professional development

10 Mindfulness Apps to Keep You Calm and Focused

Are you too busy to meditate, cynical about the benefits, or just turned off by the hype? The truth is, in an information-saturated world with multiple screens all competing to grab your attention, meditation can be a real blessing. And, if eking out 20 minutes in the morning and another 20 in the evening [...]

By |2019-10-17T10:08:56-05:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |

13 Signs You Have a Great Boss (and 5 Signs You Don’t)

Do you have a great boss? Not quite sure? Here are some of the traits and characteristics you should be looking for in your present (and future) bosses. They are experienced. A good boss has the experience and knowledge to lead and cultivate a successful team. He or she has a strong working knowledge [...]

By |2019-10-17T10:31:47-05:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |

9 Daily Habits of Top-Performing Real Estate Agents

There’s an old saying that goes, “Motivation gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” And for real estate agents, few adages ring truer. Sure, the best of intentions and a well-oiled marketing plan are a must to kick-off your initial career in real estate, but if you want to see consistent, solid [...]

By |2019-10-01T09:31:06-05:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , |

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 |2019-09-19T11:32:02-05:00September 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 |2019-09-19T11:30:03-05:00September 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 |2019-09-19T11:35:21-05:00September 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 |2019-10-16T14:51:05-05:00August 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 |2019-08-12T14:54:58-05:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , , |