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WBNL Coaching Launches with a Unique Path to Gaining Clarity in Your Business and Personal Life

WBNL Coaching, a fresh new take on coaching and training, has launched with a philosophy that alignment and connection, tied closely with basic business practice, set a tone that anyone can follow to prosperity. The company's initial course curriculum focuses on helping Real Estate agents increase their business; however the unique techniques guiding their coaching can help any business owner gain clarity. Co-founders, Jan O’Brien and Matt Emerson have reimagined Coaching, Training, Management, and Real Estate and have put together programs that can help people gain clarity on the direction that will best meet their vision. “It all starts with... Read more →

Heart Mind Business Coaching is a real estate, business, life coaching and training company providing both personal, one-on-one coaching and online, on demand training and virtual coaching. HMB Coaching: Align and Connect Your Heart (passion) and Mind (attitude) with Your Business. Read more →

Join me at this year's RealTech conference in Las Vegas at the Riviera on April 17th. I am one of the featured speakers... Finding WIN-WIN-WIN Solutions with MLS technologies and data-handling Control of MLS data and Listing syndication continue to be a controversial and highly debated topic in our industry. As consumers continue to demand more meaningful data and a better user experience online, what can we do as brokers/agents, associations and technology companies to work toward that outcome? Get 50% off of normal ticket prices - just use promocode SPEAKER50. Currently, tickets are selling for $199. Last year, over... Read more →

Infographic: Top 100 Real Estate Blogs to Follow in 2013

Here's an infographic of 100 Real Estate blogs and resources... this real estate coach blog comes in at 51:) An infographic by the team at CouponAudit Join the WBNL Coaching Wanderers Club - The online, virtual coaching and training platform for Real Estate and Business Professionals. Your basic, FREE membership includes: WBNL Coaching Real Estate Business Plan Online Course and Downloads Read more →

Real Estate News and Recommended Articles June 11-21, 2012

Here is a recap of some newsworthy headlines and articles from around the real estate industry, business tips, and social media marketing: Good News for the Housing Market, June 14, 2012 from Bloomberg Businessweek Home prices and sales are on the rise. Shadow inventory is shrinking quickly. Foreclosures are up In May, banks filed to foreclose on 205,990 properties—a 9 percent increase during April, according to RealtyTrac. Borrowers are building more equity in their homes. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, 6-12-12 from FastCompany Track Your Time, Picture the Perfect Morning, Think Through the Logistics, Build the Habit,... Read more →

3.8% Tax to go into Effect in 2013 Applies to Investment Income for Upper Income Taxpayers

Incorrect information and rumors abound online regarding the so-called "3.8% Medicare Tax." The 3.8% Tax is NOT a Transfer Tax on Real Estate Sales Here is NARs explanation of the tax that will go into effect in 2013: The health care legislation enacted in 2013 included a new tax that was designed to affect upper income taxpayers. The 3.8% tax is imposed ONLY on those with more than $200,000 of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) ($250,000 on a joint return). The tax applies to investment income, defined as capital gains, dividends, interest payments, and, for those who own rental property, net... Read more →

Please Join Us in Celebrating our GRAND OPENING of the new Green Valley Branch location! FALL IN LOVE WITH REALTY ONE GROUP WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 WHERE: Green Valley Office 2831 St. Rose Pkwy. #100 Henderson, NV 89052 TIME: 12pm - 6pm (Lunch at 12pm followed by Ribbon Cutting at 1pm) View Larger Map Join us for a meet & greet from 2pm - 4pm and cocktail party from 4pm - 6pm. Come celebrate as we all toast to Realty ONE Group's newest luxurious 12,000 sq. ft. office. This Valentine's Day mark your calendar to attend this Grand Opening... Read more →

VA Loans and Veteran Homeownership in Nevada

Image via Wikipedia When Congress created the VA Home Loan Guaranty program in 1944, Las Vegas would have been unrecognizable compared to the city it has become today. Now, thanks to the federal government’s generous subsidized home loan program, military homebuyers have the ability to use a Nevada VA loan to purchase a home in Nevada. Because of their great terms, VA loans are popular among military members and have aided more than 19 million Vets in purchasing a home. After picking out a home in Las Vegas, buyers must consider their financing options. Two things that are central to... Read more →

NAR Amends Code of Ethics to Include Sexual Orientation as Protected Class

During the November 2010 National Association of Realtors (NAR) annual meeting in New Orleans, NAR’s delegate body voted to amend the NAR Code of Ethics to include sexual orientation as a protected class. The amendment to Article 10 of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics was passed in a roll-call vote by a greater than 9-to-1 margin. Read more →

How to Improve Your Credit Score (FICO)

Image via CrunchBase Tara-Nicholle Nelson of Trulia in this post 6 Quick Fixes for your Credit Score provided some great tips in answer to this question: What do you advise a financially fit homebuyer to do to increase their credit score or make themselves more attractive buyers, to qualify for the lowest mortgage rates? Here is a summary - read the full blog post at 6 Quick Fixes for your Credit Score 1. Pull your reports online – get them for free, no strings attached, at the government authorized website AnnualCreditReport.com. This doesn’t get you your actual FICO scores, but... Read more →

Register no later than 5 pm (EST) Friday, July 16 and you could have a chance of winning a brand new iPad. I will be joining Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services (PRERS) for the 2010 Summit Conference and delivering the session Business Acumen for Real Estate Leaders. I am excited to sponsor this registration contest that will select two lucky winners for Apple iPads. Read more →

HERA: Housing and Economic Recovery Act (effective July 30, 2009) Could Impact Closing Dates

Recent Federal legislation (HERA - Housing and Economic Recovery Act - effective July 30, 2009) could impact the closing date of your real estate transaction. When completing a purchase agreement, consider a conservative closing date of 30-45 days from the accepted contract date. HERA was designed to ensure that the borrower(s) involved in the transaction are given accurate disclosure information (Truth in Lending Statement pertaining to Annual Percentage Rate or APR) regarding the loan they are applying for and adequate time to re-evaluate their decision to proceed in the event of any changes that would impact their costs to finance.... Read more →

What is a CLUE Report and How to Obtain One

The Residential Purchase Agreement from the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors added the CLUE report as a due diligence option for buyers to request in 2009. Here is some more information about the CLUE report and how to obtain one. What is a CLUE report? The C.L.U.E.® (Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange) Report. CLUE is a report of claims information generated by ChoicePoint, a consumer-reporting agency. Insurance companies report claim information to ChoicePoint, such as the type of claim and how much they paid on a claim. In exchange, insurance companies can access the claims history of a specific consumer... Read more →

Weekly Real Estate News Links

A new weekly feature on the blog is "Weekly Real Estate News Links". Thanks to my fellow manager, George Head, who aggregates the best links on a weekly basis as a service to our agents to help keep everyone informed, educated and aware of "the news they can use!" Market the $8000 Tax Credit http://www.realtor.org/rmonews_and_commentary/articles/2009/0904_taxcredit Lots of Information at Census Site: http://www.factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en Changes to Code of Ethics that Affect Your Business Although the changes to the Code of Ethics for 2009 look small, they have a big impact on REALTORS'® business practices. Standard of Practice 1-15, which interprets Article 1,... Read more →

What's Your "Great Opportunity" in the current Real Estate Market?

At the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates (PREA) National Sales Convention held March 29-31, one of the keynote speakers, Geoffrey Colvin (Senior Editor-at-large for Fortune Magazine) presented a compelling talk on our economic recovery, how we got here and how we are going to get out of it. As he was speaking, the thought that came to me was...What if everyone could stop focusing on the next "great depression" but rather see "The Great Opportunity". What have you been focusing on in the past months? Are you open to the opportunities in the market? Are you making the appropriate adjustments in... Read more →