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See The People!

98% of all success in sales is directly related to the number of people you meet and talk to every day! Want more sales? See More People!

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Home Values Return More Slowly to Some Areas

The recession was a hit to every sector of the economy and took its toll on every household across the country. In some areas, the fall was more drastic than in others, and so too, the recovery has arrived unevenly. Homes in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods have rebounded more slowly than comparable homes in White and Asian neighborhoods. The causes and effects of policy, society, and economics are all on display, and each has an influence. Zillow provides more information on the uneven recovery here.

Finding The Right Painter

A fresh coat of paint is a quick way to give any room a new look. But it might not be so easy. Painting interior and exterior surfaces takes a bit of preparation and craft to get it right. If you don’t have the time or the expertise to do it right, you probably want to hire a pro to do it. Knowing what’s important in your search for the right person to handle the job is key. You need to know the right qualities to look for in order to make the right hire. Read more here.

Real Sunlight from Unreal Technology

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned an article about a great solution to let natural sunlight into central rooms using solar tubes. This company has taken a literal quantum leap in providing virtual sunlight using LED lighting and nanotechnology. The razor-thin material mimics the color, temperature and intensity of the sun by imitating 6 miles of the earth’s atmosphere in just a few millimeters of a nanoparticle layer. The price is still a bit out of reach, but hey, it’s the leading edge, give it time. Read more here.

‘Where’ Is Always The Question

Where you live is fundamental to how you live. The old adage about location is as relevant today as it was when it was coined in 1926. People move to their homes; homes don’t move to people so easily. So, when considering a home, location is inevitably the primary concern, even when other concerns seem more important. Everything from a safe neighborhood to good transportation-access ties in to a shopper’s ideal location for his or her home. Learn about five prime points that determine a good location here.

Build Your Dream Home Online

Your new home, just the way you want it. Everything done by you, for you. You are the architect. Are you ready for a new option in home building? Online home design is gaining traction, and there are more opportunities than ever to design your dream home from start to finish, online. With design templates and premium prefab units, homes can be customized to meet every taste. Read more here

4 Thoughts on Buying A Vacation Property

Are you the sun-and-sand type, or more of a snow-and-mountains kind of a person? Either way, you have probably spent some time looking around the places you have vacationed and thought, “I should buy a place around here”. While buying a property in a great vacation spot is probably a safe investment, it is by no means without risk. Getting swept away in the moment and failing to do due-diligence is just one problem facing these kinds of purchases. Learn more here.

Depending on Drones to Deliver The Deal

Drones are currently illegal for use in real estate, so why is the future for drones and real estate looking bright? Well, the FAA expects that by 2020, more than 30,000 drones will be active in a wide range of industries. With that, the FAA is implementing policies that “will allow for commercial operations in low-risk, controlled environments.”. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) is actively working to create regulatory exemptions for the future use of drones, especially in real estate.  That means an aerial tour of your future property is around the corner. Read more here.

Your Credit Score May Not Want You to Pay-Off The Mortgage

In the days of paper, a mortgage burning party was a pretty big event. You’d invite the neighbors, have some drinks and light it up. Today however, in the digital age, there are no more paper mortgages really. It probably wouldn’t be as much fun watching someone’s iPad get tossed on the BBQ (or maybe it would…). But paying off the mortgage, like mortgage burning parties, may be a thing of the past, and with good reason. Paying off the mortgage may actually hurt your credit score. Strange as it may sound, it’s true. Read more about how it can happen here.

Mortgages and Failed Banks

Capitol City Bank and Trust was shuttered last Friday afternoon by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. It’s the 3rd bank this year to fail. So what happens if the bank through whom you got a mortgage fails? If your mortgage is like the vast majority, it is often sold on to larger institutions like Fannie and Freddie, who then pay banks to service the mortgages. In cases where the bank servicing your loan should fail, that servicing agreement is a tangible asset that can be bought. Read more about what happens here.

Spray-Foam Insulation – Things to Watch-Out For

Spray-foam insulation is a fantastic product that will keep out the noise, the heat, and the cold to keep your home comfortable and quiet in all seasons. The quality is undeniable, but even still, there are some issues that you should watch out for. Installation methods and the contractors understanding of your home’s envelope can affect quality. Technique, amount, age, and other factors all can contribute to a breach in the seal as well. Read more about these issues here and what to do about them.

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About Me:

Bill Sparkman has coached, trained and motivated thousands of mortgage professionals and real-estate agents nationwide. He has been creating and developing champions in the mortgage business, as well as salespeople in all fields, since 1987.
Bill's “nuts and bolts,” real-world approach to increasing personal performance and achieving a balanced life, can help move you quickly to the next level. His ideas are fresh, proven and easy to apply.
Bill is the creator of Total Success Seminars, The 30 Minute Marketing System, Circle of Champions™ Coaching Program, and the author of "Winning Ways", "How to Achieve Peak Performance in Sports, Business, and Life", "How to Sell to An Idiot - 12 Steps to Selling Anything to Anyone", and "Clear to Close, The Real Estate Agents Guide For Turning Prospects Into Paychecks."
Bill's talks, seminars and presentations can be custom designed for groups from 10 to 1,000 or more.

Contact:

Bill Sparkman
Owner
Bill Sparkman Seminars
278 Worthy
Franklin, TN 37064
Office Phone: 847-721-6200
Fax: 615-794-0251

Email:

bill@billsparkmanthecoach.com

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