professional development

Your Company Has Core Values — But What Are Yours?

Your Company Has Core Values — But What Are Yours?

By Tim Coutis / September 28, 2022
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When we hear the term “core values” we usually think about the core values of the company where we work. A company’s core values, in combination with its mission statement, provide not just a roadmap for goal-setting, but clear direction…

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How to Ask for Testimonials from Your Clients

How to Ask for Testimonials from Your Clients

By Erin Ollila / July 27, 2022
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Social recommendations sway consumers, and a potential client will want to know that other people loved working with you so that they feel safe teaming up with you, too. But how do you get client testimonials to share with these…

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8 Client Gifts for Their First Home-Anniversary

8 Client Gifts for Their First Home-Anniversary

By Erin Ollila / May 9, 2022
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You’ve been lucky to work with some great clients during your real estate career, and you’d love to add more of those to that list — especially if they are just like your past favorites! This is exactly why you…

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4 Professional Development Opportunities for Real Estate Agents

4 Professional Development Opportunities for Real Estate Agents

By Erin Ollila / May 2, 2022
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You love your job, and you know that one important aspect to staying on top is to keep current with your professional development. But finding time to do it is the first barrier to prioritizing your growth as a real…

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10 Songs to Jumpstart Your Motivation at Work

10 Songs to Jumpstart Your Motivation at Work

By Erin Ollila / April 27, 2022
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It’s raining. It’s pouring. You’re almost snoring — at work. When you’re feeling low and uninspired at work, there’s an easy way to jumpstart your motivation. Turn on your speakers, turn up the volume, and listen to some music to lift…

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6 Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents

6 Social Media Strategies for Real Estate Agents

By Erin Ollila / April 11, 2022
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Social media isn’t new, and you’re not new to it, either! In fact, you’re well-versed in how to use your online presence to your advantage. But still, there are so many social media strategies that come recommended by the big-name…

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Should Professionals Start a Journaling Practice?

Should Professionals Start a Journaling Practice?

By Erin Ollila / January 24, 2022
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Growth is one of your key values, and you make time to constantly seek out new opportunities to invest in professional development so you can avoid stagnancy and better yourself in any way possible. Would a journaling practice be a…

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How to Find Warm Leads During the Cold Winter Months

How to Find Warm Leads During the Cold Winter Months

By Erin Ollila / January 18, 2022
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Oh the weather outside is frightful…and what’s worse is your seemingly frozen list of leads! You’ve been in the business for long enough to know that winters tend to be a slow season for you, but this year feels different.…

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How to Audit Your Online Presence

How to Audit Your Online Presence

By Erin Ollila / January 15, 2022
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When people search for you online, what will they find? Does your online presence flatter your professional identity? Maybe, during a search a potential customer stumbles upon your social media account or your website. They might see pictures posted online…

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Happy at Work? Decide Whether or Not to Stay in Your Current Job

Happy at Work? Decide Whether or Not to Stay in Your Current Job

By Erin Ollila / January 9, 2022
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In April 2021 alone, a record four million people quit their jobs. And their reasons were vast. Some sought shorter commutes, closer proximity to their families, the opportunity to explore different interests, learn new skills, concern over the safety aspects…

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