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Launching the HUB! NAR’s New Communications Tool for Committees!

I met Kerri Hartnett, fellow WCR Member and Featured Attendee, at the NAR Communications Sub- committee on Wednesday afternoon. The agenda included some cool new ads which will be launched about the need to utilize a REALTOR® to assist...

Centralizes Showing Services (CSS): Blending High Tech with the Human Touch!

My visit to the REALTORS® Trade Expo included a few moments with Centralized Showing Services (CSS), Booth #310, and a conversation with Jon Elscott and Kathleen Shea. CSS is one of the nation’s first professional showing services. I was...

Masterminding: Certified Residential Specialist lists Re-imagine Future Initiatives.

2017 represents 11 years of being a part of the Active Rain Network! In 2006, I joined an online network of bloggers which opened up the world of real estate to me. Though, I never met many of these...

Hot Topics: Discussing Broker Profitability and the Rise of Agent Teams at Broker Idea Exchange Council

Here in Grand Rapids, Michigan we’re relishing the mostly sunny skies and the emergence of riotous bursts of color in our landscapes.  The spring market is also incredibly hot! Market inventory, according to the Grand Rapids Association of REALTORS®...

Exploring RPAC and Beyond – The Role of Friction in Engaging Consumers

Attending conventions is analogous to drinking from a firehose.  Earlier in the week during the Ideas Exchange Council, Joe Pryor provided a fascinating take on Virtual Brokerages, highlighting efficiency of work process, substantial financial savings and the importance of...

Trending Topics in Emerging Millennial Housing Market

The housing update today provided much food for thought and the data to back up what many in the field acknowledge is emerging as topic #1 – How are Millennials going to pay for housing when many of them...

Re-Thinking Innovation – Ideas Exchange Council Invites Brokers!

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas” #quote Linus Pauling – American Scientist 1901 Innovation and wisdom are key drivers in today’s talent driven global economy. The Ideas Exchange Council is an...

A Whole New Mind…

There are some books that just stick with you. I read Daniel Pink's book entitled 'A Whole New Mind' several years ago. Some clients took me to lunch at my favorite bookstore. I know that sounds...