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4 Hard Truths for Agents Starting a Real Estate Team find best real estate training program online in ventura county

4 hard truths for agents starting a real estate team Find best real estate training program online ventura county Key Takeaways ~Agents starting a real estate team often miss the importance of building a culture that fosters engagement within their organizations. ~Find hardworking, self-motivated talent, and allow them to achieve the […]


Celebrating a 3-PEAT®! The CENTURY 21 brand received the “Highest Overall Satisfaction

J.D. POWER Recognition is the reward for hard work and dedication. And the hard work and dedication of our SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.® sales associates have not gone unnoticed by real estate consumers. The CENTURY 21 brand received the “Highest Overall Satisfaction for First-Time Home Sellers, First-Time Home Buyers, Repeat Home Sellers, […]


Ask these 10 Questions when Interviewing a Broker

  Newly licensed agents frequently ask, “Is it easy to be hired once I get my license?”. If you’re wondering the same thing, read on because you need to understand how recruiting works in the real estate industry. Getting hired is very rarely a challenge. Real estate brokerages are always […]


Be Part of the Difference

      CENTURY 21® Troop Real Estate, Inc. is hiring entrepreneurial minded individuals who are willing to roll up their sleeves when necessary, are coachable, and thrive when servicing people and their community. Our local real estate markets in Ventura and Los Angeles counties are healthy, steadily heating up with […]


You become what you think about.

Subscribe to Podcast on your Apple or Samsung device Join Brian Troop in this coaching call continuing on the path of overcoming fears and conquering goals. “You become what you think about.” Today’s focus will be on the seven specific steps of “Personal Strategic Planning.”   1. Values 2. Vision 3. Mission […]


Coach Ron Interviews Brian Troop: About real estate and what it takes to be a success in all areas of life.

  Subscribe to Podcast on your Apple or Samsung device   Listen in as “Coach” Ron  interviews Brian Troop. Spontaneous, un-rehearsed and candid. The Independent Difference.  Brian’s real estate career journey started at age 19. He didn’t have any real desire or plan to become a top producer. One year later Brian got “the […]


“Action Orientation” a requirement for success.

Subscribe to Podcast on your Apple or Samsung device In this coaching call, Brian Troop talks about “action orientation.”   The biggest obstacle to taking action immediately is fear. Fear of failure, loss, embarrassment, ridicule, rejection, etc. Action orientation is the internal motivation to get going immediately on any goal or project to get the […]


2015 Business Plan: The Answer to Living the Life You Love

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Trulia put out a fantastic 2015 business plan this month and it inspired us to share some tips with you as you prepare for a new life in real estate next year.

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We believe all entrepreneurs should put time into your business plan, and real estate salespeople and broker associates are no exception. The simple act of writing down your ideas of how your real estate business should operate can be helpful to ensure that your vision and your reality are on the same page.

It also helps you communicate to your Branch Manager, staff and affiliates where you are headed and how they can help you get your business there. Your 2015 Business Plan is crucial because it shows your team you have clear thought out your ideas, and you aren’t just winging it.

Here are our Top 5 Tips for writing your business plan:
  1. Before you get lost in the details, outline a clear, big-picture road map for your business.
  2. Create your plan before you determine your budget.
  3. Ask your clients what their needs and expectations are and build your plan around that. Don’t assume you already know!
  4. Consider taking one calculated risk next year.
  5. Run your plan by your manager or mentor who can study it objectively and point out possible weaknesses and highlight your areas of strength.

 


One Small Step Can Change Your Life – THE KAIZEN WAY

Last year our Ventura, Oxnard and Channel Islands branch manager, Kathy Courter, introduced me to this gem of a book, “One Small Step Can Change Your Life – The Kaizen Way,” by Robert Maurer, Ph.D. Kathy realized the potential this book had to unlock real estate agents’ white-knuckled grips on […]

The Kaizen Way

10 Questions to Ask a Broker on an Interview become realtor – become realtor

Newly licensed agents who have not become realtor frequently ask me, “Is it easy to be hired once I get my license?”. When you’re wondering the same thing, read on.  You need to understand how recruiting works in the real estate industry. Real estate brokerages are always looking for licensed salespeople and […]