you rich

How your fingers can make you rich

How your fingers can make you rich   “The poem is a perfecting of a feeling in language – it’s a way of saying more with less, just as texting is.” – Carol Ann Duffy, ...

Are you missing out on new homes?

Are you missing out on new homes?

Are you missing out on new homes?   I like to think of myself as a positive person – I always work to have good news for those around me. Today is no different – ...

Long Term Goal Setting Vision=Perspective=Better Decisions

Long Term Goal Setting Vision=Perspective=Better Decisions

Long Term Goal Setting Vision=Perspective=Better Decisions   You’ve heard the saying, “The average person spends more time planning a vacation than planning the rest of their life.” It’s probably true because planning a pleasurable escape ...

Beware the SNIOP!

Beware the SNIOP!

Beware the SNIOP!   Daily, Greg was growing more excited about his upcoming, first trip to Rome. Finishing up all the last minute details, with just two days to his flight, Greg headed to his ...

3 Tips For Masterful To-Do Lists

3 Tips For Masterful To-Do Lists

3 Tips For Masterful To-Do Lists   Here are three masterful tips to easy- to-prepare and easy-to-perform to- do lists. 1-Important v. Urgent. Always prepare your lists based on what is important, not what is ...

How Does Marketing Differ From Advertising—And From Merchandising & Branding

How Does Marketing Differ From Advertising—And From Merchandising & Branding

How Does Marketing Differ From Advertising—And From Merchandising & Branding   Almost everyone has trouble sorting out how marketing differs from advertising, not to how it differs from mention merchandising and branding. So here is ...

Things I Have Learned at the Gym

Things I Have Learned at the Gym

Things I Have Learned at the Gym   Within the macrocosm of life there are pockets of microcosms that reflect the bigger picture. Sometimes the bigger picture gets a little too fuzzy or ambiguous to ...

5 Tips to Get More Listings by Showing Your Zeal

5 Tips to Get More Listings by Showing Your Zeal

5 Tips to Get More Listings by Showing Your Zeal   “Passion is in essence made to be seen.” Roland Barthes Imagine two REALTORS® vying for a listing. They’re both skilled, but one gives the ...

Marketing Lessons from Steve Jobs

Marketing Lessons from Steve Jobs

Marketing Lessons from Steve Jobs   I am not a scientist. I’m an inventor. I measure everything I do by the size of the silver dollar. If it don’t come up to that standard, then ...

Are You In or Out?

Are You In or Out?

Are You In or Out?   Have you ever felt like you’re doing all the right things but your wheels are just spinning? You’ve invested a lot of time into a business, a job, a ...

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Get More Referrals

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Get More Referrals

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Get More Referrals   Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to market your services? Just serve and help clients all day—it’s why you chose real estate in the first ...

Getting Your Team to Adopt a Servant’s Heart

Getting Your Team to Adopt a Servant’s Heart

Getting Your Team to Adopt a Servant’s Heart   “To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.”—Pearl Buck The pure truth is no ...

A Powerful Marketing Tool – Defer Taxes When Selling A Residence- Top Agent Magazine

A Powerful Marketing Tool – Defer Taxes When Selling A Residence- Top Agent Magazine

A Powerful Marketing Tool – Defer Taxes When Selling A Residence   Winston Churchill once said, “There is no such thing as a good tax.” Of course, he also said, “I like pigs. Dogs look ...

From Chaos To Control

From Chaos To Control

From Chaos To Control   Below are 24 great ideas designed to give you back your time and life. Managing time, rather than letting it manage you is an art form. Little changes can make ...

Top 4 Ways to Juice Up Your Open House Strategy- Top Agent Magazine

Top 4 Ways to Juice Up Your Open House Strategy- Top Agent Magazine

Top 4 Ways to Juice Up Your Open House Strategy   I go to open houses, but not just because of my profession or interest in architecture and interior design. I go to open houses ...

Get Your Head In The Game!

Get Your Head In The Game!

Get Your Head In The Game!   Can you think of any top athlete in any sport who is inconsistent in prepara­tion, has little focus, has no defined game plan, and has low confidence and ...

Body Language: How to Read Your Prospect Like a Book!

Body Language: How to Read Your Prospect Like a Book!

Body Language: How to Read Your Prospect Like a Book!   Are you aware that your body language gestures reveal your deepest feelings and hidden thoughts to total strangers? The very first sale you must ...

I’ll Take 2 Pounds of Confidence and 3 Pounds of Self-Esteem!

I’ll Take 2 Pounds of Confidence and 3 Pounds of Self-Esteem!

I’ll Take 2 Pounds of Confidence and 3 Pounds of Self-Esteem!   At least a few times per month I get emails and/or calls asking me to help develop confidence and a positive self-esteem. When ...

The Smartest Thing You Can Do to Build Your Business

The Smartest Thing You Can Do to Build Your Business

The Smartest Thing You Can Do to Build Your Business   The smart ones ask when they don’t know. And sometimes when they do.” Consider these wise words from Malcolm Forbes, a man who clearly ...

“Stated” Income Commercial Real Estate Loans are Back—and Better

“Stated” Income Commercial Real Estate Loans are Back—and Better

“Stated” Income Commercial Real Estate Loans are Back—and Better   Do you have clients looking for “stated” income loans on commercial property? They’re available again in 2015 and, this time, lenders swear they’ll do them ...

Developing Your Pricing Philosophy

Developing Your Pricing Philosophy

Developing Your Pricing Philosophy   Ask a dozen agents to explain their home pricing philosophy, and you’ll hear a dozen different approaches. And if the talk reveals frank responses, you’ll also learn that the most ...

Why You Should Never Shun Millennials

Why You Should Never Shun Millennials

Why You Should Never Shun Millennials   You gotta love real estate. You wake up every day and you’re guaranteed to see something different going on in this wonderful industry. It’s never boring. One of ...

Living On Commission

Living On Commission

Living On Commission   Commissioned sales is one of the few places where you get paid exactly what you’re worth. One of my friends really hates that concept. “I could never live on that!” But ...

Goal Contracts (A Life Skill from the Old School)

Goal Contracts (A Life Skill from the Old School)

Goal Contracts (A Life Skill from the Old School)   A few months ago I spoke at a real estate sales meeting in an office where I’ve spoken and taught seminars for many years. As ...

How to Create a Business-Winning Plan in One Hour

How to Create a Business-Winning Plan in One Hour

How to Create a Business-Winning Plan in One Hour   Baloney! That’s what I say to those who think building a business plan should take days, weeks, even months. And I say baloney again to ...

Becoming The Best of The Best- Top Agent Magazine

Becoming The Best of The Best- Top Agent Magazine

Becoming The Best of The Best   Becoming one of the best agents in your market re quires hard work, time, and dedication. One of the most important things you can bring to the table ...

Use the “V” to Fly Higher (and Easier) in Real Estate

Use the “V” to Fly Higher (and Easier) in Real Estate

Use the “V” to Fly Higher (and Easier) in Real Estate   “Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity.” – Vince ...

Tips You’ll Want To Know If You’re Considering Buying a New Construction Home

Tips You’ll Want To Know If You’re Considering Buying a New Construction Home

Tips You’ll Want To Know If You’re Considering Buying a New Construction Home     When looking for a dream home more and more people are avoiding competitive markets and potential bidding wars and looking ...

How To Sell Your House and Move Without Going Insane

How To Sell Your House and Move Without Going Insane

How To Sell Your House and Move Without Going Insane Selling your house and preparing to move out of it and into a new house can seem like a pretty daunting task. You’re essentially moving ...

5 Ways To Add Value To Your Home By Going Green

5 Ways To Add Value To Your Home By Going Green

5 Ways To Add Value To Your Home By Going Green   Keeping up with the latest in home design and renovation is more than just an obsession with being trendy, it’s a proven way ...

How to Update Your Old Home to Attract New Luxury Buyers

How to Update Your Old Home to Attract New Luxury Buyers

How to Update Your Old Home to Attract New Luxury Buyers Have you lived in your home for decades, made your mark on it, settled into it’s familiar comfort? That’s all well and good, but ...

Buyers and Sellers: Understanding How Home Inspections are Negotiation Tools

Buyers and Sellers: Understanding How Home Inspections are Negotiation Tools

Buyers and Sellers: Understanding How Home Inspections are Negotiation Tools That stunning home or vacation property may seem perfect. But Top Agents advise anyone buying or selling to prioritize the importance of professional home inspections. For ...

How to Recognize True Luxury Properties – What to Consider Other Than Location

How to Recognize True Luxury Properties – What to Consider Other Than Location

How to Recognize True Luxury Properties – What to Consider Other Than Location When luxury home buyers are looking for a new abode, they are often advised to pay most of their attention to location, ...

Why Millennials Are Now the Hottest Segment of the Buyers Market and How You Can Attract Them to Your Home

Why Millennials Are Now the Hottest Segment of the Buyers Market and How You Can Attract Them to Your Home

Why Millennials Are Now the Hottest Segment of the Buyers Market and How You Can Attract Them to Your Home There are many factors when it comes to knowing how to sell your home to ...

How to Decorate Your House Like a Professional

How to Decorate Your House Like a Professional

How to Decorate Your House Like a Professional One thing that makes a big difference when it comes to selling your house to high-end clients is the interior design. You want to decorate your rooms ...

Thinking of Listing? Nine Ways to Get Ready

Thinking of Listing? Nine Ways to Get Ready

Thinking of Listing? Nine Ways to Get Ready The less time a home spends on the market, the more likely it is to sell at or above list price. That’s why our Top Agents recommend ...

Top Agent Tips and Questions for Choosing Your Listing Agent

Top Agent Tips and Questions for Choosing Your Listing Agent

Top Agent Tips and Questions for Choosing Your Listing Agent Now that you’ve decided to sell, it’s time to select the professional to help you market your property. Before meeting with agents, however, consider Top ...

Top Agent Magazine Goes Down Under With Fifth Expansion in a Year

Top Agent Magazine Goes Down Under With Fifth Expansion in a Year

Top Agent Magazine Goes Down Under With Fifth Expansion in a Year LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Top Agent Magazine has taken the next step in its global expansion, launching a new Australia edition ...

Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” star Josh Flagg being interviewed by Top Agent Magazine

Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” star Josh Flagg being interviewed by Top Agent Magazine

Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing” star Josh Flagg being interviewed by Top Agent Magazine Publisher, on the set of “Million Dollar Listing”. Josh Flagg’s meteoric rise in the world of real estate has been nothing short of amazing. ...

Clip of Los Angeles featured Top Agent Josh Flagg

Clip of Los Angeles featured Top Agent Josh Flagg talking to Publisher Jessica Fisher on “The Don & Gino Real Estate & Finance Show” live in Los Angeles

Top Agent Magazine on HGTV’s Premiere Episode of “Selling LA”

Top Agent Magazine on HGTV’s Premiere Episode of “Selling LA”. Thank you to everyone who sent us clips.

Melissa Tucci Goldstein, Top San Diego Agent discussing her recent COVER article in TOP AGENT MAGAZINE

Melissa Tucci Goldstein, Top San Diego Agent discussing her recent COVER article in TOP AGENT MAGAZINE

TOP AGENT MAGAZINE RECORDS 2,000TH EDITION

TOP AGENT MAGAZINE RECORDS 2,000TH EDITION When Hollywood’s elite want to tell a story about their life, they look to People magazine. When the subject is the real estate industry’s elite, they turn to Top ...

Top Agent Magazine featured agent David Mills on CBS Atlanta

Top Agent Magazine featured agent David Mills on CBS Atlanta  

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