It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | autumn leaves & podcasts please x 3 [pumpkins too]

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Last week, I released a series of podcasts: Episode 15-17 were designed for us to continue conversations as we approach October 1st and the upcoming NWMLS rules changes. These 3 episodes were recorded to work best to listen in succession, yet each episode can be digested as a stand alone podcast.

As I roam our offices this week, based on commentary, it appears these 3 podcasts are being digested and the content has been appreciated…so I’m putting last week’s post on repeat. Thanks for “tuning it” and the feedback thus far.

…and an additional note from OB Jacobi in clarification:

“On October 1st, 2019 all listing detail pages on Windermere.com will have a new section at the bottom of the page called “Additional Listings Info” which will note the “Buyer’s Agent Commission” as a percentage. This information is inputted by the listing agent into the NWMLS. This new data point will be visible on both Windermere.com and Agent Website listing detail pages.” – OB Jacobi

A screenshot below is an example of what this will look like…

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Ok, last week’s sweep on repeat – thanks for “tuning in”! I’ll keep recording as long as I have people willing to listen!

#TheHuman Algorithm #AllInForYou

Episode #15 | Antitrust 101| David Daniel from Demco Law Firm & I brush up on the 101 of antitrust. We dip our toes into a current antitrust lawsuit and why it is a good time for brokers to refresh their understanding of the law and stay current with their practices to avoid copycat lawsuits. A great opportunity to keep education top for mind!

Episode #16 | NWMLS Modernization of Selling Office Commission Rules | With this conversation David Daniel from Demco Law Firm & I hope to break down confusion around October 1 2019 NWMLS rules changes and share best practices. Word of the day = Transparency. Bottomline, that is a good for the consumer.

Episode #17 | Buyer Agency Agreements | Windermere Ballard broker, Greg Lewis mic’d up with manager Darlene Sozinho & I to share his successful use and process with Buyer Agency Agreements. BAAs are often not a tool used in our marketplace (yet) however after hearing from Greg I do believe many of you will decide to add this process into your playbook…and win the day by doing it! Spoiler alert: good for you + good for you clients. A winning strategy for both! Note: within many markets BAA is the norm.

Laura Smith | Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.

Laura Smith

It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | Double Down x 3

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This week, I’m releasing a series of podcasts: Episode 15-17 are designed for us to continue conversations as we approach October 1st and the upcoming NWMLS rules changes. These 3 episodes were recorded to work best to listen in succession, yet each episode can be digested as a stand alone podcast.

As we approach a strong finish to 2019 and launch into 2020 my goal is to lead via education, access and collaboration.

 Ps: a highlight of my week was to receive this picture from our Eastlake office. A great example of “why” to show up to the office. Going this business alone is not for the faint of heart. Going this business together is a much stronger strategy. If you are approaching 2020 feeling as if you are going this alone, connect with me. Here to help, alway the goal.

#relationships #collaboration #community #professionalism

All in, for you!

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Ready to “tune in” to the conversations? Great, let’s go…

Episode #15 | Antitrust 101| David Daniel from Demco Law Firm & I brush up on the 101 of antitrust. We dip our toes into a current antitrust lawsuit and why it is a good time for brokers to refresh their understanding of the law and stay current with their practices to avoid copycat lawsuits. A great opportunity to keep education top for mind!

Episode #16 | NWMLS Modernization of Selling Office Commission Rules | With this conversation David Daniel from Demco Law Firm & I hope to break down confusion around October 1 2019 NWMLS rules changes and share best practices. Word of the day = Transparency. Bottomline, that is a good for the consumer.

Episode #17 | Buyer Agency Agreements | Windermere Ballard broker, Greg Lewis mic’d up with manager Darlene Sozinho & I to share his successful use and process with Buyer Agency Agreements. BAAs are often not a tool used in our marketplace (yet) however after hearing from Greg I do believe many of you will decide to add this process into your playbook…and win the day by doing it! Spoiler alert: good for you + good for you clients. A winning strategy for both! Note: within many markets BAA is the norm.

Laura Smith | Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.

Laura Smith

It’s Friday, let’s sweep! |”Into the golden hour”…

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Welcome to Friday, let’s sweep! We’ve been content heavy in recent blogs and certainly at our office meetings. This week’s sweep is a feel good. And for those of you who are looking for #’s – I’ve got those too. A little something for everyone! First up the feel good…

“A change is in the air; a great mellowing. It’s in the wind, in the earth, inside each and every one of us. And somewhere, not far off in the distance, woodsmoke is seasoning the evening sky.

Each year, autumn arrives all bluster and, like an old friend, invites us to come outside and enjoy a few more days of color and light. In the fall, we watch the sky. We listen for rain. We stop to watch the trees and their painted leaves. We pack away our beach chairs and unpack our woolen socks. We settle into our long pants and our sturdy boots and our trusty old raincoats. We return to books half-read and sweaters half-knitted and favorite old recipes, written in our mother’s hand. This time of year, we remember our love for pumpkin and pecans; we pick barrels of apples and bake with buckets of cinnamon.

Each year, autumn reminds us to return to the routines that anchor our lives in time. We feel nostalgia deeply and embrace ritual fiercely. We go home again. We relive glory days. We gather together in September stadiums, around October bonfires, and at long November tables. And in the shadow of the dimming natural world, we tell and retell tales. 

In this way, every autumn is another turned page, another chapter completed, a bit more perspective on the full story of our lives: the rising and the falling, the discovery and loss, the sacrifice and surprise. And isn’t this he story of all of life, of ends that follow beginnings and then make room for new beginnings? Without this rhythm, this eternal cycle, how could we ever be whole?

So, let’s harvest all the light and life and goodness that we can. Here and now, during the sweet golden hour of the year.words by Austin Sailsbury

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…and for those of you looking for less of the feel good content and want me to show you the #’s > Windermere Stats is updated – here. Next Friday I’ll dive deeper into the digestible bites of those numbers.

*password is updated – text me if you don’t have it – 206.227.7133 or ask your office!*

Tomorrow is Summer Splash! Shout it out via all your social channels! All event details here. Please thank those in your offices that have been driving this =  big + impactful job!

…and there is a new addition this year for those of you who love your four-legged friends: Dog Days of Summer Walk. Register your dog or your clients dogs here!

Your offices have all the marketing pieces at their fingertips – just ask.

Ps, I’m ready to go find a great puzzle as we head “into the golden hour”…

All in, for you.

Laura Smith | Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.

 

 

It’s Friday, let’s sweep! | Refining your Buyer process

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After hours and hours [and even more hours] of thinking thru and discussing with many of you the upcoming NWMLS Rule changes around SOCs, what bubbles up to the top for me is to focus our attention back to helping brokers have, develop and refine your process in working with Buyers. Those that have a dialed in and repeatable process will have continued success.

A few digestible bites in the why to have a process:

Process gives you [and your Buyers] confidence.

Confused buyers don’t buy, they think about it.

 Consistency with your process is a tool that can drive others to refer to you. People tend to refer if they are 100% confident they will be given the same experience.

A process provides you sanity when you are busy.

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This week I mic’d several people up on my podcast focused on these 3 topics: (1) Antitrust Lawsuit (2) NWMLS Modernization of Selling Office Commission Rules (3) Buyer Agency Agreements

*These episodes are currently into the editing stage and I’ll release throughout September – strategically pre-October 1st NWMLS SOC rules changes.*

Today however, I’d like to roll back time & re-share Episode #5, Buyer Savvy Strategies. It is worth a listen if you’d like to examine your Buyer process. My suggestion on where to refine your craft is at Buyer intake – the early stages of your process. As always, guide your clients with a heart of a teacher.

Do you have a process? If so, where might you refine it?

Not sure where to start? Looking for a Windermere ProDev class to build & refine your Buyer Savvy Strategies class? Opportunity is here. This clock hour class has been refined to meet the demands of the market. Click for details here.

All in, for you.

Laura Smith | Co-owner | Windermere Real Estate Co.

Laura Smith

 

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