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  • "Downtown Greenville's wealth is in apartments, and there's room for even more" - GreenvilleOnline.comA Charleston developer is turning the old BB&T building into apartments with plans to remake the Buncombe Street gateway into downtown. Those properties are among the most valuable in the downtown area, but an analysis of property data by The Greenville News shows that the real money is overwhelmingly in apartment complexes, which make up seven of the 10 most valuable properties downtown..."
  • "Redevelopment agreement approved for Pete’s, senior living development on Madison Street in Oak Park" - ChicagoTribune.com"The Oak Park Village Board has approved a redevelopment agreement with developers proposing a new Pete’s Fresh Market grocery store and a senior living facility along Madison Street. In approving the agreement, the developers will now begin a public process that is expected to include neighborhood meetings and testimony in front of the village plan commission, officials said..."
  • "Project in the works to transform concrete jungle into renewed Upper Downtown Denver" - TheDenverChannel.com"More development is planned in our Colorado, this time in the beloved area near Denver's Brown Palace. The Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP) is in the beginning stages of a project called a “Renewed Focus” to transform upper downtown from a concrete jungle to a friendly neighborhood hangout. “We want to put some renewed emphasis and renewed energy into this space and make it a more exciting and interesting place for the community,” said Randy Thelen, the Vice President of Economic Development for the DDP..."
offrs Review: Kick it old-school

offrs Review: Kick it old-school

As a key technology innovator for the real estate industry, offrs is well-aware that you are the secret to your success. Let's review a proper balance of new lead generation technologies and old-school business tactics...

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Remember a few years back… no, further… like... decades ago… when you’d hear agents say “I don’t do the emails, I shake hands!” (something along those lines)? They may have been right, if not just a bit ahead of their time. Because these days, where a “handshayke” is an app (it’s not), a good conversation with someone’s face has become “the ways of old.” So, it might be time to spark up your interpersonal skills with some block-out times on Candy Crush… that is to say… that amazing technology in your pocket that does all that business-y stuff.

On your calendar... for two, 30 minute block-out periods each day, mark that you’re semi-off-the-grid. During that time, ignore all incoming buzzes, beeps and chirps, meet with a (human) prospect, drink coffee beverages or just grow a beard and contemplate change. Slowing down can genuinely speed you up, particularly when it comes to being present with your clients or just preventing burnout with you or your loved ones (remember them?)... so… disconnect, reconnect. “Have you tried turning it off and on again?”

Speaking of reboots... maybe it's time for a reboot in your leads inbox? Be sure to check out offrs lead generation for real estate. It could just be the single most important business decision you make this year.

 

offrs Reviews are little snippets of humble insight from the staff here at offrs. We’ve seen it all (or nearly so) and while we bow to the wisdom of coaches who help you be better at what you do, we hope these Best Practice reviews (cute anecdotal tips, really) will make your coffee a little warmer some mornings. Connect with us at www.offrs.com.

 

 

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