Agents Real Trends: Ten Lessons from Industry Giants Take-Away & Action Items from Real Trends Gathering of Eagles So, there I was (couldn’t resist that opening) in a 360-degree glass room at the top of a high rise in downtown Denver, Colorado, surrounded by the best leaders and finest minds in residential real estate.  This group had come from all over the country, by-invitation, to […]
Agents Boise Broker Carries Big Heart to Real Estate Community For the majority of the agents representing Amherst Madison at the Boise Regional REALTORS® annual awards gala it was a night of celebration and fun. For Eva Steinwald it was more reserved, knowing she would be on a 5 am flight the next morning.     The presenter read an accurate and heartfelt bio describing the winner ahead of time. Before […]
Agents Real Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals Matt Bauscher with Amherst Madison listed in America’s Best Real Estate Professionals.   REAL Trends, Inc., the Trusted Source in residential brokerage, released today the 2018 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Professionals list. The list, now in its sixth year, ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. Matt […]
Agents Real Estate Tech to Improve Your Listings There’s no doubt that technology is changing the game in real estate. New advances in technology rapidly become the norm, which means that clients, whether they’re viewing your listing or giving you the privilege of selling their home, may expect listings that utilize the latest and greatest tech. Don’t fall behind the curve! If you haven’t already, […]
Agents Amherst Madison Rafting Trip Second year in a row the team at Amherst has tackled the Payette River! We want to thank Cascade Raft & Kayak for providing such awesome guides and great food and drinks at the end 🙂 As usual, we can’t wait for next year!
Agents The Shortcuts to Success Greetings and Happy Monday! In June and July I discussed a number of strategies that would function as “Shortcuts” to your success in real estate.  For those of you who are as impatient as me, you may not want to take the long way to the top! I sympathize greatly! In that spirit, I am […]
Agents Bauscher Real Estate’s Client Appreciation Night We would love to give Bauscher Real Estate a shoutout and a thank them for holding such an awesome Client Appreciation Night at the Idaho Botanical Garden this past weekend! The weather was perfect (checkout that sunset!) and the movie was a blast, great job you guys!!
Agents Amherst Madison Annual Family BBQ Great day with even better people! Every year we look forward to having all of the agents and their families out to BBQ and kick the summer season off!
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Agents Welcoming Our Newest Partner – Michael Simis! We are introducing our newest Partner, Michael Simis, who has been proving exceptional real estate service to families in the Treasure Valley since 2002! He not only strives to make your buying or selling experience enjoyable but, he makes it his goal to help you understand the entire process along the way. We are so grateful […]
Agents The Amherst Madison 2017 Award Winners We are so honored to announce the Award Winners for the year of 2017! These agents and Partners are incredibly deserving of these awards and we are proud to work along side them. Congratulations to everyone who was recognized this year!   2017 Mentor of the Year Congratulations to Karla K. Gardner on receiving the Amherst Madison 2017 […]
Agents “It sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays” Key Takeaways: Every day is an opportunity to grow Monday sets the tone for your week Monday can give you the edge you seek Productive attitudes lead to productivity   The headline to this article, a quote from the 1999 movie Office Space, always makes me laugh. Lately, it has also made me cringe.  As […]
Agents How Do You Choose a Realtor to Sell Your Home? Key Takeaways: Marketing matters, details matter, your investment matters No marketing budget = they (Realtor) are not vested How will your home stand out in the crowd? Sellers, make them prove their competence   I recently published a blog article that directly attacked the notion of marketing not being worth the investment for realtors.  It seems […]
Agents Raw Land Development & Risk to Equity Investors Key Takeaways:  Raw Land & Development is a time-consuming venture  Increase in time from initial investment to cash flows as revenue = increase in risk  Risk/Return balance is highly subjective & based on investor goals  Mitigate risk through prevention and forward thinking    In this blog post we will explore some characteristics of raw land […]
Agents Matt Bauscher Awarded “Accomplished Under 40” by the Idaho Business Review Hundreds of Idaho go-getters were nominated for Idaho Business Review‘s Accomplished Under 40 awards program, and more than 100 people applied for one of this year’s 40 spots.   The task of selecting the top 40 went to 11 review committees. The review committees were formed from past honorees, and each committee included at least three […]
Agents Ask and you shall receive…Want Success? Ask the right questions. Key Takeaways: You cannot advise and consult without knowledge of the Client  Only through Asking the right questions, can you be a Trusted Advisor The right Questions are paramount to a Realtor’s success Cast aside Ego, Fear, Judgement, and Assumptions    I recently was in a two-day Counsel of Residential Specialist (CRS) seminar, taught by Mr. […]
Agents The Only Thing We Have to Fear…Is Success? Key Takeaways:  Many time-consuming tasks can be Delegated. Fear of Delegation is a real, crippling hurdle. Many agents fear what lies at the end of a successfully-leveraged business. We must face our fear to create the business and freedom we seek.   As a real estate broker in Boise, Idaho; I hear the oft-repeated refrain […]
Agents What is an “Ethical” Decision? A Framework for Ethical Decision-Making Key Takeaways:  Realtors are often faced with ethical dilemmas which have no ready-made answer or solution  The path to ethical decision making lies in asking yourself the proper questions What is “Legal” and what is “Ethical” are often not the same    As Realtors and Fiduciaries (which I firmly believe we should behave as such); […]
Agents Dress for Success: What You Wear Matters Key Takeaways  What you wear, and your appearance in general, has a direct impact on your success.  Like it or not, others will judge you based on your appearance. Perception is reality – create the reality you wish for yourself.   This may frustrate some people. I hope that it stirs up some thought and […]
Agents Why are you reading this? 5 Questions to ask Every Single Buyer The following questions should take place at your Buyer Consultation. We feel that it is imperative to hold a Buyer Consultation, for every buyer client you work with.  It is only through the vetting process and Q&A of some sort of buyer consult, can you hope to gain the necessary knowledge of your client in […]
Agents “Are you Planning to Fail?” – Framework of A Business Plan A good business plan should start with answering the question, “WHY?”    That is, why are we doing this? Why am I (or we) starting this company and what do we hope to accomplish? What do we hope to give to our customers and clients? What is our unique value proposition? What moves us in a […]