Happy Summer!

By Nicole | Jul 14, 2017

Happy Friday! It’s the middle of July and you may have noticed that my weekly blog has been pretty sporadic for the last month. I’m still here. Although, I’m feeling the need to recharge a bit. I’ve got some new real estate projects that I’m working on, and I’m having a wonderful time soaking up…

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Plan or Act, Which Comes First?

By Nicole | Jun 2, 2017

If it seems like a trick question – you’re right. The natural, logical, sensible answer is to plan fist, act second. After all, don’t they say that time spent planning can save you time and money down the road? In theory, the answer is yes, and if you are an international company looking to spend…

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It’s Time To Break Up With Your Fuzzy Socks

By Nicole | May 18, 2017

Some agents are rocking and rolling right now. If that is you, know that I’m celebrating your success with you. However, I’ve talked with a lot of agents who are struggling. Whether it’s Buyers opting out of the market, or sellers who manage to sell their homes off market once they let people know that…

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You Don’t Attract What You Want, You Attract What You Are

By Nicole | May 11, 2017

If you are anything like me, you have done more than a couple of goal setting exercises only to end up in the exact same spot as you were before. Frustrating! It wasn’t from a lack of effort, but something didn’t click, and while it may not have been an epic failure, it wasn’t exactly…

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Beware The Marketing Plan

By Nicole | May 5, 2017

The subject of marketing plans came up this week, which is always an interesting topic. Interesting because we all know that we need one, but when it comes down to it, rarely do I find an agent who is confident in their plan. As a result, it’s easy to go with the shotgun, more is…

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12 Success Secrets From The Seahawks

By Nicole | Apr 28, 2017

The NFL draft started yesterday. They trades their first round draft pick to have more picks in the 2nd and 3rd round. Why did they do this? Because it’s part of their strategy. Just like the Seahawks, you need a strategy for your business to be successful. This week, since I’ve got football on the…

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Stake Your Claim, Ask For What You Want

By Nicole | Apr 22, 2017

Are you a specialist or a generalist? It’s an age old question and highly debated. Do you focus on one specific area of the real estate market, or do you do anything and everything? It’s a topic that came up the other day with a friend  who runs a highly successful staffing company for Microsoft…

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How Well Do You Roll With It?

By Nicole | Apr 6, 2017

It’s the first week of the month, which means it’s time to break out the calculator. 3 months down, 9 to go, $X earned and $Y left means you need to make what amount a month to reach your goal? Every 30 days the calculation gets redone, and each time you ask – are you…

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You Told Your Clients To Do What?

By Nicole | Mar 31, 2017

This was a busy week with 2 listings selling in multiple offers. When I called one of the agents to congratulate her buyers on being the winning bid, her response was, “Hurray, now I want to throw up”. Not the usual response, but I get it. Buyers are doing a lot right now to win.…

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