West Ada Hosts First-Ever One-Stop Enrollment Fair for Families New to School District

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Just move into the West Ada School District boundaries? Families new to or not enrolled at West Ada School District at the end of the 2017-2018 school year may enroll all of their children in one place and on one day at the district’s first-ever enrollment fair on July 25, 2018, from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Sawtooth Middle School. Beyond simply enrolling children in school, families have the opportunity to sign up for busing, set up school meal payments, and prepare care or learning plans for their children at this event.

Families should bring:

  • Original/official birth certificate or passport
  • Hard copy of immunization record with proof of required immunizations
  • Proof of address (such as current power, gas or city utilities bill, or housing contract)
  • Incoming grades 7-9 bring last report card
  • Incoming grades 10-12 bring an unofficial transcript
  • Copy of IEP/504, if applicable
  • Copy of legal custodial paperwork, if applicable
  • If an interpreter is needed, please call District Service Center ahead of time at 208-855-4500

School and Community Services Available:

  • Counseling
  • English Language Learners
  • School Nurses
  • Immunizations will be available, provided by Central District Health Department
  • Nutrition Services
  • Special Education
  • Transportation

For families new to West Ada unable to attend this one-day enrollment fair, please call your children’s schools for information on summer office hours.

Find more information about this event at westada.org/EnrollmentFair.

 

Windermere Powerhouse Group Open House

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Windermere Powerhouse Group LLC is thrilled to announce the opening of a new real estate brokerage office in the historic Powerhouse building in downtown Boise. To celebrate, they are hosting an open house on Tuesday, June 19, from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Powerhouse at 621 S. 17th Street in Boise. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the updated space, have a drink and enjoy nibbles!

RSVP to ANewton@windermere.com or call 208.920.5966. Visit their website at windermerepowerhousegroup.com.

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Free Finally Home! Homebuyer Education Classes for Your Clients in June

 

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In celebration of Homeownership Month, all in-person Finally Home! Homebuyer Education classes during June are free throughout the state. Finally Home! not only provides your borrowers with great incentives such as potential down payment and closing cost assistance and lower mortgage insurance premiums, it offers you three BIG incentives as well:

  1. Deepens their trust in you, as they appreciate you looking after their needs.
  2. Provides them with a full picture of the home-buying process, eliminating many of the questions you may get during the transaction.
  3. Alleviates any possibility of the loan process stalling when clients learn they need Finally Home! to get certain loans and assistance programs.

Register your clients today at finallyhomecourse.com.

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Make Your Real Estate Career Easier and More Profitable with Mapping My Tour

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Every real estate agent deals with organizing multiple addresses and routes when showing properties. Introducing MAPPING MY TOUR –  an easy and convenient app for all IOS and Android devices.

MAP TOURS:  Instantly organize multiple addresses for your showing tours giving you the best smart route from location to location.

ORGANIZE TOURS:  Your tours are stored and accessed by date or name.

SHARE TOURS:  E-mail or text the tour itinerary to your client so they can follow along easily in their own vehicle.

TRACK BUSINESS MILEAGE:  A simple, easy to use way to track your business mileage, stored by date.  Get a report any time you need it.

CLICK to see how it works!

Only $3.99 Per Month

  • SAVE MONEY – Use less fuel and put less wear and tear on your vehicle while completing showings and other business tasks
  • SAVE TIME – Less time behind the wheel and planning the tour means you spend more time on the tasks that make you money
  • ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL IMAGE – Mapping My Tour is a seamless way to make getting to your showings easy for you and your clients

Visit mappingmytour.com for more information!

FREE Center Stage Workshop

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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage is excited to put you on the fast track and bring our Center Stage workshop to a location near you! Join us to obtain industry leading information that will help you rev up your business and kick your sales into high gear. Listen to and learn from some of today’s most sought-after speakers in the real estate industry, such as Steve Scanlon. Power ahead of the competition and register today! Learn More

Workshop topic: Thriving Through Change: How to Sustainably Grow in Any Season
Date: April 4, 2018
Time: 9 to 9:30 a.m. – Check-in – Continental Breakfast available 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Workshop Location: The Riverside Hotel 2900 Chinden Blvd. Boise, ID 83714
How to register: Register online now to reserve your seat at: www.wellsfargo.com/events Click “Register Now” for Real Estate Professionals.
Registration deadline: April 3, 2018
Questions? Call Vanessa at (208) 463-7156

Don’t Miss These Fabulous Workshops!

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Don’t Miss These Fabulous Workshops!

  • Outlook for Homebuyers What does the market have in store for homebuyers and how can you be prepared to assist your clients.
  • Trends in Mortgage Technology – Examine how technology is changing the mortgage industry and customer interaction.
  • Staying Relevant in an Every-Changing Industry – The next generation homebuyer wants both a trusted expert and digital tools. Learn how these seemingly contradictory trends can work together.
  • Smartphone Video Bootcamp – Video use on social media and websites is exploding. Receive tips and tricks to help you record edit and post effective video.
  • More than 20 additional marketing, leadership, and other informative workshops to choose from.

Enjoy the unlimited learning opportunities through these valuable workshops, three nationally-recognized keynote speaker sessions, and a can’t miss general session as well as invaluable networking opportunities when you join hundreds of housing and economic development industry professionals at this must-attend conference.

It’s An Experience That is Unmatched. 

Register today at 2018housingconf.com!

 

Conference on Housing and Economic Development

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Registration is open for this can’t miss event on March 5-6! The conference brings the power of face-to-face connection to life when you join hundreds of housing and economic development industry professionals. Participating in this conference gives you unlimited access to resources, tools, solutions, and – most importantly – connections. Don’t miss this amazing event!

Register today!

Can’t make the entire conference? Don’t be left out!  Even if you only have a morning or lunch to spare, you can still hear up to three world-class keynote speakers. It won’t just be facts and figures – our lineup will paint a vivid picture of the current and next trends in housing, economics, cities, and technology that will have you thinking differently. Learn about the keynotes and reserve your spot today!

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Ninja Selling Training Course

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Ninja Selling Training Course | January 16-19, 2018

Registration is open! The Ninja Selling system is based on a philosophy of building relationships, listening to the customer, and helping them achieve their goals. It is less about selling and more about how to create value for people. It works if you’ve been in the business 3 days or 30 years! Click the link to see the agenda, FAQs and a welcome video from our instructor.

Four unique principles:

  • Personal Mastery: When you get better, your business gets better
  • Stop Selling! Start creating value
  • Business Strategy: Focus on people who know you
  • Connect & Communicate: It’s all about them, not about you

The 4-day training includes:

  1. Increase income per hour so you can have a life
  2. Help you properly set goals and program your non-conscious mind for success
  3. Install a sales system for predictable results
  4. Install a step-by-step process that helps borrowers make good decisions
  5. Install a system that generates a continuous flow of customers

New to Ninja? The training is $750.
Know Ninja? If this is a repeat, the training is $450.
Both options include breakfast, lunch and a manual.

The event will be held at Hillcrest Country Club, and the food & beverage is provided by Group One Sotheby’s. Your fees cover the speaker and course materials. We have seen firsthand the incredible growth of Ninja agents and are willing to invest to bring this amazing training back to Boise!

To register, contact:

Khristie LuMaye at Group One | Sotheby’s International Realty
208.949.0877 | klumaye@grouponesir.com

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How to Use WordPress to Save $2,760 per Year on Your Real Estate Website

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Have you ever bought a used car and got the feeling that the salesman wasn’t genuine? Almost like they were trying to get every last cent out of you?

Website designers can give us the same feeling of suspicion, and it’s not uncommon to get a quote for a basic real estate website that is close to $3,000.

Web designers justify this price by arguing that every website is unique and takes time to build. Designers also tend to incorporate software that has a monthly fee, and these subscriptions add up fast.

The high costs are why many REALTORS® choose to build their own websites using platforms like Wix or Squarespace. The drag and drop functionality is easy to use and there’s a quick learning curve. But did you know WordPress is drag and drop as well? You don’t have to know how to code to set up a WordPress site, it just takes a few clicks.

This post will show how anyone can design a beautiful, professional-looking real estate website using FREE WordPress plugins.

If you’d like to learn how to build your own real estate website with WordPress, sign up now for Tyro’s WordPress Workshop for REALTORS®.

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What Are WordPress Plugins?

  • A WordPress plugin is a small program that adds specific functionality to a website.
  • WordPress is open source, which means any web designer can create plugins.
  • Because WordPress is the most popular website building platform, there are thousands of web developers who have built thousands of free plugins.
  • Plugins are installed with a single click, and once installed, they allow us to enhance our website’s user experience.

Now that we understand what plugins are, let’s explore 7 common features of real estate websites and show how FREE WordPress plugins can accomplish the same results.

What is the best way to add walk-through tours to a real estate website?

The Paid Option

Real Tour Vision offers walk-through tour software starting at $29 per month. That works out to $348 per year.

The FREE WordPress Plugin Option

The same feature can be implemented using the Smart Slider 3 plugin. Once Smart Slider 3 is installed with a single click, as many walk-throughs as needed can be made. The slideshows allow clients to click through photos and all slideshows are mobile friendly.

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What is the best way to map all current listings on a real estate website?

The Paid Option

BatchGeo offers the ability to map current listings starting at $99 per month. That works out to $1,188 per year.

The FREE WordPress Plugin Option

The same feature can be implemented using the Easy Property Listings plugin. It allows you to create a map of our current listings, publish information about properties and sort properties by price, date, and status.

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What is the best way to make a real estate website mobile responsive?

The Paid Option

mobiSiteGalore creates a mobile version of your site starting at $19 per month. That works out to $228 per year.

The FREE WordPress Plugin Option

The same feature comes standard with almost every modern WordPress theme. For example, the theme Tyro uses in their WordPress For REALTORS® course has responsiveness built in. This means there’s nothing to install to create a good experience for the 90% of homebuyers that access websites on mobile.

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What is the best way to capture leads from a real estate website?

The Paid Option

JotForm offers form builders to capture leads starting at $19 per month. That works out to $228 per year.

The FREE! WordPress Plugin Option

The same feature can be implemented using the Site Origin Contact Form widget. Collecting customer information, specifically an email or phone number, is critical to closing a lead. Contact Form Widget allows customization of all fields so you can get whatever information you need, and there’s no limit on the number of forms you can make.

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What is the best way to live chat with visitors on a real estate website?

The Paid Option

Live Chat Inc offers live chat capabilities starting at $30 per month. That works out to $360 per year.

The FREE! WordPress Plugin Option

The same feature can be implemented using the Zotabox Facebook Live Chat plugin. Your website visitors can reach out to you through the chat box and all messaging occurs through Facebook Messenger. This chat works on both desktop and mobile. How to Use WordPress to Save $2760 Per Year On Your Real Estate Website tyro 5

What is the best way to add testimonials to a real estate website?

The Paid Option

TestimonialTree offers the ability to collect and publish testimonials starting at $30 per month. That works out to $360 per year.

The FREE! WordPress Plugin Option

The same feature can be implemented using the SiteOrigin Testimonials widget. Testimonials are the most important aspect of any site. Clients want to know that they are going to be taken care of and testimonials help put worries to rest.

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Why is WordPress better than other drag-and-drop website builders?

WordPress is better because the open source network of developers has made thousands of plugins that anyone can use for free. Just by using the seven plugins listed above, one can save $2760 per year.

If you’re still not convinced WordPress is the best choice, it’s also more affordable than Wix and Squarespace. Both cost $16 per month, but hosting a WordPress site on HostGator only costs $12 per month.

That’s $48 per year in savings that can be spent on either 48 meals at McDonald’s or one meal at Whole Foods.

If you’d like to learn how to build your own real estate website with WordPress, sign up now for Tyro’s WordPress Workshop for REALTORS®.

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