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Thursday, February 8, 2024   /   by Nick Waldner

Lead With Impact: Mastering the Art of Leading by Example

Transform your leadership style and unleash your team's potential.

Leadership is a timeless topic that often hinges on one fundamental principle: leading by example. Though widely acknowledged, this principle is frequently neglected or misunderstood in practice. Today, we delve into why leading by example stands as perhaps the most violated yet profoundly impactful principle in leadership.

As a species, we learn through mimicking others. Consider how you learned to speak before you could read and how accents vary based on your upbringing. 98% of our behavior is learned through the tribe, the people we spend the most time with. This is why the five people you spend the most time with matter—they influence your behavior, especially the alpha figure.

We're not a "monkey say, monkey do" species; rather, we're "monkey see, monkey do."

Deep down, we want to be accepted by the alpha because, in ancient times, being cast out from the tribe meant certain death. Therefore ...

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024   /   by Nick Waldner

Mastering Business Rhythm: A Blueprint for Success

Here’s what you need to know about establishing a business rhythm.

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, finding your rhythm is essential for sustained success. Whether it's managing your health, family life, or running a real estate team, establishing a consistent routine can set the tone for triumph. Let's dive into the concept of business rhythm and how it applies to various aspects of our lives.

For many successful entrepreneurs, including myself, the day begins with a well-defined health rhythm. Rising at 5 a.m. is not just a routine; it's a commitment that requires hitting the sack by 9:30 p.m. or 10 p.m. the night before. Early mornings are dedicated to a gym session, followed by a strategic plan for nutrition during the first two hours of the day. This health rhythm becomes the cornerstone for a successful and energized day ahead. Imagine the impact if this rhythm were absent—a delayed start, decreased productivity, and a missed opportunity to seize t ...

  real estate, home selling, real estate market

Tuesday, December 12, 2023   /   by Nick Waldner

What To Look for When Hiring a Professional

Here’s what you need to know about hiring the right professional.
If you're considering hiring a professional, there are a few key qualities to look for in the individual. Let's explore this in the context of real estate, given my background and expertise. When seeking to hire a real estate agent, what attributes should you prioritize?

First and foremost, you want someone who is a top producer. Why does this matter? A top producer is deeply immersed in the market, with a keen understanding of the landscape. They are actively involved in negotiating deals and have the knowledge to secure the best possible outcome for you. 
Additionally, look for someone committed to their personal and professional growth. The best professionals are well-rounded individuals, excelling not only in their professional capacities but also in their personal lives. The qualities that make them exceptional in various aspects of life contribute to their effectiveness as salesp ...

  real estate, home selling, hiring a real estate professional, home buying

Wednesday, October 25, 2023   /   by Nick Waldner

Why the 4% Mortgage Gap Might Be Your Path to Real Estate Success

Why the 4% mortgage gap isn’t holding back savvy real estate investors.
Hello, I'm Nick Waldner from the Waldner Winters Team of Keller Williams, and today I want to talk to you about something that's been on my mind lately - the concept of the "4% gap" in mortgages. You might be wondering what this means and how it could affect your real estate decisions. Let's dive in.

So, what exactly is this "4% gap?” Well, it's the difference between the mortgage rates that many homeowners initially locked in when they purchased or refinanced their homes (usually around 3%) and today's rates, which are sitting at around 7% or even higher. This significant gap of 4% has left some homeowners hesitant to put their properties on the market.

"Understanding the 4% gap is crucial."

Two main factors contribute to this mortgage gap. First, there's the lasting memory of the 2008 housing crash. During that time, construction of new homes took a nosedive, resulting in a housi ...

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Tuesday, October 10, 2023   /   by Nick Waldner

Why Location Isn't Everything When Selling Your Home

Discover why the location isn't the only factor that matters.
When it comes to real estate, the saying "location, location, location" has been ingrained in our minds. While location certainly impacts a property's value, here's the twist – when you're selling your house, location takes a back seat. I'm Nick Waldner from the Walter Winters team of Keller Williams, and let's explore why location isn't the only thing that matters.

Location plays a significant role in determining your property's value. Factors like being in the right neighborhood, school district, or city can indeed have a substantial impact. However, once you decide to sell your house, you can't change its location. It's a fixed factor.

"Location isn't the only thing that matters."

So, what are the three crucial elements that truly matter when you're selling your home? They are pricing, condition, and marketing.
1. Pricing: Let the market speak. Pricing your home correctly is essential. ...

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