Communication Breakdown

September 3rd, 2013

I believe that effective communication is crucial. In fact, it’s so important, that, in my 22 years of experience as … Read More »

#T3 Summit Hashtag on Twitter & Links for Online Buzz Talk

April 12th, 2013

Tweets about “#t3summit” Harvard Business Review, “Marketing is Dead” Seth Godin video on how Twitter used Sneezers to grow amazingly … Read More »

Fake Buyers Exposed in Vancouver

February 15th, 2013

In a story that leaves you wondering, “why?,” a Vancouver, BC real estate marketing company – MAC Marketing Solutions – … Read More »

Swanepoel Announces Inaugural T3 Summit

February 15th, 2013

RealSure, Inc. CEO Stefan Swanepoel, author of the annual Swanepoel Trends Report and New York Times Bestseller Surviving your Serengeti, … Read More »

Fake Real Estate Review Site Shut Down

February 5th, 2013 –  a website which appears to have been created for the sole purpose of shaking down real estate agents … Read More »

Seven VPA™ Leaders Make Inman’s 100 Most Influential List

January 29th, 2013 is proud to announce that seven real estate industry leaders connected to Verified Professionals, LLC were named to Inman … Read More »

Things That Mattered to Us This Week | 3

November 30th, 2012

Here are the things that mattered to us during the week ended November 30, 2012… Webinar on Real Estate Reviews… … Read More »

Things that Mattered to Us this Week | 2

November 23rd, 2012

Here are the things that mattered to us during the week ended November 23, 2012… Nichols Named Vice Chair… First, … Read More »

As Many as 30% of Online Reviews are Fakes

November 20th, 2012

On October 19, 2012, ABC Nightly News aired a segment about the degree to which people are cheating in online … Read More »

Things that Mattered to Us this Week | 1

November 16th, 2012

Here are the things that mattered to us during the week ended November 16, 2012… 1000Watt Consulting, one of the … Read More »

I Was Psyched

October 30th, 2012

Georgia’s first Verified Professional Agent™, Jennifer Kjellgren of, talks about how psyched she was to join real estate’s revolution… … Read More »

Ultimate Real Estate Resources [Update]

July 23rd, 2012

I’ve found that there are a handful of books, videos and websites that I am constantly quoting, referencing, re-reading or … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Yelp on Steroids

July 19th, 2012

Minnesota’s first VPA™, Danny Dietl, talks about how is like “Yelp on steroids.” What Are People Saying About VPA™?

VPA™ TV | Differentiate to Win

July 2nd, 2012

Jeff Lobb of EXIT Realty returns to talk about how powerful it can be to leverage your VPA™ status in … Read More »

VPA™ TV | No Scripts

June 15th, 2012

Danny Dietl of iMetro Property in Minneapolis talks about why he doesn’t use scripts and his belief that agents should … Read More »

Dietl Minnesota’s First VPA™

June 11th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Danny Deitl as Minnesota’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™). Minneapolis has always been … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Your Own Board of Directors

June 4th, 2012

Sean Carpenter of Coldwell Banker King Thompson talks about creating and leveraging your own, personal Board of Directors. What Are … Read More »

Skar Canada’s First VPA™

May 29th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Kelley Skar of Calgary, Alberta as Canada’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™). Kelley … Read More »

Verified Agent Launches in Canada

May 25th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC today announced the Verification of the first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™) in Canada (details to follow). Michael … Read More »

Kershner Illinois’ First VPA™

May 21st, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Jeff Kershner of suburban Chicago as Illinois’ first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™). Jeff … Read More »

Kjellgren Georgia’s First VPA™

May 16th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Jennifer Kjellgren of Atlanta as Georgia’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™). Armed with … Read More »

Boudreaux Louisiana’s First VPA™

May 9th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Marilyn Boudreaux of Lake Charles as Lousiana’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™). As … Read More »

Unmarketing on QR Codes in Real Estate

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 … Read More »

VPA™ TV | A Loaded Question

April 23rd, 2012

Debra Trappen of Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle says it perfectly: “Let’s define a new level of professionalism and hold … Read More »

Shadbolt: On “Future Proofing” Your Content

April 12th, 2012

One of the most quoted and recognized members of the real estate industry – particularly over the course of the … Read More »

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

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 … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Are You Ready?

March 29th, 2012

Debra Trappen of Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle talks about what it means to be a true professional in real … Read More »

VPA™ TV | REALTOR®, Please!

March 22nd, 2012

Sometimes, it’s the little things, isn’t it? Debra Trappen of Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle talks about how mispronouncing one … Read More »

VPA™ TV | A Lot of People Should Not Be in this Business

March 17th, 2012

Liz Landry of Keller Williams in Jacksonville, FL talks about why the bar needs to be raised in real estate. … Read More »

VPA™ TV | on VPA™ + MOA

March 14th, 2012 reports on the collaboration between and They highly recommend both companies. Note that this video orginally aired … Read More »

Ratliff Kentucky’s First VPA™

March 1st, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Nick Ratliff of Lexington as Kentucky’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™). Nick is … Read More » Adds VPA™ Functionality

February 28th, 2012 and are pleased to announce that will begin to add functionality to their site to openly denote … Read More »

VPA™ Nichols Named REALTOR® of the Year

February 17th, 2012

Verified Professional Agent™ Chris Nichols of Orem, Utah has been officially recognized as the 2011 “REALTOR of the Year” by … Read More »

Verified Agent Signs Exclusive Deal with EXIT Realty

February 14th, 2012 today announced an exclusive agreement with EXIT Realty to allow all real estate professionals of EXIT Realty exclusive pricing … Read More »

Verified Agent Named in 2012 Real Estate Trends Report

February 8th, 2012 has been named as a “Watchlist Trend” in the 2012 edition of the industry’s most widely read annual publication, … Read More »

Cherney First VPA™ in Massachusetts

January 27th, 2012

Charles Cherney of Cambridge, MA has become the first Verified Professional Agent™ in the state of Massachusetts. Cherney fell in … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Avoiding Disintermediation

January 25th, 2012

Matthew Shadbolt of The Corcoran Group, NYC’s largest residential real estate brokerage, talks about what “raising the bar” in real … Read More »

Coffey Florida’s first VPA™

January 19th, 2012

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Florida’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™), Janie Coffey. A native of the Washington, … Read More »

Taft New York’s First VPA™

January 16th, 2012

Dylan Taft of Ulster County, New York today became New York’s first Verified Professional Agent™. Taft’s rapid rise to prominence … Read More »

VPA™ TV | The Client’s Best Outcome

January 12th, 2012

What does it mean to be a “professional” in real estate? And what one thing would you change about real … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Social Targeting

January 9th, 2012

Not getting the best results from “broadcasting” in Social Media? Here’s what Todd Waller (@ToddWaller) recommends: Social Targeting… What Are … Read More »

VPA™ TV | A Conversation Worth Having

January 5th, 2012

We hope that you become as inspired as we did from watching Debra Trappen (@Debra11) of Coldwell Banker Bain in … Read More » Named a “Genius Brand”

January 3rd, 2012

Yesterday, named one of its “60 Genius Brands to watch in 2012.” Here is a key excerpt from … Read More »

Sanders California’s First VPA™

December 23rd, 2011

Loren Sanders of Carlsbad, California today became California’s first Verified Professional Agent™. During his 23 years in the real estate … Read More »

Mitchell Earns Disctinction as Hawaii’s First VPA™

December 21st, 2011

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Hawaii’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™), Kelly Mitchell of Honolulu. Mitchell, CEO of … Read More »

VPA™ TV | Why Raise the Bar?

December 20th, 2011

Watch as Sean Carpenter (@SeanCarp), Chris Nichols (@UtahREPro) and Jeff Kershner (@Jeff_Kershner) talk about professionalism, raising the bar and Verified … Read More »

Olsen Ohio’s First Verified Professional Agent™

December 17th, 2011

Verified Professionals, LLC is proud to announce Ohio’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™), Chris Olsen. Chris is the broker and … Read More »

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

December 14th, 2011

We are proud to announce the world’s first Verified Professional Agent™ (VPA™): Chris Nichols of Orem, UT. Chris is a … Read More »

A Message from Stefan Swanepoel

November 11th, 2011

The residential real estate brokerage industry has been in dire need of an image upgrade for long time. Year after … Read More »

New Benchmark of Professionalism in Real Estate

November 6th, 2011

Service Creates Competitive Advantage for “Verified Professional Agents™.” PRESS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2011 – Los Angeles, … Read More »

Real Estate’s GAAP Gap

June 26th, 2014

A tale of two industries Public Accounting vs… As I’ve mentioned in many other things I’ve written, I am a … Read More »

First Week Report from VPA™ Craig Schaid

November 2nd, 2012

Craig Schaid of Montgomery, Alabama sent us this video after his first week as a Verified Professional Agent™. We’re looking … Read More »

VPA™ Profile: Craig Schaid

October 15th, 2012

Meet Craig Schaid Craig Schaid has made a career of offering ‘five-star’ customer service with innovative and ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking to … Read More »

After Sale Follow Up

October 12th, 2012

EXIT Realty’s Jeff Lobb talks about how important it is for agent’s to follow up with their clients after the … Read More »

Optimize Your Five

October 8th, 2012

“Five Best Friends” There’s a saying I’ve heard a few times that goes something like this: “Your income level will … Read More »