10 Things to Check Before You Buy a Home

    Knowing the things to look for when buying a home will give you the knowledge and information necessary to proceed confidently to purchase a home.  If you’re serious about buying the property it pays to be thorough and a few simple maintenance checks can sometimes make the difference between […]

Questions for Every Room of the Open House

Open houses provide more than the opportunity to showcase your clients’ listed homes; they also allow you to exercise your knowledge as a real estate agent by fielding questions from potential home buyers. While these questions can range from the common to the rare, most of them are focused on […]

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 […]

Exam Prep: Tips to Keep You Motivated

We’ve all suffered from lack of motivation at one time or another—whether it’s putting off taking out the garbage, going to the gym, or starting a new career. While we can’t fix all your motivational issues, we can point out a couple of things that can help you prepare for […]

Agents join Troop Real Estate, Inc.

Troop Real Estate, Inc. Welcomes 23 Realtors to the Company

CEO Brian Troop, President Laura Lee Anthony, COO Debbie McCarthy and Troop Real Estate, Inc.’s 11 branch managers have welcomed many agents to the brokerage so far this year. With 130 new agents during the 2015 year, Troop Real Estate, Inc. would like to acknowledge the following 23 real estate […]

Prepare for your state exam with these test taking tips!

Taking the real estate exam soon? Check out Rockwell’s studying and test-taking tips! We cover everything from reducing test anxiety and staying motivated to eating well on exam day. Read on…and good luck! Test-Taking Tip: Visualizing Exam Success The Fidget Widget: Work in Some Moves to Help Your Studies ExamPrep: Tips […]

Want to Ace the Exam? Explain Yourself!

You’ve studied the course material, taken the practice exams, and jotted down the crucial formulas that must be memorized. And yet, somehow, you still don’t feel confident about taking the exam. Why? Perhaps it’s because you’re aware that you don’t have a full grasp of some of the concepts underlying […]

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.

Download Business Plan

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.


Top 10 Social Media for Realtors

Top 10 Social Media “Must Do’s” for Realtors

We’ve entered a new world of marketing in the real estate industry. The paradigm shift social media has caused in the way marketing is approached has left many real estate professionals confused and frustrated. It can be tempting to set up a facebook business page and expect to get internet leads […]