Seattle imposes $275 ‘head tax’ to combat homelessness

Real estate agents and brokers are not tossing their hats in the air this week with the news that the city of Seattle is adding a tax to large businesses of $275 per full-time worker per year to help combat homelessness, which is a big problem in the city.

Mobile agent: The 7 best places to write a contract on the go

Let’s face it, being mobile is a necessity for a real estate agent who plans to be around in the future. There are still some agents who believe being mobile still means carrying a laptop around with them, but it is so much more than that, and customers know it when they meet you …

Mobile agent: The 7 best places to write a contract on the go

Let’s face it, being mobile is a necessity for a real estate agent who plans to be around in the future. There are still some agents who believe being mobile still means carrying a laptop around with them, but it is so much more than that, and customers know it when they meet you …

How many Starbucks coffees would it take to cover a new home’s down payment?

Putting down 20 percent is not an easy task (and it isn’t always necessary to put down that much!) But doing so requires cutting back in other areas of your life and focusing on saving every penny to reach your goal of homeownership …

How many Starbucks coffees would it take to cover a new home’s down payment?

Putting down 20 percent is not an easy task (and it isn’t always necessary to put down that much!) But doing so requires cutting back in other areas of your life and focusing on saving every penny to reach your goal of homeownership …

Why agents should shut up and listen to consumers

I was reading “The 10X Rule” by Grant Cardone this morning, and something struck me. There is a fantastic excerpt in the book about Starbucks and how the company managed to thrive in the economic bubble bust in the late 2000s. It talks about how the CE…

Podcast: How one part-time agent grew his business from 10 to 60 sales a year

Can your daily workout make you money? What about your time on the golf course, your stop at Starbucks or volunteer work you do around your community? The beauty of being a real estate agent is that you can make money, and these often-mundane parts of …

How to turn Starbucks into a lead goldmine

Starbucks isn’t only the place to pick up your daily triple nonfat latte with a drizzle of caramel and extra foam on the side — it’s also a great place to find leads …

What is networking?

The idea of “expanding one’s network” leaves a little bit of a sour taste in my mouth, and I want to tell you why. Let’s face it: not everyone is out there to build relationships. They are there because they need more clients, and they want your money …

3 apps to prepare sellers for D-Day

Clutter is the homeseller’s seemingly innocent but conniving mortal enemy to selling in the least amount of time for the most money. “Over 140 million people over the age of 50 years old are now facing the overwhelming task of downsizing and handling a…