Featured Articles From the Newsletter This Week

Scott’s Thoughts: Get in Trouble

“There are a great many opinions in this world, and a good ...

Lead & Love Your Team with Radical Candor

If you lead a team, you know how challenging it can be ...

Great Read Roundup: Kitchen Upgrades, New Construction, & Holiday Marketing

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

Other Recent Articles from Previous Issues

Is M.A.D.I. the Future of Flatpack Homes?

Architects worldwide are looking for ways to provide rapidly-deployed affordable housing, and here’s a fascinating new entry into the “instant home” market. It’s called “M.A.D.I.“, designed by Italian architect Renato Vidal. (M.A.D.I. stands for “modulo abitativo dispiegabile.”) The A-Frame homes can be assembled on-site in 6 – 7 hours, require no foundation on level ground, [...]

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The Closing Word: Mellifluous

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: mellifluous Pronounced: (mell-IF-floo-us) Adjective: pleasing to the ear From Vocabulary.com: “You might think that that mell in mellifluous has something to [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Sweat it Out

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one you have.” -Emile Chartier, Commonly known as Alain, was a French philosopher, journalist, and pacifist. “To meet complex challenges, we need creative solutions.” This phrase has been said countless times, from the Monday morning status meeting to the executive retreat. And it’s true. [...]

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Are You an IKEA Hacker?

We’re all familiar with the myriad of inexpensive home furnishing products IKEA has to offer. From tiny accessories to entire kitchens, the company provides a massive array of Swedish named products to fit almost every conceivable purpose. For some, though, IKEA’s products are building blocks for bigger ideas. In fact, there’s an entire community organized [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Holiday Splurges, Cleaning Up, & Multigenerational Living

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 Holiday Splurges to Avoid If You Hope to Sell Your Home Next Year (7 minute read) Why [...]

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Build an Artistic Bond with Local Businesses

Real estate agents are generally strong supporters of small, local, family businesses. It makes sense, as local businesses are key to building local economies. There are lots of reasons to root for local businesses, including the fact that 68% of every dollar spent locally stays local. For a real estate agent looking to build a list [...]

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The Closing Word: Propitious

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: propitious Pronounced: (pro-PISH-us) Adjective: presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success From Vocabulary.com: “When the timing [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Hang a Question Mark

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. With the holidays upon us, you may find yourself connecting with friends and extended family you [...]

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Optimizing Your Zillow Profile

Love them or hate them, Zillow is a behemoth presence for home buyers and sellers. There’s no sense in pretending otherwise. With that in mind, you should make the most of your participation in the site, and a good place to start is with your profile. The recent article, “How to Optimize Your Zillow Profile” [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Sales & Marketing Insights

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. Making Resale Competitive With New Homes (8 minute read) Why it matters: Here’s a real-life case study of how [...]

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