It’s almost surreal to look back at the way I was living my life in February and early March. My family and I were constantly on the move — not only was I busy with work, but my wife was busy handling the packed schedules of five kids. Our lives were a nonstop race to the next event, the next deadline, the next goal.
When we were planning this newsletter, I thought I would write about current market conditions. But, as you know, the only thing we can be certain about right now is uncertainty. (Don’t worry, I promise this column won’t be all doom and gloom.)
We’re almost to the end of another Idaho Legislature session, and our lawmakers are still considering several bills that could have major impacts on our industry. We’ll walk through the basics of those bills in just a moment, but before we do, I’d like to extend a friendly reminder.
We’re thrilled with our new Fidelity 24/7 tool — not just because it solves a problem our customers posed to us, but because it’s so easy to use. Fidelity 24/7 gives our clients instant access to a database connected to the county recorder’s office. From there, you can find just about anything you might find in a typical listing package.
We work in an industry where we determine how much we make in a year — it’s not decided by some far-away corporation, and it’s completely within our control thanks to the incentives and commissions that power our work. That’s why my year starts out with a golden number: The amount of money I want to make over the course of the next 365 days.
Here’s how you can come up with yours, too.
I try to make this column as useful as possible, packing it with tips about how you can be more productive, more organized, more successful.
What if you could spend the winter worrying less about building your business in the spring? That’s not just a dream — it’s a real possibility if you use a customer relationship management platform, or CRM, wisely.
Is work-life balance possible? As school starts and we power through prime selling season, it might seem like the answer is no. How can you have any balance when you’re putting out fires, shuttling kids around, and showing houses multiple times a day?
Time and time again, our clients have complained about how tracking down important information from customers is the most frustrating aspect of their jobs. Just think about all the times you’ve had to make a phone call to get basic information that your title company needs — how much time have you lost? Minutes every day? Hours every week? Weeks every year?
That ends now.