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The Closing Word: Bespoke

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: bespoke Pronounced: (bih-SPOKE) Adjective: custom made; made-to-order; tailored From Vocabulary.com: “Bespoke can also describe non-clothing items that are made-to-order, as [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Novice’s View

“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” - Mark Twain, (November 30, 1835 — April 21, 1910), American author. Quote from “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson and the Comedy of the Extraordinary Twins” Just as you only have one chance to make a first impression, [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Essential Focus

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. Warren Buffett’s “20 Slot” Rule: How to Simplify Your Life and Maximize Your Results (4 minute read) Why [...]

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The Closing Word: Hermitage

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: hermitage Pronounced: (HER-mit-idj) Noun: 1. the dwelling of a hermit, especially when small and remote. 2. a major art museum [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Discovering Motivation

“Truth is rarely writ in ink; it lives in nature.” - Martin H. Fischer, (November 10, 1879 – January 19, 1962), German-born American physician and author Clients can be a bit of a puzzle. To best serve them, you need to understand their needs and desires, but often there’s a real disconnect between what they say [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Being Neighborly

“While the spirit of neighborliness was important on the frontier because neighbors were so few, it is even more important now because our neighbors are so many.” - Lady Bird Johnson, (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the US as the wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson Our world isn’t likely [...]

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Great Read Roundup: The Art of Building Communities

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. Why Walkable Cities are Good for the Economy, According to a City Planner (13 minute read) Why it [...]

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The Closing Word: Expatiate

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: expatiate Pronounced: (ex-PAY-she-ate) Verb: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Summer Holidays

“Summer afternoon–summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ” - Henry James, (April 15, 1843 – February 28, 1916), American writer Unlike many of the winter holidays, which tend to fold us into our most intimate groups of friends and family, summer holidays have a broader, [...]

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Chilling & Thrilling

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. 15 Tips for Successful Fireworks Photography  (10 minute read) Why it matters: It’s getting close to fireworks time of [...]

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