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One man's trash is another man's treasure. Are you guilty of discounting the pearls on your doorstep? The creative inspiration and connection to business resources you need to get to the next level may be closer than you think. Here are three underestimated sources of input that a simple shift in...
As a general rule, real estate as an industry is low-tech. And while our landscape is changing (particularly with the emergence of artificial intelligence), there are basic IT skills a majority of agents have yet to embrace as part of their daily practice. While most features in this category add...
Special lending programs are available to buyers who seek affordable housing solutions. From Down Payment Assistance programs (grants) to No/Low Down Payment programs offered by both mortgage companies and banks, getting connected with the right lender can open new doors for Buyers who seek to ac...
As part of our minimalist Christmas this year, we ditched the gift wrap and opted to follow the gift sack tradition. What are Santa Gift Sacks? They are large, reusable fabric drawstring gift sacks, and can be made out of a pillowcase, laundry bag, or sized to suit custom dimensions from a fabric...
 Looking for something fun to do? Craving a new holiday experience?Our amazing team has pulled together their list of favorite Seasonal activities in various areas around the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Check it out, and if you attend one of the suggested venues featured in our list, please co...
Looking for something fun to do? Craving a new dining experience? Our amazing team has pulled together their list of favorite fall activities and restaurants offering Seasonal Fall, Thanksgiving, and pre-Christmas holiday activities in various areas around the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Check...
Social media can be a tempting resource for licensees who seek immediate gratification for questions or problem-solving. Reliance upon Facebook groups is growing. Not so long ago, posting anything online even remotely related to a transaction was taboo, and with good reason. Public discussion of ...
Tough love time, Folks.Hosting a successful open house isn't about simply opening a door and then holding your breath, hoping that prospective Buyers and Sellers will flock to you because you have a pretty face or a pulse.Open houses require planning, promotion, and engagement to generate meaning...
In sales, the name of the game is volume. When you're starting out, it's difficult to say no to anyone; however, experience teaches us the opportunity cost of working with folks that suck our time, energy and resources away from productive activity. Here are five types of customers to decline. It...
On April 9, 2018, NAR debuted their new brand vision for the Realtor® logo, slated for implementation in June of 2018 and industry adoption by December 2019.  Per NAR's press release, the new brand maintains the core attributes of the 1973 iconic logo, but has "evolved" to incorporate a "contempo...

Amanda Thomas

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