A Safe Zoom – Tech Tips

A Safe Zoom – Tech Tips

With all the news lately on how Zoom calls are being “Zoombomed” and “taken over” by unwanted guests, I want to go over what was happening and why. If you have a Zoom account and want to know the steps to make sure you don’t get Zoombombed then here are some tips when...

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Are You A 1 Percenter?

Are You A 1 Percenter?

Being a one percenter in the modern day has come with a negative connotation of being a rich person that has too much by the public’s opinion. That is not the type of one percenter I am talking about here but, if you act like the type of 1%er I am talking about you...

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Whats Next In My Eyes

Whats Next In My Eyes

We are at a time in history where there is one major event that could flip the market in either direction. I see a lot of people giving advice one way or the other on how the market is going to go. I am not going to try to be that expert but, I will share my opinion...

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Mind Your Business

Mind Your Business

Back in the day when I owned a tree and landscape company, I learned that people are not always who they appear to be. It was then that I learned the phrase “Mind your business” may mean something different for entrepreneurs than it does for the individual. After...

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Invisible Banking

Invisible Banking

For the longest time the world has been on a dangerous path of not truly valuing anything other than the tangible items like personal property and money in the form of cash. While it is true that items like cash personal belongings can be spent or traded for other...

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Shorten the Digital Gap

Shorten the Digital Gap

With everything going on in the world right now we are all being advised to follow social distancing and leave at least six feet between us and other people. While this sounds easy to do it is a challenge for most real estate professionals because they fear losing the...

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Paid Leads Or Marketing?

Paid Leads Or Marketing?

How do you feel about “buying leads” from companies such as Zillow, Realtor.com, Homes.com, ZBUYER, and other Tech companies? The answer in the industry seems to be mixed with some agents and brokers loving them and others saying they would never buy them. It seems...

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Lead Your Team by Example

Lead Your Team by Example

Working with others can always be a challenge and learning how to get what you need out of them is one of the main reasons. As self-starters, entrepreneurs, business owners, team leaders, and anyone else in charge of others it is easy to think “Why do my associates...

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Did You Get That Email?

Did You Get That Email?

Working in real estate we send emails out at a rate nothing short of a machine gun. In and out all day long go the emails sometimes containing important information or attachments that we will later need. Often when working deals someone will ask me for an email that...

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Note Taking For Success

Note Taking For Success

No matter what job we work every day we have an overwhelming workload that requires our attention. The hardest part of this is with so many things are flying by that we risk missing something and that is why note taking is crucial. When working with people especially...

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It’s Who You Know

It’s Who You Know

There is an age old saying that goes "It's not what you know, it is who you know that can help you grow". This saying could never be more right for an industry than in real estate. There are so many reasons that this is true in the real estate industry with a...

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Invest in Yourself

Invest in Yourself

As a real estate professional our industry is changing every day. Whether it be new laws to new technologies there is always some moving target of change in our industry. One of the biggest mistakes made in this industry is to become static and to think that because...

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Time To Market Yourself

Time To Market Yourself

One of the biggest mistakes made by all agents is spending endless time marketing to people who will likely never do business with them. They endlessly buy new marketing and scatter it about no different than one would use a salt shaker. It is time to focus in and...

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