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Are you ready to kick off 2019 with confidence? Marketing and Systems combined with Action are the keys to Success. But the question is often: What Marketing? Which Systems? What Actions? If you are feeling uncertain about the market, or your business, I invite you check out the Mentorship Group that launches in January of 2019. How you handle these next few months will determine your success for the entire year.

Latest Blog Posts

Transitions, Awkwardness, and Finishing Strong in The 4th Quarter

By Nicole Mangina | August 16, 2019

If you have kids at home, the middle of August marks the transition from summer to back to school. Days are filled with tasks vs adventures. Translation – less days at the lake and more days at the dentist. It’s also a time when, at least for me, when my brain starts thinking more about…


Whose In Your Corner?

By Nicole Mangina | August 8, 2019

We’ve been in Cooperstown, New York for the last week while Ryan played a baseball tournament. We watched baseball, visited the Hall of Fame and checked out the beautiful countryside and small towns. The week has been filled with so many memories, one of which was Ryan hitting his first over the fence home run…


Choice Changes Everything

By Nicole Mangina | August 3, 2019

“Choice is the greatest power in the Universe, and it’s all yours.”John Patrick Hickey Can you believe it’s August already? When I wrote about deciding what to press pause on this summer I hadn’t intended it to be the blog. Blame it on Mercury Retrograde, the baseball schedule, or who knows that else, but it’s…


Let It Be Easy

By Nicole Mangina | June 21, 2019

Today is the first official day of summer, and Ryan’s first day of vacation. Things feel different already. During the school year everything is pretty regimented. The schedule is dictated by external factors such as work, school, homework, sports, etc. Getting anything done is about “fitting it in” or “making it happen”. On the one…


Summer’s Here – What’s Your Plan?

By Nicole Mangina | June 13, 2019

School vacation starts next week – are you ready? There are so many things to love about summer – the kids are around more, the days are longer and everything seems a little more laid back. It all sounds good right now, but sometimes the ‘vision’ of what summer vacation can be and the ‘reality’…


What If Your Seller Can’t Afford To Stage?

By Nicole Mangina | May 24, 2019

This question has been coming up lately during the Seller Conversation class. Thanks to HGTV, everyone knows what staging is and the value it provides. But staging can mean anything from decluttering to a full house renovation, all in the name of helping the seller increase their sales price. My pre listing checklist has about…


How To Get It All Done In The Real World

By Nicole Mangina | May 17, 2019

This has come up a lot lately, and I just got suckered into it myself. As an agent, you are a small business owner. You might work for a brokerage, but you are your own business entity with in that brokerage. You are responsible for your own marketing, financial planning, technology, etc. I still remember…


How Can You Add Value?

By Nicole Mangina | May 10, 2019

We’ve all heard it before: Seek to add more in value than you receive in payment and you will always be successful. I’ve heard it, I get it, but I heard it again on a podcast this week and it was the mindset shift I needed. I’d like to think that I’m always focused on…


You Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Worthy Of Success

By Nicole Mangina | May 3, 2019

This comes up a lot. Agents get stuck in the “get ready to get ready” phase of business. Thinking it has to be perfect, or that they have to be perfect in order to be successful. And so they spin in circles. Their marketing isn’t perfect. They need one more class before they can go…


Sometimes It’s Good To End Up In The Weeds

By Nicole Mangina | April 26, 2019

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.”Wayne Dyer Growth requires change. If you are going to sell more homes, you will need different systems than you currently have. In a perfect world you would set a goal, implement the systems to support it and then be off and…


Sometimes It’s Scary to Stand Your Ground

By Nicole Mangina | March 29, 2019

I taught a class on Whidbey Island yesterday – hence the picture above. I came across Deception Pass as the sun was setting, and it was so beautiful, I had to stop for a few moments to enjoy it. Inevitably the question of commissions came up. I’m all for everyone being able to charge whatever…


The Things They Don’t Say

By Nicole Mangina | March 22, 2019

I’m always amazed when a client starts a conversation with “I don’t want to bug you, but I had a question about …” If they are worried about asking questions because they don’t want to bother us, what is it that they aren’t asking? What are their concerns and pain points that they feel silly…


Focus On What You Can Control

By Nicole Mangina | March 15, 2019

This week’s post is short and sweet. The quote above really says it all. It’s easy to get caught up in the past. What should or could have been. Make today, a day focused on what you can control and moving forward. To your success!Nicole


The Craziest Thing Happened In My Last Transaction

By Nicole Mangina | March 8, 2019

The Seller said this …The Buyer said that …The inspector found …The lender did … If you’ve been in real estate a while, chances are you have stories that could make others cringe, laugh or cry. Sometimes all on the same transaction! We love to tell our stories. It proves our worth and shows how…


5 Ways To Increase Your Price Point

By Nicole Mangina | March 1, 2019

Thank you for all the responses to last week’s post. I love hearing the metrics that others use to measure success. Increasing your price point vs volume definitely seemed to resonate. It goes without saying – I am grateful for every client at every price point. But if life is about going with intention, there…


Which Metrics Matter?

By Nicole Mangina | February 22, 2019

Last week we talked about your clients definition of success. This week it seems only fitting that we look at YOUR definition. The beauty of real estate is that you can create a business that fits with, and supports your life. The trick, though, is holding on to what you decided is the right goal…


Is Your Definition of Success The Same As Your Clients?

By Nicole Mangina | February 14, 2019

And other lessons learned while being snowed in… Today was Ryan’s fourth day without school this week. Tomorrow stars mid winter break, so he’s pretty much never going back to school. The first few days were great. We took the boys to the gym each day where they spent about 4 hours playing basketball and…


The Introverts Guide To Finding Clients

By Nicole Mangina | February 8, 2019

Real Estate is a contact sport. In order to sell properties, you need to connect with others. It makes sense, but if you are an introvert, it may be enough to have you re-thinking your career choice. And yet, some of the most successful agents I know are introverts. Being an introvert actually gives you…


Consulting vs Closing: The Secret To Happier Clients and More Referrals

By Nicole Mangina | February 1, 2019

I taught a class about working with Sellers the other day, and there were some great discussions. We focused on how to market properties and serve our clients when homes don’t sell in a weekend with multiple offers. One of the key things that came up was the concept of – consulting with our clients…


What If The Contingency Plan IS The Plan

By Nicole Mangina | January 24, 2019

You’ve heard it before…Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans Rarely does a week go the way I thought it would. Each Monday I diligently map out my schedule, and then a client wants to list their house and we need to schedule the cleaner / stager / etc, a buyer…