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January 2018 Executive Times

(Published on - 1/8/2018 4:47:00 PM)

 

Our January 2018 Executive Time's is out!  Pick up your copy at any of our office locations or click here to read more.


Resolve to Get Organized? 4 Simple Techniques for the New Year!

(Published on - 1/5/2018 3:30:01 PM)

Have You Resolved to Get Organized?

4 Techniques for the New Year

With the holidays just behind us and New Year’s resolutions calling your name, you may find that organization is at the top of your list of things to accomplish. There’s no shame in admitting that when holiday guests arrive, it can be tempting to hide everything in a closet and try to deal with the resulting tornado later.

With the gift-giving season now over, there is no better time to declutter. It will instill a sense of calm in your home during the New Year’s Eve commotion, provide space for any new gifts your family may have acquired (this is especially true for children's toys), and you can give back to those who need it most. Wins all around!

Place Stress-Free Living Above Sentimentality

If you are a sentimental person, it can be hard to organize efficiently. Vetting through items becomes a dreaded task, choosing to store precious mementos can feel counterintuitive and it can be difficult to clean around the piles of memories throughout your home.

To keep your home ready for holiday parties and visits with the in-laws, visualize how much easier your home will be to care for once you have parted with a few extra items. Less is more should be your mantra.

Tackle the Paperwork

Kids’ art projects, semi-important receipts and memorabilia you just can’t let go of all tend to become wandering souls, moved from surface to surface without a real home.

End the clutter shuffle by purchasing accordion folders for tax papers, temporary receipt savings and warranty information, and by purchasing photo boxs or magazine organizers for the rest. When your mementos box becomes too full, it’s time to vet what you’ve saved.

Declutter and Donate

All organizing should begin with a good purge. Start with the easy part, and toss worn out or broken items.

Don’t be wasteful, but do be realistic… those strappy sandals that you were sure you could find a way to fix aren’t worth the real estate in your closet. Recycle any items that can be recycled, and say goodbye to garbage that is taking up precious storage space in your life.

After that, you’re ready to tackle the gently used items that you may not need. Around this time of year, you may find that you’re more willing to part with items in the spirit of giving. If you’re finding it hard to decide what to keep, make a “maybe” box and store it for a few months. If you don’t come back to the box searching for a specific item, chances are you didn’t need it anyway. Package anything you didn’t miss and donate it without regret!

Rotate Gifts

If you have young children, chances are you were overwhelmed with the amount of toys your kids received from friends and well-meaning relatives. The reality is, children do not have the attention span to truly enjoy all of these presents at once.

Instead of inviting chaos from over-stimulated children pulling out several toys at once, take a few of the new presents and put them away for later. Down the road, when the current toys lose their appeal, swap them out for the new items. In a month or two, you can repeat the process and your child will be perpetually entertained with “new” toys to examine, and you won’t have to clean up a plethora of playthings each evening.

Getting organized can feel like a daunting project at times, but little tasks can lead to a big accomplishment. If maintaining a calm and organized home is on your list of resolutions this year, there’s no better time to start.

To read the entire article written by Brentnie Daggett for RISMedia's Housecall, click here.

 


Executive Training Opportunities!

(Published on - 1/3/2018 11:21:15 PM)

 

Attention Executives: We have several training opportunities coming up this week and next that will show you how to get connected and stay connected to your prospects, take advantage of our new team marketing system, and streamline your marketing tasks. There is still time to register today!

 

 
Social Media Marketing for 2018
In this webinar, we'll take a look at different social media platforms you can use to boost your business (including Facebook, blogging, and more) plus share resources for developing a social media calendar.
 
Thursday, January 4 at 9:00 AM, PST
 
 
PrimeAgent Team Marketing System & New Website Design
Just in time for 2018, we've released a fresh, modern design for our agent and brokerage websites -- and a whole new marketing suite for teams! Check out the video to get a sneak peek. Register to learn more about the new sites, including how to enable the new look on your existing Realty Executives website.
 
Friday, January 12 at 9:00 AM, PST
 
 
New Executive Orientation: New to Real Estate
This session will introduce you to the Realty Executives International brand, give an overview of our technology suite/intranet portal (PrimeAgent) plus highlight additional marketing tools.This class will also feature tips and tricks for getting started in real estate. Orientation includes comprehensive training videos, resources and action items to be completed on your own schedule.

Tuesday, January 9 at 9:00 AM, PST
 
 
New Executive Orientation: New to Realty Executives
This session will introduce you to the Realty Executives International brand, give an overview of our technology suite/intranet portal (PrimeAgent) plus highlight additional marketing tools. In addition to our 30-minute introduction, orientation includes comprehensive training videos, resources and action items to be completed at your own pace.

Thursday, January 11 at 9:00 AM, PST
 
 
For more training opportunities, check out Realty Executives International's January/February schedule.
To register, visit the PrimeAgent Training Calendar.
 
Have questions? Need support?
Reach out to Claire Zastrow, or your Office CME for support.
 
 
 Trainings courtesy of Realty Executives International

Giving Back, One Meal At A Time

(Published on - 12/28/2017 9:54:02 PM)

 

This past weekend, the Eleven 20 RE team from our Franklin office, teamed up with Supreme Construction to help families less fortunate during the holidays. "To help these families, we made bags containing everything needed to make the perfect family feast for the holidays and handed them out. The look on these people's faces was nothing short of amazing, and stood as a reminder to what we stand for here at Eleven20; that helping people always needs to come first" noted Tina Elsner Reddick. Through their efforts, over 100 families were provided a meal to share together. "We continue to be proud of our Sales Executives and their commitment to community" said Dana Keegan, Chief Operating Officer at Realty Executives Integrity. "As a company, we understand the impact we have in our industry should extend past the closing table."

The team of ELEVEN20 of Realty Executives Integrity is powered by Tina Reddick, Teri Hayes and Sharon Kugi. 

To read more about the event, please visit ELEVEN20RE Blog for more information. 

#realtyexecutives #realtyexecutivesintegrity #realtor #realestate #givingback #communityminded #realtorlife #franklin #family


Keep Winter Outdoors: Winterizing Your Home

(Published on - 11/6/2017 11:48:51 PM)

Winter will soon be upon us, and it is time to start thinking about how to winterize your home. But where should you start? Here are six easy tips that will keep your home warm, secure, and efficient during the cold winter months.

1. Avoid Drafts

Cold drafts can make their way under doors and through windows, which will force you to turn up the heat and thus increase your heating bill. The U.S Department of Energy has stated that reducing drafts in your home can save 30% of your annual energy usage.

You can install draft guards to block the draft and keep the heat inside your house. You can purchase draft guards for as little as 10 dollars, or make a DIY draft guard with a rolled up towel or blanket.

2. Install Storm Windows and Doors

Installing storm windows and doors will block drafts and provide more warmth without having to bump up the thermostat.

Storm windows and doors will increase the amount of light that is able to enter your home, and they will help minimize the amount of airflow from outside. This will be a great help when the temperature starts to drop and the cold winds begin.

3. Seal Leaks and Cracks

If you’re going to seal a drafty door or window, it makes sense to also seal any other cracks or leaks in your house. Whether it’s a leak in a window frame, cracks in the wall, cracks in brick, cracks near your chimney, or even the small holes where wires or pipes are installed, these openings can allow cold air into your home.

You can either hire a professional to seal these leaks, or you can easily do it yourself with caulking or weatherstripping. This type of winter home maintenance is crucial for staying warm and keeping your home energy efficient.

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