Jul 18 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

The Path to Career Satisfaction

If you find yourself daydreaming about finding a career you're actually passionate about, you're not alone. The following TED Talks may help you dig deeper and reveal why finding or creating a satisfying... »

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May 11 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

The Domino Effect

  Did you know that a single domino is capable of bringing down another domino that is actually 50% larger. With this random fact in mind, think of this... If you started with a single... »

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Apr 28 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

Six Checkout Line Hacks

It's frustrating to make your way to grocery or retail registers only to find long, winding lines that await you. And, sometimes it feels like you get stuck in the slowest one. These six... »

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Apr 24 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

Everyone Makes a Difference

  Do you add to or take away from the experience of your customers and colleagues? Do you move your organization closer to or further from its goals? Do you perform your work in... »

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Apr 5 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

Now Presenting!

You can't win all listings, but you can win more with a cue from these top listing presentation techniques: Pave the way. When potential sellers call, asking intake questions about why they want to... »

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Mar 25 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

Apps for Busy Agents

These great apps help busy real estate pros be more productive. Doodle ends back-and-forth appointment scheduling hassles. It synchronizes your personal and work calendars, then allows others to select a mutually convenient time. Free... »

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Mar 21 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

The Right Pro for the Job

Whether buying a fixer-upper or updating their home to sell, clients may be interested in home renovations. If it's their first renovation-rodeo, give them some guidance on where to start when hiring a... »

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Mar 14 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

Six Principles to Perfect Persuasion

Highly persuasive people don't fall into a single personality type, but they all share some fundamental skills. Here are six key principles to follow to be more persuasive: Present the positive. Always position your... »

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Mar 6 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 posts

MortgageSMART

The Five Stages of Grief – don’t have to be your experience in choosing a Home Mortgage. Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.” Anger: “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?” Bargaining: “Make this not happen - in... »

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Feb 22 2017
Abbie Ethun
Abbie
139 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
139 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
139 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
139 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
139 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
139 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
139 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
139 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
139 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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