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It's almost that time of the year! Sure, Christmas is just a few weeks away, Thanksgiving is next week, but there's another awaited day that consumers love after Thanksgiving, which is Black Friday. Black Friday 2019 happens on the 29th of November. Online and brick and mortar stores will be giving out discounts, drop thousands of product prices that are highly anticipated by the consumers.

Whether you are getting ready to wrap up gifts for the holiday season or upgrading your home essentials or buying items for your newly bought home, you can definitely take advantage of Black Friday deals. But before adding things in your cart, be mindful as you buy. Avoid overspending by creating a budget. Not everything on Black Friday is a good deal, so you might

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I'm not going to lie to you. Selling your home is a pain. Packing up all your stuff, letting strangers tromp through your home, MOVING. So how do you decide when it's the right time to sell your house? Here's my simple process.

1. It starts with a desire.

It all starts with some kind of desire to sell that outweighs the inconvenience factor. It's unique for each homeowner, but here are some examples:

  • You're moving to a new city.
  • The location doesn't fit your lifestyle anymore.
  • The floor plan doesn't work for you anymore.
  • Your financial situation has changed.
  • You hate your neighbors and their barky dog.
  • You can think of a few things you'd love to do with some extra cash.
  • The home needs maintenance and repairs that you don't
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In November, I had the pleasure of presenting a talk at The Inspiration Lab conference in Wilmington, North Carolina to a group of women in real estate. The title of my talk was "Stress Less, Vacation More: How To Be Epically Efficient."

This video is a follow up to that talk with some practical next steps. 

In this video I cover:
How to practically apply the principles I used when transforming my business.


Principle #1: Capitalize on your mistakes

Practical tips:

-keep an issues log

-do a brain dump

-set aside time on your calendar to take a focused hour and build a resource to solve one or two issues

Principle #2: Book that trip before you're ready

-Because if you don't, you'll probably look up at the end of the year and you

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Barton Hills is one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live in Austin. Known for its convenient location and stunning natural scenery, residents have easy access to different hotspots in 78704. Whether you are looking for a spot to dine, shop, party, or relax, the nearby spots can be reached by a short drive by car or public transportation. Downtown Austin is just a few minutes away too! Barton Hills is popular for its highly-rated schools making it an ideal neighborhood for families with children. 

If you are new to the area, you might be wondering, where is Barton Hills located? It is bounded by South Lamar Boulevard and the neighborhood of Zilker to its east. MoPac highway can be found to its west and the Capital of the Texas Highway can be

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Having a niche product or market in real estate can be beneficial for realtors in many ways. For one, it allows a focus on a product or segment of the market that may not be as crowded as others. The less crowded this segment is, the more likely you’ll get business out of it when that segment is in demand. There can also be a downside of focusing too much on a niche.  As an example, investment property is going to be a tough niche during a recession. I recommend that real estate agents start off with residential single-family sales and start developing a niche as they become top real estate agents. The main thing, in my opinion, is to focus on one or two niches.  

 

A Starting Point for Every Realtor aiming to Become a Top Producing Real Estate

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Zilker is one of the most desirable places to live in Austin. It's one of the most preferred places for many locals and newcomers to settle down to experience the best of what Austin can offer and we can seriously agree to that. You won't regret choosing neighborhoods in 78704 to live in, and Zilker is a part of that. 

Whether you are looking for a place to relax, hang out, or enjoy the outdoors for an adventure without being too far from the big city, Zilker is the place to be. The area is abundant with green spaces, parks, shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues.  Local businesses are rapidly growing in the area as well. Don't forget to visit the local dining spots in the area as well as the iconic coffee shops that deliver the best

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There are over a hundred neighborhoods in Austin, Texas. Each neighborhood has a unique setting and character that are loved by the locals and its residents. You might be looking for a place to settle because you're relocating for your job, or you're looking for a new place that is perfect for you to call it home. Maybe you want to consider living here now after Real Estate U.S. News released a report that Austin is the best place to live in America for 2019. Find your new home in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Austin.

 

1. Tarrytown

To the west of Downtown, Tarrytown is a quiet neighborhood that features beautiful trees for shade and walking distance to the Lions Municipal Golf Course. Homes for sale in Tarrytown are from quaint

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What started as a little kart in Downtown Austin has now become one of the favorites in Austin's food scene and coffee community. Pakita Coffee is a local coffee shop located in South Lamar, 78704 and also has another location in Downtown Austin. The coffee shops offer excellent coffee, fine wine, and delicious meals to pair with your chosen beverage.

Patika can either be your first stop in the morning to get that iced or hot cup of joe or a hangout place for you and your friends. The coffee shop's ambiance has a casual, comfortable feel and the area has a mid-century modern minimalistic design. Aside from coffee, patrons enjoy their breakfast and lunch dishes that taste seriously good. Their awesome breakfast sandwiches paired with a hot cup of

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One of the things that we offer to our real estate agents that have been beneficial to them is our accountability groups.  I got this tip when I was coaching with the Jon Cheplak. If you’re not familiar with Jon, he’s the top coach the best real estate team leads and brokers around the country.  Jon teaches that the best way a real estate agent can realize their goals is through self-awareness.  

Let me breakdown what an accountability group is - It’s a voluntary group of people led by one person that agrees to a series of micro-commitments each week.  They meet every week and have an accountability partner to which they will communicate with every day and check-in with that partner to help encourage them. The key is “micro” commitment. These are

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  My First Training Program: The 6-Week Challenge for New Agents

In September, I had the pleasure of launching a six-week training program for two new agents at Spyglass. It was a ton of fun and the results were awesome. These two brand new agents together made over 700 phone calls, set 3 appointments and got one contract accepted in those 6 weeks. For those of you who don't know, it usually takes new agents for 6 MONTHS, not 6 weeks, to get their first deal under contract. I am so proud of their results.

Designing and delivering my very own new agent training program was pretty awesome. We covered lots of topics, including:

  • Finding your why
  • Selling authentically using the phone
  • Explaining contracts to clients
  • Objection handling
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