Set The Stage

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Staging of properties has become a popular in real estate.  In some larger markets, there are staging companies, and in other markets savvy client-focused Realtors have staging offered to there clients in the listing process. Staging is a partnership.  Staging relies in most cases on the expertise of the staging professional, but participation of the […]

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Step Away from the Cell Phone! 4 Faux Pas You Don’t Want to Make!

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Cell phones.  We can’t leave home without them, we feel frantic when we’ve misplaced them, they have the power to keep us connect to loved ones, and are an integral part of our business.  What did we do before we had them?  They’re truly a key part of our lives whether we’d like to admit it […]

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Rent the World!

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Property Management is the key!  So many people do not want to work in property management.  I have heard people say it is unglamorous, laborious, frustrating, un-gratifying, etc.  I beg to differ!  If property management is done correctly and the systems are put in place from day one, property management can be glamorous and your […]

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Who Sees Your Posts? Here are Facebook’s Latest Guidelines!

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  Wondering who sees your Facebook posts? Recently, Facebook let us all in on a little secret about their mysterious algorithms for posting items in the news feed.  Gone are the days of EdgeRank being a factor, in fact, one Facebook spokesperson noted that EdgeRank is a term that’s never used internally, but has been […]

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Networking via Twitter

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Social media has exploded, and it isn’t too late to get on the train even if you aren’t an “early adopter.”  One of the most interesting – and widest used – social media formats is Twitter. It’s the second most popular social media site (after Facebook), and is one of the 10 most viewed web […]

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3 Tips to Prevent Stress!

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The real estate industry can be tough.  If you’re not dealing with high maintenance clients, you’re running to the next showing or listing appointment.  And when you’ve returned all the emails, calls and texts for the day, you’re sitting down to tend to your social media, website and other office tasks.  Weekends are never “free” […]

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Following Up On Leads

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It is rare that a sale is made after an initial contact with a prospect, especially for any large ticket item or service such as real estate. Customers buy on their schedule and it is the job of the agent to stay in touch with the prospect during the sales cycle. Here are some ways […]

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5 Tips for Becoming an Expert at Networking!

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We’ve all been there… the dreaded networking event.  And, whether you’re an introvert or not, sometimes it’s just nerve wracking to carry on small talk with people you don’t know. These types of events are a great way to meet people in your field and hopefully make those connections that will help grow your business […]

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How To Be An Effective Person In A Fascinating Way

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Ever notice how many real estate agents think it is all about them?  “I’m Number One!”; “Mega Million Dollar Producer!” or “X” Hundreds of Homes Sold! ,  etc.  Most people are unimpressed with this type of egotism. So, given this reality, what is the best way to be an effective people person (replace with effective […]

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3 Reasons to Get Up Early – Even If You’re Not a Morning Person

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not a morning person.  While my husband will set his alarm for 4:30am during the week to work at his most productive time, I’m quite certain I have nothing worth saying before 10am. Is anyone with me? So, you can imagine my horror when I came across an […]

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