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    Why Creating Systems, Not Goals, Is Key to Luxury Real Estate Success

    Why does it seem like the most successful luxury real estate agents have more hours in the day than the rest of us? There are many paths to luxury real estate success, but all paths are paved with reliable systems. We’re constantly told that setting goals is the ultimate key to getting ahead, but something […]

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    New Webinar Series From RPR®: Use This Downtime to Up Your Skills

    NAR PULSE—REALTORS® across the country might find a few more hours on their hands as people stay home to flatten the curve of coronavirus. Turn this extra time into an opportunity to bolster your business skills by signing up for our webinar series or check out all the RPR® online educational resources, such as video […]

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    Coronavirus in Crowded Spaces: How Apartments and Communities Could Help Lessen Spread

    As the coronavirus crisis develops and its scope widens, community concerns have sprung up, especially in residential spaces. Because of the “cluster” nature of the virus, communities must not only protect residents, but also limit public spread, both on the part of the property—whether an association or board, developer or owner—and residents and tenants. Any […]

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    Women in Real Estate: Leading the Charge Toward Equal Access and a Level Playing Field

    Desirée Patno has led women toward leadership and success throughout her three-decade career. As president and CEO of Desirée Patno, Inc. and founder of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), Patno leads the charge toward equal access for women and a level playing field for all. “We have to look at this […]

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    Pending Sales Showed Strength—Can That Continue?

    By many measures, the housing market showed stability at the start of 2020. In February, construction numbers rose and sales surged, beginning the busy real estate season strong, and contributing to overall positive sentiment this year. Contracts gained ground, as well, the National Association of REALTORS® reported this week, with pending sales up 2.4 percent […]

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    Can You Get an Airline Ticket Refund Due to Postponed Olympics or Coronavirus?

    (TNS)—Getting a refund from an airline has never been easy, and it hasn’t become more so in this time of chaos in the airline industry and elsewhere. I’d welcome you to The Twilight Zone, but anyone who has tried to get an airline refund, even if the flyer has died, has already visited The TZ. […]

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    NAR Relaunches ‘Right Tools, Right Now’ to Help REALTORS® Face Coronavirus Impacts

    Program From 2009-2010 Revived to Offer Resources and Guidance to NAR Members During COVID-19 Crisis  Last week, the National Association of REALTORS® announced the return of its Right Tools, Right Now program, which makes numerous business-critical resources immediately available to all of the association’s 1.4 million members at reduced or no cost. Originating in response […]

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    Driven to Succeed

    Roger Lee Broker/Owner     Abe Hamideh Executive Officer, CFO HomeSmart Realty West Carlsbad, Calif. Region Served: San Diego County Years in Real Estate: Roger: 19; Abe: 11 Number of Offices: 4 Number of Agents: 712 What’s your secret for remaining relevant in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape? Abe Hamideh: Part of it is the […]

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    Women in Real Estate: Instilling Confidence in Yourself and Motivating Others

    Cathy Trevino, managing broker of Side, draws inspiration for her career from her personal experience as a first-time homebuyer when she was in her final year of college.

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    Focusing on Growth: Technology and Newer Agents

    Jay Pitts Broker/Owner RE/MAX Premier Properties, Premier Property Management Services Louisville, Ky. Region Served: Greater Louisville Metro Area/Central Kentucky Years in Real Estate: 16 Number of Offices: 1 Number of Agents: 55 What’s your secret to staying relevant in today’s ever-changing real estate landscape? I stay connected with extremely successful real estate practitioners from all […]

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