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Monday News You Can Use - 01.24.2022

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Rents see big uptick - buyers switching to rentals.
 
22 Interior design trends here to stay - I like reclaimed wood. 
 
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

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Spokeo is a people search website that aggregates data from online and offline sources to gather contact information.

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Conversation advancer of the week:  

7 Ways to Respond to Don't call me or “No”

We have all heard these while we are lead-generating: ...

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Monday News You Can Use - 01.17.2022

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Send to all your buyer leads - "Don’t wait to buy” Barbara Corcoran
 
Rents are more expensive than buying in every major city when you factor in appreciation  - Check out New York
 
Rates creeping up (contrary to the headline of soaring) to 3.45%
 
Not sure why this is an article in this market but easy to send to potential sellers
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Eases the process of getting testimonials

 With Testimonial Tree it’s easy to collect feedback from clients and share the best stories on social media, review sites such as Zillow, as well as publish them on the broker’s and...

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Monday News You Can Use 12.13.2021

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How inflation affects home prices 

 
Interesting ideas in this article - I’ve never seen the show, have you?
                                                                                            

Conversation advancer of the week:  

Self Talk - Avoid Comparison thinking

Strong-minded people are confident and resilient no matter how other people are performing. If you are going to compare, it should be against goals you have made and achieved in the past, to show how you’ve grown.

  • Although strong-minded people are often in competitive fields, such as sales, athletics, politics, and academics, they win by being able to move past...

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Monday News You Can Use 12.06.2021

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There’s no place like a new home for the Holidays!
~Your Coaching Matters

For your client - How to Avoid a tax bomb when you sell 
 
Remodeling ideas - send to everyone!
 
Interest Rates will go up!
 
                                                                                            

Tech Idea

Get this for your phone - you never know when you’ll need it a 911 supercharged 

 

Subdial is a digital app designed and developed by Big Human that provides first-responder options for incidents involving mental health, domestic disturbances, non-urgent crimes, homelessness, and more.

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Monday News You Can Use 11.29.2021

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Should you buy a house right now? YES according to this expert. 
 
 
 
Top ten takeaways from this year's NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Points 1 and 2 and 10 are a big change. 
                                                                                            

Tech News

Sometimes Old School works best 

Classic Planner 2021/2022
 
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Monday News You Can Use 11.22.2021

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Best Article on Zillow Offers going away
 
Housing market still strong - due to low inventory
 
Disturbing article on predominantly black neighborhoods - no easy answers but I know we can do better.  Awareness is the first step. Read this article.  It's long and enlightening. 
 
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Look Better on Zoom Calls

 
 

This powerful little gadget helps me look like a PRO during online video calls -- in about 2 seconds! 

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Monday News You Can Use 11.15.2021

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Warren Buffett says this two-letter word is the key to success. READ HERE
 
Press on why Agents are vital - if you read one article this week - this is it! 
 
Rush to Refinance as rates drop. Send to all your past clients 
 
Another reason to buy -  rents rising rapidly. 
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

 

a Gimbel for your phone 
(cameras and video are movie quality now)

DJI OM 5 Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer, 3-Axis Phone Gimbal, Built-In Extension Rod, Portable and Foldable, Android and iPhone Gimbal with ShotGuides, Vlogging Stabilizer, YouTube TikTok Video

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Monday News You Can Use 11.08.2021

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Quick video on the state of the market! 
 
Families are moving to extreme climates to be able to buy homes. 
 
In case you haven’t heard - Zillow’s giving up on buying homes. 
 
Three staging hacks to help you sell for more money.
 
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

 
 Buying a Refurbished Device

Buying a refurbished tech product will save you money compared to buying it new. It also gives a device a second life instead of sending it off to be recycled. And especially during these times when demand is high for all kinds of tech, buying refurbished is sometimes the only...
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Monday News You Can Use 11.01.2021

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Bad Press for our industry - commission scam lands a federal lawsuit. 

Wow! Very biased article - I like teams but he’s stretching. 

Is Chicago going to be underwater?

Rents Surging - why do higher prices affect renters more than buyers? It is because buyers pay principal and interest and are leveraged.  For example, if homes rise 10% in value from $400,000 to $440,000 the principal and interest payment (at 3 years and 3% interest) goes up $168 but $2000 rents rising 10% is $200 a month more. 

                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Gas Buddy 
Save $$$ on gas!
Find the best prices with the gas map. Sort by price,...
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Monday News You Can Use 10.25.2021

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3 Ways to get into the housing game
 
 
In Case you haven’t heard: Zillow stops buying homes for at least three month. 
 
Foreclosures coming?
                                                                                            

Tech Tip

Need an Umbrella or No?
Try this App - DarkSky

Dark Sky offers hyperlocal weather information. With down-to-the-minute forecasts, you’ll know exactly when the rain will start or stop — right where you’re standing. (It’s like magic.)

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