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Connect with Your Clients with an Annual Client Review

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The holiday season is a great time for people to connect and reconnect with each other. And every year at this time agents ask me what they can do to connect with their clients in a big way during the holidays. While I do agree that it is nice to get a holiday greeting of […]

One Person Can Make a Huge Difference

Denise and Byron

Recently, I traveled to New Orleans to speak at the National Association of Realtors Convention for the Women’s Council of REALTORS®. I had never been to New Orleans before and was excited to see what was in store for me there. I traveled with Shauna from my company and we stayed at a hotel that […]

Six Tips for New Agents

Young RE Agent

Our industry has seen an influx of new agents over the last year. I was absolutely energized by the number of new agents who were at the National Association of REALTORS® Conference this last week. In fact, I had a few agents stop by our booth who had not yet even received their license yet! […]

Remodeling Hits an All-time High!

Happy Painting Couple

People ask me all the time about my personal formula for home remodels, but in my experience every project and every home is unique. I let each home visually tell me how it needs to be changed. For some remodels a complete new kitchen is in order, while other kitchens can be transformed with new […]

QRM Mortgage Rule: What You Need to Know

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In 2010 the federal government enacted the banking reform bill developed to address the financial crisis and the number of homeowners who lost their homes due to too liberal lending practices. While additional regulations were needed, the result was that many of the resulting lending requirements were too strict and due to “risk retention” requirements […]

The Secrets to Targeting a Geographical Farm

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Many agents who think about targeting a geographical farm choose that farm based on what they think will produce best results. But without verifying that research, this may not actually be the case. Other agents like the idea of farming their own neighborhood because it is convenient and people may already know them from that […]

Don’t Let Vertical Homes Shrink Your Buyer Pool

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During my Club Zebra call this week, I had a wonderful question from my client Laurie Way about how to market and sell unique properties. She mentioned that she often has multi-level properties listed, which are abundant in her Seattle real estate market. Her challenge is that open houses are not effective as the open […]

The Lead Generation Triangle

Lead Gen Triangle

Whenever agents ask me what the best kind of lead generation method is I have to answer with the same two words every time … it depends. Great lead generation depends on so many factors and it has to match your personality, your skill level and your interest level. If you have no interest in […]

Your Niche Marketing Road Map

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If you enjoyed my Zebra Report last week on targeting a niche market, you are going to love this week’s article on taking the steps to actually hone in on a niche market and determine a marketing plan to get your phone ringing! If you are thinking that the idea of a niche market could […]

Use Your Life Resources to Develop a Strong Niche Market

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Niche marketing is something that few agents choose to do. However, the ones who do it well will tell you that it was one of their smartest business decisions. Agents are leery to name and claim a niche because they worry that it will limit their business. But remember, specialists are in-demand and agents who […]

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