Whether it was in an interview or somewhere else, we’ve all heard the question, “Where do you see yourself in five years.” My immediate reaction is to look for a barf bag, because, come on now. How many times have you been able to plan out exactly where you would be in the next five years? (more…)
Can you do what you love to do and still have a ton of fun? If you ask Nick Baldwin and Tristan Ahumada, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Followed by a whole lot of laughter! (more…)
Every year around this time, people start talking about New Year’s resolutions, which is so weak and sad. Saying you resolve to do something is like saying, “Oh, I think, maybe, if it works out, I’ll try to do it.” Lame. Give me a break. The only way you’re actually going to accomplish something is if you make it a real, legitimate, goal. Here’s what to do. (more…)
Unless you’ve developed a cult following for your business, you need to get out there and hustle and continually develop a pipeline of business prospects. When you’re prospecting, it’s important to keep it fresh. Here are five “out-of-the-box” ideas to help you develop more business in 2017. (more…)
Engel & Volkers agent Nicole Beauchamp — who goes by Nikki — claims that she’s cranky. There are many words I could use to describe Nikki but I can definitely say “cranky” wouldn’t be one of them. In reality, she’s probably one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Nikki and I met while speaking at and attending the same real estate conferences, and shortly after we connected, I was fortunate enough to have her today on SamSpeaks! (more…)
If you’re like most members of the Millennial generation, you’ve probably already got a side hustle or two – these are part-time jobs or business endeavors you do outside your full-time work. Whether it’s selling real estate part-time – like how I started out, or flipping houses, designing websites, bookkeeping, or even creating custom art and selling it on Etsy, a side hustle is a great way to make extra money and explore one a passion as a potential business. Previous generations just called them “multiple streams of income.” But what if you like your part-time gig more than your primary job or business? How do you make the transition from side hustle to full-time? (more…)
It was 1998 in San Francisco. And Joel Goodrich was one of very few agents that had a website. (Ah the good old days! Oh wait, no, not so good.) The dot com boom hadn’t quite boomed yet, but it was coming fast. And a young couple came to Joel through that web site, looking to buy.
After working with Joel for six months, they bought a home for $11 million dollars. And It’s been off to the races ever since. (more…)