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    Create an irresistible first impression for selling your home

    By The JAG Team | June 24, 2024

    When it comes to selling a home, first impressions are everything. From the moment a buyer steps through the door — or even walks up to the door — they need to picture what it will be like to live in that space. They are so important, in fact, that those first impressions can lead... Read More

    Mastering the balance of scripting and flexibility in business communication

    By Jim Allen | June 18, 2024

    When you’re in any business, you need effective communication at every level. Whether you’re delivering a pitch to potential partners, conducting a meeting with your team, or handling customer inquiries, it is wise to be prepared and know in advance what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it. That’s where scripting... Read More

    How to buy your first home: A step-by-step guide

    By The JAG Team | June 17, 2024

    Buying your first property is a significant milestone. With that milestone comes excitement, anticipation, and often, a lot of stress. After all, purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime and it’s not one that should be taken lightly. But it also doesn’t have to be a process that... Read More

    The significant role vulnerability plays in leadership

    By Jim Allen | June 5, 2024

    Leaders should always be strong, confident, and decisive. At least that’s the way people used to believe leaders should be. But in today’s business environment, that type of leadership just isn’t effective. In fact, it probably never was. Back when leaders led using autocratic tactics that made their teams afraid of them, it led to... Read More

    Demystifying real estate: What is amortization?

    By The JAG Team | June 3, 2024

    Anyone who has a mortgage has likely seen the term “amortization.” The term, commonly used in accounting, refers to the practice of spreading an asset’s costs out over its life. While this is still true in the sense of a mortgage, amortization has a specific, straightforward explanation from lenders. Kelly Donahue, a mortgage loan officer... Read More

    7 home buying mistakes to avoid

    By The JAG Team | May 28, 2024

    When you’re in the market for a new home, it can be an exciting time when you get to daydream and let your mind go wild. However, it’s also a significant financial decision that involves numerous considerations that can make it either a wonderful or stressful experience. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned... Read More

    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