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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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Sometimes It’s Good To End Up In The Weeds

By Nicole Mangina | Apr 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…

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Sometimes It’s Scary to Stand Your Ground

By Nicole Mangina | Mar 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…

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