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Posts by Nicole Mangina

How To Get It All Done In The Real World

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…

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How Can You Add Value?

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…

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Sometimes It’s Good To End Up In The Weeds

“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…

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Sometimes It’s Scary to Stand Your Ground

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…

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The Things They Don’t Say

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…

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Focus On What You Can Control

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

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The Craziest Thing Happened In My Last Transaction

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…

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5 Ways To Increase Your Price Point

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…

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Which Metrics Matter?

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…

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