Inman Connect 2018 Recap – Useful Notes shared by Champions School of Real Estate President, Kim Dydalewicz

Champions, Marketing, Real Estate, Social Media, Trends
Dear Champions, On behalf of Champions School of Real Estate President, Kimberly Dydalewicz, we would like to share with you a recap (PDF-click here or the image above to download) of the notes and useful takeaways she learned at the Agent Connect and Marketing Connect conferences at Inman 2018 in New York City. In her words, Kim shares: "Dear Reader, I am happy to share the following notes I took at the Agent Connect and Marketing Connect at Inman 2018 – I hope you find them helpful! Please read through the following pages to learn more about… Lead Magnet Ideas from Social Media Guru Katie Lance The Importance of Referrals, #FakeNews and a little Real Estate Myth-Busting Tips from the #1 Team in New York, the Blumstein-Corcoran Group Market Yourself…
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Pinterest Inspiration Station: Staging Ideas

General, Trends
In a seller's market, staging can sell a house on the first day it's listed. In a buyer's market, it can sell a house in a matter of days - not months. Needless to say, knowing how to properly stage a home is important. How important? So important that at Champions School of Real Estate, we offer the Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)  course on staging. Learn more about this course, here: That said, we know that  new ideas often spark creative approaches to decorating, so we rounded up 5 useful guides (thank you, Pinterest!) to help you make the most of what you have on hand to make a spectacular presentation. Enjoy! 1. 6 Ways to Master Yout Bookcase Decoration; Elle Decor 2. How to Accessorize an End Table or Nightstand;…
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Looking for a family-friendly city to live in? Look no further than Texas!

Texas, Trends
  Apartment List's 2016 ranking of the best cities for young families repeats what we've been hearing in the news for years: if you want to live in a family-friendly environment, move to Texas! Apartment List took a number of factors into consideration as they determined the rankings of nearly 500 cities nationwide. By comparing criminality, child friendliness, education and housing, they determined that nearly 20% of their top 100 cities nationwide are in Texas. Of the top 20? Nearly half! The Houston suburbs of Pearland (10th), League City (18th) and Sugar Land (71st) made the the top 100 list, while overall, DFW suburbs took high spots: Allen led the nation with its first-place spot, followed by Frisco (4th), McKinney(6th), Flower Mound (8th) with Plano (No. 23), Lewisville (No. 33), Carrollton (No. 45),…
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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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