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Write Down These 5 Sales Guru Inspirational Quotes

By Mary Mack / November 18, 2018
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Sometimes all we need is a little inspiration from people we aspire to be like to get back on track. Whether we are hoping to make a career change or just need a little motivation to get moving, reading quotes…

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Digital Sales Strategies to Try Now

By Mary Mack / November 17, 2018
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When it comes to sales strategies, most of us are guilty of sticking to the familiar and what has worked for us in the past. After all, if it isn’t broke, why fix it? The problem, however, is that times…

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10 Things Successful People Do to Start Their Day

By Mary Mack / October 10, 2018
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It’s fascinating to think that the steps we take early in our day could have a monumental impact on our wellbeing and productivity. And they do! The choices we make can set the tone for the rest of our waking…

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Are Robots Gunning for Your Job?

By Mary Mack / October 6, 2018
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Robots taking over the world has been a common theme in science fiction. But as technology has progressed, much of what used to be viewed as fiction has become reality. Even in our industry, automation is quickly transforming the homebuying…

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3 Keys to Succeeding in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

By Mary Mack / October 4, 2018
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For years, we’ve enjoyed historically low interest rates, but those days seem to be over. As of this writing, the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage is inching toward 5%, while the Fed seems poised to raise rates several more times in…

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5 Tips for Successful Social Networking

By Mary Mack / September 15, 2018
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Three-quarters of Americans use some form of social media, spending 90% of their waking hours connected to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram. Along the way, the debate over whether social media is acceptable in the workplace has almost vanished. In…

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Is Your Manager Helping or Hurting Your Career?

By Mary Mack / August 20, 2018
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What makes a good branch manager? The answer may depend on who you ask, but clearly, loan officers are very opinionated about this issue. Among the most frequent complaints about branch managers is that they are slow to act when…

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Ready For Something New? 4 Tips to Change Your Career

By Mary Mack / August 19, 2018
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Changing careers can be a scary and life-changing decision. There is a lot of uncertainty, stress, and fear that come with making that kind of choice, but it may be exactly what you need. The good news? You can take…

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5 Rockstar Productivity Apps to Keep You On-Task

By Mary Mack / August 18, 2018
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With so many things to distract us every single day both at work and at home, it is almost too easy to lose productivity and focus. Since many of us are on our phones throughout the day, why not make…

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