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Will the different generations of home buyers get what they want during the changing real estate market trends?  Homebuyers are welcoming in a positive shift because more houses are becoming available for sale with even more coming before the end of 2021.  The extra supply of homes for sale is slowing the still-rising prices of homes across the country. The median home price in June 2021 was up 12.7% --down from 15.2% in May 2021.  The measure of median home prices over the last year have been skewed because most of the homes sold were in prices above $500,000 to over 1,000,000 dollars.  Aspiring home buyers had to work harder to find homes in the lower price ranges.  That trend is making a turnaround.  More newly listed properties are smaller and less expensive compared to last year.  Younger homebuyers have a better chance of snapping these homes up.
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Here we are at the end of August, two thirds of the way through 2021 and we have about 90 days left to generate opportunities that will pay us in 2021. The most important things to focus on are where you are now, and what you need to do to complete the year strong and move into 2022 with momentum.  With an increase in both purchase and refinance applications last week, 3% on purchase and 1% on refinance, we get the news that home inventories are up better than 5%. All opportunities to make yourself focus on what you can do to get in front of business. Now is a great time to review every pre-approval you have issued this year but didn’t close. Are they still looking, are they taking a break, or did they close with someone else? The first two present an opportunity to help move them…
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In 1927, Dr. Frank Crane wrote a wonderful book entitled Everyday Wisdom, which made quite a hit. Crane was a speaker, columnist, and preacher who had an impressive following. I acquired his books years ago and have admired him as a common-sense writer who influenced many. I love his quote, “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” Here are excerpts from Everyday Wisdom…. Today the business ideal is the “go-getter” who smashes his way through obstacles as if they were papier-mache scenery. The great difference between men, between the feeble and the powerful, the great and the insignificant, is an invincible determination, a purpose once fixed, then Death or Victory. That quality can do anything that can be done in this world. The man who never gives up what he begins until it is completed is the one…
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How can you be sure your messages are really getting heard? Noted business consultant, Michael Hammer, once said, “The number one problem in communications today is the illusion that it has taken place!” You may find that no matter what you do or how you do it, just sending messaging in any format does not guarantee you will actually get through to actually connect. In a “normal” world, people are constantly barraged with multiple interruptions on every level, whether it is their being notified on their phone, an instant message, and even their watch! It’s these constant notifications that fracture not only their time, but steal their attention away from your attempts to communicate.  The challenge is: What else can you do to be heard? In this unprecedented time of physical “distancing” there is remarkable creativity that is born from being restricted.  It is proving that what we really want,…
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Amy Stoehr – CEO of Real Estate Masters Guild Encouraging and supporting like-minded real estate professionals who want success, profitability, balance and significance as their operating model. I've been training with, teaching for, and learning from the real estate industry's brightest and best since 1993! My mission since 1998 has been to have a profound impact on improving the quality of people's business and personal lives. I spent nearly 12 years with one of the real estate industry's most influential trainers, Howard Brinton STAR POWER Systems. Their foundation of best practices from best agents simply made sense. And the synergy and family atmosphere nurtured there is one I continue to seek out when I attend conferences and create in our live event environments. On the personal side, I love to hike, and I put this to the ultimate test in September 2019 by summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. That adventure became a life-altering experience that led to the creation of Kilimanjaro Kidz Education Foundation - I hope you take a few…
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"Is this Heaven,"  asks a former Chicago White Sox baseball player of Ray Kinsella (played by actor Kevin Costner) in the movie “Field of Dreams.” “No,” says Kinsella, “it’s Iowa!” But it sure appeared to be a heaven-like ballpark created by Major League Baseball in cooperation with Fox Sports and their corporate sponsors. The field constructed in Dyersville, Iowa for this game surely gave one the feeling you were part of a heavenly place. It certainly did me! Although this movie is now 23 years old, I have seen it many times. Following this real-life game played on Aug. 12 between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox in Dyersville, many have taken to Twitter and other forms of media saying how it related to them in real life. It certainly did me. I have always loved sports movies that relate to life experiences. ‘42: The Jackie Robinson Story‘ is like that. {loadmoduleid…
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After applying principles of generosity learned from “Attorney Paul,” John started selling the largest deals in Cutco history out of 1.5 million other reps and distributors. Yes. 1.5 million. Not only was he gifting knives but he was being asked to speak on stages around the country to teach sales and marketing teams how to build relationships in unconventional ways. Simple but powerful things like focusing your care on the executive’s spouse, the assistant, and kids. Ruhlin Group started in 2000 and quickly broadened gifting options and strategies, but many of the original principles never changed. Knowing how and when to give gifts is just as important as what to gift. These “minor” details and expert knowledge have been tested and proven over a decade to bring a guaranteed “wow” to any industry from financial services to manufacturing widgets. Today John and his team have created gift packages for some…
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Everything that’s wrong in your life is because you broke a Promise to yourself! You may not like that statement, but having now dug deep enough into this language and concept, it stands up with some heavy testing. And don’t think I’m just pointing one finger at you, because three are pointing back at me, and I can prove my point. What’s wrong in your life?   Overweight?  You broke a promise to yourself. Financially destitute?  You broke a promise to yourself. Terrible relationship?   You broke a promise to yourself. Seriously, look at all of the things that stink about your life, anything that you hate about yourself, and it leads back to a broken promise! Your Health: Do you REALLY commit to working on it? Keeping that promise to do whatever it takes to regain it? Can you find your treadmill under all of that laundry? Your Money: Did you really “invest” in…
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