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Morning Routine – How to Create One & Why You Need One

How to Create a Morning Routine in Real Estate There’s a reason why nearly every successful person has a morning routine: It’s necessary. Why is a morning routine necessary? When your days are filled with meetings, phone calls, open houses, and hectic schedules, you need something to ground y...

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Work-Life Balance – The 4 Rules I Live By

Work-Life Balance Rules from Ryan Serhant If you’ve read any of my books or watched any of my vlogs, you know I love to talk about work-life balance. Knowing how to create a healthy work-life balance is essential if you choose a career like real estate, which involves early mornings, night and we...

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Why Running Facebook and Instagram Ads is Important for Real Estate Agents

Why Real Estate Agents Need Social Ads for Brand Growth If you don’t know my name, there is a good chance you’d know me as “that real estate guy” if you saw my face. That’s on purpose. Between Million Dollar Listing New York, my YouTube channel, and my massive social media following, I’...

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How to Get Your Washington Real Estate License

Get Your Washington Real Estate License Thinking of getting your Washington real estate broker license? This is a HUGE life decision, so congratulations on taking the first step toward your future! Before I got my real estate license, I was broke. My debit card was declined when I tried to buy tofu...

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How to Get Your Florida Real Estate License

Get a Florida Real Estate License Are you thinking about getting your Florida real estate license? For many people, the decision to become a real estate salesperson is a BIG one. Before I started in real estate, I was living paycheck-to-paycheck, and my debit card was even declined once when I trie...

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How to Get Your California Real Estate License

How to Get Your California Real Estate License Looking for information on how to get your California real estate license? I’m about to tell you everything you need to know to become a real estate salesperson. The process might feel intimidating, but I promise you won’t regret it! Before I start...

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How to Get Your Connecticut Real Estate License

Get Your Conneticut Real Estate License To Get Your Connecticut Real Estate Salesperson License: You must be at least 18 You must complete a 60-hour state-approved real estate principles and practices course You must register for and pass the Connecticut real estate salesperson exam Y...

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How to Improve Your Reputation the Right Way

Simple Ways to Improve Your Reputation Your reputation is how you are seen – and there are many tools at your disposal to change that. You are ultimately in control of determining your reputation. The way you do this is by having actionable strategies that effect your reputation, and making them ...

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How to Get Your NY Real Estate License in 2021

How to Get a NY Real Estate License Who Are You? No matter where you are in life today, you’re probably reading this because you're thinking about how to get a NY real estate license. Perhaps you’re at a crossroads and ready for a big change. Or, maybe you’ve dreamed of selling real estate y...

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Your Legacy is Your Destiny – Create Your Destiny

How to Create Your Destiny in Real Estate Your legacy is your destiny. That sounds corny but it’s true. If you are focused on your legacy, what you leave behind, what mark you will leave, then you can become destined to create that legacy. You can turn that legacy into your destiny, because you w...

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Why You’re Working the WRONG Way

Why You're Working the Wrong Way Are you feeling stuck in your life? Trapped in a rut, and it seems like nothing you do will get you moving in the right direction. There’s a pretty good chance that the problem is you are working the wrong way. I pride myself on working hard. I show up, I am re...

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Effective Time Management (The 1000 Minute Rule)

Effective Time Managment: The 1000 Minute Rule There are 24 hours in a day, and 60 minutes in an hour, which gives you 1440 minutes every day to get things done. Technically you’ll have to sleep too (how much is up to you), but this still gives you 1000 minutes every single day that you’re a...

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Billion Dollar Broker’s Guide to Structuring Your Day

How to Structure Your Day: Billion-Dollar Broker's Guide A question I get often is - how do I structure my day for success? A huge part of success is to get yourself in a winning routine for maximum productivity. Every single part of your day that you turn into habits makes for one less decision...

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How to Dominate in the Florida Real Estate Market

How to Dominate the Florida Real Estate Market For the first time in nearly a decade, home prices in Florida are dropping and everyone from supercommuters to seniors are moving to Florida in droves. In fact, according to Business Insider, Florida is the top state in the country people are moving...

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Beginner Tips for Money Management (5 Tips for Growing Your Money)

Beginner Tips for Money Management in Real Estate There are two things in life that everyone needs but no one wants to talk about – sex and money. People don’t like these topics; they find them uncomfortable. And while it might be easier to simply talk about what you watch on Netflix than to ta...

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How to Be a Successful Real Estate Agent in 7 Steps

7 Steps to Be a Successful Real Estate Agent A lot of people ask me how I became the number 1 real estate agent in the world. How do I sell almost 100 million dollars worth of homes every month? I decided to write this article for this purpose. In this article, I’m going to show you the 7 steps y...

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How To Use The Power Of Story To Sell More

Real Estate Storytelling to Sell More I’ve done everything from painting walls and rearranging furniture to taking out the garbage if a seller forgot. I’d do just about anything if I thought it would help sell a property. All of these things matter, but I’ve learned that there’s one extra t...

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How To Find The Real Estate Broker For You

How to Find the Right Real Estate Broker for You Selling or buying a home is a crazy stressful process. It can be quick and painless or long and labored. It involves feeling every emotion you’ve ever had and probably a few new ones you didn’t even know existed. When you decide to buy or sell, i...

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Three Pro-Negotiating Tips That Will Keep Any Real Estate Deal Alive

Pro Real Estate Negotiating Tips for Any Deal There’s nothing worse than investing your time and energy into a deal only to watch it all go up in flames. It’s especially frustrating when you know you could have gotten the deal closed if only someone would have been flexible, even a tiny bit. In...

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Three Ways To Build A Winning Sales Team

How to Build a Winning Real Estate Agent Sales Team On Sunday night I watched my favorite football team win their sixth Super Bowl game. It’s no secret that I am a huge Patriots fan. Watching a game with Emilia and our friends (and a big bag of Doritos) is easily one of my favorite ways to spend...

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How To Crush Goals: Three Principles For Success

How to Crush Goals: Three Principles for Success This article was originally published on Forbes, here. It’s the middle of January. Not only is it crazy cold, but it’s been a couple of weeks since most of us set big goals for the New Year. That excitement and determination we felt on New Ye...

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2018 Isn’t Over Yet…

It’s been quite the year, to say the least. A lot of ups and downs. I try not to let the media, the market, and everyone’s opinions affect me, but I’d be lying if I said that. I think we’re all affected by the noise. The chatter. And this year has been EXTRA NOISY. And we spend SO much time ...

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3 Ways Your WHY Can Save the Day

3 Ways Your "Why" Can Save the Day Iʼm in the fortunate position to be able to say that I love my work. Working in sales has taken me much further than I ever could have imagined back when I was an unemployed actor/hand model. Sales has given me a solid income, I work for myself, I have an awes...

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Ryan Serhant Teaches Kids How To Sell Anything

Ryan Serhant Teaches Kids How to Sell Anything I've been waiting to say this for a LONG time....MY BOOK, Sell It Like Serhant: How to Sell More, Earn More, and Become the Ultimate Sales Machine, is on shelves TODAY!!! Insane. Crazy. Can’t believe this day is actually here. I’m so humbled by...

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How To Make A Friend in 120 Seconds: 5 Quick Tips

How to Make a Friend in 120 Seconds When I first moved to New York City I didn’t know anyone. The only contacts I had in my flip phone were my mom, my dad, and my older brother Jimmy. And none of them were interested in renting an apartment in New York City (believe me, I asked. Multiple times). ...

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THE SECRET TO BECOMING THE #1 REAL ESTATE BROKER IN NYC

The Secret to Becoming the #1 Real Estate Broker in NYC The first half of 2018 was INSANE. I announced my book, Sell it Like Serhant premiered, and The Wall Street Journal named my team (The Serhant Team) the #1 team in New York and the #2 team in the country. With over $838 MILLION in closed de...

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Three Ways Sales Can Save Your Life

3 Ways That Real Estate Sales Can Save Your Life AKA: Why Being An ‘Unemployed Employee’ Is The Greatest Job In The World. This morning I woke up at 3:53 AM. Now, I’m an early riser, but that was aggressive. But I rolled over, picked up my phone, and wrote the following: “The economics...

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My 2 Cents on Finding The Right Partner

Ryan's Advice on Finding the Right Partner There’s no magical guarantee that ensures you’ll love all your coworkers, that every new friend is going to be a lifelong confidante, and that your first date will turn into forever … or even a second date. However, you can actually tell a lot abou...

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Advice for Graduates No One Else Will Tell You

Pro Realtor Advice for Graduates (That You Won't Get Anywhere Else) Before graduating college, I was going to be a lawyer. I thought had everything figured out. The plan was to take the LSAT, pass, and achieve my dream. However... I completely BOMBED that test. Essentially, everything I worked hard...

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3 Easy Tips To Increase Sales Immediately

3 Easy Tips to Increase Real Estate Sales Immediately If you sell for a living like I do, you know that working in sales can be like riding the world’s craziest roller coaster. One second you’re soaring to an unimaginable new height and it’s thrilling, but then suddenly you’re falling – a...

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The 1 Habit Killing Your Success: Four Steps to Cure Analysis Paralysis

4 Steps to Fix the Habit Killing Your Success We’re told to think carefully. To imagine every possible obstacle and outcome before taking action, whether we’re thinking about looking for a different job, hiring a new employee or just taking a vacation. But when too much time is devoted to o...

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3 Things I Learned from Producing My Own TV Show

3 Things Ryan Serhant Learned From Producing His Own Show Follow Sell It Like Serhant on Instagram for updates My new show on Bravo, Sell It Like Serhant, where I help transform struggling sales people into sales machines, AIRS JUST TWENTY DAYS FROM TODAY. My experience creating this show wa...

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What Is Success?

What Is Success? Ryan Serhant Defines Success Feat: The 3 Most Important Attributes To Success SUCCESS ISN’T MONEY: A lot of people think success is money. But, there’s also a lot of rich people who are not successful. When someone asks me how I define success, I never say it’s how much is...

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Why You Should Do More on Social Media Today

Why You Should Do More Social Media For Your Real Estate Brand When I was ten years old, I started a business selling firewood with my little brother. We combined our two names and called our new venture, “JackRyan Lumber.” Our options for outreach and marketing were practically non-existent, b...

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4 Ways To Get Your Email Read

4 Ways to Get People to Read Your Emails I did not grow up in New York City. That meant two things when I was first starting out as a real estate broker. I got lost. A lot (I couldn’t afford a smartphone and the layout of the Village is crazy) and I didn’t know anyone. As you know a compan...

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My 2018 New Year’s Resolution

I normally don’t make a New Year’s Resolution.It’s not that I don’t believe in them. I’ve just never really made the time to stop and think. In 2018, my mission is to do just that — stop and think. To truly analyze what I do, how I do it, why I do it, and how I make people feel along ...

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TFW: Sell It Like Serhant

TFW You Sell It Like Serhant That feeling when you finish filming season 1 of your own show on @bravotv!!!! @sellitlikeserhant is wrapped!!! It will premiere in the Spring and I will share the air date when I have it. This show is a passion project of mine. A literal dream come true. And it’s ...

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Masterclass Wrap Up

Yesterday was an unforgettable experience. 4 hours. 431 people. And to think when we first decided to do this, we were thinking a small group of 50 or so NYC real estate agents would want to come. And then we had people come from all over the US, Canada, Europe, and as far as Australia and New Ze...

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