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Media Center Introduces New Marketing CRM Platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMedia Contact:Jess Losier(303) 740-5710info@mediacentercrm.comwww.usherpa.comMEDIA CENTER INTRODUCES NEW MARKETING CRM PLATFORMUsherpa is Media Center’s Insanely Simple Mortgage and Real Estate CRM Platform — SuperchargedDENVER, April 16, 2018 -- Media Center, a mortgage and rea...

Read More April 16, 2018 4/16/2018
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Never Miss Another Deal with this Sales Roadmap

Sales is a constant balancing act: You need a high volume of sales to be successful, but you only have so many hours in the day, and so much energy to spend generating, nurturing, and closing leads. Figuring out how to grow your business without increasing your time commitment and stress can seem im...

Read More April 16, 2018 4/16/2018
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Make everyday a productive day!

Did you know that the average person is only productive for about three hours a day? Think about how much you could get done if you could use your time more effectively! Try this productivity roadmap to make sure you’re on top of your game all day long. First Thing Getting off on the wrong ...

Read More April 12, 2018 4/12/2018
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Fail Upward- Is Fear of Failure Holding You Back?

As J.M. Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, once famously said, “We are all failures — at least the best of us are.” This week, may all your failures be opportunities in disguise!Is Fear of Failure Holding You Back?Nobody likes failing. In fact, most of us dread it. But while it may seem like failure ...

Read More March 28, 2018 3/28/2018
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Why Does Networking Feel Gross?

Even the word “networking” can make people feel uncomfortable. It brings to mind the idea of using the people around you for personal gain — something most people don’t want to do, and certainly don’t want done to them. But if networking makes you feel insincere, it’s probably because you’re doing i...

Read More March 12, 2018 3/12/2018
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Want to Network Online? Get Comfortable

Want to Network Online? Get ComfortableFor some people, communicating online is as natural as breathing. They spend their day tethered to Twitter and Facebook, they check their inbox constantly, and they’re more likely to get in touch with someone via direct message or email than via phone. For thes...

Read More March 12, 2018 3/12/2018
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Why Warm Prospects Go Cold (And What to Do About It)

Have you ever had a warm prospect go cold out of the blue? It can be frustrating to feel like you wasted your time on a prospect who inexplicably lost interest. But there’s worse news: It’s probably your fault. Why Your Prospects Went Cold In most cases, warm prospects don’t go cold for no rea...

Read More February 21, 2018 2/21/2018
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The Secret to Winning Over Prospects

Are you sitting down? Here’s a fact that might blow your mind: People don’t buy the best product. In fact, most people aren’t even really capable of determining which product is the best! That doesn’t mean that it’s not important to provide a great product — but it does mean that the quality of your...

Read More February 21, 2018 2/21/2018
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Looking for Opportunities? Try Your Database

Does it feel like you’re always hunting for fresh new leads? You’re certainly not alone. When you work in the mortgage and real estate business, you have to be constantly on the lookout for new opportunities. Luckily, you may not have to look as far as you thought for those potential future successe...

Read More January 30, 2018 1/30/2018
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Never Miss a Deal With an Organized Database

Build relationships and control the chaos! Organize your relationships so you can close more deals with less effort.  You’ve heard it a million times, but you’re about to hear it again: Relationships are the key to success in the real estate and mortgage industry. Competition for cust...

Read More January 25, 2018 1/25/2018
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4 Ways Social Media Can Build Your Business

4 Ways Social Media Can Build Your Business If your business doesn’t have a social media presence, it’s time to reconsider that. The average person spends 30% of their online time each day on social media, and that number can only grow. Ready to use that time to build your business? Here’s how...

Read More January 24, 2018 1/24/2018
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How’s Your Online Reputation?

How’s Your Online Reputation? No matter what Joan Jett says, sometimes you do have to give a damn about a bad reputation — particularly if it’s your business’s reputation. A whopping 77% of customers read online reviews before sealing the deal. Here’s how to make sure your search results aren’...

Read More January 24, 2018 1/24/2018
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Navigating Facebook’s New Algorithm

If you spend much time on social media, you’ve probably already heard that Facebook has recently updated their algorithm in a big way. Amid claims that this is intended to “bring people closer together” and “build relationships,” those who run business pages are concerned about their place on th...

Read More January 24, 2018 1/24/2018
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The Right Way to Choose Resolutions

The New Year is in full swing! Are you aimed at the right target? Check out these quick tips on how to make sure your New Year’s energy is pointed in the right direction.You probably think you’re going to achieve your New Year’s resolutions — but statistically, you probably won’t. Surveys show j...

Read More January 10, 2018 1/10/2018
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Did Your Prospects Forget You Over the Holidays?

Were you thinking about your prospects during Christmas dinner, or at midnight at your New Year’s party? Probably not… and they weren’t thinking about you, either. How do you recapture their interest in the new year? Ask About Their Resolutions Try touching base with prospects to ask about ...

Read More January 10, 2018 1/10/2018
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Ensure 2018 Success by Building These Skills

You probably have big plans for 2018 — but do you have the skills necessary to achieve them? Here are three key skill sets to focus on that will facilitate any goals you have for the New Year. Time management— Did you know that out of one eight hour workday, the average person is only prod...

Read More January 10, 2018 1/10/2018
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What Should a Mortgage CRM Look Like in 2018?

These days, CRMs are ubiquitous in sales and marketing fields of all kinds. Anyone who deals with customers and business partners day-to-day can benefit from a CRM’s organizational and analytical features. But, in the decades since it was invented, the CRM has gone through a lot of changes — just li...

Read More December 18, 2017 12/18/2017
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How to Cope with Holiday Stress

When you were a kid, winter break was the ultimate freedom: Full of unscheduled time, fresh cookies, and presents! Of course, between managing the gift-giving and family gathering and wrapping up the business year at work, the holidays now often mean the opposite. Here are three simple tips for ...

Read More December 13, 2017 12/13/2017
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Leadership Lessons From Santa

If you think your job is hard, imagine managing thousands of elves, trying to meet one annual product launch deadline with a 24-hour rollout! If Santa Claus gave a seminar, it would definitely be about tried-and-true leadership tactics. In fact, there are a few great lessons we can learn from th...

Read More December 13, 2017 12/13/2017
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Budgeting for Holiday Spending

Usually it’s your clients who are worrying about money, but around the holidays, many people experience a little financial concern. Family dinners, decorations, and gifts can put a seasonal strain on even the most well-kept of budgets. If you’re concerned about managing your holiday spending, as...

Read More December 13, 2017 12/13/2017
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This Thanksgiving, Build Trust with Gratitude

In November, many of us think about what we’re grateful for in our personal lives. But with a whopping 46% of employees feeling underappreciated, it’s high time we bring thanks into the workplace, too. Unfortunately, studies show that work is the place we’re least likely to express gratitu...

Read More November 07, 2017 11/7/2017
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Creative Ways to Say Thanks

Of course you’re thankful for your customers. You wouldn’t have a job without them! But how often do you actually say it? Here are a few tips for going above and beyond a simple “thank you” to truly show your customers (and referral partners!) how much you appreciate them. Get Personal Send...

Read More November 07, 2017 11/7/2017
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Writing the Perfect Thank You Note

As a kid, you might’ve reluctantly churned out a few less-than-sincere thank-you notes to relatives after birthdays or Christmas, probably under the watchful eye of a parent. Most of us don’t spend much time writing those kind of notes these days. But if you’ve ever received one, you know how wa...

Read More November 07, 2017 11/7/2017
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Motivate With Treats, Not Tricks

We’re all so obsessed with being productive these days, it can be easy to fall into the trap of punishing ourselves for failing rather than rewarding ourselves for succeeding. But just like handing out full-sized candy bars on Halloween will bring more kids to your house than handing out t...

Read More October 24, 2017 10/24/2017
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Are You Afraid to Make the Sale?

In October, we love to celebrate scary things. But while it’s fine to get spooked while checking out the new “IT” movie, there’s one arena where fear should have no place: The office. So why are you letting fear stop you from asking for the sale? Here’s two reasons fear might be standing in the way ...

Read More October 24, 2017 10/24/2017
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Halloween Costume Idea: Successful Professional

This Halloween, try disguising yourself as the professional you want to become. “Fake it ‘til you make it” is old advice, but it’s aged well. What better time to test it out than the month where we all pretend to be someone we’re not?1. Perform ConfidenceConfidence doesn’t just make you seem&nb...

Read More October 24, 2017 10/24/2017
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A Field Guide to the Generations

Last year, millennials officially overtook baby boomers as the largest generation in America, just a year after passing Gen X as the largest generation in the workforce. As the generational breakdown of our workplaces and communities shift, it’s important to understand how the atmosphere t...

Read More October 11, 2017 10/11/2017
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How Media Center Can Help You Reach Millennials

Now that millennials are the largest living generation, it’s more important than ever to know how to market to them. This generation has different goals and priorities than previous ones, and the wrong strategies could miss them.Millennials Live OnlineHaving grown up with computers in their homes an...

Read More October 11, 2017 10/11/2017
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3 Keys to Building Relationship-Based Leads

Sometimes a customer comes to you knowing exactly what they need. Bam, transaction complete! Unfortunately, you’re more likely to encounter someone at the wrong time — and making sure they remember you when the right time comes along can be a challenge. Here are three essential steps to bu...

Read More September 20, 2017 9/20/2017
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Tips for Connecting With Business Partners

Not every lead comes straight to you out of the ether — sometimes the strongest leads come via recommendation. That’s why having business partners is so important. But how do you build those relationships? These days, you can Google someone’s name and be in touch with them in minutes. The inter...

Read More September 20, 2017 9/20/2017
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Make Your Database Your Best Sales Tool

It’s great to have a ton of data on your leads, customers, and business partners... but if you don’t know what to do with that data, you might as well not have it at all. Luckily, you don’t have to do anything with that data, because Media Center will do it for you! Easy-to-use CRM — To ge...

Read More September 20, 2017 9/20/2017
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6 Ways to Retain Satisfied Customers

Understand the importance of retaining customers. Studies show it costs five to seven times more to acquire new customers than to retain existing ones.Set customer expectations from the start. Make it clear from the beginning what you’ll do, when you’ll do it and how much it will cost. Ide...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017
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The Time-Saving Secret That Should Be Obvious

You’re a busy person, and keeping track of your obligations can be a challenge. That’s why you probably start each day with a to-do list. The to-do list is a staple of any productivity plan. But they have a dark secret: They don’t work.You write a to-do list with the best of intentions. But at the e...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017
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Make Your Smartphone a Tool, Not a Distraction

Having a computer in the palm of your hand can be an incredible productivity tool, but too often it just becomes a tool for watching cat videos. Luckily, there are a few quick ways to make sure your smartphone can offer all of its benefits without simultaneously offering a dozen distractions.Ditch t...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017
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Don’t Let Email Take Over Your Workday

These days, your business practically lives in your email inbox. But as key as email is, it can also kill your productivity if you let it. Here are three ways to keep on top of email without letting it consume your day.Set boundaries. Let’s be honest: A quick check of your inbox will often resu...

Read More September 07, 2017 9/7/2017
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5 Memory Boosters to Remember More with Less Effort

Here’s how to quickly commit new things to memory.Take a break. To retain something, you have to pay attention and be deeply engaged, but after a while, the mind wanders. Take a break every 30-60 minutes.Tune out the Internet. When taking in information online, it’s easy to let links and s...

Read More August 17, 2017 8/17/2017
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4 Ways Mega-Producing LOs Use the Phone

Ever wonder which calls big producers choose to make? You know how busy they are, so who do they call and how do they remember? Here are 4 ways mega producers use the phone. (The secret is, they use “Call Settings” in the Media Center!)They call their customers after closing. Top producers don’...

Read More August 16, 2017 8/16/2017