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    The 3 Most Powerful Words

    Apr 03, 2017
    The 3 Most Powerful Words I was reading an article this week, and a single point stood out to me like a lightening bolt. The three most POWERFUL words you can use in your marketing are: YOU, BECAUSE, & NOW. YOU - It's about what...
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    Smaller is Better

    Mar 27, 2017
    The biggest trend that I’ve noticed recently in the Chicago market is that people are buying smaller houses. They want something that is more manageable and easier to clean and take care of. They don’t want to be a slave to their house and the...
  • 16 Deductions for Real Estate Agents

    Mar 23, 2017
    The following is a list of possible tax deductions for real estate agents. Not every deduction may be applicable to each individual agent, so talk to your tax preparer about the following possibilities. For more information, click the links...
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    FREE CRS Member’s Benefit Webinar: Money Laundering Risks in Real Estate

    Mar 20, 2017
    Did you ever think that the real estate industry could be associated with terrorism? It’s true – money laundering is becoming more and more prevalent within real estate, and some of that money is being used to fund terrorism. It’s a grow...
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    Building a Profitable Seniors Business

    Mar 20, 2017
    As the population gets older and more and more senior citizens begin to retire, those people will need help with buying their next homes. Real estate agents will need to be equipped and prepared to handle this unique market. If you and your team need to g...
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    Routine Meetings Can Lead to More Productive Agents

    Mar 20, 2017
    An open-door policy may be a nice sound bite, but not everyone makes time to cross your threshold. Routine meetings really help in keeping communication flowing among my staff of 11. My daily routine is to help my team set their routines. Our full team ha...
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    FREE CRS Member Benefit Webinar - Welcome to CRS: The Benefits of Membership

    Mar 17, 2017
    Are you getting the most out of your CRS membership? Are you up-to-date on the newest offerings available to CRS members? Are you paying for a CRS membership but aren’t totally sure what that entails? If you are a new CRS member and haven’t y...
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    How to Make Leads Count

    Mar 17, 2017
    Lead generation is a hot topic for real estate agents, especially when it comes to qualifying and managing leads with the greatest potential. If you’re looking to increase your sales by learning how to secure business through leads, then we have the...
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    Creating Better Photos Through Bracketing

    Mar 13, 2017
    aking multiple shots from different angles of your camera and blending them together (called bracketing) can transform ordinary shots into standout photos. This can be done by adjusting your camera setting to manual and using a tripod. The Automatic Expo...
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    Closing the Buyer and Receiving a 5-Star Review

    Mar 07, 2017
    Today, most people search for online reviews before they pick a restaurant, dog walker, electrician, or any type of service industry professional. The same holds true for real estate agents. Having positive online reviews can make or break your business,...