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Get…Motivated?

Blog Contributor Classes & Education, Personal Fulfillment, Professional Development 1 Comment

By Crystal Webster The Get Motivated seminar series recently came to Kansas City and I was pretty excited to go! On top of tickets being about $5;  Bill Cosby, Joe Montana, Laura Bush, Gen. Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Forbes, John Walsh (the list goes on and on) were speaking. I had some difficult closings happening that week, but aren’t …

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Leave the Used Car Salesperson Persona Behind

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By Toby Boyce Sitting in the classroom taking licensure classes to become a licensed real estate agent in the state of Ohio, suddenly it becomes very obvious: They want to make sure you know people don’t like you. “You are spoken in the same breath as used car salesmen,” a local real estate attorney is fond of stating. (Of course …

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Get It, Got It, Google +1 It

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By Stefanie Hahn You have your Google profile, right? Well now it’s time to start using Google +1. Haven’t heard of it? Think of it as the Facebook “like” button for the Internet. Watch this tutorial video to see how Google +1 works and consider adding the function to your website and/or blog to vamp up your SEO. Stefanie Hahn …

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Learning Is Not All About Your CE

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By Brooke Wolford I recently attended and volunteered at the Minneapolis RE BarCamp. I was a BarCamp virgin. I knew the concept and felt excited about it. I also anticipated excitement among fellow agents.  I didn’t, however, realize how amazing the atmosphere would be. Agents came in early and could wait to view the session board.  I saw many popping …

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The X Factor

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By Stefanie Hahn The letter X hasn’t fared too well in the dot-com era.  Once the mark of secret pirate treasures and “sign here if you would please” contracts, it has been relegated to second-class status ever since Microsoft introduced Windows95 as the letter you looked for when you want to make things go away. Facebook also selected the X …

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Mental Illness and Your Clients

Blog Contributor Business Challenges, Code of Ethics, communication, Working with Clients 1 Comment

By Brooke Wolford I have gone through a recent run of buyers who seem to take an extremely long amount of time to purchase a property. I began to feel pretty frustrated. I understood that this was happening with many buyers outside of my own, but it still seemed to frustrate me. I then found what seemed to be a …

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Finding The 18th Camel

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By Chris Nichols There’s an interesting story from the Middle East I want to share with you. A dying man leaves his 17 camels to his three sons. To the first son he leaves half, to the second son he leaves a third, and to the third son he leaves a ninth. Well as the three sons do the math …

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Real Estate is Sexy

Blog Contributor Being a REALTOR®, Business Challenges, Technology & Social Media 8 Comments

By Brooke Wolford Recently, I have noticed how often you see a character on TV playing a real estate agent or the several hundred reality shows about real estate.  It brings home the point that real estate has the interest of pretty much everyone.  You can’t turn on the news and not hear some sort of real estate-related story. Let’s …

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Look Down, Your Real Estate Career Goes Down

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By Toby Boyce Football season is on us and in Ohio that means a lot of cheering on Friday and Saturday and praying for our NFL teams on Sunday. Football is a passion and as I’ve matured and grown older and – hopefully – wiser, I see the wisdom in those screams and rants from my childhood coaches. “Football is …

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Why is Real Estate Seen as an Extracurricular?

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By Crystal Webster Do you ever feel like you’re back in high school and trying to get your college application all put together? At least for me, during the final push for college grades didn’t matter, classes were out the window, and books were only for propping open your door. The extracurricular section of the application got 100 percent of …