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Do you own your business? Or does your business own you?

Real estate agents are particularly susceptible to becoming victims of their own success. As your business builds momentum, there’s more and more work that needs to be done to feed the beast it’s becoming. And you have 24 hours a day to make it happen. Somehow. Some way. That’s no way to live. In fact, it’s the fast track to ruin in other parts of your life. If it feels like your business is nearly killing you, then you’re doing it wrong. Success brings with it a certain degree of stress – no question about it. But it doesn’t need [...]

Leveraging A Full-Time, Full-Focus Broker

We talk a lot about focus in this blog, as it’s the single most important factor in determining how successful you’ll be (both financially, and with regard to quality of life). The first thing you’d be wise to focus on is associating with a full-time broker who’s “all-in” on helping you reap the benefits of being a full-time agent. Providing back-office support and handling all the legalities that can make a sane agent go bonkers is a big part of what I do as a full-time broker with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates (RRA). But it’s not the biggest part. Or the [...]

2018 Reno/Sparks Housing Market Outlook

Homeowners in the greater Reno/Sparks area who haven’t looked up the estimated value of their property in awhile are in for a sweet surprise. According to the Reno-Sparks Association of REALTORS, median home prices rose nine percent from January 2016.  The typical home value in Washoe County, according to the National Association of REALTORS is $326K. Over the past decade, we’ve gone from being Ground Zero in the Great Recession to one that’s galloping upward at a decent clip. What’s in store for 2018? Will our area continue appreciating, or will a lack of inventory and affordable housing throw cold [...]

Spreading Joy in Abundance

Stephen Covey, famous for penning The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, coined the idea of an abundance mentality – a belief that success isn’t a zero-sum game…there’s enough to go around so that everyone wins. This mindset is one of the first things I look for when recruiting agents to join our team at RE/MAX Realty Affiliates. And it shows. Particularly this time of year. It’s hard to find words that adequately describe the feeling of camaraderie and joy that comes from being surrounded by a team of people who’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of [...]

Don’t Get Fried By Phishing Scams

You’ve seen enough Hack Du Jour headlines to know that you – and your real estate business – are prime targets for cybercriminals. Through no fault of your own, your personal information has been exposed countless times through cyberheists like the Equifax hack (whose repercussions won’t be fully realized for years). Knowing this, you’ve probably taken some precautions: Changed your passwords. Upgraded your computer’s security. Maybe even signed up for a service like Life Lock. But are you doing enough? The most likely answer is, no, not even close. Regardless of the measures you take, cyberscum will figure out clever [...]

Pushing Back Against Paper Pushing

If you think increasing the earning potential of your business while freeing up more time off to improve the quality of your life is only possible for agents with a large support team, think again. Achieving a good work/life balance is essential for sustaining both health and wealth in the long run. Providing agents with the tools to make this a reality is something we devote a lot of time and effort to at RE/MAX Realty Affiliates. One of our latest initiatives for helping agents become more productive is a service we call the Agent Support Center. Its mission: Take [...]

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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 [...]