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THE SUCCESS PERSPECTIVE BLOG

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

By Nicole Mangina | Aug 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…

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Whose In Your Corner?

By Nicole Mangina | Aug 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…

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Choice Changes Everything

By Nicole Mangina | Aug 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…

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Let It Be Easy

By Nicole Mangina | Jun 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…

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Summer’s Here – What’s Your Plan?

By Nicole Mangina | Jun 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’…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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