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Instantly memorable: Get the perfect tagline for your business
Blog 20 hours ago
Instantly memorable: Get the perfect tagline for your business
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How do you design the perfect tagline? One that’s not only memorable, but makes people say, “Oh, yeah, that’s exactly the broker we need.” Today,...

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Update from ULI: 4 emerging trends to take advantage of in 2018
Blog 1 day ago
Update from ULI: 4 emerging trends to take advantage of in 2018
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Every commercial real estate professional knows it’s essential to stay ahead of market trends. To help people understand the industry’s evolving...

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The $450,000 post-it note
Blog 5 days ago
The $450,000 post-it note
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The other day, a few members of our product and sales teams got to talking about stories they’d heard recently from brokers. There were plenty of...

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Paperclips, Seinfeld, and more: 4 ways to recharge your motivation
Blog 6 days ago
Paperclips, Seinfeld, and more: 4 ways to recharge your motivation
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You don’t know why, but the days just seem to drag on. You’re not as excited about this job like you once were, and you’re wondering if this is the...

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Are you making these 10 common networking mistakes?
Blog 1 week ago
Are you making these 10 common networking mistakes?
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Networking is one of the best ways to find a job, discover new prospects, and grow your career. When done incorrectly, it’s one of the easiest ways...

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Glorified LEGOs? Deconstructing the latest trend in CRE + 4 examples
Blog 1 week ago
Glorified LEGOs? Deconstructing the latest trend in CRE + 4 examples
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Modular construction could revolutionize the commercial real estate industry. From hotels to highrises, developers are turning to prefabricated...

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12 Broker Insights: Tips, Secrets, and Advice from the Field [ebook]
Blog 1 week ago
12 Broker Insights: Tips, Secrets, and Advice from the Field [ebook]
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You have a broad network of contacts in the commercial real estate world, and so do we. We love hearing stories from brokers about their lives and...

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How to create call lists that make prospecting go faster
Blog 1 week ago
How to create call lists that make prospecting go faster
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A broker I know recently told me that, since adopting a new technology, “cold calls” have become “familiar calls.” That’s because as he churns...

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3 ways retail can keep brick and mortar relevant
Blog 2 weeks ago
3 ways retail can keep brick and mortar relevant
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Do you remember shopping with your parents when you were a kid and enjoying an ice cream as payoff? Even though retail has changed dramatically in...

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Where do the best leads come from? 5 brokers weigh in.
Blog 2 weeks ago
Where do the best leads come from? 5 brokers weigh in.
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Where do you find great leads? Recently, we asked brokers about their go-to strategies for drumming up new business. Some confirmed that tried-and...

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51 inspiring quotes to help you finish the year strong
Blog 2 weeks ago
51 inspiring quotes to help you finish the year strong
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We’re well into the final quarter of the year, and if you don’t anticipate a strong finish, there’s still time to turn things around. Whether...

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Your scariest CRE horror stories, pt. 2
Blog 3 weeks ago
Your scariest CRE horror stories, pt. 2
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Following last week’s CRE horror stories, we’re bringing you more spooky tales to start your Halloween off right. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a...

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6 must-ask interview questions to assess emotional intelligence
Blog 3 weeks ago
6 must-ask interview questions to assess emotional intelligence
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Emotional intelligence is the hidden super power that separates top performers from the rest. Emotionally intelligent people are far more likely to...

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Your scariest CRE horror stories, pt. 1
Blog 3 weeks ago
Your scariest CRE horror stories, pt. 1
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If ghosts and goblins don’t get your heart thumping, these CRE stories will. We reached out to brokers across the country to ask about the one time...

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Q&A: Anthony Grosso of First National Realty Partners on building private equity success in CRE
Blog 3 weeks ago
Q&A: Anthony Grosso of First National Realty Partners on building private equity success in CRE
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Four and a half years ago Anthony Grosso co-founded First National Realty Partners in suburban New Jersey. Today, his private equity firm has a...

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Why office design is incorporating spaceship technology
Blog 4 weeks ago
Why office design is incorporating spaceship technology
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Not all office space is created equal. Employees are more productive when they are happy and healthy, and that’s why companies are always trying to...

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Last-mile distribution: 6 things to know about how it’s affecting CRE
Blog 1 month ago
Last-mile distribution: 6 things to know about how it’s affecting CRE
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E-commerce may be thriving online, but people forget that its success depends entirely on physical space: the distribution centers that keep things...

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The do's and don'ts of CRE blogging
Blog 1 month ago
The do's and don'ts of CRE blogging
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The marketing landscape for every industry has evolved dramatically in the past decade. Traditional methods of marketing such as commercials,...

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7 ways to lift up your local community (and your business)
Blog 1 month ago
7 ways to lift up your local community (and your business)
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You spend a lot of time actively chasing new business. But how much time do you spend getting to know the people in your community and actively...

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Vision, perception, reality: The key to working your deals is in the balance
Blog 1 month ago
Vision, perception, reality: The key to working your deals is in the balance
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Like many kids growing up in a bucolic yet blue-collar part of the Midwest, I had to exercise my imagination when it came to more glamorous...

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[Infographic] 6 broker stereotypes, and the technology they may (or may not) be using
Blog 1 month ago
[Infographic] 6 broker stereotypes, and the technology they may (or may not) be using
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We all know them. The ex-athlete turned salesperson, reveling in the thrill of the deal. The former accountant who tracks every expense and detail,...

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Boost your network with these 10 practices
Blog 1 month ago
Boost your network with these 10 practices
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Strong networks lay the foundation for successful businesses and prosperous careers. In the CRE world, networking is critical for finding new...

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7 interview mistakes to avoid and 5 things you absolutely must do to get the job
Blog 1 month ago
7 interview mistakes to avoid and 5 things you absolutely must do to get the job
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Studies have found that people decide whether or not they like you within seven seconds. That doesn’t give you much time to make a good first...

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7 office design mistakes to avoid at all costs
Blog 1 month ago
7 office design mistakes to avoid at all costs
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From the open floor plan to coworking spaces, offices are finally getting a much needed makeover. But when it comes to stellar office design, it...

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3 strategies for women to succeed in CRE: An interview with Joanna Chango-James
Blog 1 month ago
3 strategies for women to succeed in CRE: An interview with Joanna Chango-James
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We recently explored why having more women in CRE can be a very good thing for business, and how brokerages can make themselves more attractive to...

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Who’s getting Amazon’s new HQ? Here are our predictions.
Blog 1 month ago
Who’s getting Amazon’s new HQ? Here are our predictions.
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Last month, we got the big news: Amazon’s scoping out a second headquarters that could bring $5 billion in new construction and up to 50,000 new...

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3 types of prospects that should be on your call list
Blog 1 month ago
3 types of prospects that should be on your call list
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The value of your services as a commercial real estate broker lies largely in your relationships—and by extension, the database that keeps them...

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18 apps that should integrate seamlessly with your CRM
Blog 1 month ago
18 apps that should integrate seamlessly with your CRM
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When writing about broker productivity and management, we sometimes use the term “tech stack,” which refers to a set of tools that helps you do the...

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[Video] Take a quick look at our new tool, Prospect & Nurture
Blog 1 month ago
[Video] Take a quick look at our new tool, Prospect & Nurture
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As a broker, your relationships are the core of your business. Your CRM handles the organization of these relationships, but leaves something to be...

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Apto + Buildout—integrated to help you broker like a boss
Blog 1 month ago
Apto + Buildout—integrated to help you broker like a boss
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Let’s think about the deal lifecycle for a moment. From the first time you talk to a new prospect to when that check gets cashed, there are dozens...

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