Other Recent Articles from Previous Issues

Managing the Perils of Autocomplete

Have you ever sent a contact to the wrong person because of your email client’s autocomplete function? Do you have an embarrassing web address in your location bar’s autocomplete you wish you could delete? Have you ever sent an accidentally inappropriate text message thanks to autocorrect? These are all outcomes from the dangerous convenience of [...]

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The Closing Word: Toponym

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: toponym Pronounced: (TOP-uh-nimm) Noun: the name by which a geographical place is known From Vocabulary.com: “Words beginning with topo usually have to do [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Diversity is Genius

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” -Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist. I love the insight in this Einstein quote. It so elegantly describes a common problem: People often evaluate others by the wrong [...]

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The Best Video Email for Real Estate?

“Email is dead! Long live email!” It seems like every few years, someone decrees that email will soon be replaced by any number of messaging platforms, and yet year-after-year people continue to rely on email for forging connections and maintaining loyalty. While it’s important to try and meet your customers where they are, be it [...]

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Great Read Round-up: Remodeling Spotlight

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. Remodeling Your Kitchen? The Most Popular Appliances, Finishes, and Flooring (6 minute read) Why it matters: The kitchen is [...]

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Asking for Repairs in a Seller’s Market

When competition for limited inventory is high, buyers can feel like they don’t have room to ask for concessions or repairs. When this happens, buyers may feel they’re forced into bidding on a house which will only require upgrades as soon as they move in. In Kristina Brunnler’s article, “How to Ask the Listing Agent [...]

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The Closing Word: Imbroglio

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: imbroglio Pronounced: (im-BRO-lee-oh) Noun: 1. an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation 2. a very embarrassing misunderstanding From Vocabulary.com: “Although [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Commencement Wisdom

“Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.” Garretson Beekman “Garry” Trudeau American cartoonist, best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doonesbury comic strip May is a month filled with graduation ceremonies. While many a commencement speech is filled [...]

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Give Your Brain a Break with Moodica

We have a soft spot for those apps and web-based tools which help you take a break from the tedium of desk work or simply give your mind the opportunity to drift. While a walk in the park or a power nap is always a great way to recharge, there are those times when those [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Trendspotting

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. Inside the Agrihood Trend (10 minute read) Why it matters: Ever heard of the “agrihood” trend? From the article: [...]

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