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Many Events this Fall Celebrate Diversity in Real Estate Industry

This fall, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices will participate in several events, conferences and conventions celebrating diversity in our industry. Join Gino Blefari, Chris Stuart, Teresa Palacios Smith and more team members at these events happening all over the country.

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Connecting with Clients: ‘Tis The Season

By Kim Gellatly

The holiday season can be a wonderful time to reach your clients in fun, memorable and festive ways.  Working hard during the fourth quarter to reach out to your clients can also help ensure you’ll have a great start to business in the first quarter of the new year.  Here are some of my favorite ways to connect with my network of clients during the holiday season:

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Misconceptions of Millennial Communication

By Melissa Kandel

A friend asked me yesterday if it was possible to sprain her thumbs from excessive text messaging.

“Of course you can’t,” I told her confidently, even though I had no idea. She shrugged, satisfied, and returned to her phone. We had met for a late afternoon coffee and these were our first words exchanged. For the better part of an hour, we sat in the corner of an almost-empty café, untouched lattes between us, phones in hand, silent except for the soft taps of fingertips on glass screens. Was this really the portrait of modern friendship?

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The Power of the Past Client

By Adam Briley

To maintain a successful real estate business, it’s critically important to look back in order to move forward; a majority of my business over the last few years has come from past client referrals.

So, how do you connect with clients long after a transaction is through?

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How to Win Business: Be the First

By Mark Brace


In my first-ever video for REthink Report, I’ll explain how to “Be the First.” Why is this practice so important for all real estate agents to understand? According to the National Association of REATLORS®’ latest profile of Homebuyers and Sellers, 66% of buyers and sellers worked with the first agent they interview.

But how can you be that first agent to get in front of potential clients? I’ve got some helpful tips and insight, so watch this video to find out more!

MARK BRACE is an agent with Grand Rapids, MI-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Michigan Real Estate. He is also a member of the REthink Council. To contact Mark, visit his website, find him on Facebook at or follow him on Twitter, @GRRealtor.

Harmonizing Hashtags: Thoughts on a Social Media Icon

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By Nicolle Davis

You know what the hashtag is, right?

It’s this thing: #

I always knew it as a musical symbol, a tic-tac-toe or the pound sign on a phone. But over the past few years, this familiar symbol has taken on an entirely new significance in an entirely new space ─ online media.

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REthinking the Broker Tour

Headshot Lynn Minnick

By Lynn Minnick

These days, I’m trying to be more efficient with my time, because there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

If I can combine some of my monthly real estate goals and activities in a way that makes the best use of my time, I’m all for it. If I can do all that and have FUN doing it, even better!

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