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Home Buyers Still Want Human Guides

Housing Wire recently released some surprising information: in 2018, realtor use has hit a new record high. Today, 90% of all homebuyers are using realtors, and the data gets even more startling from there: 91% of Millennials opt to use a realtor, compared to 94% of Gen X-ers, and only 81% of Boomers.

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The only path to cutting the cost of mortgage servicing

Mortgage servicers are working hard to reduce the cost of servicing, but according to a new study by Nationwide Title Clearing, unless management considers costs across the life of the loan, their efforts will remain frustrated.

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The No. 1 Requirement for Your Success

What does it really take to succeed today? We made a short video that will give you our take on that important question.

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Promoting Your Blog

If you’ve been following this series, you have decided that having a blog is worthwhile, you have decided where to host your blog, and you have begun writing blog posts.

Excellent! Now what? Unless you actively promote your blog, your hard work is unlikely to pay off anywhere near its potential. We can help.

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FinKube Releases White Paper on Simplifying Digital

FinKube, a company that provides AI-powered Platform-as-a-Service solutions for a range of industries, has recently released an enlightening white paper titled “Simplifying the Digital Mortgage Process.” The paper outlines some of the risks lenders face when making choices about the technologies they employ on the front ends of their mortgage origination processes.

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Where’s the Best Place to Blog?

By now, I hope I’ve impressed upon you the importance of firing up your blog again. Last time, we spoke about determining what type of thought leadership you will share; now we need to decide where to publish what you write.

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Adding Value Through LinkedIn

If you are going to say something, whether in writing or in a presentation, make sure that you have something worth saying. Both in business and in writing, listeners and readers generally don’t appreciate people who ramble without contributing anything.

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What we all want is to produce things that are worth the time and attention of others.

I’ve put together six pointers to help you ensure that you are producing content that will be valuable to others.

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There is a right way to blog

Like anything else we do, blogging is a practice and the more you practice, the better you’ll get. And, yes, there is a right way to do it.

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There are a million ways to write a blog post and even more types of blogs, so here I’ll share with you my 6 well-proven pointers for getting your blog off to a great start.

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You can avoid getting lost in the newsfeed with these tips

LinkedIn is an excellent resource for entrepreneurs, businesses and thought leaders who are looking to publish articles, engage with the business community, promote themselves and strengthen their brand.

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But if the content you produce does not catch and hold the attention of readers, your potential number of reads and shares will be greatly diminished. We discuss this in part 3 of our series.

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Blog World Rising!

When I started blogging, back in 2005 when the internet still had most of its shine on it, blogging was a relatively new thing, certainly as a tool for business thought leaders.

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It’s been well over 15 years and it’s time to ask the question: Are business blogs still on the way up or out?