BUSINESS PLANNING 2021

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This has been an absolutely insane year for many reasons. Though the world won’t suddenly “return to normal” when the clock strikes 12:01 on January 1, the dawning of a new year does bring hope, a better sense of the new normal and a clean slate. But don’t wait until you’re in your New Year’s […]

BE A GOOD HUMAN (PERIOD)

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Since we’re on the subject of human connections, let’s stay focused on that for a bit. The human connection has certainly been tested over the past nine months as the world has largely operated from a digital space. A lack of face-to-face interactions can really take its toll on people, particularly those who live alone […]

THERE’S POWER IN POSITIVITY

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Look, I’m not going to deny that these can feel like trying times. Even though the mortgage industry has weathered the pandemic exceptionally well, there are still challenges and uncertainties that can leave us feeling drained, deflated and, most of all, scared. It’s completely okay to acknowledge this. We don’t have to be super heroes […]

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN THE HOME STRETCH

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It’s early October, and you know what that means. Fourth. Quarter. This can be stressful for many reasons as it’s time to assess whether you’re going to hit your annual goals, the housing market experiences its traditional slowdown and the stress of the holidays are upon us. Add in a pandemic this year, and you […]

CONNECTING WHILE TELECOMMUTING

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You probably know that company culture is something I feel strongly about. That doesn’t change when team members work remotely. While there may be some additional challenges to face, you can still make everyone feel like they’re part of the team. Below are a few easy actions that go a long way toward building the […]