In this post, we continue the discussion on setting your intentions and focus in 2021 from the last episode of the WBNL Podcast (https://www.wbnlcoaching.com/blog/epi...) and demonstrates how to turn your intentions into a word cloud that you can keep in front of you for inspiration throughout the year! We recommend checking out this excellent word cloud generator: https://wordart.com/ My primary intention word for business in 2021 is PROSPER and is ENJOY for me personally. Read more →


Clarity is so critical in setting your intentions. Once you are clear, you can make a commitment to yourself to do it. Setting your intentions is about understanding what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and how you’re going to do it. “Clarity accounts for probably 80% of success and happiness. Lack of clarity is probably more responsible for frustration and underachievement than any other single factor. Your success in life will be largely determined by how clear you are about what it is you really, really want.” – Brian Tracy Use the Intentions Map to set your key focus... Read more →


Reflect, Reimagine and Reconnect - An Exercise to Prepare for the New Year

In Episode 146 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts, Jan O’Brien & Matt Emerson continue their annual year-end process of reflection and celebration while looking to the future bringing lessons from 2020 and new goals for 2021. They also reveal their favorite holiday jams - COVID edition! REFLECT Schedule time to do this exercise! What made this year special, memories, highlights? Lessons learned, challenges/obstacles overcome? What are you grateful for this past year? What to improve for next year? REIMAGINE Your Vision & Purpose for Your Life & Business Your Core Priorities & Focus Your Home and Work... Read more →


During the month of October, WBNL Coaching via our Podcast, focuses on the important topic of agent business planning and goal setting! Business planning is a prudent and necessary process to go through annually (no matter what month it is!) We have embedded the podcast audio for the series below: Episode 137: Your 2020 Business Review In the first episode in this series, we focus on the first step – reviewing your YTD business. You can’t set goals until you know where your business is today. Then you can build a solid plan for the future. Activate Your 4th Quarter... Read more →


Are you getting the most out to the many mobile apps and programs available to help you be productive and efficient when you are in the field and on the go? In the final post in our Team Success Series , I share what I am personally using as a Realtor and how it supports my real estate business and team. Las Vegas REALTORS (LVR) Mobile Apps MLS TOUCH https://prospects.com/en/us/mls-touch/ This is defintely an app I use daily! The MLS-Touch app works hand in hand with Matrix MLS® system and Prospects CRM. It’s great for accessing the MLS and doing... Read more →


In Episode 135 of the Wandering But Not Lost Podcast, co-hosts, Jan O’Brien, Matt Emerson continue their series on Team Successes. This is part 2 of The Must-Have List! Check out Real Estate Team Success Series - Must Have List Part 1 5. Online Presence & Client Reviews Zillow.com Realtor.com Homes.com Homelight.com Yelp Linkedin Facebook page Instagram YouTube Google My Business Mastery of Your Real Estate Tools MATRIX New Homes software ePropertyWatch Local Stats RPR Transaction Desk Showing Time New Homes Source Pro - Builders Update Transaction Management Your company system (Skyslope, Dotloop, etc.) E Signature (Docusign, Authentisign, etc.) Your... Read more →


In this multi-part series, we are discussing lessons learned right now as we continue to grow our real estate team in Las Vegas utilizing the tools and systems in our Real Estate Team Builder program. First up is a two-part list of MUST HAVE THESE THINGS IN PLACE ideally BEFORE building your team. By the way, this list is also for solo-agents. Listen to Part 1 on this podcast: Real Estate Software Solution - team version that allows your team members to have all these tools: IDX Website CRM - drip campaigns (email, text, video) Lead capture, nurture, and conversion... Read more →


There has been much talk around the possibility that Americans are feeling less enamored with the benefits of living in a large city and now may be longing for the open spaces that suburban and rural areas provide. In a recent Realtor Magazine article, they discussed the issue and addressed comments made by Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “While migration trends were toward urban centers before the pandemic, real estate thought leaders have predicted a suburban resurgence as home buyers seek more space for social distancing. Now the data is supporting that theory. Coronavirus... Read more →


Many American businesses have been put on hold as the country deals with the worst pandemic in over one hundred years. As the states are deciding on the best strategy to slowly and safely reopen, the big question is: how long will it take the economy to fully recover? Let’s look at the possibilities. Here are the three types of recoveries that follow most economic slowdowns (the definitions are from the financial glossary at Market Business News): V-shaped recovery: an economic period in which the economy experiences a sharp decline. However, it is also a brief period of decline. There... Read more →


There are two crises in this country right now: a health crisis that has forced everyone into their homes and a financial crisis caused by our inability to move around as we normally would. Over 20 million people in the U.S. became instantly unemployed when it was determined that the only way to defeat this horrific virus was to shut down businesses across the nation. One second a person was gainfully employed, a switch was turned, and then the room went dark on their livelihood. The financial pain so many families are facing right now is deep. How deep will... Read more →


It's not to late to join our 30-Day Work from Home Challenge! Get immediate access to all of the recorded training and links to the Live Sessions: https://joinhomeconnectamerica.com/30-day-challenge-registration/ By the end of this training, you will … Design a daily success action plan and routine that gets results Master your CRM Be able to conduct Virtual Buyer Consultations, Open Houses & Showings Create a virtual Listing Presentation that leverages video & 3D Tours Be a boss with video and social media Own your online presence Have new business and a solid pipeline! Some Highlights: A recent realtor.com survey revealed that... Read more →


When is the last time you updated your social media or any online profile? It’s a new year and a new decade, maybe it’s time to give your profiles a fresh look and feel?! Branded Cover Photo – use the right image size for that network. See the chart for correct image sizes for all networks. New Profile Photo – go get a new headshot if you haven’t done so in a while … or a decade J Use the same photo on all platforms for consistency with branding Facebook profile picture: 170 X 170 pixels Facebook cover photo: 828... Read more →


Hyperlocal Newsletter - What is it? An electronic or print newsletter you send to your client base and prospects monthly that contains compelling, interesting and fun LOCAL content about your community, neighborhood, lifestyle blended with just the right amount of real estate self-promotion and calls to action! What can you use to create the newsletter? A CRM that has an HTML editor and ability to create branded templates (we use kvCORE from Inside Real Estate at Home Connect America) Mail Chimp or Constant Contact or other email marketing service (We use MailChimp for our internal company newsletter) Content & Layout... Read more →


As a real estate coach, trainer and blogger, at the beginning of every year I share the practice of “Celebrating Your Past Year’s Successes” and then setting your intentions and goals for the New Year. I have never been a fan of “New Year’s Resolutions” which I find to be well intentioned but not effective. Consider how fitness centers are always crowded in January only to be back to the regular membership level by February. As 2019 ends, we are standing at the dawn of a new decade… the 2020s! I am inspired and excited about making this the best... Read more →


Initial Action Items: Find an accountability partner Start of Join an Accountability Group / Mastermind Hire a Coach! Decide on a format to use for accountability – Recommend Monthly Goals in specific areas Number of Connections/Conversations SOI / Database Activity Number of Appointments Role Play or Practice Topic Personal Goal Project (business or personal) Professional/Personal Development Making it Happen – Report your activities! Daily text or phone call Private Facebook Group Set Monthly Goals Daily point System Use a weekly tracking form Resources: My 2020 Vision download this workbook https://wbnlpodcast.com/episode93/ Read more →


We recently got the opportunity to interview Dan Noma, Jr, founder of the I-Real Estate Pro Certification Course. The iBuyer trend is not going away anytime soon in over 28 U.S real estate markets. In tis interview, you will learn more about iBuyers and how how can survive and thrive making both the mindset and process adjustment for you business in 2020 and beyond! The iReal Estate Pro™️ Certification is led by industry leaders Dan Noma Jr., and Kenny Klaus. Both Arizona natives, combined they provide you over 40 years of experience in the local real estate landscape. Together, with... Read more →


Between now and the end of the year, we are recommending and challenging you to make at least one connection with the people in you database (your sphere of influence, friends, family, past clients). In this segment, we discuss several ideas for connections. Gratitude call, text, or mailer Pop-by with a gift (Pie before Thanksgiving, Champagne before New Year’s Day) BONUS: Drop off a pie or cookies to your local first responders Introduce your Client Appreciation Program Client Appreciation Event Holiday party Cookie Exchange Pie Party Host a watch party for sporting event (local teams, college bowls, super bowl) Happy... Read more →


A content marketing calendar will map all of your marketing/ promotional campaigns and your social media plan. Think about what content you can share across various channels that will support your business objectives. You can also use the calendar to collect your thoughts and ideas for future posts, campaigns and marketing ideas to develop. We created the 2020 Marketing Content Calendar to guide you to an organized and effective overall plan of action for all of your marketing strategies in the upcoming year! Get this FREE Download here: http://joinhomeconnectamerica.com/2020-marketing-calendar/ Read more →


Congratulations, you are about to begin a journey that may feel somewhat familiar, however, we believe that planning can only be truly realized when you look at the sum of the whole and only focus on one part. We are sure that, upon completion, you will have a plan for 2020 that will allow you to align, connect, & prosper in all areas of your life. Here is what we’ll be covering:Year in Review Brainstorming | Mind Mapping Long-Term Goals This Year’s Focus is… My 333 for Year 333 Monthly Roadmap The Details My Business Pipeline My Project Pipeline My... Read more →


We continue our series on blogging for business with this 5-step guide to launching your blog. Go to our page on How To Blog for all the other articles in this series. 1 – Identify your primary topics (niche) Think of your blog as a book – in fact it could lead to actually publishing a book one day! Ideally 3-5 primary topics and 10-12 overall categories What are you truly passionate about? What is your niche or specialty? 2 – Choose a blog platform Built-in blog on your existing website WordPress.com vs WordPress.org Blogger (Google) Typepad (movable type) Active... Read more →