Featured Articles From the Newsletter This Week

Scott’s Thoughts: Strength Through Simplicity

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the ...

Organize Your Projects with Gingko

How do you currently breakdown projects into manageable actions? What tools do ...

Great Read Roundup: Vacations, Creativity, & Decision Making

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

Other Recent Articles from Previous Issues

Speak Your Mind with Google Docs

Are you the kind of person who likes to talk through an idea or dictate a letter? Instead of spending money on costly dictation software, get a little “hands free” writing done by using the dictation feature for writing and editing in Google Docs. While the dictation and voice editing feature only works in Chrome [...]

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The Closing Word: Pariah

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: Pariah Pronounced: (puh-RYE-uh) Noun: a person who is rejected (from society or home) From Vocabulary.com: “Pariah takes its name from a [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Writing Your Way

“Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?” -Joan Didion, (b. December 5, 1934), American author Despite the fact many of us write emails, proposals, and presentations, very few of us think of ourselves as writers. The title “writer” is often most associated with artists or journalists, and [...]

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Speed Through Email with Google’s Smart Reply

If you’re a Gmail user, you may be familiar with Google’s “next generation” email client, “Inbox.” Inbox is a feature-rich mobile and web-based client for maximizing your Gmail account. Some of its most popular features include “Pinning” messages, creating reminders, and “snoozing” emails so they come back later to be dealt with. According to TechCrunch, [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Fixer-Uppers, Digital Mortgages, & Visualizing Prices

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. 3 Situations Where It Pays to Buy a Fixer-Upper (5 minute read) Why it matters: There’s certainly a place [...]

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Picturing Privacy in Listing Photos

Not every listing photo is staged to be in a fashion magazine or architectural digest. Sometimes a home must be photographed with the owner’s furniture and possessions in plain view. While the main concern in the past has been cleanliness and curb appeal, there’s also an often overlooked issue with photographs of a home: Privacy [...]

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The Closing Word: Feckless

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: feckless Pronounced: (FECK-less) Adjective: 1. generally incompetent and ineffectual 2. not fit to assume responsibility From Vocabulary.com: “Did you know that [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Wanting it All

“My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.” -Joseph Brotherton (May 22, 1783 – January 7, 1857), reforming British politician, Nonconformist minister and pioneering vegetarian. There’s a school of thought which says if you want something, you should visualize yourself achieving it. See yourself accepting the award. [...]

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How to Alleviate Buyer Stress

Transactions are seldom smooth, well-oiled racing machines. Sometimes they need a little TLC to cross the finish line. While you know this, your buyers may not realize the occasional flat tire or check engine light is the norm. Often a buyer’s reaction to a normal delay or tense negotiation is worse than the delay or [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Privacy Awareness & Protection

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. People, Please Don’t Store Private Data in Your Address Book (4 minute read) Why it matters: While your address [...]

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