Blogging , , ,

Using Interactive Blogging

The idea behind social media connections is to interact with people and get their attention. Tweeting and posting messages becomes wasted effort when your message goes unnoticed. Interaction generates the interest you desire. These principles can be applied to create interactive blogging. Passive and Active Blogging A passive blog merely relates information without any real expectations for a response. In the mortgage industry, a passive blog may simply alert readers that interest rates are falling. A real estate agent might offer information on locating a qualified home inspection service. A passive blog provides information but does not command attention. Interactive…
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Creating an Online Referral Network: Turning Personal Contacts into Professional Relationships

Make Sure You're Not Missing Your Closest Referral Opportunities <<<====== Share This Blog Post To Help The Business Owners You Care About Many business owners, including real estate agents and mortgage lenders, neglect to factor their circle of friends into the picture when looking to build their business. Real estate is a business of intimate relationships; home buying is a personal process that necessitates a great deal of trust. The endorsement by people who know you and have experienced your work performance is one of the most overlooked referral marketing tools available. Social media makes starting and fostering these high…
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Motivation , , ,

50 Great Leadership Quotes

 Top 50 Leadership Quotes 1. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu 2. You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper 3. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis 4. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch 5. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory…
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Budgeting, Life Lessons , , ,

How to Reduce Your Expenses During Retirement

You have worked hard for most of your adult life and the day has come that you will retire and enjoy the freedom of your golden years. You might take up a hobby, volunteer, or just enjoy working in your garden and socializing with your friends. If you have been planning ahead and contributing to your retirement fund, you will likely have a nest egg built up which will help you support yourself once you leave your job. You also may have built up a large amount of savings, or equity, in your home. There are some really good strategies…
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I’m Searching For Our ORTC O Event 2012 Drawing Winners

 Where's Waldo? Ha Ha.... ***UPDATE:  I've already got a call back from Kim Abbott and Brian Brandt! Congratulations to the winners,  Lynne Shapiro with West USA Realty and Andrew Ostrander with Keller Williams Arizona Realty! Wow. Wasn't the O Event great?  I've had the pleasure to be involved for two years now and it just keeps getting better.  Hats off to the team at Old Republic Title for the great work they do with this event! It was a lot of fun meeting you all there and giving away hundreds of the Utlimate Home Journal referral marketing gifts.  I hope…
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