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A warm KWReston welcome to Arturo Cruz who is holding his DC license with us and to Omayma Abutaleb (VA, MD & DC) who joins us from Long & Foster !! - I encourage you to send them a welcome email and let them know how we support our culture of caring and sharing.
~ The 3Es describe what that 'best office' looks and feels like- It is an office filled with ENERGY, it's agents are focused on EXCELLENCE, and they are ENGAGED with the office on a daily or weekly basis. Help us spread the word... it can't happen without YOU!
Congratulations to Jonathan Thoburn for capping on royalty and to Karin Ebner & The Herrick Team for capping on Royalty & Company dollar!! You All (and each) Rock !
Buyer Mastery brings you nine self-study guides plus a workbook that together provide the basis for a one-day interactive class on working with buyers - from first contact to consultation, and through getting offers accepted and contracts closed. The course takes you through the Buyer Service Cycle, emphasizing the models, systems and techniques proven by top agents in their own businesses. $20 for Materials...
Step One June 4th Noon - 4pm
Step Two: June 18th Noon - 4pm
Training & Meetings
June 4th - 8th
Monday June 4th - 9 am Ignite Negotiate Win Win Agreements, 12-4 Buyer Mastery Part 1
Tuesday June 5th 9 am Ignite Find Seller Leads, 11 am Team Meeting, 7 pm Investor Mastermind
Weds June 6th 9 am BOLD, 3 pm Orientation
Thurs June 7th Ignite Accountability 4-1-1
Friday June 8th 9 am 11 am Check Presentation for Reston Interfaith, 12 pm group coaching with Mike, 2 pm Marketing with eEdge
Introduced in Ignite, the Daily 10/4 is a set of 4 powerful habits agents must develop and perform daily to maintain a healthy career and business. Learn how to leverage the tools in eEdge to perform your Daily 10/4 activities and hit your goals!
It's easy to set goals, but keeping them in your sight requires discipline and accountability. Learn to use myTracker to monitor your progress towards reaching your Daily 10/4 goals, and ultimately the goals you've set for your business. This complements the Ignite Power Sessions.
During the month of June, all associates will notice a new look to their mykw home page. Join us to learn about the new Market Center Intranet--a robust platform that allows agents and office leadership to communicate more efficiently.
Buddy Norman, President of KWCommercial will be in Northern Virginia on June 21st (from 9am to noon) to conduct commercial training for any agent interested in joining the KWCommercial division (whther they are with KW now or not! ) Please book your calendar now !!
Mortgage Mastery series by McLean Lending
We will schedule Mortgage Mastery Series for the 2nd Thursday of every month from 10-11:30am (keeping in mind that this might change depending on Family Reunion, Mega Camp, etc). McLean will provide lunch afterwards.
Below are the chapter titles for calendar purposes -
June 2012 - Chapter 2 - FHA Loans
July 2012 - Chapter 3 - VA Loans
August 2012 - Chapter 4 - VHDA
September 2012 Chapter 5 - USDA
October 2012 - Chapter 6 - 203K
November 2012 - Chapter 7 - Monthly Payment Calculations PI
December 2012 - Chapter 8 - Pre-Qualification worksheet
January 2013 - Chapter 9 - Loan Application Checklist
February 2013 - Chapter 10 - Valuable Resources
March 2013 - Chapter 11 - Real Estate Taxes by County
Next Wave of Social Networking
Next Wave of Social Networking - Integrating Visual Thinking in the Home-Buying Process
By Aparna Sundar, PhD Student
Visualizing is a way of knowing: it is a mode of generating knowledge... How we see determines what we see; and how we see is embodied in our mental images. By virtue of their condensing impulse, images have a kind of power that abstract ideas can never have. (Nicholson 2003)
Pinterest has all the elements for a right brain, visual thinker. Images, pin boards, minimal word content and high quality visuals that makes staying on the site feel like you are skimming through virtual pages of Dwell, Home Decor and Home by Design all rolled into an online visual format. The difference is that Pinterest is a social networking site that allows you to connect with your social community and integrate your online experience in one "scrapbook" site that lets you "pin" static visual experiences. Pinterest can be thought of as a virtual billboard fed by consumer "likes" or "pins," directing you to relevant stops on the Internet highway.
Learn about the 5 most critical components of your Social networking strategy by reading the full Baylor University Keller Center Research Report here:
Thank you so much for your support for "A night at the races" to benefit Reston Interfaith. As a result of your efforts and support, we raised over $18,000 for a truly great cause. We are going to be presenting reston interfaith with a check on June 8th at 11 am at the Embry Rucker Memorial Shelter next to the Reston library. You are welcome to join us, if you would like to be part of that ceremony.
I look forward to another great event next May! ... (ask me how you can get involved)
BOLD is coming to Reston in Q3
Hello BOLD Superstars,
As we finish this BOLD in Northern Va, it has been incredible! we have had in just 6 weeks the avg agent in BOLD is doing over 10 transactions!! If you are getting this email and you are in BOLD we have 13 slots left and you need to keep the MOMENTUM going! DO it again every quarter if it is near you! See me or Mike Coffey or Erin this Wed to get your name on the list, we are only going to have 50 agents.
If you are NOT in BOLD this time, send me an email now and let me know you want to be at the FREE first step to BOLD or you want to sign up now so you don't miss your seat.
Don't let the DRUNK MONKEY say it is to hot, vacation, or kids out of school, this is the time to fire up your business and your kids can help you!!
So let me know you want in NOW! just think in AUG and SEPT you will do over 15 transactions, what would that do for your business and family?
Team Leader Keller Williams Greenbrier and BOLD COACH
I'm sure we are all aware that it's a Presidential election year here in the USA! The run to election day is accelerating to what's sure to be a dramatic finish. What qualities are YOU seeking in a President?
Recently, I was elected President of the Parents' Association at my children's school. I have to admit, I felt an unexpected thrill at the opportunity to take on this new leadership role. It will be exciting to influence decisions about the school's future growth, and to be part of creating a strong and fun school community.
In this busy election year, it might be a good time for YOU to elect yourself President - of, perhaps, your business, your health, your career, your life purpose and mission...fill in the blank. See where a Presidential mindset takes you in the coming days and weeks.
President = leader = decision-maker = big picture thinker = leveraging success through others = living the WI4C2TS!
(See you at your victory party!)
Don't Miss out on Freddie Mac $500 Home Warranty Credit
Beginning May 25, 2012, HomeSteps will offer a credit at closing for the actual price of a home warranty up to $500 for owner occupant offers.
Here is how it works:
The home warranty incentive must be submitted with the initial purchase offer.
The home warranty incentive is only available for owner occupant offers (primary or secondary home) submitted on or after May 25, 2012. Investor purchases, auction sales, sealed-bid sales and bulk sales are ineligible for this incentive.
The home warranty incentive is valid on any HomeSteps home for sale in the United States (including PR, VI and GU).*
Under the home warranty incentive, HomeSteps will pay for a home warranty up to $500. Seller's contribution is for a home warranty up to $500. No credits will be given for any unused amount nor will the credit exceed $500 even if the price of the home warranty is greater than $500.
Credit will not be paid directly to buyer as a reimbursement but instead be dispersed by the closing agent to the buyer's home warranty company.
HomeSteps reserves the right to remove any property from this incentive or end the incentive at any time. The home warranty incentive will not be paid if closing does not occur for any reason. Any dispute over the payment of a credit or fee shall be resolved by Freddie Mac in its sole discretion.
The home warranty incentive is void where prohibited by law or applicable MLS rules. Selling agent is responsible for determining same prior to making offer.
Please give our vendor partners an opportunity to serve your clients. They'll make you look like a rock star!
Champion Title: Ryan Koppel 703-517-4244
McLean Mortgage: Joe Lucas 571-308-4009
HMS Home Warranty: Ron Nocera 800.843.4663 x311
Old Republic Home Warranty : Molly Flory 800.282.7131 x1428
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~ 3E is the "trademark" of our office. Your Staff, ALC and fellow agents are focused on and committed to creating the best Real Estate office in North America- right here in Reston! The 3Es describe what that 'best office' looks and feels like- It is an office filled with ENERGY, it's agents are focused on EXCELLENCE, and they are ENGAGED with the office on a daily or weekly basis. Help us spread the word... it can't happen without YOU!
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.