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    High Tech Tours Can Reveal Homes’ Pluses and Minuses

    Jun 19, 2017
    Offering virtual and 3-D tours are standard these days, but you need to be careful when employing these tools. These technologies can show off more than you’d like. All that 3-D imagery shows every dust bunny and is unforgiving in terms of the lit...
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    Got questions? Use this Q&A Guide to 'Find a CRS'

    Jun 19, 2017
    Q & A Guide to Using 'Find a CRS' Update your profile to get the most out of ‘Find a CRS’ Have you tried the new and improved “Find a CRS” online referral program powered by Agentdesks yet? It only takes a few minute...
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    Outdoor Living Trends Buyers Love

    Jun 14, 2017
    Outdoor living spaces are undeniably gaining popularity among homeowners and buyers: A recent NAR report found that outdoor remodeling projects not only add value to a home on resale, they also make homeowners who plan to stay in their homes happier. Bu...
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    Use technology to operate your office more efficiently

    Jun 12, 2017
    I wanted to figure out what tasks I could automate that would free up my stress - my anxiety of having this overwhelmed feeling and pending doom all the time. By integrating a few automation tools, I realized I could alleviate much of my stress. For exa...
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    Marketing Outdoor Space

    Jun 05, 2017
    Because outdoor spaces should be tailored to the needs of the buyer, it’s important to find out what your client wants before showing the client something that’s trendy, rather than useful. I have a series of questions I ask up front when I h...
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    Understanding the Downsizing Trend

    May 30, 2017
    The reality is that less than 15 percent of buyers and sellers use the same agent again and it’s not for the reason you may think. Doing a good job is the foundation, but isn’t the determining factor. Maintaining top of mind awareness i...
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    5 Tasks You Need to Automate

    May 26, 2017
    Hop on over to the new to find suggestions for apps, services and systems you can utilize today that will allow you to automate some of the more mundane tasks on your to-do list. Spend your time doing what you do best: bringing in the mone...
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    The New is Here!

    May 23, 2017
    The Council of Residential Specialist's award-winning, member-exclusive magazine The Residential Specialist recently relaunched its online presence at The new site's design is cleaner, the navigation is easier and the conten...
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    Understanding the Downsizing Trend

    May 22, 2017
    The first step to attracting and serving downsizers is understanding why clients downsize in the first place. The number one reason people downsize is because their home no longer suits the life they want to live. For that reason, I call it rightsizing in...
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    The traits that matter most to consumers

    May 16, 2017
    According to the National Association of REALTORS® 2016 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, consumers generally say they value your guidance in the home-search process, your marketing skills, and your negotiating prowess. But you have to delve deeper...