WATCH: Poor John Cena does not look like his passport picture any more
John Cena took a very much real knee to the mush, last night, as he defended his United States title against Seth Rollins. The WWE star managed to fight on, and win, despite the fact that his nose is now a living tribute to Hull City boss Steve Bruce. Read more on SportsJOE
Court: US passports must say 'Jerusalem' not 'Israel'
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined Monday to insert itself into the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by second-guessing U.S. policy on Jerusalem. Ruling just a few months after a feud between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister … Read more on USA TODAY
Senators advance bill to let state be more aggressive in seeking Medicaid …
LINCOLN — A proposal aimed at increasing the amount of money recovered by the state to cover Medicaid expenses advanced from first-round debate on Monday. State Sen. Paul Schumacher of Columbus said the state needs to be more aggressive in … Read more on Omaha World-Herald
Fantasy daily notes for May 14
GS: The pitcher's projected "Game Score," from Bill James' original formula, which accounts for past history (three years' worth as well as past 21 days), opponent and ballpark. A Game Score of 50 typically is typically regarded a quality start … Read more on ESPN
When Paying More For an Airplane Ticket Is Worth It
Do you want to take advantage of a ticketing loophole to get a cheap flight? Be careful: you may not make it to your destination. Q: I was doing an online search to travel from Toronto to Philadelphia, which was costly. Several flights had connectors … Read more on Condé Nast Traveler
Adoptee From South Korea Faces Deportation From US
Federal immigration officials say they became aware of Crapser after he applied to renew his green card two years ago: his criminal convictions, ranging from burglary to assault, made him potentially deportable under immigration law. U.S. Immigration … Read more on CBS Local
After the Cronut: Dominique Ansel Opens a New Bakery in NYC
The pastry whiz unveils his new West Village space, along with a host of standard-raising treats. Award-winning pastry chef Dominique Ansel may be known as the Cronut king, but his latest venture should remind the pastry-loving masses that there's more … Read more on Condé Nast Traveler
In Brooklyn, Jeppe Hein's New Exhibit Asks You to 'Please Touch the Art'
But you'll find no such protection at Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City this summer; on the contrary, a new exhibit opening there on May 17 very explicitly requests that visitors engage with the pieces. "Jeppe Hein: Please Touch the Art," a … Read more on Condé Nast Traveler
Passport facts: How much it costs, how long it takes to arrive and more
If you need your document in less than two weeks, you'll likely need to apply in person at a regional passport agency; the closest to Cleveland is in Detroit. For information: 1-877-487-2778. Numerous private companies also offer expedited passport … Read more on Plain Dealer
Dallas Passport Agency offers special Passport Day on April 18
The passport fee — $ 135 for a regular passport or $ 195 for an expedited passport for adults — may be paid in exact cash or by credit card. Bryan Lipson, agency spokesman, said long lines of applicants are expected but that the passports could be … Read more on Dallas Morning News
CityMaps: Could This New App Be More Useful Than Google Maps?
Fresh off an investment of $ 6 million, the recently redesigned CityMaps app may soon replace Google Maps—at least when it comes to travel planning—with intuitive features that make it as easy to create personalized maps as it is to discover new shops … Read more on Condé Nast Traveler
Editor's Letter: The Beauty of the Last-Minute Trip
Editor-in-chief Pilar Guzman on why spontaneous trips can lead to the greatest memories. It seems that any time my sister and I try to plan a trip together too far in advance, one of us always ends up having to cancel. Which is why, when a work trip to … Read more on Condé Nast Traveler
Have faith in the melting-pot
Arnulfo Olazaran Valladares, a carpenter waiting to renew a passport at Antioch's consulate on wheels, has lived in Nashville since 1995. His eldest son is studying medicine in eastern Tennessee, thanks to a scholarship. Another son is an American … Read more on The Economist
Patients must show passport to use NHS or pay more than £2000 in 'heath …
You can renew a passport in one day People will have to prove they are 'ordinarily resident' in the UK to get free care. Measures to screen patients for eligibility include forms in outpatient and A&E wards asking them for their passport number and … Read more on The Independent
Cuba has More Democratic Potential than Germany
As a child, I had to change schools several times because my parents would move to find work. My parents developed more … I noted the privileges that my passport gave me when it says “Stefan, etc., white, blond hair, blue eyes”, though all of that is … Read more on Havana Times
Argentina-born Palermo striker declares desire to play for Italy
“The president Zamparini [Maurizio] believes in me and he wants to renew my contract. “I enjoy the confidence that the coach [Giuseppe … He knows that I have an Italian passport and that I have a desire to play. “However, despite my decision to … Read more on Forza Italian Football
The first few days of an expired listing are like a tornado of activity. This tornado, much like the natural occurrence, sweeps up anything in its path. Real estate professionals across the city are excited at the new opportunity of a listing and are anxiously calling away and the home owner is in a daze with volumes of phone calls and mail. This whirlwind experience ends almost as quickly as it begins however.
After the first 5 days of an expired listing, the excitement for most real estate professionals wears off. Many assume that they have already “re-listed” the home which is why they aren’t picking up the phone. After all, if they really wanted to list the home again, surely they would answer their phone, right? The home owner likewise is coming out of the wind with fewer calls and their mailbox and doorstep are no longer overstuffed with information. It’s amazing what can happen in just 5 days.
For the average real estate professional, they don’t have a system of follow up in place for expired sellers so by day 5 they have already moved on to the next fresh batch of potential sellers. Taking expired listings monthly means understanding that it is going to take more than 3-5 phone calls before you take the listing. Sure, it is possible to get the home owner on the first phone call, set the appointment, and take the listing but that is a process that will get you maybe a listing every other month. In order to take 2,4,6, or even 10+ expired listings monthly requires having a process of following up with your potential listings.
Systematic Follow up Leads to Consistent Results
Follow up on expired sellers should involve two major components: mail and phone calls. Taking time to have a balanced attack will bring sellers calling you and make your phone calls easier.
Your expired listing letter can actually be quite simple. One of the most important aspects is that you get your expired listing letter in the mail on the very first day the home is identified as an expired listing. This will ensure that your letter arrives just after the initial flood of people who rush to drop something off in person. Keep your envelope and letter simple and make it easy for them to pick up the phone and get a hold of you.
Phone call follow up is what is going to enable you to take the number of listings that you have always wanted. When most agents have stopped after day 5 you can keep going and stand out from the crowd. I invite you to consider the following methods to get the most from your phone calls:
Call at the same time each day – It doesn’t have to be at the crack of dawn, but calling at the same time each morning will give you the best chances of getting a hold of the home owner. Your pipeline of potential sellers should be large enough to spend at least two hours on the phone. Leave voicemails – Most agents avoid voicemails because they don’t know what to say. Leave voicemails and give them a reason to call you back. Let them know they can call you back to learn more about your “29 Day Guarantee” message. The more interest peaking and easier you make it on them to return your call, the more call backs you will receive. Be prepared with scripts – Have a list of qualifying and interest peaking questions that you can ask the seller when you get them on the phone. You may get their voicemail 80% of the time so when you get them on the phone you want to take advantage of those valuable minutes to get the appointment. Set a timeline – Your phone call schedule should go far beyond 5 days. Consider a phone call follow up schedule that lasts for up to 21 days. You don’t need to call every day, but put a schedule in place that allows you to reach them 6-10 times during that period.
Following up on expired listings won’t take much of your time, especially when you do it consistently every day. Along with your consistent follow up you will be able to consistently take listings monthly as well!
As part of the Real Estate Success Program, James Bridges, coaches real estate agents across the country on effective real estate marketing techniques.
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The USA embassy online provides all details that is required for a person to travel to some other country. Firstly the person has to have a valid passport and then apply for visa for traveling to other countries. Visa is nothing but a right given to a person who has applied to enter a country for which he has applied for. This is a document and it is provided by the official immigration service people and it consists of a stamp on the passport. In very few countries they do not require this visa for traveling, but in almost all countries they require visa for a person to travel and also that person can stay there only till there is validity mentioned in the visa.
Sometimes the details provided or given in USA embassy information may not be sufficient for a person to apply visa. He might have so much of doubts like whom to visit, where to go etc, in such cases there are few travel agents who will help you in getting visa on behalf of you. For this service you will have to pay him some amount as his service fee. But you will have to be careful with such travel agents because there are chances of fraudulent activities happening everywhere. But nowadays making use of USA embassy online details is more sufficient. Because all the updated details will be provided online and also the process will be perfect and simple rather going to local travel agents. The details provided in USA embassy information will be more prompt and also very user friendly.
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US seeks more security at some overseas airports
The fear is that fighters with a U.S. or other Western passport, who therefore are subject to less stringent security screening, could carry such a bomb onto an American plane. The counterterrorism official declined to describe the bomb. But officials … Read more on WXOW.com
Passport plight keeps Halifax man in cash catch-22
Such a card helps speed the border clearance process for low-risk, pre-approved travellers into Canada and the U.S.. Sanders said he didn't need a passport to get the card … “The reason why the money was put into trust was because I was behind on … Read more on TheChronicleHerald.ca
Don't Forget These All-Important Items On Your Next Vacation
And then it hits us — sometimes when we're taxiing to the airport, and sometimes not until we've reached the destination — but the thing we can't believe we left behind is nowhere to be found. I don't have kids, but I can only imagine the … And … Read more on Huffington Post Canada