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QR code = Quick Response Code

Technology
From Wikipedia: a QR code abbreviated from Quick Response code is a specific matrix barcode or two dimensional code that is readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera telephones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data. Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code is the one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. The QR code was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. There are two main things that you have to have when you want to use QR codes:  A mobile phone with a camera and internet connectivity  A QR code reader Where do I…
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The Business Cycle That Will Take Us to the Next Level Is Right around the Corner

Real Estate, Trends
Top Ten Reasons the Cycle Has to Move in an Upwards Trend 1. Companies are moving to Texas from all over the US due to our being a “less taxing State” 2. Affordability for employees – Texas homes are the most affordable in the country 3. More homes in more price ranges to choose from than anywhere in the country 4. Stable local market – we had an appreciating median home price last year 5. Interest rates are affordably awesome! 6. NOW is the time to buy – homes are “on Sale” 7. Texas’s economy is strong and household incomes are rising 8. Home prices are stable 9. Texas Lifestyle is filled with amenities – climate, year round recreational opportunities, sporting events, lakes, Gulf of Mexico, cruises, arts and museums…
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5 Changes in Your Business Approach for Dynamic Success

Career, Motivation, Real Estate
First off let's get the negative out of the way by discussing the don'ts in your business approach. Our attitude is a choice. Let's not complain about the economy, or our real estate production or company. Let's not wait for things to change. Let's not wait for our finances, the market, or our marriage to change. The best approach is to create the change by putting our creative thoughts into the challenge and jumpstart the change in our lives. There are gimmicks out there in the market place for getting ahead fast, easy, no effort but as Thomas Edison said, "Success comes dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work". Don't avoid the difficult called prospecting because you are afraid of rejection. Successful people know that out of hard…
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Thriving In Any Market Through Relationship Building

Marketing, Motivation, Real Estate
If you have done the job of building an honest, customer oriented business, your clients would not consider using someone else. You have built a relationship. You have earned loyalty. Walter Sanford, real estate training coach, states “every top sales person in this country spends one to four hours per day generating leads”. He further states, “If you are not doing that, get out of the business”. Generating leads is the first step to building a relationship with a new prospect. That prospect if treated properly is worth not just his property needs but the needs of his circle of friends. Think of a small pebble being thrown into the lake. The first time it hits the water, it makes a small dent in the surface and then in a…
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Your New Year’s Resolution Checklist

Career, Marketing, Motivation, Real Estate
You and I made our plans for the New Year and how are we doing right now? In the event your phone, e-social media tools are not getting you the robust business you currently desire, here are some resolution checklists that will create more results for you. I’ve set my Budget and Business Plan for 2011. _____ You must make a good estimate of your potential commissions based on prior year’s history. You must pull out last year’s expenses and review those in order to have a "reasonable budget". It is easier to say yes, when you feel your decision is based on data with a foundation rather than what you hope might occur. Prospecting Calendar is in place and my appointments are set for 2011. _____ Personal marketing in…
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