Helicopter Agents, Netflix Secrets, & Smart-Home Abusers

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.

It’s Not Your Call: Remember to Let Your Clients Speak for Themselves

(8 minute read)

Why it matters: It’s a lesson that never gets old. You have two ears and one mouth for a reason, and if you’re not listening twice as much as you’re talking, you’re missing out. This piece will help cure you of your “helicopter agent” tendencies when it comes to trying to manage your clients’ decisions. Read now and learn the mantra: “It’s not about me, it’s about them.”

Netflix Codes: The Secret Numbers that Unlock Thousands of Hidden Films and TV Shows

(5 minute read)

Why it matters: Perhaps we’re going to kill your productivity with this one, but if you haven’t caught the latest life-hack when it comes to watching Netflix, you’ll want to keep this in your back pocket. Turns out you can directly access an incredible array of Netflix genres with simply by using one of the “secret codes” Netflix uses internally to organize content. Hey, everyone needs a good binge now and again, right?

How to Keep Your Smart-Home Technology Secure From Domestic Abusers

(8 minute read)

Why it matters: For all the happy hype around smart-home technology, there is a dark side that you might want to be aware about as you show homes with embedded devices. According to this piece, “technology reporter Nellie Bowles of The New York Times exposed how domestic abusers use smart-home technology to monitor, control, and intimidate their partners. Abusers, using smartphones connected to the devices, spy on private conversations through pet cams, change digital lock codes daily, and manipulate smart thermostats.” Up your awareness with this important piece.

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