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Broker Spotlight: Jackie Briggs

Jackie Briggs, named one of NAR's "30 Under 30," has been on the real estate fast track for most of her life. Briggs, who is owner and broker with Firebird Realty in Phoenix, was inspired by her parents – particularly her mom, who was a top producer in the industry. Briggs was just 12 when she began helping her mom with work, and she earned a position with the company while still in high school.
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Building Your Business through Referrals

Any successful real estate agent will tell you that a large portion of his or her business originated from referrals. Real estate is certainly a "word-of-mouth" business. As a matter of fact, 41 percent of consumers report that they selected their agent based on a referral from a friend, neighbor or relative, according to recent research by NAR. So how can you generate more referrals for your real estate business?
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Using a Virtual Assistant in Your Real Estate Business

Thanks to the internet, working with someone from Ohio while you are in Florida is now a reality. A virtual assistant can play a key role in a real estate agent's busy work day. From handling the smallest of tasks to actively engaging in important work matters, virtual assistants can assist in a variety of ways. Having a VA can help you be more productive, because it frees up time you're using now for the more menial tasks of your job.
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Tami Bonnell Named CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. Intl.

EXIT Realty Corp. Intl. has named Tami Bonnell CEO. Bonnell, who has been president of EXIT Realty's U.S. organization since 2001, is a 30-year veteran of the real estate industry and was instrumental in building three major brands, the company reports. In addition to her many achievements in real estate, she is a wife, mother of three and grandmother of three. Bonnell's appointment is part of a corporate restructuring that includes other promotions to key positions. "This restructuring will help facilitate the vast growth we're anticipating at EXIT Realty over the next few years," according to Steve Morris, EXIT's founder and chairman. To read about more "Leading Women," click here.
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COUNCIL NEWS

National Conference: "Discover Your Magic"

Join Women's Council, November 7-11, in Orlando, to network with real estate professionals from around the country, meet up with longtime friends and gain new, relevant skills that will grow your business. The action this year is at the Women's Council headquarter hotel, the Hilton Orlando. Register now as our room block will fill up quickly! Visit our National Conference page for all the details.
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Upcoming Webinar on Recruiting Agents

Recruiting is an essential part of being a broker, owner or manager. It takes a special skill to hone in on those recruits who will best fit into your organizational needs and help you grow your business. Join 2008 National President Ann DeFries, PMN, as she shares recruiting tips to build your team.
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Leadership Academy Photos

Check out our slideshows with hundreds of great photos from Women's Council national meetings and special events, including the recent Leadership Academy held in Chicago in August. This exclusive training event is designed to prepare incoming State and Local Chapter Presidents and Regional Vice Presidents for their year ahead, with communication, branding, program development and other chapter management skills. View Photos: On WCR.org | On Facebook
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Ensuring Home Ownership for Ugandans by Empowering Women

The Women's Council of REALTORS® has become a major sponsor of the inaugural Women's Committee Conference of the Association of Real Estate Agents of Uganda (AREA-Uganda). The conference will increase women's awareness and knowledge of land and property rights in the real estate sector so that they can act as leaders and advocates on such issues.
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Women's Council's Official Designation

he Performance Management Network Designation is built from the ground up to bring you the real-world skills, the know-how and the tools that will keep your business out front and on top of an evolving market. To find upcoming courses in your area.
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