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    Mastering the balance of scripting and flexibility in business communication

    By Jim Allen | June 18, 2024

    When you’re in any business, you need effective communication at every level. Whether you’re delivering a pitch to potential partners, conducting a meeting with your team, or handling customer inquiries, it is wise to be prepared and know in advance what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. That’s where scripting... Read More

    The significant role vulnerability plays in leadership

    By Jim Allen | June 5, 2024

    Leaders should always be strong, confident, and decisive. At least that’s the way people used to believe leaders should be. But in today’s business environment, that type of leadership just isn’t effective. In fact, it probably never was. Back when leaders led using autocratic tactics that made their teams afraid of them, it led to... Read More

    Balancing confidence and humility: The mark of a great leader

    By Jim Allen | May 22, 2024

    Often, when people talk about leadership qualities, one of the first things that come to mind is the word “confidence.” In any endeavor, having confidence means you believe in your ability to perform with clarity, tackle challenges, and get results. Yet there’s another thing true confidence needs, which is a bit of humility. Humility means... Read More

    Mastering negotiation: Tips and strategies for winning deals

    By Jim Allen | May 7, 2024

    In real estate, effective negotiation is one of the skills agents need to deliver to their customers. It’s important for both buyers and sellers to know that the agreed-upon deal will give both parties the best outcome for their transaction. However, agents aren’t the only ones who need to hone their negotiation skills. According to... Read More

    The importance of mentorship for real estate agents

    By Jim Allen | April 24, 2024

    If you’re interested in pursuing a career in real estate or are still new to it, one of the smartest considerations you can make early in the decision is to look for mentors who can guide you through this endeavor. During my own career, I’ve been fortunate enough to both benefit from mentorship and mentor... Read More

    The power of branding yourself as an entrepreneur

    By Jim Allen | April 9, 2024

    What are some of the top words that come to mind when you think of the word “entrepreneur?” The dictionary gives a pretty straightforward answer: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. But there’s so much more to being an entrepreneur than just taking on risks. In fact, the... Read More

    Sold it in a Snap: Building innovative programs for a specific market

    By Jim Allen | March 26, 2024

    I’ve been in the real estate market long enough to have seen a lot of ups and downs. When you’ve seen market crashes, exponential growth, and everything in between, it’s easy to get a sense of where things need to change. One of the benefits of being a leader is that you can use your... Read More

    Learning to be a leader in times of crisis

    By Jim Allen | March 12, 2024

    If you’ve seen the reports from the real estate world from the past several years, you might think everything is gloom and doom in the housing market. Between the 2008 recession, the pandemic’s effects on the housing market, and concerns over mortgage rates, it’s not uncommon to hear comments like, “This must be a hard... Read More

    How building the right team ensures success

    By Jim Allen | February 27, 2024

    I talk a lot about the importance of building the right team, and it’s for good reason. When you have a great team that functions well together, there are so many benefits that come out of it. From greater creativity and innovation to more productivity and empowerment to stretch and grow, science continues showing healthy... Read More

    The importance of building relationships in real estate (and every business)

    By Jim Allen | February 13, 2024

    There is an age-old catchphrase that rings true in the real estate business: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” And while I will always argue that you need to trust experts in the real estate market, I also believe it’s who you know in real estate that can push you toward success.... Read More