markjohnson, Author at JPAR
4 Step Post-Conference Guide

4 Step Post-Conference Guide

Professional conferences are an unparalleled opportunity to build your network, get new ideas, deepen connections and get out of your routine and shake things up. Yet so many of us fail to act… why? Because you probably went home with loads of information to digest and a feeling of being overwhelmed. So plan a post-conference action plan that empowers you.

The key is taking ACTION.

Here are 4 steps to maximize your conference investment:

1. Network post the event – Don’t forget those connections you made. Close the loop, follow up and build relationships for referrals, accountability and more.

2. Leverage your social channels – How can you communicate your time investment to show potential customers your commitment to excellence and serving them at the highest levels? Make your public posts about serving your customers and potential customers better.

3. Organize your notes for the items you are committed to act on and share them with an accountability partner, mentor or coach.

4. Take action NOW! – Don’t wait! Nothing good happens when you wait.

So there you have it, 4 steps to win the post-conference game.

Episode 47: Success From Scratch

Episode 47: Success From Scratch

Lara Pavanelli, from JPAR Austin, TX is my special guest on episode #47 of Success From Scratch.

Lara created $6M in her new business helping others buy, sell or invest in real estate. She was pleased with $6M yet not satisfied, in this episode, Lara explains how she will double her business in 2019.

“I approach the business from a relationship perspective – everyone I meet, I approach from the perspective of how can I help them and what can I learn from them? My goal in 2019 is to meet 500 new potential customers, with a systematic follow-up system”.

“I approach the business from a relationship perspective. ~ Lara Pavanelli, JPAR Austin, TX.”
Develop A Sense Of Urgency To Everything You Do…

Develop A Sense Of Urgency To Everything You Do…

If you are like me, you are wondering how to get more important things done in less time. Here are some tips from Brian Tracy’s bestselling book, “Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.”

Start your day by tackling the biggest, hardest and most important task of the day. In short: Do the worst first and resist the temptation to start with the easier tasks. This is the central message of Brian Tracy’s bestselling book, “Eat That Frog: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time.”

Separate the big and important tasks from low-priority tasks, by creating imaginary deadlines. Work through your day as if you’ve just received an emergency message and been informed you must leave town tomorrow. Then ask yourself: What are my priorities? Write them down and grade them, with “A” being items of greatest importance.

Examine ways you can save, schedule and consolidate large chunks of time for the most important tasks. Work in blocks of time. Make work appointments with yourself then discipline yourself to keep those appointments. If you have tasks you can schedule, then set aside preplanned time slots where you focus only on one task at a time.

The word No, is one of the most powerful tools for time management. Learn to say no politely but clearly. Intentionally avoid working on low-value tasks, activities or responsibilities that you can abandon with no real loss. Keep in mind that to do something new you must stop or complete doing something old.

Develop a sense of urgency to everything you do. Impose deadlines for every task. There is never enough time to get everything done. But you are free to choose what you do next. And your ability to choose between the important and the unimportant is the key determinant of your success in life and work.


$30 Million Dollar Real Estate Team Moves Business to JP & Associates REALTORS®

$30 Million Dollar Real Estate Team Moves Business to JP & Associates REALTORS®

“We have added a powerhouse group,” said Giuseppe ‘JP’ Piccinini, Founder and CEO of JP & Associates REALTORS®. “Without a doubt, this team of distinguished professionals is a valuable addition to our company, and we are both humbled and privileged to have them.”

Karan Wethington, Real Estate Agent and Leader of the Wethington Team has moved her $30,000,000 producing group to JP & Associates REALTORS®.

With over twenty years in the real estate business, this award-winning team is confident in their decision. “We have heard great things about JP & Associates REALTORS®,” said Karan. “After witnessing many agents make the switch and hearing their success stories, we decided to join the party!”

In 2018, Karan and her team of experts helped nearly 130 families with their real estate needs. Convinced that JP & Associates has the necessary resources and support to expand their business, Karan stated, “We were looking for a cutting-edge company to grow with. I believe JPAR has what it takes to help us reach new levels.”

“The Wethington Team is an ideal fit for our brokerage,” said Mark Johnson, Chief Operating Officer. “They excel at exceeding the expectations of their clients, and we look forward to contributing to their success.”

With their full-service, capped transaction fee model and acclaimed culture, it’s no wonder agents like Karan and her team are switching to JP & Associates REALTORS® on a daily basis.

JP And Associates REALTORS® (JPAR) is one of the top 100 real estate brokerages in the US. A full-service transaction fee based real estate brokerage, it has been recognized as one of the top 10 fastest growing brokerages in the country by REAL TRENDS as well as also being a back to back INC5000 nominee. It operates multiple offices across TexasLouisianaSouth Carolina and Florida, expanding nationwide, offering franchising opportunities for entrepreneurial real estate professionals.

For more information on franchising opportunities, visit or email [email protected].

Episode 46: Success From Scratch

Episode 46: Success From Scratch

Jennifer Tharp, a JP & Associates REALTOR® and Mentor from the Dallas, Fort Worth market is my special guest on episode #46 of Success From Scratch.

A hyperlocal expert, Jennifer specializes in the area where she lives and works. Prior to real estate, Jennifer spent 15 years in high-level positions in auto and retail operations and sales. Finding a better work-life balance was a key motivator for Jennifer pursuing her real estate career.

Developing a high EQ, developing high ambition, learning to be process oriented along with self-discipline and excellent conflict management are all the skills that Jennifer deems critical to her success. Jennifer has created a broad diversity of lead generation sources – at least 5 – and states that, this is a pillar of her success regardless of market conditions.

In this episode, Jennifer shares a quick and easy way to stay in communication and know exactly where she stands on her goals at any time.

“In your real estate practice, you have to stay focused & committed… always asking, what do I want to accomplish and how do I want to do it?” ~ Jennifer Tharp, JP & Associates REALTOR® and Mentor
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