Featured Articles From the Newsletter This Week

Scott’s Thoughts: The Other 90%

“The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 ...

Host Better Calls with UberConference

Pardon our bluntness, but conference calls suck. And the reason they suck ...

MLS Photos, Fall Buyers, & Avoiding the Outbid

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

Other Recent Articles from Previous Issues

Organize Your Next Big Event with Sched

Okay, we think we’ve found the absolute best new tool for managing the schedule for events, and it’s called “Sched.” Creating, managing, and publishing a complex calendar for an event is typically a nightmare. Often there are changes, and there is seldom a good way to keep attendees updated about changes in venue or schedule. [...]

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The Closing Word: Vagary

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: vagary Pronounced: (VAYG-uh-ree) Noun: an unexpected and inexplicable change in something (in a situation or a person’s behavior, etc.) From Vocabulary.com: [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The New R&D?

“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” -Francois Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. When you hear “R&D” you probably think: “Research & Development,” the process by which businesses large and small develop new products and services. But according to Bill Taylor for the Harvard Business Review, the “new” R&D means “rip-off and duplicate.” Are [...]

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Keep Listing Lawns Tidy with TaskEasy

A huge factor in curb appeal is keeping the lawn tidy. While you could rely on your sellers to make sure the grass remains mowed and the bushes trimmed, there are times when it’s better to have an outside service handle the old weed whacker. Recruiting a reliable yard service can be a hassle, though, [...]

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Follow-up Scripts, Fostering Community, & Home Organization

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. 17 Best Real Estate Email Templates & Scripts (8 minute read) Why it matters: Anyone who reads Tuesday Tactics [...]

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AI Home Hunting? Just Ask DOSS

Here’s an up-and-coming app you’ll want to keep your eye on when it comes to potential revolutions in the real estate industry. As smart speakers and AI assistants increasingly become commonplace interfaces, it’s only a matter of time before home hunters will turn to more convenient ways to search for homes, research neighborhoods, and even [...]

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The Closing Word: Acclivity

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: acclivity Pronounced: (ah-CLIV-uh-tee) Noun: an upward slope or grade (as in a road) From Vocabulary.com: The word acclivity traces back to [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Your Kingdom of Service

“Not what I have, but what I do, is my kingdom.” -Thomas Carlyle, Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. Building a career in real estate is less about the tools or inventory at your disposal than what you do with them. This basic truism is so banal it’s almost not worth mentioning, except [...]

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Challenges when Inheriting a Home

As the “silver tsunami” of Baby Boomers age, it’s inevitable that the occasional early demise will result in a family member inheriting a home. Aside from the shock of a family death, there’s the sudden question of what to do with the unexpected property. Alex Lehr recently put together a piece for RIS Media on [...]

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Managing Boundaries, Rediscovering Motivation, & Managing Buyer Expectations

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 Overstepping Your Boundaries as a Real Estate Agent? (6 minute read) Why it matters: When you offer [...]

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