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The Right Way to Choose Resolutions

The New Year is in full swing! Are you aimed at the right target? Check out these quick tips on how to make sure your New Year’s energy is pointed in the right direction.You probably think you’re going to achieve your New Year’s resolutions — but statistically, you probably won’t. Surveys show j...

Read More January 10, 2018 1/10/2018

Did Your Prospects Forget You Over the Holidays?

Were you thinking about your prospects during Christmas dinner, or at midnight at your New Year’s party? Probably not… and they weren’t thinking about you, either. How do you recapture their interest in the new year? Ask About Their Resolutions Try touching base with prospects to ask about ...

Read More January 10, 2018 1/10/2018

Ensure 2018 Success by Building These Skills

You probably have big plans for 2018 — but do you have the skills necessary to achieve them? Here are three key skill sets to focus on that will facilitate any goals you have for the New Year. Time management— Did you know that out of one eight hour workday, the average person is only prod...

Read More January 10, 2018 1/10/2018

What Should a Mortgage CRM Look Like in 2018?

These days, CRMs are ubiquitous in sales and marketing fields of all kinds. Anyone who deals with customers and business partners day-to-day can benefit from a CRM’s organizational and analytical features. But, in the decades since it was invented, the CRM has gone through a lot of changes — just li...

Read More December 18, 2017 12/18/2017

How to Cope with Holiday Stress

When you were a kid, winter break was the ultimate freedom: Full of unscheduled time, fresh cookies, and presents! Of course, between managing the gift-giving and family gathering and wrapping up the business year at work, the holidays now often mean the opposite. Here are three simple tips for ...

Read More December 13, 2017 12/13/2017

Leadership Lessons From Santa

If you think your job is hard, imagine managing thousands of elves, trying to meet one annual product launch deadline with a 24-hour rollout! If Santa Claus gave a seminar, it would definitely be about tried-and-true leadership tactics. In fact, there are a few great lessons we can learn from th...

Read More December 13, 2017 12/13/2017

Budgeting for Holiday Spending

Usually it’s your clients who are worrying about money, but around the holidays, many people experience a little financial concern. Family dinners, decorations, and gifts can put a seasonal strain on even the most well-kept of budgets. If you’re concerned about managing your holiday spending, as...

Read More December 13, 2017 12/13/2017

This Thanksgiving, Build Trust with Gratitude

In November, many of us think about what we’re grateful for in our personal lives. But with a whopping 46% of employees feeling underappreciated, it’s high time we bring thanks into the workplace, too. Unfortunately, studies show that work is the place we’re least likely to express gratitu...

Read More November 07, 2017 11/7/2017

Creative Ways to Say Thanks

Of course you’re thankful for your customers. You wouldn’t have a job without them! But how often do you actually say it? Here are a few tips for going above and beyond a simple “thank you” to truly show your customers (and referral partners!) how much you appreciate them. Get Personal Send...

Read More November 07, 2017 11/7/2017

Writing the Perfect Thank You Note

As a kid, you might’ve reluctantly churned out a few less-than-sincere thank-you notes to relatives after birthdays or Christmas, probably under the watchful eye of a parent. Most of us don’t spend much time writing those kind of notes these days. But if you’ve ever received one, you know how wa...

Read More November 07, 2017 11/7/2017

Motivate With Treats, Not Tricks

We’re all so obsessed with being productive these days, it can be easy to fall into the trap of punishing ourselves for failing rather than rewarding ourselves for succeeding. But just like handing out full-sized candy bars on Halloween will bring more kids to your house than handing out t...

Read More October 24, 2017 10/24/2017

Are You Afraid to Make the Sale?

In October, we love to celebrate scary things. But while it’s fine to get spooked while checking out the new “IT” movie, there’s one arena where fear should have no place: The office. So why are you letting fear stop you from asking for the sale? Here’s two reasons fear might be standing in the way ...

Read More October 24, 2017 10/24/2017

Halloween Costume Idea: Successful Professional

This Halloween, try disguising yourself as the professional you want to become. “Fake it ‘til you make it” is old advice, but it’s aged well. What better time to test it out than the month where we all pretend to be someone we’re not?1. Perform ConfidenceConfidence doesn’t just make you seem&nb...

Read More October 24, 2017 10/24/2017

A Field Guide to the Generations

Last year, millennials officially overtook baby boomers as the largest generation in America, just a year after passing Gen X as the largest generation in the workforce. As the generational breakdown of our workplaces and communities shift, it’s important to understand how the atmosphere t...

Read More October 11, 2017 10/11/2017

How Media Center Can Help You Reach Millennials

Now that millennials are the largest living generation, it’s more important than ever to know how to market to them. This generation has different goals and priorities than previous ones, and the wrong strategies could miss them.Millennials Live OnlineHaving grown up with computers in their homes an...

Read More October 11, 2017 10/11/2017

3 Keys to Building Relationship-Based Leads

Sometimes a customer comes to you knowing exactly what they need. Bam, transaction complete! Unfortunately, you’re more likely to encounter someone at the wrong time — and making sure they remember you when the right time comes along can be a challenge. Here are three essential steps to bu...

Read More September 20, 2017 9/20/2017

Tips for Connecting With Business Partners

Not every lead comes straight to you out of the ether — sometimes the strongest leads come via recommendation. That’s why having business partners is so important. But how do you build those relationships? These days, you can Google someone’s name and be in touch with them in minutes. The inter...

Read More September 20, 2017 9/20/2017

Make Your Database Your Best Sales Tool

It’s great to have a ton of data on your leads, customers, and business partners... but if you don’t know what to do with that data, you might as well not have it at all. Luckily, you don’t have to do anything with that data, because Media Center will do it for you! Easy-to-use CRM — To ge...

Read More September 20, 2017 9/20/2017

6 Ways to Retain Satisfied Customers

Understand the importance of retaining customers. Studies show it costs five to seven times more to acquire new customers than to retain existing ones.Set customer expectations from the start. Make it clear from the beginning what you’ll do, when you’ll do it and how much it will cost. Ide...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017

The Time-Saving Secret That Should Be Obvious

You’re a busy person, and keeping track of your obligations can be a challenge. That’s why you probably start each day with a to-do list. The to-do list is a staple of any productivity plan. But they have a dark secret: They don’t work.You write a to-do list with the best of intentions. But at the e...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017

Make Your Smartphone a Tool, Not a Distraction

Having a computer in the palm of your hand can be an incredible productivity tool, but too often it just becomes a tool for watching cat videos. Luckily, there are a few quick ways to make sure your smartphone can offer all of its benefits without simultaneously offering a dozen distractions.Ditch t...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017

Don’t Let Email Take Over Your Workday

These days, your business practically lives in your email inbox. But as key as email is, it can also kill your productivity if you let it. Here are three ways to keep on top of email without letting it consume your day.Set boundaries. Let’s be honest: A quick check of your inbox will often resu...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017

5 Memory Boosters to Remember More with Less Effort

Here’s how to quickly commit new things to memory.Take a break. To retain something, you have to pay attention and be deeply engaged, but after a while, the mind wanders. Take a break every 30-60 minutes.Tune out the Internet. When taking in information online, it’s easy to let links and s...

Read More August 17, 2017 8/17/2017

4 Ways Mega-Producing LOs Use the Phone

Ever wonder which calls big producers choose to make? You know how busy they are, so who do they call and how do they remember? Here are 4 ways mega producers use the phone. (The secret is, they use “Call Settings” in the Media Center!)They call their customers after closing. Top producers don’...

Read More August 16, 2017 8/16/2017