The good news, staging companies + title companies seem to be getting busy. THAT is music to my ears, yours too I’m sure. As we work together to educate and drum up inventory, a few digestible bites for this week. At a glance > windermere statistics has moved (great news!) + Dan Givens got his own “tab” + the Fed on interest rates + an absurd yet powerful question to ask yourself. Ok, let’s sweep!
Windermere Statistics has moved! Why? And what should I know…again, another tool in your toolbox. Use it, these are designed for you.
windermerestatistics.com has move to windermerestats.com
Why? non-Windermere brokers were reportedly using our statistics. YOU will now need a password – which is currently: wre. It is our intention to change this password monthly and I will continue to shout that out. ***To help recall the most recent password, it can also be requested from the main WindermereStats.com page; an automatic email will be sent to you immediately.
What? windermerestats.com now provides statistical eight page reports that are available for every NWMLS area in King and Snohomish County and with three property type choices (Residential only, condominium only, or combined). ***Reports are generally posted the 7th business day of the month. The site now is more balanced in geographic regions on the main page. This has been a goal of mine for a year now – it happened thanks to our counterparts on the Eastside – they rock and have been super collaborative. Lucky us on this side of the pond.
New! Dan Givens Reports, now included within windermerestats.com! Dan’s reports now have their own tab. Links open spreadsheets instead of redirecting to WORC. Check it out, I know how much we’ve appreciated Dan + his love for spreadsheets!!!
The Fed on interest rates…The Fed did not raise interest rates in the FOMC meeting this week. The meeting indicate the intent is still to only gradually raise rates through 2017.
*This graph is from Keeping Current Matters and should have all ???’s filled in after the 10th of February – I’ll report back after Steve Harney’s February Monthly Report is released (after the 10th). By the way, if you are looking for an early February “flow” piece – we’ve written a sample crystal ball / forecast letter that can be tweaked by you – the trusted advisor – and sent to your people. Your people might as well hear it from you! You manager/office has this tool for your toolbox.
…another gem from Tools of Titans as I continue to prepare to launch a podcast this year – aka, “double down.” From Tim Ferris’s podcast, #206 – “Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life” Here is one of the seventeen questions I think worth pondering, this week…
If I could only work two hours per week on my business, what would I do?
Yes, this questions seems absurd. Think about it, it really makes you define what drives your biggest ROI. This is an extreme question – give it a minute, what would you do?! As always, you could also look at it this way – what would I not do. Both of these questions serve an intentional purpose. (p.s. I added a link above to this podcast, 52 minutes – for a good rainy day)
I’ll leave you with that for this week – signing off for now, have a fantastic weekend in productive work + play – here to help, that is the ultimate goal…
And oh, I’ll see many of you on Tuesday with THE Larry Kendall – I’m pretty darn excited to see Larry again. For those of you who couldn’t grab a spot before the event sold out – not to worry – I will not doubt be using that new content over the next several weeks here within FWL and in meetings…
Laura Smith, General Manager | Windermere Real Estate Co.
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