professional development

The Power of Music and Its Impact on Your Motivation

Anyone who has worked out while listening to music knows the true power of beats per minute. Among its many benefits and pleasures, music motivates! Music and motivation: How it works Music stimulates the body's sympathetic nervous system — the system responsible for our fight or flight response — and readies us for action. [...]

By |2019-09-19T11:32:02-04:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |

5 Body Language Cues to Look for When Meeting with Borrowers

You may prefer the phone, but when you meet with a prospective borrower in person, you have an advantage. By reading a person's body language, you can tell what's on their mind, if they're truly engaged, and if they understand the information you're providing. From our eyes to our feet, our bodies offer clues [...]

By |2019-09-19T11:30:03-04:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

Never Stop Learning: How to Grow and Evolve Every Day

Learning should be a lifelong pursuit. Knowledge and experience enrich our lives in unimaginable ways. Actively pursuing continuing education is a commitment to self-improvement that is both personally and professionally rewarding. Learning doesn't require a classroom, though. Instead, it's sometimes better to see the world as a classroom in and of itself. When we [...]

By |2019-09-19T11:35:21-04:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |

The 7 Rules of Real Estate Agent Etiquette: Are You Following Them?

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the daily grind — but letting your manners slide in the process? Well, that’s a big no-no in the real estate world. Buyers have lots of money on the line in these transactions (sometimes even their life’s savings). They expect their agents [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:14:20-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , |

6 Productivity Tips to Make the Most of Your Work Day

As an agent, your productivity is directly tied to your bottom line. The more you can get done, the more leads you gain, sales you can close, and money you can make in the process. But you’re juggling a lot. Half the time, it feels like you’re doing all you can just to keep [...]

By |2019-08-12T14:54:58-04:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , , |

Your Company Has Core Values — But What Are Yours?

When we hear the term "core values ," we usually think about the core values of the company where we work. A company's core values, in combination with its mission statement, provide not just a roadmap for goal-setting, but clear direction for the behavior of its employees in carrying out day-to-day business. Has your [...]

By |2019-08-16T11:19:12-04:00August 11th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Memory

Long-term memory is what helps us make sense of our reality — it's our story. Short-term memory works like the random access memory (RAM) in our computers. It holds current experiences and information before either deleting or saving them. In recent years, neuroscientists have come to realize that one of the most important functions [...]

By |2019-08-16T11:30:53-04:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |