free: 3 Underestimated Sources of Advertising Inspiration for Realtors - 01/27/19 01:46 PM
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Are you guilty of discounting the pearls on your doorstep? The creative inspiration and connection to business resources you need to get to the next level may be closer than you think. Here are three underestimated sources of input that a simple shift in mindset can reveal. 
Junk Mail -- From postcards to ValPak, junk mail can teach you about:
businesses in your local community -- These become referral resources and talking points for local market expertise. Blog about that new restaurant that just opened. Visit the Mom & Pop hardware store and promote them … (4 comments)

free: Santa Gift Sack - A Design Gift For Machine Embroidery Enthusiasts - 12/25/18 07:57 AM
As part of our minimalist Christmas this year, we ditched the gift wrap and opted to follow the gift sack tradition. What are Santa Gift Sacks? They are large, reusable fabric drawstring gift sacks, and can be made out of a pillowcase, laundry bag, or sized to suit custom dimensions from a fabric of choice.  This Australian Christmas tradition (also used in other parts of the world) was created to solve for households that didn’t have a Christmas tree. Children would leave their pillowcases at the end of their bed so Santa would know where to leave the gifts on Christmas Eve. The … (6 comments)

free: Photos With Santa in Plano - Sat. 12/16, 12pm - 2pm - 12/07/17 06:07 PM
It's Christmas, and YOU'RE invited!
 
Come Take Photos with SantaWhere: 3308 Preston Road, Plano, TX 75093, NE Corner of Preston & Parker
Hours: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12pm - 2pm
Cost: FREE (complimentary digital photos & hot cocoa)
Contact: Sam Thomas with Providence Group Realty
Phone: 469.298.9786
About This EventCome take pictures with Santa, Saturday, December 16th from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Join our Holiday client appreciation event at 3308 Preston Rd, Plano, TX 75093 (NE Corner of Parker & Preston). Digital portraits with Santa provided by Providence Group Realty.
Enjoy live Christmas music AND complimentary hot cocoa fulfilled by our amazing co-host, Farmbyrd Rotisserie & Fry. 
Merry Christmas!
 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photos-with-santa-live-music-hot-cocoa-tickets-41140261630
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free: NAR Sponsors FREE Safety Tool for All Realtors - 12/01/17 09:23 AM
Safety is a serious concern for Realtors®. 
NAR announced in November 2017 that a new safety tool is being made available to all Realtors® for free. Trust Stamp is online service that empowers Realtors® to protect themselves and their clients by helping them verify stranger identities prior to meeting.
 
Trust Stamp is an artificial intelligence (AI) company that focuses on biometrically created digital identities. Their goal is to replace user names and passwords (knowledge-based authentication) -- and eventually, even the social security number. For the real estate industry, the goal is to achieve identity and trust, so that agents can stay safe. 
How Does … (6 comments)

free: Marketing Magic: DIY Apartment Mailing List - 08/16/17 06:12 PM
So, you want to send a direct mail campaign to all of the residents in an apartment complex, but you don't want to pay for a mailing list. After all, we live in an era where information is only a click away. But, where does a real estate professional search for this information?
Good news... you can quickly and painlessly create your own apartment complex mailing list with the help of a few online resources.
STEP 1
USPS has a handy lookup that will provide you with unit ranges for a multifamily address. Point your browser to https://tools.usps.com/go/ZipLookupAction_input. Enter the main street address, city and state. … (1 comments)

free: Hold me close, Sway me more... - 07/31/16 01:06 AM
What do you get when you cross Michael Buble with Microsoft and real estate? Sway!
What is Sway?
For starters, Microsoft Sway is COOL! If PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote and Wordpress had a baby, it would be Sway. 
Building an interactive story takes seconds with Sway's dynamic drag and drop interface. Users can embed images, videos, documents and even social media content to create reports, presentations, online photo albums, blog entries, and more...  As you build your Sway content, it publishes live to web and becomes sharable with a direct link. Users are permitted share editable links for collaborative projects (to invite others to contribute or modify … (7 comments)

 
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Amanda Thomas

​Broker, SRES®, BPOR, MCNE, ​Certified DRS Agent™

Plano, TX

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Providence Group Realty

Address: 3308 Preston Rd #350-124, Plano, Texas, 75093

Mobile: 469.298.9706

Fax: 469.645.6363

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