HELOCs Becoming More Expensive

In September, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the third time in 2018 and they’re expected to go up one more time this year and three times next year. If you have a Home Equity Line of Credit, HELOC, you’re paying more to use that money and it is going to become more expensive.[…]

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I Don’t Know Morgan James…. But Maybe I Do

It’s true. I don’t know Morgan James. Or, maybe I do. I actually MET her last night in Parker, CO after her stellar 90 minute singing performance. But know her? Probably not. Or, maybe I do. I first “met” Morgan James on youtube about two years ago, sort of by accident. I was in a[…]

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Creating the Listing Mindset

The first quarter of the year has seen me teaching a bunch of listing courses. As a result I have had the opportunity to share with a great many established listing agents as well as a large group of future ones. While the challenges of focusing on listings are many, the best place to begin[…]

5 Tips to Better Photos: Two Minute Tip Week 9

Visual compositions….pictures….. Are an important part of of our business. We use them in brochures, social media, in the MLS and dozens of other places. We shoot people, furniture, scenic views and HOUSES. We shoot HOUSES. Those pictures of your latest listing is what drives internet home searches. Imagine you are a potential home buyer:[…]

Why Learn?

As markets improve and the year rushes to a close, we see more classes being scheduled around the country. Agents will decide which courses look the most interesting or benefit them (and their career) the most. Some are taken for the Continuing Education credit, some for designations and/or certifications and some, yes it’s true, are simply[…]

Better Than Sex?

The Campiagn for Learning in the U.K. recently compiled research on an age-old topic: learning. Basically, the article was focused on sharing some statistics in order to get people to see the UPside of learning. Some of the information they shared was:   95% of people think that learning about new things boosts your confidence. (National[…]

We Work Enough. Go Play!

The trail is calling, or is that your life? According to a recent survey, America’s mid section will do nothing but get larger in the next twenty years.  No, we’re not adding geography to the Midwest by adopting Canada. The geography being added is to our mid sections, our waistlines. A Duke University study tells[…]

Your Brain is Your Friend: Be Nice To It!

After a fresh reading of John Medina’s book, “Brain Rules,” I have pledged to treat my brain better. And while John has 12 rules for your brain (and mine), I will stick with just three. If we (yeah, me too) took these three things more seriously and incorporated a plan into our lives, we’d see[…]