Admiral McRaven Was Right – It Starts With Making Your Bed

By Nicole Mangina | Sep 25, 2020

It’s all about the morning routine. All coaching seems to start with it. The idea is that there is value in doing certain things each morning: affirmations, reading something inspirational, working out, etc. The exact formula may vary, but the focus is to create a positive direction for the day. Admiral McRaven famously talked about…

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It Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect To Be Amazing – Your Secret Sauce

By Nicole Mangina | Sep 18, 2020

In real estate we assume that our value comes from our ability to control the process, and therefore the outcome in a transaction. In a year of curve balls though, it’s difficult to feel like we can control much of anything. Lacking control isn’t a new thing, but it’s coming up in new ways this…

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It’s Back To School Time Are You Ready? 2 Tips To Rock This Fall

By Nicole Mangina | Aug 21, 2020

Can you feel it? Summer is winding down and we are shifting into back to school mode. Or some version of it. I always look forward to this time of year. It feels like a reset after the summer and a welcome return to a routine. I must admit that I’m feeling much better this…

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How Are You Marketing Listings Differently?

By Nicole Mangina | Jul 31, 2020

Effective property marketing is about more than bedrooms and baths. Part of our job is to paint the picture of the lifestyle that goes with a property. That could be the community, the view, and how we use the space. With all of the changes these last few months many of us are using our…

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Helping Buyers Find ‘Deals’ In Todays Market

By Nicole Mangina | Jul 24, 2020

In fast moving markets like this where everything seems to be selling with multiple offers and over the asking price, it can be tricky for Buyers to get on board. If you have Buyers struggling with the market, concerned that they aren’t getting a good ‘deal’ on a house, it might be time to redefine…

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Notes From My Gratitude Journal

By Nicole Mangina | Jul 16, 2020

My guest for The 425 Show had to reschedule at the last minute this week. It’s a pretty rare occurrence, but when it does, the debate is always – to replay an episode or hop on the air and go solo. As comfortable as I’ve gotten doing the show, it’s a whole different feeling when…

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Asking For Help Makes You A Better Agent

By Nicole Mangina | Jul 10, 2020

It’s easy to confuse “being the expert” with “having all of the answers”. Yesterday I taught a class on working with Buyers to mostly new agents. Something that always comes up is: What is your value proposition when you are new? It’s a fair question, but one that we give far too much weight to.…

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More Lessons From the Pelaton

By Nicole Mangina | Jul 3, 2020

It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, months really. With everything that is going on, I took some time off from blogging to process it all. I don’t know about you, but it seems like each time I wrap my head around one series of events, something new happens. It’s nuts out there. Thank goodness…

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Your Ideal Client and Knowing When to Refer

By Nicole Mangina | May 29, 2020

This has come up twice in the last few weeks so it feels like it’s worth revisiting. We all have those moments: Maybe you’ve been super slow and are feeling like you would take any client that comes your way, just so that you can have something to do, and hopefully make some money. Or…

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