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The Rumor Weed

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By Jeremy Williams I recently found myself watching the Veggie Tales episode about the “Rumor Weed” with my 4-year-old daughter.  As the Rumor Weed spread more untruths, sometimes only slightly bending the truth, the weed would grow.  After watching this moral-based show directed at children, I wondered what type of environment do I live in on a daily basis; a …

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Don’t Just ‘Wing It’

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By Jeremy Williams When meeting with one of our top-producing REALTORS® today, the topics covered made me think about how often both seasoned agents and new agents try to “wing it” when it comes to their businesses.  Taking this approach can lead to undue stress and burnout if not addressed quickly.  It can lead to the question, “Why am I …

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Zero Percent Chance of Rain, But Needing an Umbrella

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By Jeremy Williams It’s raining around here, but not raindrops.  The sounds of complaining and worry are always in earshot when working in a real estate market that has softened and seen some additional challenges as a direct result of government policy and tightening financial markets.  Sometimes it is a drizzles and other times it is a down pour.  The …

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Have I Become An Addict of Social Media?

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By Jeremy Williams In a series I am teaching on social media to a group of agents at the Keller Williams Realty NE office in Kingwood, Texas, I have emphasized that social media should just be one of many components in an agents tool kit for lead generation.  With all the new social media sites online, it can be overwhelming …

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Building a Twitter Farm

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By Jeremy Williams Like all marketing in any business, especially as a practitioner working within a competitive market, your marketing must be effective.  One of the most important factors in marketing, as a REALTOR(R), is visibility.  It amazes me that so many agents have Twitter accounts, but they have not taken the time to advertise that they utilize Twitter on …

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Sometimes It’s Just Not Worth It

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By Jeremy Williams I have heard other real estate practitioners say, “If you don’t take the listing, someone else will end up listing the home, selling it and making a commission.” I recently fell into that mindset and regretfully so. After months of actively marketing a property using both my time and money, the seller pulled their listing agreement saying …

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Building a YouTube Channel

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By Jeremy Williams Are you looking for a new way to drive traffic and generate leads?  Are you working with a marketing budget that has been scaled back?  What if I told you that you could do this for free with the exception of owning a computer, simple video building software and a YouTube account?  While reading this blog post, …

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In Business, Assembly Required

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By Jeremy Williams I spent one of my days last week both watching my son, whom was sick, and putting together an elliptical machine that I ordered by mail.  The elliptical machine was a request of my wife, though somehow I think I will be using it more often after all the work-related lunches I visited last week.  What I …

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It’s Time to Wake Up

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By Jeremy Williams “A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest – and poverty will come to you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.” Proverbs 6:10-11 When you read these words initially, especially early in the morning without hot coffee flowing through your veins and ZZ Top blowing out your computer …

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Hocus Pocus Focus: Use Caution in Your Business

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By Jeremy Williams After receiving a multitude of sales calls this week from various vendors across the nation, I came up with the new phrase “hocus pocus focus.” Normally I would hang up the phone with one of these sales representatives after politely saying that I am not interested at this time. But this week I listened to their pitches. …