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A Talk I Gave to New Agents


This was for new John Hall agents and the room was very hot, so I had two big fans going at the same time.  Unfortunately, you can hear the fan noise.  The talk is a bit over 90 minutes total and it has been split into nine parts.  It is in mp3 format and clicking on each of the links will open the file in your computer.

People who have heard me speak many times before said it it was very very good.  Other than the fan noise, I agree with them.

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 1

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 2

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 3

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Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 4

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 5

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 6

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 7

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 8

Talk from Russell on July 16th, 2008 part 9

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Russell has been an Associate Broker with John Hall & Associates since 1978 and ranks in the top 1% of all agents in the U.S. Most recently The Wall Street Journal recognized the Top 200 Agents in America, awarding Russell # 25 for number of units sold. Russell has been featured in many books such as, "The Billion Dollar Agent" by Steve Kantor and "The Millionaire Real Estate Agent" by Gary Keller and has often been a featured speaker for national conventions and routinely speaks at various state and local association conventions. Visit him also at and



  1. Jim Little

    August 13, 2008 at 8:56 am

    It both gratifies and amazes me that one of the most successful agents in the area is so willing to pass on the results of a lifetime’s experience.
    Thanks, Russell

  2. Mike Taylor

    August 14, 2008 at 5:19 am

    Seriously, that is very generous of you. I have not had time to listen to it yet, but you better believe I am going to make time. Thanks.

  3. Eric Blackwell

    August 14, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Thanks Russell! Can’t wait to get into these this evening…as I put the interview that I did with you together. Thanks for the generosity. It is 90 minutes of my time VERY well spent.



  4. Jim Little

    August 14, 2008 at 8:52 am

    I got through sections 1-5 yesterday, can’t wait to hear the rest. I bookmarked it to return again, since there is so much knowledge shared here.
    Thanks again.

  5. Christina Ethridge

    August 14, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    As always – that was a good listen. Helps keep me from getting sidetracked (I do that sometimes).

  6. Matthew Rathbun

    August 16, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Well, I wasn’t going to listen, but I noticed that “Handsome Agent” was on the for sale sign, and I was hooked.


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