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Write Your Way to a Better Real Estate Career

Ask most agents why they have a newsletter or a blog, they’ll tell you it’s to “keep their name top-of-mind with clients.” And it’s true: If you keep in touch with your clients, you’ll maintain mindshare. But what many agents overlook is the benefit of sharing personally and authentically with their contacts. Whether on Facebook, [...]

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The Closing Word: Florid

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: florid Pronounced: (FLOOR-id) Adjective: 1. elaborately or excessively ornamented 2. inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Secret Shortcut

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.” -Alfred “Freddy” Sheinwold, American bridge player (January 26, 1912 – March 8, 1997) One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was: “Before you make any major life decision, ask the opinion of five people [...]

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Tips for Cleaning Listings the Right Way

Prepping a home for sale means making it shine. If you have sellers who are convinced a DIY-cleaning weekend beats a professional cleaning service, share some of these tips for doing the job the right way and keeping it tidy. In “You’re Cleaning Your House Wrong! Here’s Why” by Jamie Wiebe for Realtor.com, there are [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Up Your Chill Factor

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. ‘Goodbye, Things’ Makes the Case for Radical Minimalism (5 minute read) Why it matters: The web has no shortage [...]

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You Are Not So Smart: The Podcast

There’s a great deal of conversation these days about fake news, alternative facts, and filter bias. While the internet may give us unprecedented access to information, it also connects us to disinformation just as quickly. So what do we do? If you’re looking to strengthen your mind and eliminate your own delusions (however sweet they [...]

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The Closing Word: Ken

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: ken Pronounced: (KEN) Noun: 1. range of what one can know or understand 2. the range of vision From Vocabulary.com: “Ken [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Fruitful Future

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist What makes day’s work worthwhile? Is it the money you make? A sense of accomplishment? The feeling you get when you reach inbox zero? Fighting real fires is a good and necessary [...]

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Help Students Refinance Debt with Credible

Student debt can be a huge drag on first-time buyers’ ability to purchase a home. What many graduates fail to realize is that they can often save thousands over the lifetime of their loan by refinancing their student debt. Credible is a service which promises to “let you compare personalized loan offers from multiple vetted lenders, [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Real Smart Moves

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 Major Mistakes That Retirees Make With Real Estate (6 minute read) Why it matters: Demographics don’t lie… you’re [...]

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