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Gary Keller is Back as CEO of Keller Williams – 4 Things We Can Learn From His Leadership

At 7:44pm last night an email dropped into my inbox with news that will change the course of the real estate industry for the next several decades. Gary Keller is back as CEO of Keller Williams. The interesting thing is, he never actually left. He was simply behind the scenes, leading through others. Gary has built an incredible organization that …

Why Virtual Brokerages Will Make Real Estate Expansion Teams Unstoppable

As soon as I was out of the mountains of Kenauk Nature Resort and back in cell service my email and phone started blowing up. Earlier this week at Mega Camp (one of Keller William’s annual conferences) in Austin, John Davis, CEO of KWRI (Keller Williams Realty International), announced the creation of virtual brokerages. Cue questions, confusion, excitement, and general …

Why Work-Life Balance is Not a Worthy Goal

For the last few years every water cooler conversation, aspirational Instagram post,  business blog or podcast, and phone call with your mother has centered around the work-life balance debate. And yes, I call it a debate because as great as work-life balance sounds, is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Do the people who are looking for work-life …

Top 5 Qualities of Kick-Ass Employees and 3 Things to Look for When Interviewing

This week I taught a class in New Hampshire about how to recruit and hire talent. We covered topics ranging from behavior and personality, to thinking patterns, to interviewing questions, to reference checks, to building a bench of talent. I’ve hired some pretty incredible people over my ten years in business and I have also made some almost catastrophic mistakes, …

Death… Our Greatest Teacher

Earlier this week I attended the celebration of life for one of our beloved Realtors, after she lost her battle with cancer late last week. She had a magnetic personality; she was tough, and strong, and tenacious, and kind, and loving, and funny, and fiercely loyal. Her celebration of life was pretty incredible. There were hundreds of people in attendance, …

My Top 5 Takeaways from Keller Williams Family Reunion

Today I’m flying back from New Orleans (though currently stuck in an airport in Philly) after four days of intense training, masterminding, and networking at Keller Williams Realty’s annual event, Family Reunion. The convention center was packed with 15,000 people. The energy and idea exchange was incredible. I always leave those events feeling inspired and grateful to be part of such …