Feb 22 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Timing Testimonials

As more and more homeowners head online for real estate information, getting great testimonials and reviews needs to become a key component of a well-rounded marketing plan. Since you already provide stellar customer service,... »

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Feb 15 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

A New Take on Old Tech

It used to be that electronics and devices performed a single job. But at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), manufacturers unveiled a host of products that expand our notions of what household... »

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Feb 9 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

You Gotta Have Heart

February is American Heart Month, and a perfect reminder to make small changes that can have a big impact in your heart health. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the... »

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Feb 7 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Dessert in 6 Ingredients or Less

Dive into dessert with these simple recipes in no time flat—all requiring six ingredients or less. Trouble-Free Tiramisu (Serves 2) 14 vanilla wafers, divided 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules 2 tablespoons hot water 2 snack-size... »

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Jan 9 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

FHA Reducing Annual Insurance Premiums

As the nation’s housing market continues to improve, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced today the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will reduce the annual premiums most borrowers will pay by... »

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Dec 20 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Bad Habit Busters

Establishing habits is how our brains simplify tasks, saving time and energy for more important matters. The only problem is not-so-healthy patterns can develop into habitual behaviors we would rather not have. Here are... »

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Dec 13 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Beat the Winter Break Blues

Taking a little extra time to make days off more special for kids doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Use these activity ideas as a winter fun springboard! Fortify the fun. A favorite... »

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Dec 2 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Delightful December Drinks

Even if the weather outside is not so frightful, there's nothing like curling up by a fire with a good book and a nice warm beverage. We've chosen three special concoctions perfect for... »

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Nov 15 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Holiday Hosting Hacks

We all love having family and friends home for the holidays, but most of us wish we could spend more time chatting than being on kitchen detail. The following time-saving tips and holiday... »

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Sep 20 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

WOOP Your Goals Into Success

Dr. Gabriele Oettingen, psychologist, researcher and author of the book "Rethinking Positive Thinking," says we've been inundated with advice to think positively or visualize success. While visualizing the achievement of our goals may feel good, those... »

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Sep 14 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Take a Thank You Walk

This week on Chasing Excellence we take another look at The Energy Bus. You might find "The Thank You Walk" to be a bit silly, but I think it's a great idea! Watch this... »

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Sep 6 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Reclaim the Hours in Your Day

The average workweek in the U.S. is almost eight hours longer than those in the rest of the world. One Harvard Business School study showed 94 percent of subjects worked over 50 hours per week, and of... »

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Jun 9 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

12 Life Hacks for Social Success

Be confident. People like confident (not cocky!) people. Fake it till you make it. Not confident? Believe you are and eventually you will be. Stay relaxed meeting new people. Nervous? Imagine you already know them. To remember a new... »

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Apr 21 2016
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

How to Fact Check the Internet

“Facts” pop up on the Internet and often sound like they’re from a credible source. Here’s how to check them. Fishy headlines. Search the exact headline on Bing or Google. If it’s fake, you’ll see... »

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Dec 2 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Six Ways to Block Distractions at Work

The more productive you are at work, the more time you’ll have to pursue personal interests and take care of your other responsibilities. Nothing cuts into productivity like on-the-job distractions. Here's how to... »

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Oct 19 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

October Power Tools Newsletter

Adding a blog to your website can boost your search engine ranking and attract visitors. Guest blogging and social posts can get you even more traffic, but you still need great topics to... »

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Sep 20 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

How intense is your FIGHT?

This week’s episode of Chasing Excellence covers the Mortar Quality called ‘Fight’ in Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success. Join Rick Floyd as he discusses how the intensity of your fight can up your... »

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Sep 14 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Do you know how TRID will impact you?

Attention business partners! TRID implementation is coming soon. Are you prepared? Register now for our sixth and final webinar on the Integrated Disclosure Rule. Date: Thursday, September 24 Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Topic: TILA-RESPA Integrated... »

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Aug 19 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

August Power Tools Newsletter

Customer Loyalty: 7 Ways to Build It All successful businesses have more than customers. They have fans. Fans stick with you, coming back with repeat business and referrals time after time. Here’s how to build... »

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Aug 13 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

FREE Webinar for Business Partners

Are you aware of the upcoming FHA underwriting and eligibility changes and how they impact your clients? Join our FREE webinar to learn more! Date: Wednesday, August 19 Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST Click here... »

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Jul 16 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

July Power Tools Newsletter

8 Pointers to Power Your Marketing Copy Marketing copy is the writing that goes into your website, emails, mailers and letters, brochures, and other printed and online sales materials. It’s key to your marketing,... »

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May 8 2015
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
116 posts

Chasing Excellence with Rick Floyd

Write it down! Join us for this week’s video as Rick Floyd discusses the final chapter of Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Red Book of Selling. In this last section of the book, Jeffrey offers some bonus... »

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