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Insider: Agile Selling
Luke Smith, MBA Candidate

For most people, sales agility is a new term. Top sellers are agile learners who know what it takes to dive into a new situation and figure it out quickly...

Insider: Thinking, Fast and Slow in Real Estate Sales
Mark McMullen, JD/MBA Candidate

Our decision-making processes utilize two systems in our minds that function very differently, yet work together to help us analyze situations and draw conclusions. Dr. Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow explores the interaction between the automatic system and the conscious system...

Value Creation in Real Estate
Caroline Tynan, PhD, Sally McKechnie, PhD, and Stephanie Hartley, MSc

For real estate professionals, the word value comes up in professional conversations everyday. However, value can oftentimes be very narrowly defined from the firm’s perspective, prompting the agent to miss opportunities to connect the broad definition of value to the real estate purchase experience...

INSIDER: Neuro-Sell: How Neuroscience Can Power Your Sales Success
John Tran, MBA Candidate
Is there a connection between neuroscience and selling real estate? By exploring key functions of the brain's decision-making processes, Simon Hazeldine has discovered a way for sales professionals to increase the likelihood of closing a sale.

Setting the Sale Through Persuasive Communication
Charles Fifield, MBA

Communication, the effective conveying of information, is a critically important buyer-seller activity to achieve successful interpersonal sales performance.

Using Reason versus Feelings to Guide Client Decisions
Christopher K. Hsee, PhD, Yang Yang, PhD, Xingshan Zheng, PhD, and Hanwei Wang, PhD
Predicting consumer behavior is crucial to success in any business, including real estate. Our research identifies that a key way to predict consumer behavior is through a consumer's level of what is called lay rationalism, which refers to the weight a consumer gives to feelings versus reason in the decision-making process.

Why Real Estate Agents Should Care about Buyer Usage Intent
Aaron R. Brough, PhD and Mathew S. Isaac, MBA, PhD
Sellers want to find a good home for their most cherished possessions and may be willing to sacrifice personal profit to ensure that this objective is met. Their willingness to accept an offer can depend on whether they agree or disagree with how the buyer plans to use the product.

INSIDER: Being Real in Real Estate
Wesley Bryan, MBA Candidate

How do you convince potential clients that what you’re selling is best?  How do you bridge that gap between real estate salesperson and my real estate agent?  Ron Willingham says it is in how authentic you are with your potential clients.

INSIDER: How the World Sees You
Margie McGregor, MBA Candidate

As much as we might like to think that we are wildly different than everybody else, our DNA is actually 99.9% the same as everyone else’s. We’re 99.9% average. As odd as it may seem, our individuality and personality only makes up .1% of us.

Peer-Based Learning and its Implications for the Real Estate Market
Tat Y. Chan, PhD, Jia Li, PhD, and Lamar Pierce, PhD

When entering the work force, new employees face a learning curve associated with their new positions. Real estate agents face the task of establishing themselves as a credible assets in the community and understanding the dynamics of working with clients.


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