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Joan Herlong stands next to a sign on One McDaniel Greene promoting Joan Herlong & Associates Sotheby's International Realty.

Joan Herlong’s debut nonfiction book, “As Is: An Insider’s Guide to Real Estate,” empowers readers with everything they need to know about doing real estate the right way — as a buyer, seller, or agent.

Photo by Chelsey Ashford Photography

It’s a new year, GVL, and we’ve been thinking about how best to set the tone and commit to better routines at home and at work this year.

We asked top local real estate broker/owner Joan Herlong to share her top professional lessons from 2023 to help guide us to a productive, happier + more meaningful 2024.

Here’s what she had to say:

  1. Lead with honor, advocacy, and expertise.
  2. Constantly build relationships and nurture them.
  3. Build out a strong business plan.
  4. Commit to always learning.
  5. Pivot and adapt when necessary.
  6. Find the joy in everyday moments — and don’t forget to laugh and have fun.

Discover more of Joan’s tips for business, life + real estate

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