Archive for April, 2012

Unmarketing on QR Codes in Real Estate

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Scott Stratten is an acknowledged expert on Social Media and the author of a best-selling book called “Unmarketing.” He’s also a smart guy who often shares his perspectives on random things he encounters. In this case, that thing is an ad run by a prominent real estate agent in his … Read More »

VPA™ TV | The Evolution of Society

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Sean Carpenter of Coldwell Banker King Thompson responds to the question, “why should we raise the bar in the real estate industry?” What Are People Saying About VPA™?

Selling with Confidence

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

[Today’s post is contributed by VPA™ of Advisors Member Sean Carpenter] Success Isn’t Easy Achieving success in life can be hard. Achieving success in real estate is even harder. It certainly will be a little bit easier if you have people supporting you, who believe in you and will do … Read More »

VPA™ TV | A Loaded Question

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Debra Trappen of Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle says it perfectly: “Let’s define a new level of professionalism and hold one another accountable.” We agree! What Are People Saying About VPA™?

VPA™ TV | Protecting Our Clients

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC Board of Advisors Member Jim Duncan of Charlottesville, VA talks about what it means to be a true professional in real estate… What Are People Saying About VPA™?

Chapter 5 | Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Chapter Five: It’s Not Who You Know. It’s Who Knows You / From Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha / How socially savvy real estate agents become trusted, preferred, referred — and referred. It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You “You are doing all the business you will … Read More »

Shadbolt: On “Future Proofing” Your Content

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

One of the most quoted and recognized members of the real estate industry – particularly over the course of the last couple of years – is Matthew Shadbolt, Director of Interactive Product & Marketing at The Corcoran Group, New York City’s largest residential real estate brokerage, and a featured contributor … Read More »

Does Your Agent Pass the “10,000 Hour Rule” Test?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Like many, I’m a Malcolm Gladwell fan. I’ve read several of his books, and probably my favorite is one called Outliers. Here’s are selected excerpts from the opening paragraph from the Wikipedia entry on that book: Outliers: The Story of Success is a non-fiction book written by Malcolm Gladwell… In … Read More »

Chapter 4 | Less Blah Blah More Ah Ha

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Chapter Four of the bookLess Blah Blah More Ah Ha – How social savvy real estate agents become trusted, preferred, referred — and rewarded. Make Top of Mind Awareness Work for You “If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Don’t Repeat Past Mistakes

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Sean Carpenter of Coldwell Banker King Thompson talks about not getting over zealous because we think “the market is back” and always allowing the market to determine market value. “Don’t repeat the mistakes of the past” is Sean’s mantra in this video. What Are People Saying About VPA™?