Frank Lloyd Wright reportedly once said, “early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.”
From the NAR Archives: Virginia Grant recognized the woman sitting in a large pink Cadillac in front of the trendy Lowenstein’s East Department store in early 1957. Grant had seen the woman’s photograph in the newspaper and recognized her. It was Elvis Presley’s mother….
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All you do is snap a smartphone or thin camera into the device, hold the marker (we would probably put it in a shirt pocket), begin recording and the Swivl will follow you anywhere as demonstrated… Watch a video here:
TreeHouse offers 26,000 sf of green products
As environmental awareness becomes mainstream and less of a trend belonging to the elitists on the coasts, consumers are struggling to find home products that are considered green. Go into any big box home improvement store and find the green section, it’s typically an afterthought and placed awkwardly. Not at TreeHouse in Austin which is 26,000 square feet devoted to products that are not only environmentally friendly but healthier and less toxic.
Here at the Ed Acevedo Team, we choose a mix of note taking mediums. Lauri, our Client Manager, keeps a notebook on her at all times in order to take notes, record thoughts, ideas, things to do that pop up while on the go, and amazing homes she stumbles upon and wants to learn more about. When she’s in front of her laptop, Lauri will save multiple email drafts to keep track of things – Web sites to visit later or information that she can then access later. Ed, team leader, he uses his phone to record voice notes. Steve likes to keep an day planner and write down appointments, lists and everything in one spot. Our team uses Google products and shares calendars to keep everything straight.
On the other hand – our office has gone paperless. Everything is scanned and emailed to our wonderful market center administrator Celeste, even if you have written a contract up the old fashioned way. This has helped our team translate our entire process into paperless. All forms are signed electronically via Docusign, we save everything to Dropbox, and manage our database through a wonderful proprietary system provided by Keller Williams to agents called eEdge. Starting December 1, Keller Williams is also making available to Pennsylvania agents a new system called MyTransactions. MyTransactions allows us to manage the entire “loop” of a sales process right inside of our database system. This means no more switching between programs for different forms, signatures, editing, saving, etc. It also keeps a record of all paperwork and helps the other agents who might not be using electronic systems to check out how easy the process is.
So, what are your thoughts? How do you prefer to work?
Once you’ve sunk into the warm embrace of your favorite chair after a long day, it can feel excruciatingly difficult to summon up the motivation to go out and exercise, grocery shop, or take in culture. It just seems like far too much hassle and effort to take action. So you stay put.
Read more here… Setting the Scene for a Productive Day :: Tips :: The 99 Percent.
October 31, 2011 by Tim De Chant
Sometime today—or maybe it’s already happened—the 7 billionth person on this planet will be born. It’s a milestone, that’s for certain, though I’m unsure whether it’s auspicious or portentous. What I do know is it’s a bit contrived. The 7 billionth person will face the same challenges as the baby born just before or just after. They are all entering a world that is trying to answer its most pressing question—how many of us can it support?
The answer depends, of course, on what sort of future those people will have. Will they live like Americans—sated and safe—or like Somalians—as uncertain about their next meal as they are about their country’s fate? That, of course, depends on resources. In truth, we won’t know the answers to any of these questions until we get there, if we’re even lucky enough to realize when we’ve arrived.
For years now, I’ve felt as though the world has been filling up around me. Part of that has been the result of changing scenery, an impression reinforced by years of moving up the density ladder from small towns to bigger cities. But that feeling is also supported by cold, hard facts. My worlds are filling up. It’s most evident in my hometown, a small city where change comes slowly if at all. Yet even there, the roads and houses and shops I knew can’t contain the now pulsing masses, grown half again as large as when I first knew them. Like a teenager, the city is coping with its new size awkwardly. Ambivalent about the future, it keeps trying to be the city I knew. But even I—with my propensity for nostalgia—know better. Every time I return, as I sit trapped a dozen deep at a stoplight, a lesson is writ large in the taillights of the car in front of me. Growth, like progress, cannot be stopped.
So as we cross this synthetic threshold, close your eyes for a second to take snapshot of the world as it is. It will never be the same. Then open them to a future that’s two people fuller.