How to Do the Things You Just Don’t Want to Do

HDC_Time_Management_Blog_2813_1200x600“The rich and the rest both hate to do what it takes to be successful, the difference is that the rich do it anyway, and the rest do not.” – Tom Ferry

No matter how much you love your work, there’s no such thing as the perfect job. There’s always some part, however small, that you may not want to do. If you find yourself pounding your head on the wall or putting off that one task until right before the deadline, check out the tips below on how to do the things you just don’t want to do. Continue reading

If Disaster Hits Your Community, Are You Prepared to Help?

HDC_Disaster_Blog_2814_1200x600Being in real estate puts you at the center of the action. From knowing where to get the best cup of coffee to knowing who to trust when your garage door breaks, real estate agents are great sources for answers. But what about when your clients have a bigger problem than a caffeine headache or a door they can’t open? In a recent interview, California real estate agent Timothy Toye discussed what the days and weeks following the third worst forest fire in California history were like as well as how his role in real estate shifted to meet his community’s needs. Continue reading

Are You Teaching Your Clients the Way They Learn Best?

HDC_Thank_a_Teacher_Blog_2746_1200x600One of the most fulfilling parts of being a real estate professional is educating new buyers and sellers about their real estate transaction. Sometimes you may have trouble explaining an idea or process to someone, however, and that’s OK. Everyone learns differently, and in honor of National Teacher’s Day, we’ve pulled together some tips on how to incorporate some of the different learning styles into your sales process. There are four main learning styles—visual, auditory, read & written, and kinesthetic—and you should try to create resources useful to and usable by each. Continue reading

Expense Tracking Apps to Prepare You for Next Year’s Tax Season

HDC_Tax_Tracking_Blog_1200x630As the 2016 tax season comes to an end, you become your own private investigator: searching every crevice, purse, drawer, or shoebox imaginable to find every last receipt or document needed to show proof of purchase for business expenses. That’s the burden of tax preparation: whether you own your own business or work as a self-employed employee (1099 filing status), you have to show proof of all your business expenses. Knowing what you can deduct and keeping track of these expenses throughout the year can take the hassle out of filing your taxes. Continue reading