Zillow On The Rise

Zillow On The Rise

This week has been an extremely big week in the changing environment of real estate. Not only did Zillow announce they would be hiring agents, they also announced they were able to get better MLS access than anyone ever. How did we get here and where is this going?...

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Has The Industry Changed?

Has The Industry Changed?

With all that has gone on during the past year it has a lot of people wondering “Has the industry changed”. While the direct answer is yes the indirect answer is yes a long time ago. COVID to me has only shown a light on an area that was already changing. So why did...

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Digital Marketing 2020

Digital Marketing 2020

A lot of you out there probably think you are a whizz kid with digital marketing.  The truth is a clear picture does not mean a clear call to action. Knowing what you are trying to convey when taking a picture is more important than what you are taking a picture of...

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Assets Vs Liabilities

Assets Vs Liabilities

As a business owner it is important we clearly understand the difference between assets and liabilities. The truth is often people have no idea what these two really mean. You see businesses in real estate constantly fighting these words. Everything from opening many...

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Amaze Your Clients Easy

Amaze Your Clients Easy

In a world where competition is so tight to get clients we are all looking for ways to stand out. We try dressing nicer, acting cooler, creating more content, and marketing more all with little success. The truth is maybe your system is old and outdated. Like an old...

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Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way

In the world we live in it is easy to get lost. We have so many distractions around us and are under the constant assault of marketing. So how exactly does one find their way? Is it to look into the echo chamber we know of as social media? Do we trust a space that was...

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Try Something New

Try Something New

Just like the caveman we all go with what works for others. For so long the caveman dragged things around or used levers to move them. Then one day they noticed that making it round made it move and slowly there came the invention of the wheel. It took until 3500 BC...

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Automated Gift Giving

Automated Gift Giving

While I want to start off by giving credit where credit is due and mentioning that automated gift giving goes against most all concepts Steve Sims the ultimate gift giver preaches I do feel using a gift service has a place. Automation is a new thing in the world that...

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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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