Archive for February, 2012 Adds VPA™ Functionality

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 and are pleased to announce that will begin to add functionality to their site to openly denote those agents on who are Verified Professional Agents™ (VPA™s). Becker: VPA™ = Competitive Advantage Michael Becker, Founder and CEO of, had the following to say: “We’re adding this … Read More »

One Agent’s “Manifesto”

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Every now and then, we stumble upon something that we think is worth sharing. This post includes one of those things. More specifically, this is a “manifesto” written by an agent we’ve come to know and respect: Kendyl Young of Glendale, CA. Here is that manifesto, which Kendyl was kind … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Do You Run a Business?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Liz Landry of Keller Williams in Jacksonville, FL talks about her definition of a professional in real estate. What Are People Saying About VPA™?

Carpenter Named to Board of Advisors

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Sean Carpenter, the Agent Development Director for the Ohio NRT companies in Columbus and Cincinnati, was today named to the Verified Professionals, LLC Board of Advisors. Originally licensed in 1998, Sean led a successful career in real estate averaging 35 transactions a year prior to assuming new duties and landing … Read More »

VPA™ Nichols Named REALTOR® of the Year

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Verified Professional Agent™ Chris Nichols of Orem, Utah has been officially recognized as the 2011 “REALTOR of the Year” by the Utah County Association of REALTORS®. The award recognizes outstanding achievements, contributions, expressions of professionalism and the REALTOR® spirit. Nichols was recognized for many reasons, including the following: At the … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Delivering on Your Promises

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Ken Brand of Prudential Gary Greene in the Woodlands, TX talks about raising the bar in real estate.  What Are People Saying About VPA™?

Verified Agent Signs Exclusive Deal with EXIT Realty

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 today announced an exclusive agreement with EXIT Realty to allow all real estate professionals of EXIT Realty exclusive pricing on the Verification, effective immediately. Amy Youngren (right), EXIT’s Manager of Ancillary Services, had the following to say (emphasis added throughout): “When we found out about, we reached … Read More »

VPA™ TV | More Concerned with Character than Reputation

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Eric Bryn of Chicago’s Baird & Warner talks about raising the bar in real estate. What Are People Saying About VPA™?

VPA™ TV | Defining Professionalism

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Matthew Shadbolt of The Corcoran Group, New York City’s largest residential real estate firm, talks about “professionalism” and what that means to him. What Are People Saying About VPA™?

Verified Agent Named in 2012 Real Estate Trends Report

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 has been named as a “Watchlist Trend” in the 2012 edition of the industry’s most widely read annual publication, Stefan Swanepoel‘s “Trends Report.” a Watchlist Trend… Here are some key excerpts from the Trends Report (emphasis added): “It’s no secret that consumers have long questioned educational levels, trustworthiness, … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Subject Matter Experts

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Rivers Pearce of talks about how informed buyers and sellers are becoming and how the future belongs to true “subject matter experts.” What Are People Saying About VPA™?

Chapter 2 | Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Chapter Two: Surprise! We’re Not In The Real Estate Business. From the book Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha – How social savvy real estate agents become trusted, preferred, referred — and rewarded. Surprise! We’re Not in the Real Estate Business. “Any opportunity to be helpful is an opportunity to … Read More »