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How a ‘Can-Do Attitude’ Can Make 2013 a Record Year

On May 6, 1954 Roger Bannister did what practically everyone said couldn’t be done: that a human could run a mile in less than four minutes. His time: 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. What’s interesting about this story is that since…


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Negotiation Tips For a Buyer’s Market

“It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” W. Edwards Deming You should be used to it by now – the buyer’s market has settled into its big, cushy, leather, easy chair and is resting comfortably. It is…


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Cutting corners or being efficient? Not Knowing Can be Lethal

Jack Welch, the former head of General Electric, said the goal of business is to get and keep customers. So, to us, anything that works against either getting or keeping customers is bad business. Sure, go ahead. Type the second…


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Budget Outline Strategic vs. Non-Strategic Costs

The purpose of this exercise is to identify the strategic and non-strategic costs of a company so that the whole organization knows how to save money and help make a profit. Position With Overall Accountability: CEO or General Manager (whoever…


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Get a Listing from Everyone You Meet

As business coaches in the world of real estate, we are often asked, “How can agents better differentiate themselves during a networking event when other agents are present”? In other words, most agents shine during a listing presentation, when all…


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Why You Should Make 2013 The Year of the Phone

As we stand at the doorway of another new year, we’re wondering what new technology might pop up. Over the last few years we’ve seen a flood of new communication tools, toys and timesavers: I-phones, I-pads, texts, e-mails, Tweets, Facebook,…


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Mistakes are never good to make, but ones that can be avoided are particularly painful. For the nearly two decades we’ve been coaching real estate agents, we’ve come to see an ugly trend that almost always happens during the last…


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The 5 Easy Steps to Turn Leads into Customers

It boggles the mind. We know, as surely as the sky is blue, that consumers choose agents who respond first to their inquiries. It is a plain fact. Research has proven it and yet, lead management remains the single biggest…


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Overcoming Commission-Cutting Requests

Everyone knows commissions are negotiable, up as well as down. So, why is it that every time the discussion comes up with a seller or buyer, they want to know how much we will cut ours? Despite that, there are…


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Effective Time Management

Do you have a schedule that you follow? If not, you should. Take a few minutes and listen about the importance of planning your work and working your plan. You will be glad that you did! Thanks to Broker Agent…


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Flourishing in a Slow Market

Home sales have begun a slowdown in many markets throughout the country. As a real estate agent, you must contemplate your future actions very carefully. Rather than be afraid of a slowing real estate economy, in order to be successful,…


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5 Ways to Jump Start Your Year

5 Ways to Jump Start Your Year “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford Can you believe it? Another year has passed. It is January, the first month of the…


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Understanding the Real Estate Market

If our house is not being shown, it means agents think our price is too high for that neighborhood. Recommendation: A significant price adjustment. If our house is being shown, but not getting any offers, it means the buyers are…


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Developing an It’s My Pleasure Attitude

A great way to make sure that your customers have an excellent experience working with your team is to develop an attitude within the office of “It is My Pleasure” to serve you. You need to establish a habit whereby…


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Make Money When Old Meets Young

If you’re looking for a strategy to make some money over the next 20 years, you need to think young…and old. Word is out from the National Association of Realtors that both Baby Boomers and folks in their 20s and…


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The Four Rules of Success to Achieve the Lifestyle You Want

It was a phone call I’ll never forget. On the other end was a lady in the delivery room. Quick reality check: “Wait, I’m a real estate coach, not an obstetrician.” In a calm (much calmer than I would have…


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Begin Your Journey to Success

Have you reached a place in your real estate career where you are ready for the next level? Do you seek guidance and advice from someone that has been where you are and where you want to take your business? Are you ready to build your dream business, not someone else’s model? Please fill out our Journey to Success form to learn more about how Corcoran Consulting and Coaching can help you reach the level of Success that YOU want in your business. One of our Business Consultants will reach out to you to schedule a 30-minute Free Business Consultation to go over your needs. We will discuss where you have been, where you are now and where you want to go? We will help you put together a blueprint of the SUCCESS story you want to build and show you how Corcoran can help you achieve it.

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