Archive for December, 2011

11 Highlights of ’11

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to look back on the year that was. Truly, it was a wonderful twelve months of interacting with many amazingly talented people,  participating in some cool events and projects and, near the end of the year, launching a … Read More »

Chapter 1 | Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

What it takes to succeed in the real estate business. Chapter One – Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha. What it takes to succeed in real estate? Chapter One from the book Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha – How social savvy real estate agents become preferred, referred and rewarded. … Read More »

Online Reputation is the New Black

Monday, December 26th, 2011

On the cusp of 2012, if we had to pick one thought/idea/concept that we feel is truly crucial heading into the New Year and beyond, it is this: online reputation management. The Ever Expanding Social Universe We won’t bore you with all the statistics on the growth of Social Media … Read More »

Sanders California’s First VPA™

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Loren Sanders of Carlsbad, California today became California’s first Verified Professional Agent™. During his 23 years in the real estate industry, Sanders has served in several roles, from real estate sales person to managing partner of a Century 21 office. He currently works as a sales professional at the premier … Read More »

Mitchell Earns Disctinction as Hawaii’s First VPA™

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Hawaii’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™), Kelly Mitchell of Honolulu. Mitchell, CEO of, is an award winning veteran of real estate in the Hawaii market. She draws from 30 years of local expertise and over 20 years of strategic marketing, business development … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Why Raise the Bar?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Watch as Sean Carpenter (@SeanCarp), Chris Nichols (@UtahREPro) and Jeff Kershner (@Jeff_Kershner) talk about professionalism, raising the bar and Verified Agent. What Are People Saying About VPA™?

Olsen Ohio’s First Verified Professional Agent™

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Ohio’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™), Chris Olsen. Chris is the broker and co-owner of Olsen Ziegler Realty, serving residential buyers and sellers in Greater Cleveland. Chris’ core business philosophy is based on transparency, innovation, advanced professional competencies, and simply treating clients the … Read More »

Getting Started – Directions on how to leverage the members only section

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

One of the most frequent questions we get from real estate professionals is this: “After I become a VPA™ (Verified Professional Agent™), what are the best ways for me to leverage my new elite status?” That’s a great question, and here are the top 10 things you can do with your VPA™ … Read More »

World’s First VPA™ Announced: Chris Nichols of Orem, UT

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

We are proud to announce the world’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™): Chris Nichols of Orem, UT. Chris is a great example of what it means to be a true professional: honest, trustworthy, wholeheartedly endorsed by his past clients, respected by his peers, fully committed to providing a level of … Read More »

WTH, Florida???

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Just when we think we’ve seen it all… ….when we can’t imagine what could possibly happen to further tarnish the image of the real estate industry… …something so ridiculous and so over-the-top unbelievable stumbles into our path. Criminals in Florida: Step Right Up and Get Your Real Estate License! See … Read More »