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5 Things You Should Be Doing To Build Your Business

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Fri, 09/02/2016 - 14:35


Look at you, a business owner!

Just taking the plunge and finally deciding I'm going to start my own business is a thing to be applauded, but it's not all sunshine and roses. It takes hard work, and right about now you might be thinking you're in over your head.

But don't worry! We're here for you, and we've even taken the time to compile some great tips to ease you over the various hurdles that come with owning your own company.


Real Estate For Pokémon

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 17:44

Unless you don’t get out much or don’t use a smartphone, you’ve probably heard of Pokémon Go. If not, you’ve at least seen people wandering around outside – some of whom look like they haven’t done so in years – with their phones awkwardly held up in front of them.

So what is it?

NAR Code of Ethics Requirement

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Wed, 03/23/2016 - 14:43


Before 2016, the National Association of REALTORs (NAR) required all of its members to take a Code of Ethics course every four years, which is why it was formerly known as the NAR Quadrennial Requirement. This year, however, the Quadrennial requirement becomes a Biennial requirement, meaning that each REALTOR must now take a Code of Ethics course every two years.

Spring Cleaning!

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 15:42


The doldrums of winter have nearly passed, and straight ahead lurks the chaos of spring real estate. What passed for clean back in January simply won’t work as open house season approaches, so let’s take a closer look at the dusty corners, the filthy hardwood, and the tumbleweeds of discarded pet hair.

Less Stuff

Your Face on a Bench: Marketing on Bus Stop Benches

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Mon, 01/18/2016 - 15:12


Let’s talk bench ads.

We’ve all seen them – maybe you even have a few of your own. Ads on bus stop benches are one of the most popular – and economical – forms of outdoor advertising, a category that also includes billboards and transit vehicles. Just why, though, would someone want their face superimposed and placed on public furniture that people sit on, lay on, and maybe even sleep on?

Scents for a Buyer-Friendly Open House

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 15:10


When staging a home to appeal to the most people in the shortest amount of time, it seems obvious that the place should smell good. While hiding away all of the questionable artwork and various clutter, most agents will light a candle or two. Maybe spray some Febreze, give the bathroom its own oil diffuser, and take out the trash.

Day of Giving

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Tue, 12/22/2015 - 15:04


Here at The CE Shop, we believe in giving back. After all, “We give back” is one of the six core values that serve as the basis of our whole company. It’s part of what’s led us to a banner year in 2015, having been named as a Colorado Company to Watch, one of the Top 250 Privates Companies, and as one of the Top 5 Best Places to Work as a medium-sized company.

The 8 Biggest Communication Mistakes Agents Make with Clients

Submitted by The CE Shop Team on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:55


By Denise LonesThe Lones Group

One of my favorite things to do in my real estate training is to work with agents one-on-one to help them see how they communicate with their clients. I will even videotape them. I critique their performance and together we identify flaws in their communication style and we make a plan for improvement.