Featured Articles From the Newsletter This Week

Scott’s Thoughts: Lead with Empathy

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s ...

Detect Password Leaks with SpyCloud

We’ve all heard of high-profile data leaks, but how do you know ...

Fire Safety, Vertical Gardens, & Protecting Curb Appeal

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in ...

Other Recent Articles from Previous Issues

Designing for the Driverless Age

What do cities look like when driverless cars are widespread? What are the implications for real estate? This extensive report by the Urban Land Institute forecasts some of the changes we might see when car ownership and human-driven vehicles are on the decline. Here are a few interesting factoids from the report: The need for parking–which accounts [...]

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The Closing Word: Codicil

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: codicil Pronounced: (COD-ih-sill) Noun: a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will From Vocabulary.com: [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Teaching Moments

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost Did you have a good weekend? It’s an innocuous question. The sort of small talk we exchange on a weekly basis. But lurking within it is a subtle, but provocative point: We are always asking one another to [...]

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Master High-Impact Writing with Daniel Pink

“It doesn’t matter what your role is,” writes Daniel Pink. “Every single role in business requires good writing skills.” Why should you listen to him? Well, Daniel knows a few things about writing… he’s the author of a variety of books on work, management, and behavioral science, four of which are are New York Times [...]

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Phone Lessons & Agent Myths

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. 5 Reasons You Should Call Instead of Text (5 minute read) Why it matters: Texting may seem like the [...]

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Is Dweller the Future of Affordable Urban Living?

With real estate prices sky-rocketing in hot urban markets, there’s an increased call to provide affordable housing for those who might be otherwise squeezed out. One company believes they have an innovative solution to not only provide additional housing, but also provide homeowners with a passive income via rentals. They’re called Dweller. According to Dweller: “Dweller [...]

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The Closing Word: Restive

This week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it. This week’s closing word: restive Pronounced: (RESS-tiv) Adjective: 1. being in a tense state 2. impatient especially under restriction or delay From Vocabulary.com: “It’s not [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Making Change Work

“After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.” -Alfred Edward Perlman, American railroad executive. Change is inevitable. Change is to be feared. You must change your life. Why change [...]

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Spot Fake Reviews with Fakespot.com

In an era where claims and counterclaims “fake news” abound, one thing is certain: If you read product reviews online, you are bound to encounter fake reviews. Fake reviews can be used to artificially boost sales or destroy competition. Sometimes they’re used dishonestly by bitter customers, and other times the “5-stars” are bestowed by employees [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Protecting Clients, Protecting Yourself

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. How to Protect Home Buyers, Owners From Asbestos (6 minute read) Why it matters: There are a lot of [...]

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