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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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He’s a best-selling author, STEM educator and business leader branded by TIME Magazine as one of their “most influential people of the year” because of his passion to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  With more than 1,500 television appearances and multiple Emmy awards to his credit, Steve is also a regular guest on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where she dubbed him America’s Science Teacher. Steve’s catalog of videos featured on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and now TikTok have close to 1 billion views, and his books and online experiments are widely used by parents and educators to increase student engagement and inspire young scientists to learn more about STEM-based careers. But Steve Spangler feels most at home when he’s on stage sharing insights and creating those amazing experiences audiences remember for a lifetime. Steve brings over 25 years of experience (4,500+ presentations) to the platform every time he speaks. In July 2010, members of the National…
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This past week my sons and I went with a group of boys from our Church to ride the rapids in the Portneuf River, in Lava Hot Springs, ID. By rapids I mean the equivalent of blowing bubbles in the milk of your cereal bowl. This might be the tamest, most pleasant river rafting in the world. And yet, as my 9-yr old and I went on our double tube, somehow we found ourselves upside down, stuck in a whirlpool where the rocks made a little water tornado… While mildly drowning, a group of girls came crashing over the top of us, sending my son laughing and floating to the side and safety in his lifejacket, while I happened to explode. I don’t mean my actual body exploded, but rather everything I had on: my expensive Oakley prescription sunglasses, my only hat that fits me that I purchased with my buddy Ty…
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We are in an interesting time in history, when transformative digital disruptions have their foot on the gas and are accelerating at exponential rates. Every industry is facing disruption in a multitude of ways, and it is now up to business leaders and their organizations to implement my Anticipatory Organization® Model and understand and identify the future certainties of Hard Trends and how to leverage them to become the disruptor before someone else does. Part of that process has largely to do with understanding the difference between transformation and change, both from a disruption standpoint and from the angle at which an organization disrupts from. Once an organization understands the difference between these two concepts, it has an advantage over those that focus solely on one. What Does the Term ‘Change’ Mean? Change is a common term. From an Anticipatory mindset, change means continuing to do something in essentially the same fashion, with only…
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Half the year is done, and opportunities remain strong. As many are complaining about the typical items like “lack of inventory” or “rising interest rates”; my clients across the country are checking in up more than 9% in total units over the same time last year. So somehow, people who are working are making it happen! It’s not hard to see why people are swayed by the media and those YouTube “experts” with their doom and gloom forecasts, it’s hard to see the reality looking through the distorted lens of much of the information. Yes, home sales in the month of April were down 4.4% year over year. This helped fuel the speculation of the end of the housing market. Then the May numbers come in UP 8% year over year and nobody seems to have much to say? It doesn’t stop there, mortgage applications are down 6.9% - 5%…
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“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” –Henry David Thoreau As we celebrate Independence Day in the United States, the summer real estate and mortgage markets offer us opportunities to celebrate our own financial freedom and independence.  Home sellers see their home values hit higher than they could have ever imagined.  Homebuyers are buying their homes with the lowest mortgage rates we have seen in years. Homeowners have a unique opportunity to restructure their mortgage terms to remodel their homes and lower overall debt costs.  Looking into the future for the real estate and mortgage markets, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, predicts that we will see more houses available for sale in the second half of 2021 due to the government forbearance program ending and homebuilders building more homes.   Lawrence Yun continues his predictions saying, “Home price growth will steadily moderate with the increased supply…
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Major League Baseball season is now in full swing. Fans are back in the seats, although limited in some states as some powers-that-be are convinced that the COVID-19 is not over! The players are aware of the possible coronavirus dangers but go about their business as usual. The key to our  “America’s national pastime” is the ball itself, which is not made in America! That regulation baseball is 9-9 1/4 inches, weighs 5-5 1/4 ounces. It is bound together by 108 handwoven stitches through cowhide leather and manufactured by Rawlings with their plant in Costa Rica. Recently those balls were considered “hot” so MLB ordered Rawlings this year (2021) that they had to adjust their manufacturing process to reduce the bounce of the ball. They have! Batters didn’t like it! The pitchers did! For them that wasn’t enough – never is! Every pitcher wants to throw a no-hitter! They don’t like seeing…
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