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What if there was a way to schedule yourself an hour a week to help you generate $25K, $50K, $100K, or more? In our business it isn’t all that big a challenge if we make a choice to commit the effort toward that specific result. It really is that simple, you just have to do three things: 1. Identify the time, this case Wednesday for an hour2. Identify the strategy – plenty to choose from3. Commit to the work until you reach the result. It’s not any harder than that! For most of my clients. It is just a matter of setting it up as a personal challenge and then holding them accountable to the plan and the work! Right now, my favorite challenge is looking back over the clients we did loans for prior to December of last year, or those we spoke with about doing a loan that…
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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  Anonymous We are experiencing an unusual real estate market convergence of robust home sales, the highest home values we have ever seen, and the lowest mortgage rates we have ever seen. These three factors, rarely ever seen operating together, are like walking into a master design studio full of problem-solving tools and innovative ideas hanging on every hook. As a result, you can redesign your home, your finances, and your lifestyle. Don’t wait too late to get started, though. The market is always moving. This week we were surprised by mortgage rates dipping lower than we have seen since February. The Federal Reserve assured investors they would give plenty of notice before tapering off on the mortgage-backed security bond buying.  The Fed’s aggressive bond-buying has been a critical reason mortgage rates have remained…
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One of the great blessings of my life was my friendship with Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The Power of Positive Thinking. He was undeniably a legend of positive thinking. We were both on the speakers' staff of The Positive Thinking Rallies, a movement that began in 1975 and still lives on today. I started as the emcee and introduced Dr. Peale more than 50 times over a period of years.   On several occasions, I had dinner with Dr. Peale and his lovely wife, Ruth. Dr. Peale was gracious, authentic and always inquired about me, my career, and my family. His genuine optimism was impacting on me, and I often said to myself, if this great man is a product of positive thinking, then I’m all for it. He made a lasting and optimistic impression on me, from which I am still benefiting! Below is a story from…
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In 2009, Deanna Lambson, a U of U graduate, elementary teacher and mother of 6 decided to help the children at her local elementary school use technology in healthy and positive ways. She discovered that although there were a few lessons here and there saying 'Don’t post personal information!' or 'Be kind online', there was a huge void when it came to teaching kids how to navigate through a media saturated world. No one wanted to touch the topic of pornography. Deanna noted, “No one knew what to say. And no one knew how to say it to little ones as young as kindergarteners." Deanna was determined to change that. She enlisted the help of Sarah Jane Weaver and Lisa Anderson to develop a program to teach principles of media safety in a kid-friendly way. “Our goal is to help kids WANT to make healthy choices online. Our purpose is…
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Seems to me that it was appropriate for SCOTUS to pass a ruling, effective July 1, granting NCAA college athletes the opportunity of accepting remuneration for their NIL (name, image, likeness) when they perform their physical skills as NCAA athletes. Or was it? It was the intent of Thomas Paine, author of “Common Sense,” which first popularized the idea of independence, followed by Ben Franklin (of the $100 bill fame) who was one of the principal authors of our Declaration of Independence, that became effective some 245 years ago yesterday.   Several issues need to be considered – for common-sense purposes (excuse me, Mr. Paine). College athletes have always been considered “amateur” athletes. They participate without pay unless you consider they get free college education including free room and board as well as a small stipend for expenses. However, many say in our 2021 world that is not enough.   The complaint is that NCAA colleges…
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Clearly, agents need to be on top of the latest innovations to help their clients, so here’s a quick rundown of two new tech tools that will add more profitability to your toolkit. It’s hard enough to keep up with the demands of buyers and sellers, but when we add new technologies into the mix in the form of apps, platforms, and services, it can be overwhelming! Here’s a few tips on what’s available to you to help buyers buy and seller’s sell:  No agent on site? No problem! What if you could show a property without being there? You may be thinking, ”virtual tours have been around for years,” what’s so novel about that?  I’m not talking about virtual tours at all! There is a new innovation in the showing game, called Occupi (www.getoccupi.com/).  This app was developed when an agent kept complaining to her tech-head boyfriend that a…
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