Real Estate Trends for 2014!

Where will real estate take us this year?  Experts from the Urban Land Institute unveiled their view of how the rest of the recovery will play out in their Emerging trends in Real Estate report, released this week at the land use and planning nonprofit's annual conference in Chicago,

The Millennial generation isn't forming new households, and they're not buying as many homes as their parent's generation.

Real estate recovery still hinges on job growth.  The slow pace of job growth as well as incom…

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Shopping Whole Foods at Fieldstone Farms!

Fieldstone Farms natural foodsFieldstone Farms is an organic whole foods store opening in Marion, MA May 2014!

Organic refers to the way farmers grow and process products such as fruits, vegetables, grains dairy and meat. Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and is designed to encourage soil and water conservation and reduce pollution. Farmers who grow organic produce and meat don't use typical methods to fertilize or use conventional pesticides.

So why is it important for you to g…

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Command Your Brand for Less than a Grand! #2 Start

agent rising" Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going"  Jim Rohn

*Empowerment & Command.  You have the power to create the life you want.

*Beware of distractions!

*Success formula

Empowerment and Command:

"The best way to predict your future is to create it"  Peter F. Drucker

You are your own business

Create your brand/niche

Who is your sphere of influence?

What did you like to do between the ages of 5-15?

You already know 80% of your business.

Beware of Distractions!

Trouble with buying lea…

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Technology Fair at Greater New Bedford Association of Realtors a Big Success!

The Greater New Bedford Board of Realtors of New Bedford, MA held a Technology Fair yesterday, May 7th.  It was a very interesting and helpful day.  The day started with "Social Media Marketing Made Simple" followed by a class on "Ziplogix" by Doug Azarian.  Ziplogix is the free forms service endorsed by the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.  Doug took everyone through the ins and the outs of using this service.

This was followed by a Round Table Dis…

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Your Facebook Page Dashboard

-PROFILE= personal
-PAGE= business
-Post some more personal things on your page occasionally
-Talk about business on your profile- double exposure (just not as much as on your page)
-Like other pages as your page
-Post content on other pages

-The voice feature allows you to engage on your page as yourself- this puts a face to your brand

-Users initiate messages- Administrators cannot
-Non-fans can also send messages
-Click on Edit Page- Manage Permissions, then click…

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Real Estate Trends 2014!

hopeislikethesunWhat will 2014 bring in real estate?  That's a popular question.  Real estate recovery still hinges on job growth.  Job and income and wage growth are still slowly coming back and that will hold back real estate recovery.  This is not likely to change quickly.  Cities and towns with low unemployment may see better recovery than those with higher unemployment rates.

Multi-family apartment building will slow down.  There was a  lot of  multi-family building in the past.  That will slow down and the…

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What is the Relationship Between a Real Estate Agent and His or Her Broker?

marketingskillsA real estate agent is an independent contractor. Each agent is self employed and responsible for running his or her own real estate business. Some real estate agents seem to believe that they work for the broker. In fact, it is the real estate broker that should be working for the agent, not vice-versa! Agents basically outsource some key business items to their brokerage, such as certain marketing items, administration, escrow, legal and some lead generation. The relationship between and broke…

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