Authors Posts by Ari Lahdekorpi

Ari Lahdekorpi

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Ari Lahdekorpi is the managing broker at YPA Realty Inc. in Surrey, B.C.

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. Malcolm Gladwell, in his book The Tipping Point, helped to popularize the term "maven" to describe social influencers. The word originates from a Yiddish term meaning trusted teacher, or expert.

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Placing limits and additional restrictions on Realtors is like shooting the piano player because you don’t like the tune. The problem of affordability is much more complex and deep than any of us realize.

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Did the number of cold calls you made result in a sale because you made the calls, or was there something else that made you successful?

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Marketing is an important part of any successful real estate career. Consumers are bombarded by thousands of messages each day, so the question is, “How does one rise above the din?”

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In B.C., real estate sales reps are getting slammed in the media on a daily basis. While its not unusual to get the bad...

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Recently I was invited to participate in the NEXTGENre conference in Burnaby, B.C. to share some thoughts on effective communication. That’s a daunting topic.

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There is an old saying in motivational circles, "Fake it till you make it." When you encounter a high stress situation or environment where you will be judged on first impressions, the slogan is well intended.

Ari Lahdekorpi and his guitar.

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Over the years my guitar has been heard on hundreds of records, radio jingles and TV and film soundtracks. I share this all to reflect on what 45 years of playing guitar has taught me as I relate to the world of real estate.

Personal Change

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The Greek philosopher Aristotle influenced much of Western thought in the area of coping with personal change. Aristotle defined personal development as a category of practical wisdom.