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Scott’s Thoughts: Burning Out

“When you think that it’s too hard, remember that in the long ...

Copy & Share Keys with KeyMe

Here’s an interesting app you may want to try if you find ...

Great Read Roundup: Sensational Seasonal Selling

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

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Dress Up Your Feed with Phonto

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes you need to add a few more, especially when you’re adding photos to your social media feeds. Phonto is a simple app which lets you quickly add text to your photos, right from your smartphone. What makes Phonto so great is that its design tools [...]

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The Closing Word: Spurious

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: spurious Pronounced: (spYOO-ree-us) Adjective: 1. plausible but false 2. intended to deceive 3. born out of wedlock From Vocabulary.com: “Anytime you [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Anger’s Mirror

“Everything that irritates others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” -Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. “I would never act that way.” “I can’t believe how rude they were.” “Someone needs to clue that person in.” “This client is driving me absolutely nuts.” Valuable self-perspective is hard to come by. Many of the [...]

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Leverage the Genius of the “2-Hour Rule”

The tragedy of the relentless pursuit of an “optimized life” is that it leaves little room for what comes unbidden, during our daydreaming and our downtime. With the rise of the “quantified self” in our digital culture, we may risk the extinction of something essential, mysterious, and life-changing. This piece by Zat Rana for Business Insider discusses [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Winterize Your Listings

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. Easy Winter Preparation Checklist for Your Home (7 minute read) Why it matters: If you or your clients live [...]

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Celebrate the DIY Life with Instructables

Are you a hands-on kind of person? Does the term “Do It Yourself” send a shiver of pleasure up your spine? Does it make your day to save money and time hacking the little things in your life? You might love Instructables. Originally started as a documentation system for creative folks at the MIT Media Lab, [...]

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The Closing Word: Proscribe

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: proscribe Pronounced: (pro-SCRIBE) Verb: 1. command against 2. forbid, especially by law From Vocabulary.com: “Proscribe sounds similar to the word prescribe, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: On Green Alert

“You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life… if you don’t play you can’t win.” Judith McNaught, American author. Damage control. Emergency response. Crisis watch. There’s a lot in this world that puts us on red alert. We can spend a lot of mental energy preparing [...]

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Find the Best of What You Want with Wirecutter

The explosion of online consumer reviews has certainly changed the way we shop. Whether we’re picking our next dinner reservation on Yelp or weeding through the top comments on Amazon, the voices of others have a profound impact on how we feel before we buy. It’s also given us a channel to chip in our [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Facebook Reality Check, Home Affordability, & 10-Year Maintenance

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. Are You Using Social Media or Being Used By It? (7 minute read) Why it matters: In real estate [...]

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