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Adopt A Spot: Help Your Neighborhood and Promote Your Organization

Your business, civic group, school, neighborhood association, or other organization has the opportunity to help your city, help your neighborhood, and receive recognition and publicity.

Keep Arlington Beautiful, along with the Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation, announces the Adopt a Spot program to remove litter from public rights of way.  The KAB board has approved a 20 acre parcel in Council District 1.  Upon the successful implementation of this program, the KAB board will consider expanding the program to other areas of the city.

Be one of the first to contribute.  Volunteers will receive recognition, and a street sign that can be purchased at minimal cost.

Learn more about the program and apply here.

From Texas Association of Realtors: 7 ways to give better feedback

The professional advice you offer as a broker can help your agents reach their goals in the real estate industry, but it’s possible that your comments aren’t being received well. Here are seven ways to ensure that’s not the case.

Don’t avoid the topic. An agent can’t correct an error or offer solutions if she doesn’t know it’s a problem. You may want to address one-time occurrences like forgotten or misplaced paperwork before they become recurring issues.

Avoid treading too lightly. Your agents deserve straightforward feedback they can use to improve their job performance. Tip-toeing around an issue with passive comments won’t help them adjust their practices.

Add it to the calendar. Schedule a one-on-one appointment long enough to discuss any issues, and prepare yourself for the meeting.

Consider your timing. Offer your suggestions as timely as possible-don’t keep a list to deliver at her annual review.

Be mindful of your delivery. Feedback doesn’t have to be all negative. Mention a few ways you’ve seen her do well lately, too. Make the exchange a conversation as opposed to something you want to get through.

Avoid seeming distracted or rushed. Your presence will tell an agent how important your feedback is. If you’re expecting a phone call or need to leave in five minutes, it may be best to reschedule.

Make sure your feedback helps. It’s not enough to tell someone they’re performance needs improvement-you have to offer concrete suggestions for how it can be improved. If a new agent isn’t having luck at listing appointments, suggest that she tag along with a more experienced listing agent.

June 2015 Newsletter by JBA Properties

Welcome to the most current Housing Trends eNewsletter. This eNewsletter is specially designed for you, with national and local housing information that you may find useful whether you’re in the market for a home, thinking about selling your home, or just interested in homeowner issues in general.

Please click on this link to view the Housing Trends June 2015 Newsletter:  http://jba.housingtrendsenewsletter.com

The Housing Trends eNewsletter contains the latest information from the National Association of REALTORS®, the U.S. Census Bureau, Realtor.org reports and other sources.

Housing Trends eNewsletter is filled with local and national real estate sales and price activity provided by MLSs and the National Association of Realtors, U.S. Census Bureau key market indicators, consumer videos, blogs, real estate glossary, mortgage rates and calculators, consumer articles, and REALTOR.com local community reports.

If you are interested in determining the value of your home, click the “Home Evaluator” link for a free evaluation report:

http://jba.housingtrendsenewsletter.com/dispContent.cfm?loadid=2&loadtype=0

Sound decisions can only be made with accurate and reliable information, and I am happy to be a trusted resource for you. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with this monthly eNewsletter, and I look forward to answering any questions you may have and to the opportunity to be your REALTOR® in the future.

Joel Beal
JBA Properties
1021 North Sylvania Fort Worth TX 760112 817-945-6850 | — joel@jba.properties

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