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Being smart and staying safe are always a priority for real estate agents. Especially during this time, it is important to stay strong and learn the best steps to take to herald the way with clients, friends, family, neighbors, peers, potential buyers and sellers.  This also includes anyone you interact with throughout your day.

Here is the formula for a life built on your terms: 

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Technology that helps us work remotely is more important today than ever as clients shelter in place, and the majority of real estate brokers and agents work solely out of their homes.

 

If you are a broker and don’t provide all of your agents a Transaction Management program like Form Simplicity to help them complete transactions end-to-end, you need to provide one now. You can no longer afford to wait.

 

Even after real estate pros are allowed to return to their brokerage offices, many clients still will want to do as much of the real estate transaction online as possible.

 

Think about it. Tens of millions of families – members from every generation – have adapted and adopted digital technology over the last couple of months. They have held Zoom meetings, switched to doing banking on their phones, made their most significant purchases online, and spend hundreds of extra hours in front of a computer screen.

 

Today’s unprecedented events have accelerated America’s collective technology learning curve, and we are about to see a new normal as digital transactions move to the status quo.

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Designing a new home or re-designing an existing one has seen some major changes over the years. What was once deemed important to a relatively small segment of the population is now seen as both contemporary and necessary to today’s home buyers.

 

Home builders and contractors have seen the change in the preferences for living spaces in today’s fast paced world. What many buyers and homeowners are demanding are comfortable spaces and reduced home energy costs.

 

Let us explore what is emerging as must-have’s that are also considered “eco-friendly” (in harmony with the environment), chic and smart!

 

Here are the top 8 features according to several of the leading, innovative architects and designers today.

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It is paramount that real estate agents protect themselves from identify theft. It is not just happening online. The type of crimes identity theft includes range from credit card fraud to having all your financial and personal information stolen.  If it happens to you, it can be very scary and time-consuming to fix. Now is your opportunity to be proactive.

 

Here are the top 9 ways you can protect yourself.

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“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.” Unknown

Whether you are new to the real estate business or a seasoned professional, being betrayed by a client, friend or family member can feel like a stab in the back or even worse!  It can also affect how you continue to do business. It’s not just an unfortunate circumstance that affects your immediate income. Not being prepared to handle adverse outcomes can affect your self-esteem and future success in the business.

At a networking event, the conversation grew excited among a group of real estate agents. The question was raised to agents as to whether they had ever experienced a “perceived” or actual betrayal in their real estate business. They were also asked how it impacted them. One could hear several breaths being drawn-in, followed by silence.  Then the flooding of responses began.

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