When a Wild Stallion Throws You, Find a Friendly Pony! By Barbara Corcoran

Joining the real estate industry requires a special kind of person –– one who’s not afraid to take a risk and fail from time to time as he or she grows as a professional. Even the most determined real estate professionals among us face experiences that challenge our belief in our own ability to succeed in such a competitive industry.   Let me tell you about an experience I had that might have left others wondering if they should throw in the towel on their career.    I once received an invitation to speak ...

Surround yourself with good people! By Barbara Corcoran

Every real estate agent is a business owner. And just like any business owner, whether it’s a mom-and-pop on Main Street or a large company with thousands of employees around the world, you have to become good at finding talent that can help you grow. In chapter eight of my book, Shark Tales, I talk about my early challenges growing my business. Mind you, I had my routine down: prospect calls in the early morning, briefing my sales team on their leads after that, an afternoon of showings until I returned to the ...

The Importance of Brand Attitude! By Barbara Corcoran

When you read my best-selling biography, Shark Tales – How I turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business, you quickly learn how important my family, especially my mother, was in helping me become the successful business person I am today. As a young woman, I complained to my mom about not having the same physical ‘assets’ as another waitress at a diner where I worked. Those assets were attracting so many more men to her counter rather than mine. My mom’s response taught me two simple yet incredibly valuable life lessons: Don’t waste time worrying about what life has handed you. Figure out ...

Why Barbara is our favorite Shark

Shark Tank is an exciting show that showcases some of the country’s most talented entrepreneurs. The established “sharks” who get to decide what business pitches to invest in offer great insight into how they achieved business success. Some of the up-and-coming innovators who are seeking funds to achieve their vision are also great examples of the hard work and perseverance it takes to start a company. But of all the sharks, Barbara Corcoran is our favorite. Here’s why: She puts a spotlight on real estate While much of the hype over entrepreneurship these days focuses on the ...

Barbara’s tips for real estate success: Stand apart from the crowd

Starting and running a real estate business is no easy job. But, as Barbara notes in episode 6 of our video tip series, to be a “somebody” in real estate and not just any other agent you have to build your brand. We hope you enjoy Barbara’s branding tip. Do you have any branding ideas you found successful as you built your real estate business? Feel free to share as a comment below or in Facebook or Twitter!   ...

Barbara’s tips for real estate success: Expand before you are ready

Barbara Corcoran knows a little about starting, running and growing a real estate business. In this latest tip from the talented entrepreneur and Shark Tank celebrity, she shares a golden rule of business growth. We hope you enjoy Barbara’s latest tip. Do you have any nuggets of wisdom you have found useful in growing your real estate business? Feel free to share as a comment below or in Facebook or Twitter! ...

Barbara’s tips for real estate success: Stand apart from the crowd

Starting and running a real estate business is no easy job. But, as Barbara notes in episode 6 of our video tip series, to be a “somebody” in real estate and not just any other agent you have to build your brand. We hope you enjoy Barbara’s branding tip. Do you have any branding ideas you found successful as you built your real estate business? Feel free to share as a comment below or in Facebook or Twitter! ...

Barbara’s tips for real estate success: Pick good people

Finding and hiring the right people to grow your real estate business can be very challenging. But, as Barbara notes in episode 9 of our video tip series, she always looks for people who can be “partners” in her business. We hope you enjoy Barbara’s latest tip. Do you have any hiring practices you found useful as you built your real estate business? Feel free to share as a comment below or in Facebook or Twitter! ...

Barbara Corcoran’s Success Tips: Do Your Homework

Ever wondered how successful real estate professionals built their businesses? We asked real estate mogul and star of ABC’s Shark Tank, Barbara Corcoran, for advice on this very topic. The result is a special video series called “Barbara’s Success Tips.” For this month’s tip, Barbara discusses the value of preparation. As she explains in this short video, “If you want to guarantee your success in real estate, you better learn to over prepare.” Enjoy! ...