The Double Comma Club

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August 7, 2020 7 min

Real estate has not only taken a position of favor because it’s now where we are spending most of our time, but it’s also giving homeowners stability in a shifting market.  What keeps me up at night?  The stock market.  As CNN’s Fear & Greed Index moves further into Greed and Citigroup’s Panic/Euphoria Index points towards extreme Euphoria; both point to lower stock prices within a year.  The recent news of COVID deaths breakin...

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August 3, 2020 12 min

Pipe Knoll gives all of you some very logical tips to succeed during these times and any time.  She says, "This is the time to double down on communicating with clients and being the person that's there to care."

And when she started to realize that she was actually becoming her own worst enemy and holding herself back from success. She just started to really build on her showing who she is to people and once she started...

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We know we still have some reluctant hold outs, but for the most part, we have all been participating in at least a few Zoom meetings, or in other venues. Ray Eickhoff has a few tips that even experienced Zoomers may not know or have forgotten. This was the Q&A session after an Agent Ignite session hosted by Nicole Rueth.

 

This Chalk Talk is from April 2020 - the height of COVID-19 and the Zoom Boom. There are tips in there for ...

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Today's Agent Talk features a professional who raises the bar for all agents. Excellence and ethics are the core of what drives her to treat each client and listing - no matter what price range the same, with the same care and dedication. Get to know her in this edition of The Double Comma Club.

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Brigette is a true champion for her clients, watching out for you every step of the way, and knows the market like the bac...

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Susan Finch gives agents practical tips regarding video, online meetings, and how to keep from making a fool of yourself when you meet prospects virtually. From how to stand for a headshot, your HD face, warnings about automatic transcripts, video editing tips that no one talks about.

 

Susan also covers equipment tips, online meeting tips, and enough suggestions to make your head explode. Grab what you can from here, there are doze...

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Our Chalk Talk experts today are from InkedMichganRealty.com. They covered the benefits of using Matterport virtual home tours and tools, as well as a few other 360 view camera solutions to provide your potential clients added benefits to listing with you, buyers the preview of their next home, as well as added experiences through video and photos. In this episode Ryan, Tony and Chris walk you through how they integrate Matterport ...

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Learning how to fail is one of the best lessons learned in an industry as humbling as Real Estate. Life, and your career, is a marathon not a sprint with the goal of collecting memories instead of trophies because as we all know, trophies collect dust. Jeff thinks of his agents as his client. His job is to solve their problems so they can do what they do best - real estate transactions to solve the problems of THEIR clients.

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Get me off this COVID-19 rollercoaster! Cases are resurging closing businesses that just opened while risking the recent good news of job creations and lower unemployment we saw from economic reopenings in May and June. The Fed is poised to act to keep rates low and urged lawmakers to accelerate the fourth stimulus package before programs end July 31st. Locally, Denver's housing market remains strong with growing pending home s...

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Interest rates are at an all-time low which means a lower monthly payment. But how much? If you are thinking of purchasing a home for $400,000 with 15% down at 4.25%, between taxes, mortgage interest, insurance, and principal, your monthly payment would be around $2,125. BUT that same home purchased at 3.25%, that would lower your payment to about $1,900. What are you going to do with that saved $225/month? If you put that saving B...

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It's 2020 and we are all being challenged to think outside of the box. You have to put the wide lens on to make sure your plan of action encompasses everything you value and what makes your company unique. And when it comes to real estate, an industry based on connections, it's even more important. This week we are spending time with Jana Miller, Managing Broker of Live Urban Real Estate.

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Jana has a background th...

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Nicole's guest is redT Homes CEO, Nathan Adams. He brings a unique perspective to the real estate market in the Denver Metro area because his firm's sweet spot is new construction. First, they covered the growing popularity of townhomes over condos because of shared spaces, including elevators. A townhome is your own germs, your front door is your own. 

Closings for his firm have gone way up to give them their best month in ...

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Nicole asked Rylan Pyciak for his advice for the first time investor. He says, 
"Learn, get educated, attend the seminars, find a trusted advisor, then jump and make the move!"

He's putting this in practice while fulfilling the requirements by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae before adding his next property. His goal is to own five or six properties. 

A New Investor Story | It Really Is That Easy
Anyone can become a real estate i...

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Get to know Lori Pace who is way more than an associate broker at Kentwood. This movement leader, compassionate, talented agent talks with Nicole on this Agent Talk episode on The Double Comma Club. Here's a taste, "What I did differently last year changed my business significantly. I stopped focusing on the revenue and started focusing on the relationship. And by me being me, my business almost doubled because I stopped pr...

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Nicole's guest today is Nilmini Hecox. She left us with an interesting perspective as an immigrant from Sri Lanka, turned real estate agent. Our real estate culture here stuns her. As she has become more vulnerable and personal with her clients, she's gained so many insights and stronger relationships. Nilmini says, "The service I offer is about safety and security, not bricks and sticks. We are in the midst of this wa...

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2020 has been a year of historical proportions (what else could possibly happen?) and it’s changed the real estate market. Buyers and sellers alike are no longer only asking, “Do we love this home,” but are now asking questions like, “Is it big enough to work from home?” “Does it provide opportunity and space for my children to play if schooling at home?” And, ultimately, “Is it safe?”

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These shifts reveal the new buyer p...

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When everyone is looking for a shiny penny, the technology to bring in more business, Euan is focusing on the basics. "At the end of the day, you are your business." You've got to KNOW how you are approaching your business, the value you are bringing to your clients, and your differentiator. If you can't express the simple 'why' you do what you do; you can't serve the people you were meant to serve. This...

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May 28, 2020 3 min

The economy is finding it's footing as people move from safer at home to back to work.. as restaurants and stores begin to open and some sort of new normal takes shape. Real estate is bouncing back with a resurgence in demand and opportunities ... even in this "recession". The nation as a whole is suffering shortages, and demand is ramping up so prices are going up and up! Key indicators suggested before pandemic there ...

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Sometimes as real estate industry professionals we get caught up in the success, in the transaction, counting units and production. Those are real and tangible and feel good. But when we celebrate the client's success, remembering who the real estate industry is really about, then we stop making it about us and are able to make a dramatic difference in people's lives for today and all of their tomorrows... it's multig...

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Forbearance GREAT News for Your Clients.  You've heard me talking about how brutal the consequences were for taking a forbearance. It was something the designers of the Cares Act did not foresee. It took FHFA 6 weeks to figure it out. But they finally did. Listen to find out how the 12-month waiting period just got reduced to zero or three months and a quick summary of the four options for exiting a forbearance and their timing...

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Nicole welcomes Alex Tooke, one of the founders of Peak Properties Group to Agent Talk today. Derek Weber and our guest, Alex Tooke have grown Peak to a consistent $100 million in transactions per year company. They have 20 agents and three locations. He really drives home the overuse of the word pivot. There is no need to pivot your business now. This is the time to double-down on your core values as an agent and a company. What a...

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