We LOVE Mom! Here are some fun social media graphics for Mother’s Day courtesy of the RE/MAX Elite Marketing Department!
Did you know that we have auto texting and email responders available inside our office dashboard? Did you know you can get a free agent landing page to generate more leads for you, branded to you as well as full access to our built website?
Check out these agent landing pages… these are custom made so get with Heather to have yours made!
Here are a couple:
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Monday Morning Wake Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead
I hope that you had a fabulous weekend. This week’s message is about planning for the future. Did you know that studies show that most people spend more time planning their vacation, than they do planning their life? Why? It’s fun planning vacations and we look at a vacation as that time when we can relax, unwind, and make memories. Planning for your future, is not quite as much fun for some of us, but it can be. There are several elements to a plan for your future. Start with something fun. Where will you live when you retire? What are the taxes for that area? What are the benefits to living in various areas for retirees? Should you purchase an investment property now, and have it paid off when you retire? Take a trip to the areas of interest, and make it fun! Retirement is still quite a way off for many of us, but it arrives before you know it. What will you do this week to start thinking of the future?
Something to Think About
Statistics show that most people are not ready for retirement. Research by the Insured Retirement Institute suggests trouble for retiring Baby Boomers. According to the study, 24% of baby-boomers have no retirement savings — the lowest number since the study started in 2011. Only 55% of baby boomers have some retirement savings, and of those, 42% have less than $100,000. Thus, approximately half of retirees are living off of their social security benefits which are an average of $1,500 per month.
Do one thing this week to start planning for your retirement, regardless of your age.
Words of Wisdom:
Retirement is like a long vacation in Las Vegas. The goal is to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money. Jonathan Clements
Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. Harry Emerson Fosdick
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. Abe Lemons
I’m retired – goodbye tension, hello pension! Author Unknown
There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson
More countries and territories, more brand awareness, and more per-agent productivity. Compare RE/MAX to other real estate brands, and you’ll quickly see the difference.
We are excited to announce that Kerry Ramage has been promoted to President of Operations and Managing Broker at RE/MAX Elite! She’s going on her 10th anniversary here at Elite, so for most of you no introduction is needed. For others that don’t know her yet, we will do our best to bring you up to speed.
Kerry brings a fresh new perspective and years of leadership experience to our team. She’s had her Broker’s license for the past 12 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Kerry’s well respected by her peers in the industry and is a great listener. In her past life, she worked as a paralegal/legal assistant so she navigates contract issues just like an attorney would. A lot of you have already experienced this wisdom in your private pow wow sessions on various issues over the past decade. Kerry has a gift of being able to see both sides of the situation before drawing a logical conclusion on how to solve a problem.
Kerry has also served at the board on the Grievance & Professional Standards Committee and currently serves on the Professional Standards Committee as an Ombudsman . She extremely ethical and holds all Realtor’s to a higher standard.
Kerry will continue selling real estate as well, which we see as another competitive advantage. She will be on the front lines right next to our agents overcoming past, present and future trends as they occur in real time.
“My career has always been in sales. Before becoming a REALTOR℗, I was a licensed insurance agent in the State of Florida. After that, I spent 10 years in the shoe industry both as a buyer and a sales representative for a major shoe manufacturer. I began my real estate career in Fairfield County, CT a suburb of NYC. I returned to Brevard County in 2002 to raise my children near family. After opening and selling a successful business, I returned to the real estate profession and have held my Brokers License in the State of Florida for the past 12 years. I’m really excited about this new leadership role at RE/MAX Elite and look forward to the challenge of helping our agents become the best they can be.”
Kerry is currently a Member of:
Space Coast Association of Realtors
Florida Association of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Professional Standards Committee as an Ombudsman
Education, Designations and Achievements:
University of Florida, Associate of Arts
The American College for The Arts, Bachelor of Arts Interior Design, Cum Laude
PREC Course II for Brokers
Certified Distressed Property Expert –CDPE (short sale and foreclosure designation)
International Real Estate Specialist – IRES
Tom Ferry’s Sales Power for RE/MAX
RE/MAX Executive Club 2011, 2013
RE/MAX 100% Club 2012, 2014, 2015
RE/MAX Chairman’s Team Club 2016
I hope that you had a fabulous weekend and that you are having a very successful 2017. As we enter into the month of May, it’s time for a checkup! Traditionally, most agents will have earned 50% of their annual income by the end of May. What was your goal for 2017? Are you halfway there? If so, congratulations! If not, what will you do differently for the remainder of this year, to achieve your goals? They could be personal or business goals. Market research shows that most people will set a goal in January, but very few people can tell you what that goal was when it gets to this time of the year. Why? Because if you are not reviewing your goals on a regular basis, or have a plan of action that you are following, it’s easy to forget. When you see the impact that achieved goals can have in your life, you look at goals differently.
Something to Think About
Where are you in relation to your goals? If you can’t remember, or did not set a goal for this year, ask this very simple question: Am I happy with where I am in my personal and professional life? If not, it’s not too late to set some goals for 2017. Think of it as a decision to do something different, so you can have different results in the future.
Review your goal. Are you on track? If not, what can you do to get on track for the remainder of the year? If you did not set a goal, that’s fine, but is there a change that you would like to see in your life? If so, what would be the appropriate goal, as well as the action plan to accomplish that goal?
Words of Wisdom
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Albert Schweitzer
Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. Jack Canfield
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. Dale Carnegie
The REAL Trends 500, now in its 30th year, ranks the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms in the country. Firms are ranked by both transaction sides and sales volume for the previous year. For the 2017 REAL Trends Survey, firms needed to close a minimum of 500 transaction sides in 2016 to qualify.
Monday Morning Wake Up Call:
Your Motivation, Inspiration, & Direction for the Week Ahead.
Time to FLY!
Good morning! What an awesome week this is going to be. I can feel it. It’s almost like flying. By the way, do you know how the golden eagle teaches her young eagles to fly? She swoops down to the nest, snuggles up to one of her little ones, then pushes it out! The young eaglet then free-falls to the ground, when mother sweeps in and saves it. Whew! Then when the eaglet is feeling safe and warm in the nest, the mother does it again! And again! Why? She knows the eaglet was born to fly, and can, but the baby eaglet does not know it yet. Next, the mother eagle starts to remove all the feathers, leaves and soft things from the nest, forcing the babies to huddle together for safety. Then mom starts to pull apart the nest! Why? She is determined that those little ones will fly, but she also knows that they will never fly as long as they remain in the nest. When she takes away their security, it’s because she knows that they are ready to fly, and they do! It’s a little like our comfort zones, don’t you think? It’s easy to stay in the safe and secure. The known. The zone. That’s not how you get to the next level though, is it? To do that you’ve got to spread your wings a little and try new things, new ideas and new experiences. This week, I challenge you to not only fly – but to soar!
Make it amazing.
Something to Think About
What an exciting feeling it must be to fly. Those who have jumped from planes have experienced a little of what it must feel like. First is the fear. What if I break my leg or break everything? All great reasons to stay in the comfort and safety of the plane. But you will miss out on something that most are unwilling or unable to do. Sales is like that too. Be willing to give up the certainty to experience new heights.
Do something adventurous this week! Challenge yourself to try at least one new thing that will take you closer to your goals.
Words of Wisdom
If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. – Bob Hooey
People don’t ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts. – Robert Keith Leavit
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. – Mary Kay Ash
You don’t close a sale, you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise. – Patricia Fripp
Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make. – William Bernbach
Easy steps to create your Web Ad (trust us, it will be harder to choose which great layout you want than it is to actually create this fun design which is perfect for emailing or posting to social)!
Log into your Max Center
Once in the dashboard, go to the RE/MAX Design Center!
From the home page of the Designs, choose the Web Ad Category.
In here you will see 8 designs, 2 pages worth of designs to choose from, we mentioned this was going to be the hard part, you can easily preview each design to see which one will be perfect for your project. Some tips to help you, photo count and verbiage you are looking to add. Select the Design.
Enter a Project Name, Description and Folder. (Tip: I typically keep all projects for a property in a file named with that property address).
Enter photos and text (don’t forget you can preview where the text will be going over on the left side by clicking View Layout). It will show you how many characters you have remaining for this box. (TIP: The small ink icon to the far left will give you example text to choose from).
Make sure your information is correct and up to date. This is pulling straight from your profile in Design Center which we hope you have set up. If not, make sure you go to the upper right hand corner and set this up (after this project)! 🙂 Save & Continue!
Step 8. Save it, Share it and have fun with your new design!!!