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Evolution is the solution for success

Nobody needs to tell you that working your way to the top in business isn’t easy. But as any successful person will tell you, maintaining your place at the top is far more challenging. Why? Because it’s easy to fall back on the notion that doing the things you did to become successful will perpetuate that success. Staying one step ahead of rapidly changing markets, consumer trends and your competition requires that you act with an eye on the future, not the past. It’s one of the reasons RE/MAX has remained the #1 name in real estate for decades. It’s [...]

A New Twist On “New and Improved”

If you’re a real estate agent in Northern Nevada, you’ve undoubtedly heard your home-buying clients say something to the effect of, “I really like this house, except for this…that…and the other thing that look old.” Such is life in a local economy like ours that’s growing by leaps and bounds after a decade of homebuilding stagnation in the wake of the last Great Recession. As a result of people who were just hanging on over the past 10 years now being in a position to move, there’s a tremendous amount of aged inventory in Northern Nevada. Coupled with the steady [...]

Who’s driving Northern Nevada’s real estate market?

In a white-hot real estate market, it’s common for homebuyers and sellers to cling to the misguided notion that homes “sell themselves.” Truth is, times like these make a real estate agent’s guidance and expertise more valuable than ever – particularly for the three groups of homebuyers who are driving the market in Northern Nevada. Millennials and first-time homebuyers make up the first group. Demographically, their numbers are large – but their purchasing power isn’t as strong, and spikes in home values like we’ve seen in Reno/Sparks are pricing them out of the market. For this group of buyers, moving [...]

Leverage In The Luxury Home Market

Unlike the white-hot lower end of the home market, Northern Nevada’s luxury home segment presents a greater challenge for REALTORS – and greater opportunities for those with the resources to succeed in this lucrative area. Luxury homebuyers and sellers expect exceptional service from their real estate professional. Catering to these clients isn’t easy (or everyone would be doing it, right?). But RE/MAX makes it easier to excel in the high end of the market with a comprehensive suite of marketing resources and services branded as The RE/MAX Collection. The RE/MAX Collection gives agents added leverage in the areas that matter [...]

How To Become A Top Producer In Northern Nevada

The highest-producing real estate agents don’t start out that way. They got to where they are through hard work…and following a proven path to success. Step by dedicated step. If you’re serious about building your business, I have no doubt you’re working hard. The question is, what path are you following? There are a LOT of paths out there…which is best? I’m a big believer in modeling – do the same things the most successful agents do, and you’re likely to get the same results. What path are the most productive agents following? In the latest 2017 REAL Trends 500 [...]

Together, Everyone Achieves More

Listen to the way players on the Golden State Warriors describe their team, and you’ll understand why they’re so successful. Sure, they have all-stars on the court. But so do other teams. In interviews, these players talk about a culture of excellence that raises their level of play. Kevin Durant, one of the best players in the game, had his best statistical season not when he was “The Man” on his former team, but when he was surrounded by other all-stars on the Warriors. The sam e dynamics apply in real estate. The team you’re playing with makes a big [...]

Where’s Your Focus?

The fact that you’re taking time to read this blog says something about you – you’re someone who’s focused on improving your business. And focus, it turns out, is one of the primary things that separates the very best agents from average producers. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. It’s what we choose to spend time focusing on that determines our level of success. As an achiever, you’ve no doubt heard a lot about time management, time blocking, etc. But do you have an actual system that prevents the endless interruptions you encounter each day from [...]

2017 Reno/Sparks Housing Market Outlook

As we enter 2017, there’s a lot to like about the housing market in the greater Reno/Sparks area – particularly if you’re a homeowner. According to The National Association of REALTORS®, values in Washoe County increased 5.9% in . The median list price stands at $374,400 and is expected to rise at a moderate 3-4% pace this year. What’s in store for the year ahead? You don’t need a crystal ball to see our area’s economy is growing by leaps and bounds. The Tesla Effect is real, and its ripple effect can be seen throughout Northern Nevada. Unemployment will continue [...]

A Helping of Holiday Awesome Sauce

Any parent with kids in college out-of-state will tell you one of the greatest joys of the holidays is having your entire family home to share in the Christmas spirit. At this stage in our lives, exchanging gifts isn’t what makes it so special – exchanging laughs and hugs with your growing-up-way-too-fast kids is the awesome in that holiday sauce. But there’s still something magical about the look on a child’s face when Santa shows up with a special delivery just for him or her. You hope that every child gets to experience that before they grow older. Which is [...]

Turn Momentum Into Business Mastery

Some of the skills that make LeBron James and Steph Curry perennial NBA all-stars are innate. Taking off from the free-throw line to block a layup or sinking a shot from half court are talents that can’t be taught. Fortunately, this isn’t the case for all-stars in the real estate biz. Their success most definitely can be taught. And nobody has more to offer in this area than RE/MAX Realty Affiliates. We offer an exclusive Momentum program that goes beyond simple training – it’s a complete business development system that gives you a systematic approach to mastery over every aspect of [...]

Sure, you’re working hard. But are you working smart?

Sustained success. That's what everyone in our business is striving for, isn't it? Most real estate agents can achieve some degree of success simply by working hard. But building a business that continues to grow over time — a business that's as rewarding as it is lucrative — involves something more. It requires working smart as well. With that in mind, here are three tips that might serve as the most valuable 90 seconds you've spent reviewing your email inbox this year: Tip 1: Associate with A Leader. Nothing has more impact on a real estate agent's personal brand than the [...]

5 Habits of Highly Effective Realtors

If you’re following the Star Trek model for building your business (“to go where no person has gone before”), you’re doing it wrong. A better way to ensure your success is the Emeril Lagasse model: Follow a recipe for the gourmet meal you want to make, and bam! There’s a recipe that highly effective REALTORS follow in building successful businesses. Model their habits, and you’ll put your business on a path to model their success as well. Systems will set you free. Does running your business feel like you’re trying to drink out of a fire hydrant? Implementing tried and [...]

Making “Little Miracles” Happen

Virtually every real estate agent I know is someone who has chosen this profession to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. If you’re reading this, you know what I’m talking about – that deep, gratifying feeling you get when you’ve helped a family find a home they can build their lives around. When you work as part of a team to make a positive impact on people’s lives, that inner glow burns even brighter. August is the RE/MAX “Month of Miracles,” when our agents band together to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in Northern Nevada. [...]

Knowledge shared is power squared

In his seminal self-improvement book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill proclaimed a universal truth back in 1937: More gold has been mined from the minds of achievers than the earth itself. Think about that for a moment. Who are the people you surround yourself with every day? How are they helping you sharpen your professional acumen and build your business? When everyone around you is active and productive, you’re that way too, right? I call it a winner’s club mentality, where success breeds more success. And knowledge shared is power squared. So where’s the best place to surround yourself [...]