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    Balancing confidence and humility: The mark of a great leader

    By Jim Allen | May 22, 2024

    Often, when people talk about leadership qualities, one of the first things that come to mind is the word “confidence.” In any endeavor, having confidence means you believe in your ability to perform with clarity, tackle challenges, and get results. Yet there’s another thing true confidence needs, which is a bit of humility. Humility means... Read More

    The psychology of color: How to choose the right hues for your home

    By The JAG Team | May 20, 2024

    The use of color within a home can have a profound influence on your space. Colors can inspire emotion, set the tone for a room, and even stimulate your senses and set your mood. Color psychology, often used to examine how colors influence our emotions and behaviors, not only explains how colors can describe emotions.... Read More

    MAME 2024: JAG recap

    By The JAG Team | May 13, 2024

    For over 35 years, the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council (TSMC) has hosted the annual Major Achievements in Marketing and Excellence (MAME) Awards event to showcase the work of local builders. Often touted as the “Academy Awards of new homes sales and marketing,” this event is always a showcase of the phenomenal work that’s being... Read More

    Mastering negotiation: Tips and strategies for winning deals

    By Jim Allen | May 7, 2024

    In real estate, effective negotiation is one of the skills agents need to deliver to their customers. It’s important for both buyers and sellers to know that the agreed-upon deal will give both parties the best outcome for their transaction. However, agents aren’t the only ones who need to hone their negotiation skills. According to... Read More

    5 important ways to protect your home from a fire

    By The JAG Team | May 6, 2024

    Fires can happen anywhere, at any time, and they can be devastating no matter where they occur. But when it comes to your home, it can be even more devastating if a fire breaks out. You want to be able to protect your family and safeguard everything that’s in your home. The National Fire Protection... Read More

    Simple energy-saving tips to consider for your home before summer hits

    By The JAG Team | April 29, 2024

    As the weather starts warming up and you switch on the air conditioner, it’s common to see spikes and surges in energy usage. Before the summertime heat of North Carolina summers fully sets in, it’s wise to be proactive and take simple steps to help save energy in your home. Fortunately, you can keep your... Read More

    The importance of mentorship for real estate agents

    By Jim Allen | April 24, 2024

    If you’re interested in pursuing a career in real estate or are still new to it, one of the smartest considerations you can make early in the decision is to look for mentors who can guide you through this endeavor. During my own career, I’ve been fortunate enough to both benefit from mentorship and mentor... Read More

    Comparing your wants and needs when buying a home

    By The JAG Team | April 22, 2024

    Whether you’re buying your first home, moving up to a bigger home, or even downsizing, there are considerations you will have as your search begins. In the current market in the Triangle, it helps to have expectations about your next home determined in advance so you can approach your search with confidence. You may already... Read More

    Simple tips for selling your home fast

    By The JAG Team | April 16, 2024

    The spring real estate market is warming up along with the weather in the Triangle, and because there remains a lack of housing inventory across the region, it remains a seller’s market. According to market data from Triangle MLS, homes in the Triangle are still selling at nearly full asking price and with an average... Read More

    The power of branding yourself as an entrepreneur

    By Jim Allen | April 9, 2024

    What are some of the top words that come to mind when you think of the word “entrepreneur?” The dictionary gives a pretty straightforward answer: one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise. But there’s so much more to being an entrepreneur than just taking on risks. In fact, the... Read More