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Do You Need an Assistant?

Hiring an assistant is tricky business in real estate. For most new agents, the idea is unthinkable, and rightfully so– when the cash crunch is on, paying someone out of pocket to help with tasks isn’t realistic. But for many beginning to hit their stride, making the leap of hiring an assistant can be a [...]

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The Closing Word: Mendacity

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: mendacity Pronounced: (men-DASS-uh-tee) Noun: the tendency to be untruthful From Vocabulary.com: “Mendacity comes from the Latin root word mendacium, or “lie.” Don’t [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Cultivating Solitude

“Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” -Paul Tillich, German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian Being social is natural for many real estate pros. And it’s easy to justify a busy social schedule, because every [...]

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5 Flooring Choices Make a Home Seem Larger

Here are a five subtle tips for your sellers that will help stretch smaller spaces. 1. Use lighter colors. Lighter makes the space look larger. The same goes for walls. 2. Use wider planks. Wider makes the space look larger. The same goes for tile; larger tiles make the space look larger. (Conversely, parquet hardwood makes the [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Expireds, Flipping Faster, & Off-Market Deals

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. What’s the Best Way to Contact Expired Listings Without Being Intrusive and Rude? (6 minute read) Why it [...]

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Protect Your Bike with BikeIndex.org

If you’re into cycling, you know how expensive it can be to replace a stolen bike. Typically, police departments do not make bike recovery a high priority and the odds of finding the bike are pretty low. Thieves often “chop shop” the bikes for components or quickly sell them online. There is one free and [...]

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The Closing Word: Aggrandize

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: aggrandize Pronounced: (uh-GRAND-eyes) Verb: add details to From Vocabulary.com: “The verb aggrandize not only means “to make appear greater”; it can [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Lives of Others

“How can we imagine what our lives should be without the illumination of the lives of others?” -James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer. Quote from his novel “Light Years.” It may be true that we can never know what it’s like to live another’s life, but striving to understand the lives of others can [...]

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Browse Fast & Be Private with Firefox Focus

If internet speeds keep getting faster, why do so many websites seem to be getting slower? In a word: Advertising. More than ever we’re being tracked across the web. Behavior tracking is used to build profiles of who we are, what we like, and how we can be best marketed to on a click-by-click basis. [...]

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Great Read Roundup: McMansions, Design Tips, & Conversation Pits

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. Zillow Ends its Dumb Legal Crusade Against McMansion Hell Blogger (5 minute read) Why it matters: Okay, we’ll admit [...]

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