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General News: Industry & Company

11/21/2021 and 11/28/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! Maximum One Offices will be closed Thursday 11/25 & Friday 11/26 for Thanksgiving! All associates have 24/7/365 access via their key fob or key.
Happy Hannukkah! November 28th – December 6th
No “This Week at Maximum One” next week
MX1 Holding More Earnest Money Than Commission: If you have a pending closing & Maximum One is holding more Earnest Money than your commission (i.e. if you have lowered or waived your commission) & you are not getting a DA (to be paid at closing) then you MUST pick up the Earnest Money & take it with you to Closing. You simply complete the form in the Reference Section of Pipeline “Request for Earnest Money NOT for a DA Closing” & upload it into your transaction in Pipeline.
Closing Dates in December: Please make sure to look at a calendar when writing contracts & amendments. Be aware of the holidays! Do NOT schedule your closings right before or after Christmas! Although your affiliated attorneys & lenders are open, it may be stressful & difficult to get closing packages & get transactions closed. Amee Davis of Davis & Associates suggests to schedule your closings by December 21st. Be aware of the New Year holiday dates too! Also remember that if a Buyer fails to close by January 1st, they will not be able to file for their Homestead Exemption for 2022.
Dates on Contracts: Make sure to remember to use 2022 on your dates if you are using dates after January! This is for Listing Agreements & Buyer Brokerage Agreements & Purchase & Sale Agreements.
2022 GAR Contract Changes: Be among the FIRST to learn what GAR is changing in the contracts & get 3 hrs CE credit! Sign up for a class now! Many In Branch & Virtual Options in December! Go to: www.eAGENTweb.com – select your geographic location & register now before we notify the entire GREC email list!
Market Stats for October 2021: The October 2021 Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides a regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for residential properties in Metro Atlanta. This summary covers 11 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding and Rockdale.
Demand: October residential sales were at 6,476, a decrease of 12.0% from the previous year.
Price: Average and median sales prices continue to outpace 2020’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in October was $370,000, an increase of 18.2% from last October. The average sales price was $438,500, up 16.6% from the previous year.
Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 8,822 units in October, a decrease of 28.3% from October 2020. New listings totaled 7,851, down 9.0% from October 2020 and down 2.2% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period decreased to 1.3 months.
GAR Special Stipulations: The Winter 2021 edition of the GAR Magazine has an article by Seth Weissman regarding various GAR Special Stipulations. Read Full Article Here.
Get Online Reviews of Your Real Estate Services: Are you getting enough online reviews? Are you making it easy for clients to review you? Read this article by Tom Ferry to get more reviews to increase your business. Read Article Here.
GAMLS Connect: GAMLS Connect replaces Paragon – start learning it now if you are a member of GAMLS.
October Stats from FMLS: The following are from FMLS for October 2021 for Residential Detached: BTW… you should know all of these same statistics for your OWN production!
Average Sale Price: $440,546 – increase of 18.7% from October 2020
New Listings: 8,249 – decrease of 3.5% from October 2020
Average Days on Market: 19 days vs. 32 days October 2020
Average List Price to Sale Price Ration: 100.8% – vs. 99.2% in October 2020
Powerful CMA through kvCore – Coming FREE to all MX1 Agents in 2022: kvCore Platform will include CorePresent. Out-present your competition CORE Present—the award-winning CMA & presentation builder rated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ by Inman News—just got even better. Help your agents guide clients through interactive, compelling pricing discussions, now with even more powerful activity tracking and AI. Win the listing, win the offer, and wow clients every time with CORE Present, available now only with kvCORE. Click here to see a demo.
REPEAT: Your Mailing Address: If your mailing address has changed, please make sure that we have your current mailing address – we’ll need this for your 1099 forms for 2021.
REPEAT: Mail at the Branch: All Branch CEO Advisors will be cleaning out the mailboxes by the end of December. Anything that has not been picked up will be thrown away. Please go by your Branch in the next few weeks and collect your mail!
REPEAT: Branch Christmas Social Events: Please check your Franchise Calendar & with your Branch Team Captains & Branch CEO Advisors regarding your Branch Holiday Social Events in November &/or December!
Max Cares: Prayers to Dawn Southern who had an emergency appendectomy on Saturday.
Max Cares: Prayers to Heidi Kelly who has not been feeling well lately.
REPEAT – NAR Members – Ethics Course Requirement due by 12/31/21: If you are a REALTOR, then you are REQUIRED per your Membership to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to take an Ethics course each cycle. We are currently in Cycle 6 which ends 12/31/21 (& started 1/1/19.) So, if you are a member of NAR and have not taken the Ethics course since 1/1/19, you are required to take it by 12/31/21 or your membership to NAR will be suspended. This is NOT the GREC License Law requirement this is ONLY a requirement for Realtors. Watch the video to the right “Law vs. Ethics – Course Requirements for Real Estate Agents in Georgia.” Check the Calendar and sign up for a course now! www.registerforREclasses.comLaw vs. Ethics - Class Requirements for Agents in GA
REPEAT: Ethics Requirement for NAR Members – ALL REALTORS – Your NAR Ethics Class is Required by 12/31/21 – We Offer 7 Ethics Classes This Month! The 6th Cycle is from 1/1/19 – 12/31/21. So if you have not taken an Ethics Class since 1/1/19, you are required per your NAR membership to Take One NOW! This is NOT the same as the License Law requirement by GREC for all Georgia licensees – see video: “Law vs. Ethics Requirements for GA Licensees” at the bottom of this email for more information! Plus… be on the look out for 2022 GAR Contract CE classes throughout December! Go to www.registerforREclasses.com – select your geographic area or “Marietta” for the master Virtual CE schedule
REPEAT: Changes to MX1 Sharing Commissions Between Agents: If two or more agents within the same Franchise share commissions, please note that depending on how you work out the Commission share will impact the Transaction Fees you pay to Maximum One. Basically, the difference comes down to if the agents are actually on a Team or Co-Agents on a contract vs. sharing the commission as a Referral Fee. If the agents are on different sides of the contract (i.e. one agent representing Seller & one agent representing Buyer) then those are handled independently. Click Here for specific information & examples to Download MX1 Transaction Fees for In-House Transactions.
In Writing: Agents MUST sign a Broker-to-Broker Referral Form, Commission Share Form or some other written agreement (i.e. signed Team Contract) outlining the percent split each agent will receive. This signed Agreement must be uploaded into the Transaction in Paperless Pipeline.  Maximum One will not make those decisions should there be a dispute between the agents. If an Agent is on a “Split” plan vs. a “Transaction Fee” plan, then that agent still pays their split percentage – regardless of the scenario / side.
Separate Realty & Realtor Companies: Maximum One Franchise REALTY Companies & REALTOR Companies are two separate companies and full MLS & MX1 Transaction Fees are due from each agent regardless of how they share / split the gross commission and regardless of which side of the Transaction they are on. NOTE: FMLS charges one fee per company regardless of # of agents involved in the transaction & regardless of which side of the transaction agents from the same company are on.
Separate Sides of a Transaction: Each side of a transaction is also treated as its own transaction regardless if the agents on each side are both in the REALTY or REALTOR companies and regardless if agents on each side are on the Same Team. However, if one agent has both sides of a transaction, there is only one transaction Fee one Royalty Fee paid – MX1 is processing payment for only one agent.
Team or Co-Agent Scenario: For two or more agents to be on the same side of a transaction (i.e. co-Listing Agents or co-Buyer’s Agents) then they must be in the same company (Both in REALTY or Both in REALTOR) AND must either be on the same Team or Both have signed the Buyer Brokerage Agreement or Both Signed the Seller Brokerage Agreement AND Both Signed the Purchase & Sale Agreement / Lease. Maximum One Transaction Fees and FMLS Fees are split in the same percentage that the Gross Commission is Split. Each Agent must pay full Royalty Fee.
Referral Scenario: Regardless of which company an agent is in (REALTY or REALTOR) If only one Agent is on the paperwork with the public (i.e. Brokerage & Contract) and other agent is receiving a portion of the commission via a Commission Share Agreement or Broker-to-Broker Referral Agreement then each agent pays 100% of their Maximum One Transaction Fee based on their Plan, each agent pays 100% of the Royalty Fee and the agent whose name is on the contract pays 100% of the MLS Fees.  
Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees: Other than commercial transactions, for Transaction Fee plans, on Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees that are charged and collected by the agent that are less than $1,200, the split is 25/75 (agent retains 75%) with 25% going towards cap. Regardless of the gross commission, if there is a “closing” and/or a Closing Statement involved, the MX1 Transaction Fee must be paid in full regardless of the amount of gross commission.
REPEAT: Maximum One Commission Plans as of 1/1/22: 14 years yielding 37% inflation with zero fee adjustments has caught up with us. As of 1/1/22, there are two monetary increases that will affect all of us.
1.   All plans will increase $22 per month
2.   Per-transaction royalty will increase by $15 per transaction. Thank you so much for hanging your license with us. It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and we know you have many other choices out there; we do not take that for granted. Blessings! Dave Kubat and your amazing support team.
REPEAT – NEW POLICY – Changing Commission Plans: Agents may only change plans on their annual Anniversary Date with Maximum One. If an agent changes plans, for a period of 30 days, any commissions/fees paid will be paid at the previous plan; agent’s monthly fees will begin according to the new plan on the next agent bill.   Any changes in my Commission Split plan must be done in writing on this form. 
REPEAT: ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore / Inside Real Estate!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/https://youtu.be/uZk8qYxEMN4The #1 ranked kvCORE Platform, from Inside Real Estate

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11/14/2021



NEW FMLS on November 16th: On Tuesday evening Nov 16 www.fmls.com will be moving to www.gofirstmls.com. This exciting new site is full of the latest news and trends, easy access to product information and more. And it allows our new partners to access the many features of FMLS.com.  

FMLS takes data integrity and data security very seriously. With the two-step process, it protects your data, the backbone of your business, like never before.

The morning of Nov 17th access FMLS.com. Click the FMLS Login button at the top right corner of the page. A new screen opens. Login same login credentials that you currently use and select Sign In.
Watch this Video on the NEW FMLS – www.gofirstfmls.comhttps://youtu.be/CAEwNAwR3GcIntroducing our New Website For Enhanced Security
MX1 Greater Atlanta Community Service for November: All Branches of Maximum One Greater Atlanta are collecting canned goods for this month’s community service. Please bring your canned goods to one of the offices & leave them in the bins at the Branch. For any questions, please contact Katie LuttrellPinnacle@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 318.
Mortgage Updates from Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage: Thank you to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage lkennedy@aemc.cc for sharing with us at the Powers Ferry Sales meeting this week so many mortgage updates. Below are some topics – contact Linda for specific information! Fannie Mae will average the 3 credit scores – makes it easier to qualify
Two 100% FHA Financing Loans – “Advantage” & “Edge” – 620 Credit Score
Drive Report – so important to avoid delays or denials AFTER expiration of financing contingency
Atlanta REALTORS Association Top Producer Application: If you are a member of the Atlanta Realtor Association, you may now apply for your 2021 Top Producer Award online! Deadline is January 14, 2022. Top Producer Rules Here.
MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Branch – Thanksgiving Lunch: We look forward to seeing you for Thanksgiving lunch on Tuesday at the Pinnacle Branch of MX1 Greater Atlanta. Festivities begin at 11am. Please contact Branch CEO Advisor Katie Luttrell to tell her what side dish or dessert you are bringing! Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 318
The Secret to Closing Sales with Tom Hopkins: The following information is courtesy of Michael Reese… If selling skills were similar to disarming a bomb, NOBODY would want to start practicing their craft without being fully trained. On this episode of the Digital President Podcast, we have the legendary Tom Hopkins on the show. Tom is a legendary sales trainer who has been helping salespeople in a wide range of industries since 1976. His books have sold millions of copies worldwide. Michael Reese was honored to have the opportunity to sit down with Tom on the show. They discussed the art and power of the spoken word, WHY words matter and how small changes can exponentially change your performance. Remember you want to watch the full episode here on YouTube.
Your Mailing Address: If your mailing address has changed, please make sure that we have your current mailing address – we’ll need this for your 1099 forms for 2021.
Mail at the Branch: All Branch CEO Advisors will be cleaning out the mailboxes by the end of December. Anything that has not been picked up will be thrown away. Please go by your Branch in the next few weeks and collect your mail!
Branch Thanksgiving & Christmas Social Events: Please check your Franchise Calendar & with your Branch Team Captains & Branch CEO Advisors regarding your Branch Holiday Social Events in November &/or December!
Max Cares: Enjoy this time of year – most of your competitors will stop working for the year after Thanksgiving! Buyers and Sellers, however, still need to buy & sell!
REPEAT – NAR Members – Ethics Course Requirement due by 12/31/21: If you are a REALTOR, then you are REQUIRED per your Membership to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to take an Ethics course each cycle. We are currently in Cycle 6 which ends 12/31/21 (& started 1/1/19.) So, if you are a member of NAR and have not taken the Ethics course since 1/1/19, you are required to take it by 12/31/21 or your membership to NAR will be suspended. This is NOT the GREC License Law requirement this is ONLY a requirement for Realtors. Watch the video to the right “Law vs. Ethics – Course Requirements for Real Estate Agents in Georgia.” Check the Calendar and sign up for a course now! www.registerforREclasses.comhttps://youtu.be/WWtSipOJN8MLaw vs. Ethics - Class Requirements for Agents in GA
REPEAT: Ethics Requirement for NAR Members – ALL REALTORS – Your NAR Ethics Class is Required by 12/31/21 – We Offer 7 Ethics Classes This Month! The 6th Cycle is from 1/1/19 – 12/31/21. So if you have not taken an Ethics Class since 1/1/19, you are required per your NAR membership to Take One NOW! This is NOT the same as the License Law requirement by GREC for all Georgia licensees – see video: “Law vs. Ethics Requirements for GA Licensees” at the bottom of this email for more information! Plus… be on the look out for 2022 GAR Contract CE classes throughout December! Go to www.registerforREclasses.com – select your geographic area or “Marietta” for the master Virtual CE schedule
REPEAT: Changes to MX1 Sharing Commissions Between Agents: If two or more agents within the same Franchise share commissions, please note that depending on how you work out the Commission share will impact the Transaction Fees you pay to Maximum One. Basically, the difference comes down to if the agents are actually on a Team or Co-Agents on a contract vs. sharing the commission as a Referral Fee. If the agents are on different sides of the contract (i.e. one agent representing Seller & one agent representing Buyer) then those are handled independently. Click Here for specific information & examples to Download MX1 Transaction Fees for In-House Transactions.
In Writing: Agents MUST sign a Broker-to-Broker Referral Form, Commission Share Form or some other written agreement (i.e. signed Team Contract) outlining the percent split each agent will receive. This signed Agreement must be uploaded into the Transaction in Paperless Pipeline.  Maximum One will not make those decisions should there be a dispute between the agents. If an Agent is on a “Split” plan vs. a “Transaction Fee” plan, then that agent still pays their split percentage – regardless of the scenario / side.
Separate Realty & Realtor Companies: Maximum One Franchise REALTY Companies & REALTOR Companies are two separate companies and full MLS & MX1 Transaction Fees are due from each agent regardless of how they share / split the gross commission and regardless of which side of the Transaction they are on. NOTE: FMLS charges one fee per company regardless of # of agents involved in the transaction & regardless of which side of the transaction agents from the same company are on.
Separate Sides of a Transaction: Each side of a transaction is also treated as its own transaction regardless if the agents on each side are both in the REALTY or REALTOR companies and regardless if agents on each side are on the Same Team. However, if one agent has both sides of a transaction, there is only one transaction Fee one Royalty Fee paid – MX1 is processing payment for only one agent.
Team or Co-Agent Scenario: For two or more agents to be on the same side of a transaction (i.e. co-Listing Agents or co-Buyer’s Agents) then they must be in the same company (Both in REALTY or Both in REALTOR) AND must either be on the same Team or Both have signed the Buyer Brokerage Agreement or Both Signed the Seller Brokerage Agreement AND Both Signed the Purchase & Sale Agreement / Lease. Maximum One Transaction Fees and FMLS Fees are split in the same percentage that the Gross Commission is Split. Each Agent must pay full Royalty Fee.
Referral Scenario: Regardless of which company an agent is in (REALTY or REALTOR) If only one Agent is on the paperwork with the public (i.e. Brokerage & Contract) and other agent is receiving a portion of the commission via a Commission Share Agreement or Broker-to-Broker Referral Agreement then each agent pays 100% of their Maximum One Transaction Fee based on their Plan, each agent pays 100% of the Royalty Fee and the agent whose name is on the contract pays 100% of the MLS Fees.  
Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees: Other than commercial transactions, for Transaction Fee plans, on Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees that are charged and collected by the agent that are less than $1,200, the split is 25/75 (agent retains 75%) with 25% going towards cap. Regardless of the gross commission, if there is a “closing” and/or a Closing Statement involved, the MX1 Transaction Fee must be paid in full regardless of the amount of gross commission.
REPEAT: Maximum One Commission Plans as of 1/1/22: 14 years yielding 37% inflation with zero fee adjustments has caught up with us. As of 1/1/22, there are two monetary increases that will affect all of us.
1.   All plans will increase $22 per month
2.   Per-transaction royalty will increase by $15 per transaction. Thank you so much for hanging your license with us. It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and we know you have many other choices out there; we do not take that for granted. Blessings! Dave Kubat and your amazing support team.
REPEAT – NEW POLICY – Changing Commission Plans: Agents may only change plans on their annual Anniversary Date with Maximum One. If an agent changes plans, for a period of 30 days, any commissions/fees paid will be paid at the previous plan; agent’s monthly fees will begin according to the new plan on the next agent bill.   Any changes in my Commission Split plan must be done in writing on this form. 
REPEAT: ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore / Inside Real Estate!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/The #1 ranked kvCORE Platform, from Inside Real Estate

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11/7/2021

Fall Back This Weekend! – Standard Time begins!
Veteran’s Day: Thursday 11/11 – Thank you to ALL our Veterans (Living & Deceased) who have served our country! We thank you for keeping us safe & free! It is also a Federal Banking Holiday – Check with Lenders & Closing Attorneys regarding any Transactions
Welcome – October 2021: Please welcome these agents new to Maximum One in October 2021:
Congratulations to Capping Agents: Congratulations to the following agents who have recently capped! Keely George
Tamika Pratt
Wendee Long
Aline Saenz & Greg Moore
GAMLS Paragon OFFLINE: Starting Monday, GAMLS Paragon will be offline for a couple of days. You will have to use GAMLS CONNECT to add or edit your listings. I believe Remine Add/Edit may also be offline for a while so to enter listings in BOTH services simultaneously, you’ll have to use Ditto through GAMLS.
FMLS & GAMLS Entry for Listings: GAMLS is transferring from Paragon to FMLS Connect & Remine may go through some updates. So if Remine Add/Edit goes temporarily down for dual entry to enter your listings into these services: Ditto through GAMLS – simultaneous dual entryGAMLS individuallyFMLS individually
Zillow National Announcement: Zillow announced this week it will be exiting Offers, their iBuyer Program, the business it started in December 2019 to buy and flip homes. The move will eliminate 25% of their workforce. There are many articles on the internet you may read if you google this topic. If you are a REALTOR, I want to PROTECT YOU (NOT defend Zillow) that since Zillow is a Broker, be cautious to not violate the REALTOR Code of Ethics in any comments you post about Zillow.
kvCore: All Maximum One Franchises are working diligently on the back end to get kcVore / Inside Real Estate up & running for y’all! We are so excited to bring this to you – Google this to see all that it does – here’s a link to just a brief introduction to kvCore.
RentSpree Online Tenant App & Credit & Background Check: Maximum One Franchises are connecting with RentSpree for their own MX1 Franchise-Specific Branded Website. Check with your Franchise to see when the online interactive Training will take place for your Franchise. The training for MX1 Greater Atlanta agents is on Wednesday, November 10th at 1pm – 5 Essential Skills for Agents Entering the Rental Market
Branch Thanksgiving & Christmas Social Events: Please check your Franchise Calendar & with your Branch Team Captains & Branch CEO Advisors regarding your Branch Holiday Social Events in November &/or December!
Max Cares: Condolences to Chiquita Chaney whose Brother-In-Law and Aunt passed away.
REPEAT – NAR Members – Ethics Course Requirement due by 12/31/21: If you are a REALTOR, then you are REQUIRED per your Membership to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to take an Ethics course each cycle. We are currently in Cycle 6 which ends 12/31/21 (& started 1/1/19.) So, if you are a member of NAR and have not taken the Ethics course since 1/1/19, you are required to take it by 12/31/21 or your membership to NAR will be suspended. This is NOT the GREC License Law requirement this is ONLY a requirement for Realtors. Watch the video to the right “Law vs. Ethics – Course Requirements for Real Estate Agents in Georgia.” Check the Calendar and sign up for a course now! www.registerforREclasses.comhttps://youtu.be/WWtSipOJN8MLaw vs. Ethics - Class Requirements for Agents in GA
REPEAT: Ethics Requirement for NAR Members – ALL REALTORS – Your NAR Ethics Class is Required by 12/31/21 – We Offer 7 Ethics Classes This Month! The 6th Cycle is from 1/1/19 – 12/31/21. So if you have not taken an Ethics Class since 1/1/19, you are required per your NAR membership to Take One NOW! This is NOT the same as the License Law requirement by GREC for all Georgia licensees – see video: “Law vs. Ethics Requirements for GA Licensees” at the bottom of this email for more information! Plus… be on the look out for 2022 GAR Contract CE classes throughout December! Go to www.registerforREclasses.com – select your geographic area or “Marietta” for the master Virtual CE schedule
REPEAT: Changes to MX1 Sharing Commissions Between Agents: If two or more agents within the same Franchise share commissions, please note that depending on how you work out the Commission share will impact the Transaction Fees you pay to Maximum One. Basically, the difference comes down to if the agents are actually on a Team or Co-Agents on a contract vs. sharing the commission as a Referral Fee. If the agents are on different sides of the contract (i.e. one agent representing Seller & one agent representing Buyer) then those are handled independently. Click Here for specific information & examples to Download MX1 Transaction Fees for In-House Transactions.
In Writing: Agents MUST sign a Broker-to-Broker Referral Form, Commission Share Form or some other written agreement (i.e. signed Team Contract) outlining the percent split each agent will receive. This signed Agreement must be uploaded into the Transaction in Paperless Pipeline.  Maximum One will not make those decisions should there be a dispute between the agents. If an Agent is on a “Split” plan vs. a “Transaction Fee” plan, then that agent still pays their split percentage – regardless of the scenario / side.
Separate Realty & Realtor Companies: Maximum One Franchise REALTY Companies & REALTOR Companies are two separate companies and full MLS & MX1 Transaction Fees are due from each agent regardless of how they share / split the gross commission and regardless of which side of the Transaction they are on. NOTE: FMLS charges one fee per company regardless of # of agents involved in the transaction & regardless of which side of the transaction agents from the same company are on.
Separate Sides of a Transaction: Each side of a transaction is also treated as its own transaction regardless if the agents on each side are both in the REALTY or REALTOR companies and regardless if agents on each side are on the Same Team. However, if one agent has both sides of a transaction, there is only one transaction Fee one Royalty Fee paid – MX1 is processing payment for only one agent.
Team or Co-Agent Scenario: For two or more agents to be on the same side of a transaction (i.e. co-Listing Agents or co-Buyer’s Agents) then they must be in the same company (Both in REALTY or Both in REALTOR) AND must either be on the same Team or Both have signed the Buyer Brokerage Agreement or Both Signed the Seller Brokerage Agreement AND Both Signed the Purchase & Sale Agreement / Lease. Maximum One Transaction Fees and FMLS Fees are split in the same percentage that the Gross Commission is Split. Each Agent must pay full Royalty Fee.
Referral Scenario: Regardless of which company an agent is in (REALTY or REALTOR) If only one Agent is on the paperwork with the public (i.e. Brokerage & Contract) and other agent is receiving a portion of the commission via a Commission Share Agreement or Broker-to-Broker Referral Agreement then each agent pays 100% of their Maximum One Transaction Fee based on their Plan, each agent pays 100% of the Royalty Fee and the agent whose name is on the contract pays 100% of the MLS Fees.  
Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees: Other than commercial transactions, for Transaction Fee plans, on Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees that are charged and collected by the agent that are less than $1,200, the split is 25/75 (agent retains 75%) with 25% going towards cap. Regardless of the gross commission, if there is a “closing” and/or a Closing Statement involved, the MX1 Transaction Fee must be paid in full regardless of the amount of gross commission.
REPEAT: Maximum One to Provide RentSpree for Rental Application Screening: We are excited to bring to you a FREE Tenant Application/Screening platform to easily help your Landlords take and process rental applications including background checks & credit checks! Most of the Maximum One Franchises are getting their own Maximum One branded website & each agent who uses will have their own login & dashboard. The application fee for the tenant is $60 which includes the background check & Credit check with TransUnion – all For more information, MX1 Greater Atlanta Agents click the logo on the right to check it out! MX1 Greater Atlanta Live Interactive Webinar scheduled for November 10th at 1pm!
REPEAT: Maximum One Commission Plans as of 1/1/22: 14 years yielding 37% inflation with zero fee adjustments has caught up with us. As of 1/1/22, there are two monetary increases that will affect all of us.
1.   All plans will increase $22 per month
2.   Per-transaction royalty will increase by $15 per transaction. Thank you so much for hanging your license with us. It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and we know you have many other choices out there; we do not take that for granted. Blessings! Dave Kubat and your amazing support team.
REPEAT – NEW POLICY – Changing Commission Plans: Agents may only change plans on their annual Anniversary Date with Maximum One. If an agent changes plans, for a period of 30 days, any commissions/fees paid will be paid at the previous plan; agent’s monthly fees will begin according to the new plan on the next agent bill.   Any changes in my Commission Split plan must be done in writing on this form. 
REPEAT: ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore / Inside Real Estate!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/https://youtu.be/uZk8qYxEMN4The #1 ranked kvCORE Platform, from Inside Real Estate

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10/31/2021

Go Braves!!!
Happy Halloween!
Changes to MX1 Sharing Commissions Between Agents: If two or more agents within the same Franchise share commissions, please note that depending on how you work out the Commission share will impact the Transaction Fees you pay to Maximum One. Basically, the difference comes down to if the agents are actually on a Team or Co-Agents on a contract vs. sharing the commission as a Referral Fee. If the agents are on different sides of the contract (i.e. one agent representing Seller & one agent representing Buyer) then those are handled independently. Click Here for specific information & examples to Download MX1 Transaction Fees for In-House Transactions.
In Writing: Agents MUST sign a Broker-to-Broker Referral Form, Commission Share Form or some other written agreement (i.e. signed Team Contract) outlining the percent split each agent will receive. This signed Agreement must be uploaded into the Transaction in Paperless Pipeline.  Maximum One will not make those decisions should there be a dispute between the agents. If an Agent is on a “Split” plan vs. a “Transaction Fee” plan, then that agent still pays their split percentage – regardless of the scenario / side.
Separate Realty & Realtor Companies: Maximum One Franchise REALTY Companies & REALTOR Companies are two separate companies and full MLS & MX1 Transaction Fees are due from each agent regardless of how they share / split the gross commission and regardless of which side of the Transaction they are on. NOTE: FMLS charges one fee per company regardless of # of agents involved in the transaction & regardless of which side of the transaction agents from the same company are on.
Separate Sides of a Transaction: Each side of a transaction is also treated as its own transaction regardless if the agents on each side are both in the REALTY or REALTOR companies and regardless if agents on each side are on the Same Team. However, if one agent has both sides of a transaction, there is only one transaction Fee one Royalty Fee paid – MX1 is processing payment for only one agent.
Team or Co-Agent Scenario: For two or more agents to be on the same side of a transaction (i.e. co-Listing Agents or co-Buyer’s Agents) then they must be in the same company (Both in REALTY or Both in REALTOR) AND must either be on the same Team or Both have signed the Buyer Brokerage Agreement or Both Signed the Seller Brokerage Agreement AND Both Signed the Purchase & Sale Agreement / Lease. Maximum One Transaction Fees and FMLS Fees are split in the same percentage that the Gross Commission is Split. Each Agent must pay full Royalty Fee.
Referral Scenario: Regardless of which company an agent is in (REALTY or REALTOR) If only one Agent is on the paperwork with the public (i.e. Brokerage & Contract) and other agent is receiving a portion of the commission via a Commission Share Agreement or Broker-to-Broker Referral Agreement then each agent pays 100% of their Maximum One Transaction Fee based on their Plan, each agent pays 100% of the Royalty Fee and the agent whose name is on the contract pays 100% of the MLS Fees.  
Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees: Other than commercial transactions, for Transaction Fee plans, on Referral Fees or Lease Co-Op Fees that are charged and collected by the agent that are less than $1,200, the split is 25/75 (agent retains 75%) with 25% going towards cap. Regardless of the gross commission, if there is a “closing” and/or a Closing Statement involved, the MX1 Transaction Fee must be paid in full regardless of the amount of gross commission.
Teams at Maximum One: Please review the information above about MX1 Fees due based on commission shares between agents. If you are thinking about creating or joining a Team here is information about Teams at Maximum One. Please note in this document the proposed GREC Rule Changes to Teams as of October 2021.
Ethics Requirement for NAR Members – ALL REALTORS – Your NAR Ethics Class is Required by 12/31/21 – We Offer 7 Ethics Classes This Month! The 6th Cycle is from 1/1/19 – 12/31/21. So if you have not taken an Ethics Class since 1/1/19, you are required per your NAR membership to Take One NOW! This is NOT the same as the License Law requirement by GREC for all Georgia licensees – see video: “Law vs. Ethics Requirements for GA Licensees” at the bottom of this email for more information! Plus… be on the look out for 2022 GAR Contract CE classes throughout December! Go to www.registerforREclasses.com – select your geographic area or “Marietta” for the master Virtual CE schedule
FMLS Search Changes – Eliminating Area Numbers: FMLS is discontinuing Area Numbers. Map or zip code search features provide greater latitude for you to pinpoint where your clients want to buy.  We asked our members, who overwhelmingly said that searching with the Map is easier, faster, and less confusing than Area Numbers. For members who were using Map Area Number in their Saved Searches, we will automatically convert them to zip codes for you, no action will be required on your part to update your saved searches or auto emails.  In addition, when displaying search results, by viewing Maps, a Legacy (Area Map) layer will remain available to use with map-drawing tools such as the polygon to zero in on the geographic location. Because of this change, Shadow Listings will no longer be supported.
For more information on how to use Matrix Map features, click here.
For the reasons why FMLS decided to make this decision, click here.
Assistance with FMLS: Search our Knowledge Base at fmls.com where you can find step by step User Guides and answers to questions like:
Accessing Matrix
Matrix Search Tips
Introduction to Cloud CMA
eSign Authentication Options
Changing your Password
And many other questions
You can also find helpful Videos at YouTube Channel that will help walk you through things like: Matrix – Perform a Basic Search
rDocs Document Management
Matrix Client
Portal
Add/Edit Lisitngs in Matrix
eSign Webinar
And many more
Our Customer Support is open for Phone calls:
Monday through Friday 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Saturday 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Live Chat Monday through Friday 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
Should you require additional assistance, please contact us by phone at 404-255-8660 or email us at support@fmls.com
REPEAT – FMLS XPress Key Upgrade NOW: As of December 1st, your Xpress Key will NO LONGER WORK! You need to Upgrade it from November 1st – 19th. Beginning in December, your XpressKEY will no longer work due to 3G cellular being discontinued by cellular providers. This was not a decision made by FMLS or Supra. Schedule a virtual appointment to activate your eKEY. Schedule Appointment Here.
Second Mortgage Payoffs: If you are working with a Seller, make sure that the Seller gets the payoff for any 1st AND 2nd Mortgages in order to avoid any closing delays. Many don’t realize they even have a 2nd mortgage – equity line, mortgage forbearance, an old 2nd mortgage that has been sold to another service provider, DPA program when they first bought the house, etc. Lately there have been many 2nd mortgages who have been sold to servicer – Novad – and many closing attorneys are having a hard time getting payoff information from this company in a timely manner. Thank you to Peggy Sledge for bringing this to our attention – unfortunately the hard way!
Who Services a Seller’s Mortgage Now?: A Seller may ALWAYS go back to the ORIGINAL Loan provider to find out what company is currently servicing their loan in order to get accurate & timely payoff information.
Listing Presentation Scripts & Templates: Looking for ideas for your listing presentation? Check out these Listing Presentation Scripts & Templates from Paperless Agent.
Max Cares: Condolences to Malika Bowling whose father passed away suddenly this week.
Max Cares: Prayers to Monifa Taylor who has been going through some traumatic times with her family.
Max Cares: Condolences to the family of Maximum One Partners’ agent Tyrone Coleman who passed away from a heart attack.
REPEAT – NAR Members – Ethics Course Requirement due by 12/31/21: If you are a REALTOR, then you are REQUIRED per your Membership to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to take an Ethics course each cycle. We are currently in Cycle 6 which ends 12/31/21 (& started 1/1/19.) So, if you are a member of NAR and have not taken the Ethics course since 1/1/19, you are required to take it by 12/31/21 or your membership to NAR will be suspended. This is NOT the GREC License Law requirement this is ONLY a requirement for Realtors. Watch the video to the right “Law vs. Ethics – Course Requirements for Real Estate Agents in Georgia.” Check the Calendar and sign up for a course now! www.registerforREclasses.comhttps://youtu.be/WWtSipOJN8MLaw vs. Ethics - Class Requirements for Agents in GA
REPEAT: Maximum One to Provide RentSpree for Rental Application Screening: We are excited to bring to you a FREE Tenant Application/Screening platform to easily help your Landlords take and process rental applications including background checks & credit checks! Most of the Maximum One Franchises are getting their own Maximum One branded website & each agent who uses will have their own login & dashboard. The application fee for the tenant is $60 which includes the background check & Credit check with TransUnion – all For more information, MX1 Greater Atlanta Agents click the logo on the right to check it out! MX1 Greater Atlanta Live Interactive Webinar scheduled for November 10th at 1pm!
REPEAT: Maximum One Commission Plans as of 1/1/22: 14 years yielding 37% inflation with zero fee adjustments has caught up with us. As of 1/1/22, there are two monetary increases that will affect all of us.
1.   All plans will increase $22 per month
2.   Per-transaction royalty will increase by $15 per transaction.
Thank you so much for hanging your license with us. It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and we know you have many other choices out there; we do not take that for granted. Blessings! Dave Kubat and your amazing support team.
REPEAT – NEW POLICY – Changing Commission Plans: Agents may only change plans on their annual Anniversary Date with Maximum One. If an agent changes plans, for a period of 30 days, any commissions/fees paid will be paid at the previous plan; agent’s monthly fees will begin according to the new plan on the next agent bill.   Any changes in my Commission Split plan must be done in writing on this form. 
REPEAT: ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore / Inside Real Estate!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/https://youtu.be/uZk8qYxEMN4The #1 ranked kvCORE Platform, from Inside Real Estate

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10/24/2021

NAR Members – Ethics Course Requirement due by 12/31/21: If you are a REALTOR, then you are REQUIRED per your Membership to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) to take an Ethics course each cycle. We are currently in Cycle 6 which ends 12/31/21 (& started 1/1/19.) So, if you are a member of NAR and have not taken the Ethics course since 1/1/19, you are required to take it by 12/31/21 or your membership to NAR will be suspended. This is NOT the GREC License Law requirement this is ONLY a requirement for Realtors.
Watch the video to the right “Law vs. Ethics – Course Requirements for Real Estate Agents in Georgia.”
Check the Calendar and sign up for a course now! www.registerforREclasses.com
https://youtu.be/WWtSipOJN8MLaw vs. Ethics - Class Requirements for Agents in GA
Mortgage Updates from Homestar Financial Corporation: Thank you to Denise Thomas (Denise.Thomas@HomestarFC.com) & Jay Alexander (Jay.Alexander@HomestarFC.com) for sharing so many mortgage updates at the Pinnacle Sales meeting. Contact them for more specific information! These meetings are not mandatory but SOOOOOO MUCH amazing information is shared!
Conforming Loan Limits – these generally increase by the same percentage as home prices increase
Interest Rates will Rise – the Fed is tapering off purchasing mortgage bonds so interest rates will rise. As the inflation rate increases higher than the interest rates, it becomes a bad investment for investors so rates will be certain to rise
MD’s & Veterinarians 100% Financing – Buyers in these professions can get 100% financing with no mortgage insurance. Also student loans won’t count against them of they were in forbearance for 6 months
Mortgage Terms – For a copy of “Mortgage Terms to Know” to include in your Buyer Presentation, contact Denise or Jay or Wes!
Legal Updates from Amee Davis: Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis and Associates for the great quiz with answers to keep us out of trouble! Contact Amee for specific info – ADavis@DavisLawGA.com.
Names on Contract Must Match Legal Name – Get copy of license if dealing with a “Jr., Sr., III, etc.
“Buyer’s Agents – Don’t Work for Free – Get Commission Agreement Signed early & sent to Closing Attorney. Many Sellers are not paying Buy-Side Commission
Wire Fraud – Never email wire instructions! Never be the messenger of closing attorney wire instructions
Home Warranty – Never tell a Buyer a Home Warranty is in lieu of repairs – they will not cover pre-existing issues
Closing Delays – Most delays are caused by Buyers
Correct Legal Description is Critical – Make sure it covers ALL the property you intend in the contract. Check GSCCCA & QPublic / Tax Assessors site (NOT Realist) for satellite image of property lines & identify the tax parcel id & verify or check on any needed easements, etc.
Contracts for Acreage – Make sure to add a Special Stipulation that address how much acreage is intended to be conveyed in the contract
Cobb & Paulding County Deeds are Behind: If you have a contract involving a property that was sold this year, you may have issues / delays in closing the flip. Cobb & Paulding counties are only up to August in recording the deeds; the deeds are recorded in the county but may not yet be public record and there may not yet be a Deed Book and Page recorded yet. In order to close on the flip, you may need to get a County-Stamped copy of the deed and a copy of the Owner’s Title Insurance policy. Thank you to Amee Davis (ADavis@DavisLawGA.com) for sharing this information with us at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting last week!
Maximum One to Provide RentSpree for Rental Application Screening: We are excited to bring to you a FREE Tenant Application/Screening platform to easily help your Landlords take and process rental applications including background checks & credit checks! Most of the Maximum One Franchises are getting their own Maximum One branded website & each agent who uses will have their own login & dashboard. The application fee for the tenant is $60 which includes the background check & Credit check with TransUnion – all For more information, MX1 Greater Atlanta Agents click the logo on the right to check it out! MX1 Greater Atlanta Live Interactive Webinar scheduled for November 10th at 1pm!
FMLS XPress Key Upgrade NOW: As of December 1st, your Xpress Key will NO LONGER WORK! You need to Upgrade it from November 1st – 19th. Beginning in December, your XpressKEY will no longer work due to 3G cellular being discontinued by cellular providers. This was not a decision made by FMLS or Supra. Schedule a virtual appointment to activate your eKEY. Schedule Appointment Here.
1031 Exchange – May Need to File for an Extension of 180 Day Period: If you are beginning the process of an IRC §1031 exchange and your relinquished property will close between October 18th and December 31st, 2021, please be aware that your normal exchange period of 180 days will be shortened if you close during this period. Why? Because Treasury Reg. § 1.1031(k)-1(b) (ii) – provides as follows:
 
(ii) The exchange period begins on the date the taxpayer transfers the relinquished property and ends at midnight on the earlier of the 180th day thereafter or the due date (including extensions) for the taxpayer’s return of the tax for the taxable year, in which the transfer of the relinquished property occurs.
 
In other words, you have 180 days after closing your relinquished property to complete your exchange UNLESS your tax filing deadline occurs first, in which case your exchange period will instead expire on the day your taxes are due. In 2022, the due date for filing 2021 returns (for most taxpayers) is Friday, April 15th, 2022
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For example, suppose Mr. Smith sells Greenacre Farm on December 11th, 2021 as part of a 1031 exchange. The 180th day thereafter is June 8th, 2022. Unfortunately, Mr. Smith will not have until June 8th to complete his exchange because his tax filing deadline occurs before the 180th day of June 9th. If, however, Mr. Smith requests an extension of time to file his tax return, he will get the benefit of a full 180-day exchange period.
 
So, exchangers, if your relinquished property is scheduled to close between October 18th, 2021 and December 31st, 2021, don’t lose out on your full 180-day exchange period. Make sure you file for an extension on or before April 15th, 2022
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For information on filing for an extension, please visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc304.html
 
Taxpayers contemplating an exchange should always consult their tax or legal advisor.
MX1 Greater Atlanta Thanksgiving and Christmas: Please check the calendar & with your Team Captains. Most Branches are having a Social Get Together with food and merriment at their November &/or December Sales meetings!
Max Cares: Continued prayers for Heidi Owens whose mother is home from the hospital and doing well!
Max Cares: Congratulations to Hannah Puckett who is 5 months pregnant!
Max Cares: Prayers to Keely George whose parents are in the hospital.
Max Cares: Congratulations to Ebony McAlister on getting her Broker’s License!
REPEAT: Maximum One Commission Plans as of 1/1/22: 14 years yielding 37% inflation with zero fee adjustments has caught up with us. As of 1/1/22, there are two monetary increases that will affect all of us.
1.   All plans will increase $22 per month
2.   Per-transaction royalty will increase by $15 per transaction. Thank you so much for hanging your license with us. It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and we know you have many other choices out there; we do not take that for granted. Blessings! Dave Kubat and your amazing support team.
REPEAT – NEW POLICY – Changing Commission Plans: Agents may only change plans on their annual Anniversary Date with Maximum One. If an agent changes plans, for a period of 30 days, any commissions/fees paid will be paid at the previous plan; agent’s monthly fees will begin according to the new plan on the next agent bill.   Any changes in my Commission Split plan must be done in writing on this form. 
REPEAT: ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore / Inside Real Estate!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/https://youtu.be/uZk8qYxEMN4The #1 ranked kvCORE Platform, from Inside Real Estate
REPEAT – Definition of “Commercial” Real Estate: For purposes of Maximum One Commercial Real Estate Transaction fees, a “Commercial Real Estate Transaction” includes but is not limited to a Transaction that is:
Not residential
Is written on a Commercial Contract
Includes Commercial Exhibits / Addenda / Amendments
Is on a property / land that is listed in Commercial site such as Loopnet, CoStar, and others
Is on a property / land that is represented exclusively by a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage
Is for multifamily of 5+ units (i.e. duplex, triplex. quadplex is typically considered “residential” real estate for financing and tax purposes)

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10/17/2021

Maximum One Commission Plans as of 1/1/22: 14 years yielding 37% inflation with zero fee adjustments has caught up with us. As of 1/1/22, there are two monetary increases that will affect all of us.
1.   All plans will increase $22 per month
2.   Per-transaction royalty will increase by $15 per transaction.
Thank you so much for hanging your license with us. It is an honor and a privilege to serve you and we know you have many other choices out there; we do not take that for granted. Blessings! Dave Kubat and your amazing support team.
NEW POLICY – Changing Commission Plans: Agents may only change plans on their annual Anniversary Date with Maximum One. If an agent changes plans, for a period of 30 days, any commissions/fees paid will be paid at the previous plan; agent’s monthly fees will begin according to the new plan on the next agent bill.   Any changes in my Commission Split plan must be done in writing on this form. 
Definition of “Commercial” Real Estate: For purposes of Maximum One Commercial Real Estate Transaction fees, a “Commercial Real Estate Transaction” includes but is not limited to a Transaction that is:
Not residential
Is written on a Commercial Contract
Includes Commercial Exhibits / Addenda / Amendments
Is on a property / land that is listed in Commercial site such as Loopnet, CoStar, and others
Is on a property / land that is represented exclusively by a Commercial Real Estate Brokerage
Is for multifamily of 5+ units (i.e. duplex, triplex. quadplex is typically considered “residential” real estate for financing and tax purposes)
Maximum One to Provide RentSpree for Rental Application Screening: We are excited to bring to you a FREE Tenant Application/Screening platform to easily help your Landlords take and process rental applications including background checks & credit checks! We are in the process of getting a Maximum One branded website & each agent who uses will have their own login & dashboard. The application fee for the tenant is $30 which includes the background check & Credit check with TransUnion – all This should be up and running in a couple of weeks! For more information, check out www.rentspree.com
kvCore / Inside RealEstate is Getting Your Ready for a Fabulous 2022: As 2022 is approaching, we’d love to show you how kvCORE—the #1-rated productivity platform—can be your greatest asset. kvCORE is the only brokerage solution purpose-built to drive agent and team results. Our upcoming Fall Release is loaded with enhanced features that will put you ahead of the competition for the new year:
Sphere Playbooks that help you power up your sphere
Sell Pages for improved lead capture of potential sellers
A revolutionary CMA & presentation builder with all-new, powerful client activity tracking + AI
Do you have all the fuel you need to power up your 2022? Grab a seat for the webinar, and we’ll show you how kvCORE is the way. Can’t attend live? Be sure to register anyway, and we’ll send you the recording after the webinar.  Webinar – Wed 10/19/21 – 2pm – 2:30pmRegister Here
Pinnacle Sales Meeting – Tues 10/19/21- 10am – Chili Cookoff & Costume Contest: Join us for the Sales Meeting & Chili Cookoff & Costume Contest! Meet your fellow ghouls & goblins, share some chili & have fun! Call Katie Luttrell to enter the Chili Cookoff & for more information – Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 318.
REPEAT: ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore / Inside Real Estate!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/
Tom Ferry Success Summit: We are working on getting a replay of this to share with all. You will NOT get the 18 hours of CE credit, but you’ll have access to the information. Stay tuned!
Movement Mortgage Tips & Tricks – October 2021 – Thank you to John & Christina Bohannon for explaining to us in the Woodstock Sales Meeting why the interest rates will start to rise & when the Government will stop buying mortgage that will cause this! Please click on link for pdf of some great information from John & Christina Bohannon of Movement Mortgage October Info – See where interest rates are… what the market will do in the future & more! John.Bohannon@Movement.com & Christina.Bohannon@Movement.com.
VA Loan Discharge Upgrade or Correction – Thank you to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage lkennedy@aemc.cc for sharing with us this information about how Veterans can take advantage of this process to get a VA Mortgage Loan. As a Veteran, you are not generally eligible for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits if you’ve received an “other than honorable, bad conduct or dishonorable discharge”. However, you may still qualify for VA benefits if you apply and are approved for a Discharge Upgrade or Correction. Consider applying for a Discharge Upgrade or Correction if you can show your discharge falls in any of these four categories:
Mental health conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Sexual assault or harassment during military service (Military Sexual Trauma or MST)
Sexual orientation (including under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy)
For further directions, answer the questions found on this link to get customized instructions on your discharge upgrade or correction application. You could be entitled for VA benefits once your discharge is upgraded or corrected. If you’ve been discharged, and you can show your case falls in any of the four categories mentioned, applying for a Discharge Upgrade or Correction is necessary so that you can use your VA home loan benefits. Sources:
https://www.va.gov/discharge-upgrade-instructions/
https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/home-loans/eligibility/
FREE HomeSnap Pro Agent App: Homesnap Pro Agent App is FREE for you via FMLS. Get yours here: https://www.homesnap.com/#modal
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Max Cares: Be Happy! Don’t Worry!
REPEAT: Earnest Money for a Closing When NOT Getting Paid at Closing (DA): If Maximum One is holding the Earnest Money & the Earnest Money is more than your commission, you will need to take the Earnest Money with you to the Closing. You simply complete the Form: Request for Earnest Money Not for a DA. This must be completed & uploaded at least 72 business hours prior to your closing so as to not cause any delays. The forms is available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.
REPEAT – FMLS AGENT OWNER LETTER CHANGES: FMLS has just informed us that as of 9/14/21 in order to avoid FMLS fees for the purchase or sale of a property that an agent owns as a , the following documents must be sent in to FMLS within 3 business days of closing:
Closing Statement
FMLS #118
Completed Agent Owner Letter (In Paperless Pipeline) or Agent Owner Fast Form on FMLS
In order to make sure that you do not incur an FMLS Fee, you must turn in those above documents into your transaction in Pipeline within 24 hours of your closing so that we may sign the forms & get them to FMLS within their 3 business day time frame. For DA Closings, Maximum One will charge the FMLS fee & then reimburse to the agent if these timelines are met.
REPEAT – Copyrighted Photos: Just a reminder that all photos on FMLS & GAMLS & any other MLS service are copyrighted and NOT available for you to copy and use in your own listing without written permission of the owner & perhaps photographer. It is a copyright violation AND a REALTOR code of Ethics violation to pass off a listing or reproduce a photo as your own work when it is not. So what about IDX reciprocity? Many photographers will geo-tag their photos or encrypt their photos with information allowing them or companies they hire to easily scour the internet to find their photos being used without permission. The copyright infringement can be around $2000 per photo per instance.
So What About IDX Reciprocity & Copyright?: IDX Reciprocity grants permission to post a listing of another Broker on your agent or a Broker’s website provided that:
You attribute the listing to the Broker who has it or if not available the MLS System
The other Broker’s listing is posted by you on a website belonging to a Broker that is another member of that same MLS service
So….. Facebook is NOT a website owned or operated by a Broker so if you have an IDX reciprocity agreement with an MLS service, that does NOT give you permission to advertise another Broker’s listing on any of your Social Media sites

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10/10/2021

Welcome Agents NEW to Maximum One in September 2021: Please give a warm welcome to the following agent!
FREE Interactive FloorPlans & Virtual Tour: Thank you to Doug Dean of Shafritz & Dean (DDean@Shafritz-Dean.com) for sharing with us this promotion for agents to get FREE Interactive Floor plan & Virtual Tour for October! Shafritz & Dean is a sponsor of Real Estate Connections (Peter Pasternack and Denny Faircloth). TruPlace is running a promotion for Real Estate Connections with a free “Interactive Floor Plan Tour” (virtual tour) during the month of October. Here is the landing page with all the information: https://info.truplace.com/free-virtual-tour . Use the Promo code FallPromo40. Contact Sydney Klein – TruPlace Brand Manager – 301-972-3201 x 821
HomeScenes Floor Plans: Homescenes also has floor plans with dimensions starting at $79.
REPEAT: ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/
Tom Ferry Success Summit: Thank you to ALL who HELPED out & Participated in the Tom Ferry Success Summit LiveStream! Soooooooo much amazing information to make your business EXPLODE! I can’t WAIT to see your production skyrocket! Thank you to Heidi Owens for organizing the Livestreams! Vivian Cade & Katie Luttrell for managing the attendees and providing refreshments throughout the entire day all 3 days – as well as fixing computer glitches! MaKay Swanson, Amber Taylor,, Shawn Delaney & George Ansong for assisting with the computers – bringing amaze-balls speakers & helping the Branches! Heidi Kelley for recording all of the CE credits! All of the MX1 Franchises who also participated!
Max Cares: Condolences to Arline Kubat whos brother passed away.
Max Cares: Prayers to Heidi Kelly whose daughter had surgery this week.
REPEAT: Earnest Money for a Closing When NOT Getting Paid at Closing (DA): If Maximum One is holding the Earnest Money & the Earnest Money is more than your commission, you will need to take the Earnest Money with you to the Closing. You simply complete the Form: Request for Earnest Money Not for a DA. This must be completed & uploaded at least 72 business hours prior to your closing so as to not cause any delays. The forms is available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.
REPEAT – FMLS AGENT OWNER LETTER CHANGES: FMLS has just informed us that as of 9/14/21 in order to avoid FMLS fees for the purchase or sale of a property that an agent owns as a , the following documents must be sent in to FMLS within 3 business days of closing: Closing StatementFMLS #118Completed Agent Owner Letter (In Paperless Pipeline) or Agent Owner Fast Form on FMLS In order to make sure that you do not incur an FMLS Fee, you must turn in those above documents into your transaction in Pipeline within 24 hours of your closing so that we may sign the forms & get them to FMLS within their 3 business day time frame. For DA Closings, Maximum One will charge the FMLS fee & then reimburse to the agent if these timelines are met.
REPEAT – Copyrighted Photos: Just a reminder that all photos on FMLS & GAMLS & any other MLS service are copyrighted and NOT available for you to copy and use in your own listing without written permission of the owner & perhaps photographer. It is a copyright violation AND a REALTOR code of Ethics violation to pass off a listing or reproduce a photo as your own work when it is not. So what about IDX reciprocity? Many photographers will geo-tag their photos or encrypt their photos with information allowing them or companies they hire to easily scour the internet to find their photos being used without permission. The copyright infringement can be around $2000 per photo per instance.
So What About IDX Reciprocity & Copyright?: IDX Reciprocity grants permission to post a listing of another Broker on your agent or a Broker’s website provided that: You attribute the listing to the Broker who has it or if not available the MLS SystemThe other Broker’s listing is posted by you on a website belonging to a Broker that is another member of that same MLS serviceSo….. Facebook is NOT a website owned or operated by a Broker so if you have an IDX reciprocity agreement with an MLS service, that does NOT give you permission to advertise another Broker’s listing on any of your Social Media sites

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10/3/2021

ALL MX1 Offices in ALL Franchises To Get kvCore!!!: Announcement from MX1 Founder Dave Kubat – Hi everyone! So excited to share with you something we have been working on for a very long time! We have signed us all up for KVcore aka “Inside Real Estate!”! This is an AMAZING all-in-one platform to help you help more people & make more money & have more time in your chosen profession of Real Estate! It has EVERYTHING you need all in ONE place with Agent Websites, Artificial Intelligence or “Bots” to automate your engagement with prospects ( AI,) Lead Generation, Social Media integration, high tech CRM, automation, IVR Prospect Call Capture from Listings, Listing Presentations, and more! See for yourself! https://s.insiderealestate.com/maximum-one-kvcore-agents/ If you were to get your own KVcore account, it is $599 per month! That’s cheap for an assistant! But…it is our pleasure to inform you that this is company-paid and subsidized by our Alliance Lender Partners! This is the Tech Package you have been waiting for AND it’s all in one place! We are in production and it will launch in 3-4 months. Please tune in the the Maximum One Facebook Group: “Rockstars” for the most current announcements / information. If you do not have access, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com SO EXCITED! Click the following link for Q&A: https://maximumonerealty.wordpress.com/kvcore-qa/
Tom Ferry Summit Live Stream & Up To 18 Hours of CE Credit – October 5,6 & 7: We are excited to host the Tom Ferry Live Summit via Live Stream in the following Maximum One Offices: Pinnacle, Powers Ferry, Airport South, Conyers, Fayetteville, McDonough, Newnan & Warner Robins! Additionally, if you attend the entire session each day, you will receive 6 hrs CE credit each day! Tom Ferry will cover Real Estate 2025: Future-Proof Your Business – You can’t stop evolution. But you can get ahead of it. Let’s face it – more and more disruptors are taking dead aim at your commissions every day. And in the next few years, succeeding as a real estate professional will require entirely new skills and an unavoidable presence in your marketplace. The disparity between top producers and “the rest” will grow even wider. And it’s obvious you don’t want to be on the wrong side of that gap. All the signs indicate that this is the future of the real estate industry. So at Success Summit 2021, we’re looking ahead to provide you with the tools, technology and marketing strategies necessary to “future-proof” your business for 2025 and beyond. Read More Here.
 
Topics Covered: Coaching – Three days of coaching from Tom Ferry spanning the big picture to the granular details so you can implement immediately.
Lead Conversion – Up your persuasion skills to book more appointments, win more listings and earn more of the money you deserve.
Marketing – Proven online and offline marketing strategies so you can stop wondering where your next deal will come from.
Networking – Get involved to exchange ideas, learn from experts and build referral partners! Productivity Hacks – Time is precious. Learn how to master your schedule and reclaim your life! Scripts – You’ll learn what to say and how to say it to win more business and earn more commissions!   Click on Registration Link by specific location below. You MUST register to attend so that we may enough materials and refreshments.

Tue, October 5, 10am-6pm – Real Estate Success Summit Part 1 – Your Future is Now #68469 – 6 Hrs.
Pinnacle Powers Ferry Airport South Conyers Fayetteville McDonough Newnan Warner Robins

Wed, October 6, 10am-6pmReal Estate Success Summit Part 2 – Creating a High Performance Sales Environment – #68470 – 6 Hrs Pinnacle Powers Ferry Airport South Conyers Fayetteville McDonough Newnan Warner Robins
 
Thu, October 7, 10am-6pm – Real Estate Success Summit Part 3 – Planning Your Future Success as an Agent – #68471 – 6 Hrs Pinnacle Powers Ferry Airport South Conyers Fayetteville McDonough Newnan Warner Robins
Earnest Money for a Closing When NOT Getting Paid at Closing (DA): If Maximum One is holding the Earnest Money & the Earnest Money is more than your commission, you will need to take the Earnest Money with you to the Closing. You simply complete the Form: Request for Earnest Money Not for a DA. This must be completed & uploaded at least 72 business hours prior to your closing so as to not cause any delays. The forms is available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.
Broker’s Lien Waiver: If you need to have a Broker’s Lien Waiver signed for your closing, please do not wait until the last minute to upload into your transaction & request a Broker Signature. It takes 1 – 2 business days for us to sign & have notarized and we do not want to cause any delays in Funding of your closings.
Max Cares: Prayers to Heidi Owens whose mother is back in the hospital suffering from severe clinical depression.
Max Cares: Condolences to Jigisha Shah whose father passed away.
Max Cares: Continued prayers to Patti Loveless whose husband has a blood clot in his lung & went back to the hospital and is now home.
REPEAT – FMLS AGENT OWNER LETTER CHANGES: FMLS has just informed us that as of 9/14/21 in order to avoid FMLS fees for the purchase or sale of a property that an agent owns as a , the following documents must be sent in to FMLS within 3 business days of closing:

Closing Statement
FMLS #118
Completed Agent Owner Letter (In Paperless Pipeline) or Agent Owner Fast Form on FMLS

In order to make sure that you do not incur an FMLS Fee, you must turn in those above documents into your transaction in Pipeline within 24 hours of your closing so that we may sign the forms & get them to FMLS within their 3 business day time frame. For DA Closings, Maximum One will charge the FMLS fee & then reimburse to the agent if these timelines are met.
REPEAT – Copyrighted Photos: Just a reminder that all photos on FMLS & GAMLS & any other MLS service are copyrighted and NOT available for you to copy and use in your own listing without written permission of the owner & perhaps photographer. It is a copyright violation AND a REALTOR code of Ethics violation to pass off a listing or reproduce a photo as your own work when it is not. So what about IDX reciprocity? Many photographers will geo-tag their photos or encrypt their photos with information allowing them or companies they hire to easily scour the internet to find their photos being used without permission. The copyright infringement can be around $2000 per photo per instance.
So What About IDX Reciprocity & Copyright?: IDX Reciprocity grants permission to post a listing of another Broker on your agent or a Broker’s website provided that:

You attribute the listing to the Broker who has it or if not available the MLS System
The other Broker’s listing is posted by you on a website belonging to a Broker that is another member of that same MLS service
So….. Facebook is NOT a website owned or operated by a Broker so if you have an IDX reciprocity agreement with an MLS service, that does NOT give you permission to advertise another Broker’s listing on any of your Social Media sites

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9/26/2021

Tom Ferry Summit Live Stream & Up To 18 Hours of CE Credit – October 5,6 & 7: We are excited to host the Tom Ferry Live Summit via Live Stream in the following Maximum One Offices: Pinnacle, Powers Ferry, Airport South, Conyers, Fayetteville, McDonough, Newnan & Warner Robins! Additionally, if you attend the entire session each day, you will receive 6 hrs CE credit each day! Tom Ferry will cover Real Estate 2025: Future-Proof Your Business – You can’t stop evolution. But you can get ahead of it. Let’s face it – more and more disruptors are taking dead aim at your commissions every day. And in the next few years, succeeding as a real estate professional will require entirely new skills and an unavoidable presence in your marketplace. The disparity between top producers and “the rest” will grow even wider. And it’s obvious you don’t want to be on the wrong side of that gap. All the signs indicate that this is the future of the real estate industry. So at Success Summit 2021, we’re looking ahead to provide you with the tools, technology and marketing strategies necessary to “future-proof” your business for 2025 and beyond. Read More Here.  
Topics Covered:
Coaching – Three days of coaching from Tom Ferry spanning the big picture to the granular details so you can implement immediately.
Lead Conversion – Up your persuasion skills to book more appointments, win more listings and earn more of the money you deserve.
Marketing – Proven online and offline marketing strategies so you can stop wondering where your next deal will come from.
Networking – Get involved to exchange ideas, learn from experts and build referral partners! Productivity Hacks – Time is precious. Learn how to master your schedule and reclaim your life! Scripts – You’ll learn what to say and how to say it to win more business and earn more commissions!   Click on Registration Link by specific location below. You MUST register to attend so that we may enough materials and refreshments.

Tue, October 5, 10am-6pm – Real Estate Success Summit Part 1 – Your Future is Now #68469 – 6 Hrs.
Pinnacle
Powers Ferry
Airport South
Conyers
Fayetteville
McDonough
Newnan
Warner Robins
 
Wed, October 6, 10am-6pmReal Estate Success Summit Part 2 – Creating a High Performance Sales Environment – #68470 – 6 Hrs
Pinnacle
Powers Ferry
Airport South Conyers
Fayetteville
McDonough
Newnan
Warner Robins
 
Thu, October 7, 10am-6pm – Real Estate Success Summit Part 3 – Planning Your Future Success as an Agent – #68471 – 6 Hrs
Pinnacle
Powers Ferry
Airport South
Conyers
Fayetteville
McDonough
Newnan
Warner Robins
Updates from Homestar Financial: Thank you to Denise Thomas of Homestar Financial for sharing a ton of valuable information at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting this week! Denise.Thomas@HomestarFC.com
Student Loans – Different programs have a different % of the outstanding balance that counts against your DTI ratio – Fannie Mae – 1%; Freddie Mac – 1/2%; FHA – 1/2%
Re-Fi – VA has a 100% cash-out Refi – underwriting 14 – 45 days
EM & Gifts – MUST be documents regarding the source of the funds
Updates from Amee Davis of Davis & Associates: Thank you to Amee for sharing this information with us at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting this week. Contact Amee for more information – ADavis@DavisLawGA.com
Default on Contract – Defaulting party not only loses Earnest Money but is also liable to BOTH Brokers for Commission & many are pursuing them in court – could entail legal fees too
Q-Public Tax Assessor Site – Make sure to check the QPublic Tax Assessor Site to see the actual lot lines (https://qpublic.net/ga/gaassessors/ – Cobb County – https://cobbassessor.org/ ) this will show you the easements for access (ingress & egress & utility easements) if a lot is landlocked, easements will have to be granted to access the property & repair utilities
Consider Special Stipulation – “Seller warrants there is an easement to & from the property.”
Smarter Agent App: Reminder to agents using the Smarter Agent App: we have less than two weeks before it goes away. If you’re a Chime user there is a client based app that you can use. There is also a free Homesnap app and I’m sure there are others. Let Heidi Owens know if you have any questions! DES@eAGENTweb.com
Real Estate Agent SAFETY: Your SAFETY is our #1 priority! Please review these safety tips!
NAR Safety Guide
GAR Safety Guide  
Staying Safe on the Job: 12 Tips for REALTORS®
Keeping Your Clients Safe from Wire Fraud
Cyber Security: 6 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe Online
Click Here for pdf version of Safety Tips for your Sellers as Below
August in Review from ARA: The August 2021 Market Brief, compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides a regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for residential properties in Metro Atlanta. This summary covers 11 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Paulding and Rockdale.
Demand: August residential sales were at 7,284, a decrease of 5.7% from the previous year.
Price: Average and median sales prices continue to outpace 2020’s figures, with positive gains. The median sales price in August was $360,000, an increase of 17.6% from last August. The average sales price was $428,000, up 14.6% from the previous year.
Supply: Atlanta area housing inventory totaled 9,205 units in August, a decrease of 29.8% from August 2020. New listings totaled 8,753, down 3.6% from August 2020 and down 7.1% from the previous month. The month’s supply over a 12-month period decreased to 1.3 months.
August in Review from GAR: The Monthly Housing Indicators for Georgia are in for the month of August. Demand for housing continues to increase as we near the end of 2021. The Median Sales Price increased 15 percent year over year and New Listings were up five percent. Pending Sales dipped four percent.  
·    New Listings increased five percent to 117,529
·    Pending Sales were down four percent to 15,162
·    Closed Sales were down three percent to 14,905
·    Inventory levels shrank 27 percent to 20,540 units
·    The Median Sales Price increased 15 percent to $302,000
·    The Average Sales Price increased 13 percent to $3356,386
·    Days on Market decreased 57 percent to 22 days
·    Months Supply of Inventory was down 35 percent to 1.5 months  

Click here to read the full update for August including our Housing Supply Overview.
Clickhere to access the FastStats platform and county-level data.
100 Day Warning: 6 Steps to Finish 2021 Strong & Hit the Ground Running in 2022 (Tom Ferry): How much can you achieve in 100 days? There are 100 days left in 2021. I say you can achieve a lot, but only if you follow the 6 steps I’m sharing with you in today’s blog. I call it my “Ultimate Success Formula,” and I guarantee it will help you finish 2021 strong and set you up to dominate in early 2022.
Click Here to access these six simple steps.
REPEAT: Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Classes: If you know of anyone who is interested in getting a Real Estate License, Maximum One is hosting THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Courses – Daytime & Evening! Please send your friends to these classes!  
Mon, September 27 – October 20, 9am-2pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville  
Mon, September 27 – October 28, 6pm-10pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville
Max Cares: Prayers to Sherry Sanders whose husband is in the hospital with blood clots & spots on his liver.
Max Cares: Prayers to Eduarda Marins who is battling some health issues.
REPEAT – FMLS AGENT OWNER LETTER CHANGES: FMLS has just informed us that as of 9/14/21 in order to avoid FMLS fees for the purchase or sale of a property that an agent owns as a , the following documents must be sent in to FMLS within 3 business days of closing:
Closing Statement
FMLS #118
Completed Agent Owner Letter (In Paperless Pipeline) or Agent Owner Fast Form on FMLS
In order to make sure that you do not incur an FMLS Fee, you must turn in those above documents into your transaction in Pipeline within 24 hours of your closing so that we may sign the forms & get them to FMLS within their 3 business day time frame. For DA Closings, Maximum One will charge the FMLS fee & then reimburse to the agent if these timelines are met.
REPEAT – Copyrighted Photos: Just a reminder that all photos on FMLS & GAMLS & any other MLS service are copyrighted and NOT available for you to copy and use in your own listing without written permission of the owner & perhaps photographer. It is a copyright violation AND a REALTOR code of Ethics violation to pass off a listing or reproduce a photo as your own work when it is not. So what about IDX reciprocity? Many photographers will geo-tag their photos or encrypt their photos with information allowing them or companies they hire to easily scour the internet to find their photos being used without permission. The copyright infringement can be around $2000 per photo per instance.
So What About IDX Reciprocity & Copyright?: IDX Reciprocity grants permission to post a listing of another Broker on your agent or a Broker’s website provided that:
You attribute the listing to the Broker who has it or if not available the MLS System
The other Broker’s listing is posted by you on a website belonging to a Broker that is another member of that same MLS service
So….. Facebook is NOT a website owned or operated by a Broker so if you have an IDX reciprocity agreement with an MLS service, that does NOT give you permission to advertise another Broker’s listing on any of your Social Media sites

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9/19/2021

FMLS AGENT OWNER LETTER CHANGES: FMLS has just informed us that as of 9/14/21 in order to avoid FMLS fees for the purchase or sale of a property that an agent owns as a , the following documents must be sent in to FMLS within 3 business days of closing:

Closing Statement

FMLS #118

Completed Agent Owner Letter (In Paperless Pipeline) or Agent Owner Fast Form on FMLS

In order to make sure that you do not incur an FMLS Fee, you must turn in those above documents into your transaction in Pipeline within 24 hours of your closing so that we may sign the forms & get them to FMLS within their 3 business day time frame. For DA Closings, Maximum One will charge the FMLS fee & then reimburse to the agent if these timelines are met.
Buyers Who Are 1099 Independent Contractors: Thank you to John & Christina Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for explaining this program where ALL of their income can be used to qualify – not their income less their write-offs! This information and closing Buyers with a 600 Credit Score and More was discussed in depth at the Woodstock Sales Meeting.
Click here for the outline of Movement Mortgage Update 9-14-21
10 Steps for Getting More Positive Online Reviews (Sam Foster): When a prospect searches your name, often the first results they see are your reviews on sites like Yelp, Google and social media. To have a chance at their business, not only do you need good reviews, you also need more than just a handful of them. What kind of first impression is your business making? Generating reviews and managing all those sites may seem overwhelming. That’s why we put together a 10-step guide to online reviews to simplify the process and help you strengthen your online presence. Read the 10-step guide to getting reviews →
Copyrighted Photos: Just a reminder that all photos on FMLS & GAMLS & any other MLS service are copyrighted and NOT available for you to copy and use in your own listing without written permission of the owner & perhaps photographer. It is a copyright violation AND a REALTOR code of Ethics violation to pass off a listing or reproduce a photo as your own work when it is not. So what about IDX reciprocity? Many photographers will geo-tag their photos or encrypt their photos with information allowing them or companies they hire to easily scour the internet to find their photos being used without permission. The copyright infringement can be around $2000 per photo per instance.
So What About IDX Reciprocity & Copyright?: IDX Reciprocity grants permission to post a listing of another Broker on your agent or a Broker’s website provided that:

You attribute the listing to the Broker who has it or if not available the MLS System

The other Broker’s listing is posted by you on a website belonging to a Broker that is another member of that same MLS service

So….. Facebook is NOT a website owned or operated by a Broker so if you have an IDX reciprocity agreement with an MLS service, that does NOT give you permission to advertise another Broker’s listing on any of your Social Media sites
MX1 Pinnacle Sales Meeting – FREE 3D pix on All your Listings – Tuesday 9/21 – 10am: Please join us at the Pinnacle Branch for the Sales Meeting – included is a presentation on FREE 3D pictures on ALL your Listings – you DON’T have to be a “Zillow Premier or Flex” agent to use this free technology! This portion of the meeting will be on Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87157389923?pwd=a2p5N21XaUN3dHVuY0c2d1RrQnBNdz09
Good News for Investors: On 9/14/21, the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that they were suspending certain provisions previously added to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements with FNMA and FHLMC. The suspended provisions include limits on the Agencies’ cash window purchases, loans with higher risk characteristics, and second homes and investment properties. These provisions had a significant negative impact on the market prices for Investment property and 2nd home loans. What does this mean?  A few months ago, Fannie and Freddie were ordered to reduce their investment property/second home portfolios by 7% because they were considered to be too much adverse risk. We were facing approximately a 4% charge on every investment loan/second home that we financed, meaning the rates were horrific.  We personally had investors closing last week (with excellent credit) that were paying 4.5% interest rates and still having to pay up to 3 points to get that rate. Many banks had completely put a stop to investment property loans as a result of the restrictions, and others had put a hold on all investment properties until 2022 while they waited to see what would happen. Those rules were overturned so if you have investors, they should begin to see better rates and easier financing again as a result of these changes
REPEAT: Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Classes: If you know of anyone who is interested in getting a Real Estate License, Maximum One is hosting THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Courses – Daytime & Evening! Please send your friends to these classes!  
Mon, September 27 – October 20, 9am-2pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville  
Mon, September 27 – October 28, 6pm-10pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville
Max Cares: Condolences to Andy Hartman whose Stepfather passed away.
Max Cares: Prayers to Heidi Owens whose daughter, Dess, has not been feeling well & has been out of school all week.
Max Cares: Prayers to Karlene Shiver whose grandson’s murderer is going through arraignment & trial
Max Cares: Shared joy for Patti Loveless whose husband, RJ, finally came home from the hospital today! Continued prayers for the ongoing rehab.
REPEAT: Clarification of Policy of Gross Fees/Commissions Less than $1200: If you have a closing, the full MX1 Transaction Fee is due to Maximum One regardless of the amount of gross commission; however if you receive a Referral Fee or Lease Fee or Partial payment that is less than $1200, then the MX1 Transaction Fee is 25% of that gross fee. “Other than commercial transactions, for Transaction Fee plans, on Referral Fees from or Lease Co-Op Fees that are charged and collected by the agent that are less than $1,200, the split is 25/75 (agent retains 75%) with 25% going towards cap. Regardless of the gross commission, if there is a “closing” and/or a Closing Statement involved, the MX1 Transaction Fee must be paid in full regardless of the amount of gross commission.”  

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9/12/2021

Have an Easy Fast for Yom Kippur! – Erev Yom Kippur – 9/15/21
Welcome These Agents New to Maximum One Companies: Please make the following agents feel welcomed:
TWO Fannie Mae Changes to Help Buyers – 9/18/21: Thank you to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage for explaining to us at the Powers Ferry Sales Meeting about the Fannie Mae Desktop Underwriting changes beginning 9/18/21. For more information, contact Linda directly – lkennedy@aemc.cc
RENTAL HISTORY – For 1st time Buyer, rental history for 12+ months of $300+ will offset some of their credit risk for qualifying
CREDIT SCORES FOR 2+ BUYERS -With 2 Buyers, Desktop Underwriting will look at the MIDDLE Credit Score of Each Buyer & then Average them together for qualifying purposes (vs. previous method of using LOWEST of the scores.)
FMLS No Longer Using “Areas” For Searching: FMLS is discontinuing Area Numbers. Map or zip code search features provide greater latitude for you to pinpoint where your clients want to buy.  We asked our members, who overwhelmingly said that searching with the Map is easier, faster, and less confusing than Area Numbers. For members who were using Map Area Number in their Saved Searches, we will automatically convert them to zip codes for you, no action will be required on your part to update your saved searches or auto emails.  In addition, when displaying search results, by viewing Maps, a Legacy (Area Map) layer will remain available to use with map-drawing tools such as the polygon to zero in on the geographic location. Because of this change, Shadow Listings will no longer be supported. For more information on how to use Matrix Map features, click here. For the reasons why FMLS decided to make this decision, click here.
MX1 Woodstock Sales Meeting – FREE 3D pix on All your Listings – Tuesday 9/14 – 10am: Please join us in the Woodstock Branch for this sales meeting! The educational portion will include a presentation by Zillow on how to add 3D photos for FREE on all your listings – for ALL Maximum One agents!!! ALL agents are welcomed to join. This presentation may be viewed on Zoom at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84082632598?pwd=aXREU3BPUGZoZysyYXV2NjRMZEk2Zz09
Do NOT Use Photos You Find Online – Copyright Issues: Remember that pictures you find on the internet are most likely copyrighted and NOT available for you to use in your listings, marketing, nor advertising. Pix on FMLS & GAMLS are copyrighted – in other words, you may not copy them & use them in any marketing of YOUR listings without written permission. Photos online of common areas, amenities, etc. are copyrighted and you may NOT copy them & use for your listings without written permission. YOUR website may have other listings on there via IDX reciprocity but you may NOT copy a photo you find online & use it without written permission to market any of your listings or your services. Copyright infringement begins at $2000 per photo per use.
REPEAT: THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Classes: If you know of anyone who is interested in getting a Real Estate License, Maximum One is hosting THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Courses – Daytime & Evening! Please send your friends to these classes!
Mon, September 13- October 5, 8:45am-3pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Cumming  
Mon, September 27 – October 20, 9am-2pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville  
Mon, September 27 – October 28, 6pm-10pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville
Max Cares: Prayers for ALL of us in remembrance of the atrocities committed by terrorists against the USA on 9/11/01
Max Cares: Prayers to Todd Fox whose 3 year old granddaughter is now home from Scottish Rite hospital.
Max Cares: Condolences to Brittany-Ann Henry on the loss of her father this week.
REPEAT: Clarification of Policy of Gross Fees/Commissions Less than $1200: If you have a closing, the full MX1 Transaction Fee is due to Maximum One regardless of the amount of gross commission; however if you receive a Referral Fee or Lease Fee or Partial payment that is less than $1200, then the MX1 Transaction Fee is 25% of that gross fee. Other than commercial transactions, for Transaction Fee plans, on Referral Fees from or Lease Co-Op Fees that are charged and collected by the agent that are less than $1,200, the split is 25/75 (agent retains 75%) with 25% going towards cap. Regardless of the gross commission, if there is a “closing” and/or a Closing Statement involved, the MX1 Transaction Fee must be paid in full regardless of the amount of gross commission.”  

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9/5/2021

Maximum One Offices will be CLOSED on Monday September 6th in observance of Labor Day! All Affiliated Agents have 24/7/365 access via your Key Fob or key for other Franchises!   Happy Rosh Hashana – Begins Sundown on Monday September 6th!
Address on the Signature Page of Contract: Make sure to check the address on the signature page of your contracts. Many closing attorneys will use this address to mail any checks or documents to us on your behalf. See addresses at bottom of this email or go to www.eAGENTweb.com & click on “Staff & Brokers Contact”
Clarification of Policy of Gross Fees/Commissions Less than $1200: If you have a closing, the full MX1 Transaction Fee is due to Maximum One regardless of the amount of gross commission; however if you receive a Referral Fee or Lease Fee or Partial payment that is less than $1200, then the MX1 Transaction Fee is 25% of that gross fee. “Other than commercial transactions, for Transaction Fee plans, on Referral Fees from or Lease Co-Op Fees that are charged and collected by the agent that are less than $1,200, the split is 25/75 (agent retains 75%) with 25% going towards cap. Regardless of the gross commission, if there is a “closing” and/or a Closing Statement involved, the MX1 Transaction Fee must be paid in full regardless of the amount of gross commission.”  
MX1 Powers Ferry Sales Meeting – Tuesday 9/7 – 10am – VIRTUAL: Due to this sales meeting falling on the first day after a holiday, we will hold this meeting virtually – ALL agents are welcomed to join. The main educational portion of this meeting will be “How to use Remine to Enhance Your Business” presented by our own agent, Amber Taylor! Here is the Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81645792353?pwd=VGw5T0x0SFB6T1Qra2RiM2Q3bkZJQT09
REPEAT: THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Classes: If you know of anyone who is interested in getting a Real Estate License, Maximum One is hosting THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Courses – Daytime & Evening! Please send your friends to these classes!

Mon, September 13- October 5, 8:45am-3pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Cumming  

Mon, September 27 – October 20, 9am-2pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville  

Mon, September 27 – October 28, 6pm-10pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville
Max Cares: Prayers to Jerry Kelly who is passing (hopefully passed) kidney stones.
Max Cares: Prayer to all of those who need them for a variety of reasons!
REPEAT: How the Ribbon Cash Advantage Program Works: Watch this replay of the Ribbon Program with Ryan Lantz of Ribbon. This presentation was at the Woodstock branch of Maximum One Greater Atlanta on 8/10/21. Thank you to John & Christina Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for making this meeting possible.
John.Bohannon@Movement.com 770-480-8210
https://youtu.be/Okp_roxxb8sHow the Ribbon Cash Advantage Program Works in Real Estate

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8/29/2021

MX1 Office – USE the CORRECT MAILING ADDRESS: If you are having a closing attorney / Client / Customer mail a document & / or check to Maximum One, make SURE to confirm the CORRECT mailing address for the office for your Franchise to avoid any delays or additional costs or having any DA privileges suspended. The CORRECT MAILING Addresses for all the MX1 Franchise Locations are listed at the bottom of this email/newsletter.
Ferry – How to Earn $100k GCI: We created a new, comprehensive guide to reaching the monumental milestone of $100k annual GCI. Click below to get your free copy! Click here for The Real Estate Guide to $100k GCI
THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Classes: If you know of anyone who is interested in getting a Real Estate License, Maximum One is hosting THREE Salesperson 75 Hr Pre-License Courses – Daytime & Evening! Please send your friends to these classes!
Mon, September 13- October 5, 8:45am-3pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Cumming  
Mon, September 27 – October 20, 9am-2pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville  
Mon, September 27 – October 28, 6pm-10pm 75 HR – Real Estate Salesperson’s Pre-License Course for Georgia – $450 *IN BRANCH* Douglasville
ReMine – How to Identify Properties That Meet Your Buyer’s Needs: Feeling like a master chef yet? If you had success with our first Remine Recipe you will surely love our next. Join us in the Remine kitchen as we get cooking with part two of our Remine Recipes Series! Remember, these recipes are a resource you can easily refer to for a step-by-step approach to our most used tips within the platform. By using our ingredients, you can save time and identify properties that meet your client’s criteria. Learn by watching our on-demand webinar as we share how to put our Remine Recipe into action.  
         
Here’s a Bonus Video – How to Search Off Market Properties
https://youtu.be/lKNsuqhkTx8How to Search for Properties on Remine Mobile https://youtu.be/JwQN0DMroTURemine Basic Search for Off Market Properties

STEP 1: Identify the Area   Search for your targeted area and apply the criteria to the map. You may define your search areas by city, zip code, neighborhood or school zone. It is also important to note which toggle you are under. To identity properties for your buyers, you will need to use the Listing toggle.

Step 2 – Apply the Status Filter to the Map (Active & Coming Soon)   Click the Status filter and select “Active” properties for your search. If this status is available in your market, you may also want to select “Coming Soon.” Please note, the MLS you belong to will dictate the Statuses available to you. 




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STEP 3: Apply Price, Bed & Bath Filter to the Map   Use filters such as Price, Bed, Bath and Square Footage to narrow down properties.
Pro Tip: If you are on the Pro plan, you can also use Remine’s Advanced Search for additional filters that further narrow down results.

STEP 4: Create a Saved Search & Share   Click “Save Search” above the results menu to share future properties that meet these criteria with your client. 

STEP 5: Create a Cart & Share   To share a list of properties with your client now, click “Cart” to add the selected properties. From the Carts page, you can share properties and gather feedback from clients on their likes and dislikes.
Now that you have the ingredients to take your business to the next level, you can also visit ReMine blog and view our support articles for a more in-depth look at this recipe. Log in to your ReMine account and start searching for the best properties for your clients today!
ReMine & Chime Training Classes: You asked for more training on ReMine & Chime & we have filled the calendar with these classes! Check them out & sign up! Go to www.eAGENTweb.com …. click “Calendar”…. select “Marietta” for the Master Virtual Calendar or select a Geographic area for an In-Branch Class near you!
Max Cares: Condolences to Patti Loveless & Leah Loveless whose mother & grandmother passed away.
REPEAT: How the Ribbon Cash Advantage Program Works: Watch this replay of the Ribbon Program with Ryan Lantz of Ribbon. This presentation was at the Woodstock branch of Maximum One Greater Atlanta on 8/10/21. Thank you to John & Christina Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for making this meeting possible. John.Bohannon@Movement.com 770-480-8210https://youtu.be/Okp_roxxb8sHow the Ribbon Cash Advantage Program Works in Real Estate
REPEAT: FREE Zillow 3D photos for ANY Agent for ALL of Your Listings: Zillow offers FREE 3d photos for all of your listings for EVERY AGENT! Make your listing pop with FREE Zillow 3D. Want to learn how to do it? Read More Here – Zillow 3D Photos

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8/22/2021

How the Ribbon Cash Advantage Program Works: Watch this replay of the Ribbon Program with Ryan Lantz of Ribbon. This presentation was at the Woodstock branch of Maximum One Greater Atlanta on 8/10/21. Thank you to John & Christina Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for making this meeting possible. John.Bohannon@Movement.com 770-480-8210https://youtu.be/Okp_roxxb8sHow the Ribbon Cash Advantage Program Works in Real Estate
When credit card rewards points are converted to cash, is this an acceptable source of funds for closing, down payment, and financial reserves?: Thank you to Denise Thomas of Homestar Financial Corp Denise.Thomas@Homestarfc.com for this information.Fannie Mae permits credit card reward points as acceptable funds for use towards closing costs, down payment and financial reserves, provided the reward points are converted to cash prior to the closing of the loan. The following requirements apply: If the credit card reward points are converted to cash and deposited into the borrower’s depository account (for example, checking or savings), no additional documentation is required unless the deposit is considered a large deposit. In this event, the lender must follow the requirements in Evaluating Large Deposits in B3-4.2-02, Depository Accounts.  If the credit card reward points are converted to cash, but not deposited into a borrower’s depository account, the lender must provide evidence the reward points were available to the borrower prior to the conversion, including verification of the cash value (for example, credit card reward statement prior to conversion); and converted to cash prior to closing of this loan.
GAR is Moving to a Text Message Platform: On Friday, August 20, GAR will migrate to a new text messaging platform. Anyone who is currently signed up to receive our text messages must opt in again to keep receiving text messages once the old platform is discontinued. Please text “GARealtors” to 866-280-0576, to opt into the new platform. All numbers that are registered with the old platform will be discarded on August 20, 2021. Those who have not already signed up for text messages may do so as well, using the information above. GAR never sends more than four texts per month, and usually only sends no more than two per month. Text topics are limited to agent safety alerts, deadlines (conferences, scholarship applications), contract forms updates, and legislative Calls for Action. You may opt out of text messages at any time by replying “STOP,” and you will be automatically removed.
3 Tips for a VA Home Loan Thank you to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage (678.614.4653 lkennedy@aemc.cc www.aemc.cc/lkennedy) for the following information to help you help you Veteran Buyers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has loan programs that would allow you to buy a home without putting a down payment, do not require private mortgage insurance or mortgage insurance premiums, and that would give you the ability to borrow more than the conforming loan limit, if you meet any of the requirements. However, if this is your first time utilizing your VA Home Loan benefits, you should know that some home sellers who are not familiar with the program may turn down your offer. So, once you’ve secured your Certificate of Eligibility (COE), consider the following tips when buying a home: Apply for a mortgage pre-approval.Hire a real estate agent who specializes in serving borrowers eligible to take out a VA-backed home loan.Consider increasing your earnest money deposit when making an offer and pay upfront fees at the closing table. When you apply for a VA-backed home loan, keep in mind that you’ll be required to pay, unless you are exempt, a funding fee, which is a one-time fee that lowers the cost of the loan to taxpayers.
FMLS August Newsletter: Interested in a summary of statistics from FMLS? Click here for the August 2021 Newsletter with that information & more!
Max Cares: Continued prayers to Patti Loveless whose husband had a stroke & whose mom is now under hospice care.
Max Cares: Condolences to Donna Agan-Williams whose mother passed away.
Max Cares: Prayers to Heidi Owens whose mother suffers from severe depression and is seeking help for the associated suicidal thoughts in addition to her stepdaughter’s mother passing away suddenly.
REPEAT: FREE Zillow 3D photos for ANY Agent for ALL of Your Listings: Zillow offers FREE 3d photos for all of your listings for EVERY AGENT! Make your listing pop with FREE Zillow 3D. Want to learn how to do it? Read More Here – Zillow 3D Photos
REPEAT – EFT in Transaction in Pipeline: If you are getting paid via Direct Deposit, a copy of your EFT will be placed in your transaction for your convenience! No more waiting on an email, simply look in your transaction and you’ll find it!
REPEAT – MX1 Greater Atlanta – GAMLS: If you are an agent with Maximum One Greater Atlanta and you are having issues with GAMLS, please contact our Agent Services Coordinator, Vivian CadeASC@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 312.
REPEAT: Documents “Disappearing” from Pipeline: We never delete any documents from your transaction. If you have multiple contract for one listing or one Buyer (i.e. one has terminated & now you have an active contract) then the documents related to the terminated deal are in the “Private” or “Office” section where staff still has access to them but they are out of your view so as not to get confused with a current transaction. If you need to see one of these, simply let your compliance Broker know through the transaction to re-label the document to “Listing” or “Sale” and it will once again be visible from your agent login.

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8/15/2021

FREE Zillow 3D photos for ANY Agent for ALL of Your Listings: Zillow offers FREE 3d photos for all of your listings for EVERY AGENT! Make your listing pop with FREE Zillow 3D. Want to learn how to do it? Read More Here – Zillow 3D Photos
How to identify Sellers Through ReMine Recipe: You might be asking yourself what is a Remine Recipe? Well, put on your imaginary chef’s hat and join us in the Remine kitchen as we get cooking! These recipes are a resource you can easily refer to for a step-by-step approach to our most used tips within the platform. By using our ingredients, you can save time and generate new leads. Learn by watching our on-demand webinar as we share how to put our Remine Recipe into action.
Step 1: Identify the Area – Search for your targeted area and apply the criteria to the map. You may define your search areas by city, zip code, neighborhood or school zone. It is also important to note which toggle you are under. To identity sellers and for prospecting purposes, you will need to use the Properties toggle.
Step 2: Apply the Filters – Apply Filters to narrow down your search. We suggest using the Status – Off Market filter and then applying the layers of Ownership Time and Sell Score, when prospecting for sellers.
Step 3: Market to Potential Clients – Add your search results to a Cart. From here, you can take actions such as printing mailing labels and exporting a CSV. Alternatively, you can use PCMDigital to build a customizable mailing campaign from the list created. If you choose to use PCMDigital, they are currently running a promotion! Use the code TENFREE at checkout for 10 free postcards. Pro Tip – If you are on the Pro plan, you can add “Owner Information” to your CSV export to include the owner’s name, associated email and phone numbers.
Now that you have the ingredients to take your business to the next level, you can also visit our blog and view our support articles for a more in-depth look at this recipe. Log in to your account and start cooking up new leads today!
4 Types of Referral & How to Get Them (Sam Foster): Small business owners agree: referrals are the gold standard. A prospect sent to you as a referral from a happy client is a much better bet than a cold lead, so it’s in your best interest to maximize your flow of referrals. Check out our guide to the four main types of referrals, complete with strategies for getting more of each type.

Type #1: The coveted word-of-mouth referral (read more) →
What is APR? This is the benchmark for your Buyers to compare Apples-to-Apples when shopping lenders. Contact Denise ThomasDenise.Thomas@Homestarfc.com or Jay AlexanderJay.Alexander@Homestarfc.com or Wes BarclayWes.Barclay@Homestarfc.com for this FREE guide to APR to share with your Buyers.
Max Cares: Condolences & Prayers to Patti Loveless whose mother-in-law passed away & husband is in the hospital.
Max Cares: Continued prayers to Jeff Watson whose son & wife have been ill and in& out of the hospital for over 3 months.
REPEAT – EFT in Transaction in Pipeline: If you are getting paid via Direct Deposit, a copy of your EFT will be placed in your transaction for your convenience! No more waiting on an email, simply look in your transaction and you’ll find it!
REPEAT – MX1 Greater Atlanta – GAMLS: If you are an agent with Maximum One Greater Atlanta and you are having issues with GAMLS, please contact our Agent Services Coordinator, Vivian CadeASC@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 312.
REPEAT: Documents “Disappearing” from Pipeline: We never delete any documents from your transaction. If you have multiple contract for one listing or one Buyer (i.e. one has terminated & now you have an active contract) then the documents related to the terminated deal are in the “Private” or “Office” section where staff still has access to them but they are out of your view so as not to get confused with a current transaction. If you need to see one of these, simply let your compliance Broker know through the transaction to re-label the document to “Listing” or “Sale” and it will once again be visible from your agent login.

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8/8/2021

Welcome Agents New to Maximum One in July 2021: Please make these following agents feel welcome!
How Ribbon Can Help Buyers – ALL & FHA & VA: You are invited to a Zoom meeting or come to the MX1 Woodstock Branch. When: Aug 10, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time Register in advance for this meeting: https://ribbonhome.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuduqsrz8vHNavBqRuHaHbO-IWGpcUpkod After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Ryan Lantz Business Development Lead Direct: 704-228-4467 Email: Ryan@ribbonhome.com
EFT in Transaction in Pipeline: If you are getting paid via Direct Deposit, a copy of your EFT will be placed in your transaction for your convenience! No more waiting on an email, simply look in your transaction and you’ll find it!
Documents “Disappearing” from Pipeline: We never delete any documents from your transaction. If you have multiple contract for one listing or one Buyer (i.e. one has terminated & now you have an active contract) then the documents related to the terminated deal are in the “Private” or “Office” section where staff still has access to them but they are out of your view so as not to get confused with a current transaction. If you need to see one of these, simply let your compliance Broker know through the transaction to re-label the document to “Listing” or “Sale” and it will once again be visible from your agent login.
Is Your Business Ready for the “New Normal?” (Tom Ferry): We know…. August 12th – 1pm – 4pm – Renaissance Waverly Hotel- We all want to get back to normal. But what is “normal” when…
Zillow has basically entered the brokerage game
Big tech is trying to steal commissions out of your pocket
Regulators are making it increasingly difficult to reach your audience
Homeowners are afraid to put their home on the market – even in a great market!
Buyers have to compete with multiple offers on every home  
So we’ll ask again… is your real estate business ready for this “new normal”? Let No. 1-ranked real estate coach Tom Ferry help get your business “battle ready” for the new normal. These are FREE 3-HOUR EVENTS where Tom will show you how our coaching members excel – despite all of these obstacles! Prepare yourself now for when Open Houses return and consumers begin to flood the market more than ever as we emerge from the final days of the pandemic. Although these events are free, you MUST pre-register! Click Here to REGISTER. Click here for more information. https://www.tomferry.com/rebooting-real-estate-america/
Max Cares: Condolences to Melanie Smith whose brother passed away.
REPEAT – MX1 Greater Atlanta – GAMLS: If you are an agent with Maximum One Greater Atlanta and you are having issues with GAMLS, please contact our Agent Services Coordinator, Vivian CadeASC@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 312.
REPEAT – 25 Hr PostLicense Course “reLaunch: Propel Your Career” – Required by GREC for NEW Licensees – Begins MONDAY 8/2/21 at 2pm in the Pinnacle Branch: Maximum One is teaching this FREE 25 hr Post License Course for all New Licensees and agents in the MX1 Greater Atlanta Mentor Program. Each class of this course is ALSO available for ANY agent for 3 hours CE credit! All classes are on Mondays from 2pm – 5pm. Click Online Calendar to Register
 
August 2nd – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #1 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Real Estate Marketing & Technology Secrets (3 hrs CE – GREC # 62636) – taught by Janet Scanlon
August 9th – Woodstock – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #2 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Path to Success: Business Planning for the Real Estate Professional (3 hrs CE – GREC # 65143) – taught by MaKay Swanson
August 16th – Woodstock – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #3 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Lead Generation in Today’s Market (3 hrs CE – GREC # 59856) – taught by Karlene Shiver
August 23rd – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #4 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Wow Your Clients with Service (GREC #64879) – taught by Rosalyn McDonald
August 30th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #5 (Post License – GREC # 65293) The Ultimate Buyer System (GREC #63409) – taught by Penny Ballew
September 13th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #6 (Post License – GREC # 65293) The Ultimate Listing System (GREC #59855) – taught by Penny Ballew
September 20th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #7 (Post License – GREC # 65293) – The GAR Contract: Contract Writing & Negotiation (GREC #61551) – taught by Patti Loveless
September 27th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #7 (Post License – GREC # 65293) The GAR Contract: Contract Writing & Negotiation (GREC #61551) – taught by Patti Loveless
September 27th – Pinnacle – Final Exam

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8/1/2021

MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Appreciation Party: Join us on Tuesday 8/3/21 for our Agent Appreciation Party for ALL MX1 Greater Atlanta agents! This party begins at 10am with a brief introduction to a new tool for your Buyers with a home to sell – the Knock Homeswap Program. Following that presentation, we will have a Fun & Festive party for YOU! Come enjoy in the fun & food & meet your colleagues & our affiliated lenders & attorneys & vendors! The party is at the MX1 Powers Ferry Office – 1364 Powers Ferry Rd., Bldg. #1464, Marietta, GA 30067 770-919-8825 x 312. For more information, contact Heidi Owens – DES@eAGENTweb.com
25 Hr PostLicense Course “reLaunch: Propel Your Career” – Required by GREC for NEW Licensees – Begins MONDAY 8/2/21 at 2pm in the Pinnacle Branch: Maximum One is teaching this FREE 25 hr Post License Course for all New Licensees and agents in the MX1 Greater Atlanta Mentor Program. Each class of this course is ALSO available for ANY agent for 3 hours CE credit! All classes are on Mondays from 2pm – 5pm. Click Online Calendar to Register  

August 2nd – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #1 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Real Estate Marketing & Technology Secrets (3 hrs CE – GREC # 62636) – taught by Janet Scanlon

August 9th – Woodstock – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #2 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Path to Success: Business Planning for the Real Estate Professional (3 hrs CE – GREC # 65143) – taught by MaKay Swanson

August 16th – Woodstock – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #3 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Lead Generation in Today’s Market (3 hrs CE – GREC # 59856) – taught by Karlene Shiver

August 23rd – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #4 (Post License – GREC # 65293) Wow Your Clients with Service (GREC #64879) – taught by Rosalyn McDonald

August 30th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #5 (Post License – GREC # 65293) The Ultimate Buyer System (GREC #63409) – taught by Penny Ballew

September 13th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #6 (Post License – GREC # 65293) The Ultimate Listing System (GREC #59855) – taught by Penny Ballew

September 20th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #7 (Post License – GREC # 65293) – The GAR Contract: Contract Writing & Negotiation (GREC #61551) – taught by Patti Loveless

September 27th – Pinnacle – reLaunch: Propel Your Career #7 (Post License – GREC # 65293) The GAR Contract: Contract Writing & Negotiation (GREC #61551) – taught by Patti Loveless

September 27th – Pinnacle – Final Exam
REPEAT – MX1 Greater Atlanta – GAMLS: If you are an agent with Maximum One Greater Atlanta and you are having issues with GAMLS, please contact our Agent Services Coordinator, Vivian CadeASC@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 312.
ReMine Classes: We have put several ReMine classes on the calendar – click here to see when they are in August! As soon as FMLS reps will come back to teach in the offices, we’ll get them scheduled in person!
Generate More Listing Leads & Close More Appointments (Tom Ferry): We know… it’s nearly impossible to find anyone willing to sell their house right now. That’s why we’re making it easier to identify those opportunities and reach potential sellers BEFORE they make that decision. Our brand-new Low Inventory Success Strategies bundle includes step-by-step, real-world plans used by top agents to get more listings, even in today’s extremely tight market. Click Here for More Information. Your “Low Inventory Success Strategies” Bundle Includes:
Explainer videos direct from top real estate coaches
Circle Marketing plan with 19 ad examples to “rip-off and duplicate
”NOD (Notice of Default) letters and scripts
A niche farming plan specifically targeting those who are most likely to move!
Absentee Owners 6-step strategy
Max Cares: Condolences to Jennifer Mozley & Paula & Ed Kolasz whose husband & son-in-law, Mark passed away this morning.
Max Cares: Condolences to Karlene Shiver whose grandson Kaleb, passed away after a brutal beating outside of a restaurant in Dawsonville. The murderer is now in jail.
Max Cares: Prayers to Lynn Lenton who had knee replacement surgery a couple of weeks ago & then ended up back in the hospital with sever pain. She is home now & recovering well!
Max Cares: Congratulations to Amy & Neal Matheson whose son, Caleb just got engaged!
REPEAT: Ribbon Program & FHA Buyer Assistance: This program has been successfully used by many Buyers to close on a transaction when they may not otherwise be able to do so. Please go back to the “This Week at Maximum One” Newsletter Email from 3/28/21 for TONS of information, Program Addendum & Ribbon contact information. (Documents currently posted in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.) Many questions have been raised and answered on the Maximum One Rockstars Facebook Page. Jay Alexander of Homestar Financial Corporation Jay.Alexander@HomestarFC.com has helped Buyers with this program as well. Please watch Jay’s video below for a further explanation that may help you understand this program and explain it to your Buyers.
Make Your Buyer's offer stand out with Ribbonhttps://youtu.be/D5PxpdF2irI
REPEAT – PrimeStreet Leads – Maximum One Greater Atlanta: If you are an agent with Maximum One Greater Atlanta and interested in receiving referral leads from PrimeStreet, please let Dana know – Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com. Their program used to be restricted to agents with 8+ closings/year; they have now expanded and offer agents with less production leads – these agents will be categorized as “Rising Stars” with PrimeStreet until their production numbers increase. Here is more information on PrimeStreet Leads – https://primestreet.io/solutions/primestreet-referrals
REPEAT – OpCity “Client Rewards” Referrals: Please note some Opcity referrals are subject to an additional 3% referral fee outlined specifically when you accept the referral. These special referrals are known as Opcity Client Rewards. More Information about Client Rewards can be found at:  https://support.realtor.com/s/article/Client-Rewards-Buyer-Cash-Rewards-FAQs
REPEAT – ***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)

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7/25/2021

Prospect for Listings per Notice of Default: Thank you to Bobby Kirk for sharing this website with us on the Rockstars page where to easily find “pre-foreclosures” – Georgia Public Notice
MX1 Greater Atlanta – GAMLS: If you are an agent with Maximum One Greater Atlanta and you are having issues with GAMLS, please contact our Agent Services Coordinator, Vivian CadeASC@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 312.
GAR Buyer’s Right to Inspect Exhibit: We are having many issues and questions from Buyers 7 Sellers regarding this Exhibit. I’ll do a video on this but just some issues to keep in mind: Earnest Money is not addressed so you must add a special stipulation regarding the disbursement of the Earnest Money of this contract terminates because Buyer & Seller can’t agree on an AmendmentBuyer may only ask for Seller to address “Defects” as defined in that ExhibitIf parties agree to address any issues financially, then in that Amendment, you must state that the Exhibit is no longer part of the contract
Agent Accountability – MX1 Greater Atlanta Powers Ferry: Many Maximum One agents are thriving with the support & ideas & interaction they receive from the various Agent Accountability sessions offered in various branches by various Franchises. The majority of these sessions are now being held in person in the Branch. George Ansong (GAnsong@Bellsouth.net) facilitates the Agent Accountability session in the Powers Ferry Branch on Mondays at 10:30am. He has asked me to remind everyone of this session! Agents participating in the various Agent Accountability sessions DO show a significant increase in production!
PrimeStreet Leads – Maximum One Greater Atlanta: If you are an agent with Maximum One Greater Atlanta and interested in receiving referral leads from PrimeStreet, please let Dana know – Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com. Their program used to be restricted to agents with 8+ closings/year; they have now expanded and offer agents with less production leads – these agents will be categorized as “Rising Stars” with PrimeStreet until their production numbers increase. Here is more information on PrimeStreet Leads – https://primestreet.io/solutions/primestreet-referrals
OpCity “Client Rewards” Referrals: Please note some Opcity referrals are subject to an additional 3% referral fee outlined specifically when you accept the referral. These special referrals are known as Opcity Client Rewards. More Information about Client Rewards can be found at:  https://support.realtor.com/s/article/Client-Rewards-Buyer-Cash-Rewards-FAQs
Mortgage Terms to Know: Thank you to Denise Thomas & Jay Alexander of Homestar Financial Corporation for providing us with this information about various Mortgage terms including APR, Amortization, etc. This is a great form to add to your Buyer Checklist – see Video Above – Click here for PDF version of “Mortgage Terms to Know”
Max Cares: Congratulations to Dawn & Tommy Southern on their son Kyle Southern’s graduation from Army bootcamp! Thank you Kyle for your service!
Max Cares: Prayers to John Z is in the hospital recovering from a leg injury from falling from a ladder.
Max Cares: Prayers for Jennifer Mozley whose husband, Mark is in the hospital with covid related issues.
REPEAT: Ribbon Program & FHA Buyer Assistance: This program has been successfully used by many Buyers to close on a transaction when they may not otherwise be able to do so. Please go back to the “This Week at Maximum One” Newsletter Email from 3/28/21 for TONS of information, Program Addendum & Ribbon contact information. (Documents currently posted in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.) Many questions have been raised and answered on the Maximum One Rockstars Facebook Page. Jay Alexander of Homestar Financial Corporation Jay.Alexander@HomestarFC.com has helped Buyers with this program as well. Please watch Jay’s video below for a further explanation that may help you understand this program and explain it to your Buyers.
Make Your Buyer's offer stand out with Ribbonhttps://youtu.be/D5PxpdF2irI
REPEAT: Maximum One Greater Atlanta Ambassadors: We are so excited about our MX1 Greater Atlanta Ambassadors who assist agents new to Maximum One. Being an Ambassador for Maximum One is like being a “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” to our new hires. Basically, when an Agent signs on with us, the Ambassador will be assigned to them, based off their Branch. They will receive the Ambassador’s contact information should they have any questions, after New Agent Orientation, for their first 30 days to get them acclimated to Maximum One and our system. . This does not apply to Mentees since their Mentor will be their first point of Contact. Ambassadors will be notified if an Agent has been assigned to you so you can reach out to say hello. Also, if an Agent joins Maximum One and names you as the reason they joined in their sign on package, you will now receive a $100 credit on your agent invoice. For more information or if you would like to apply, please contact Dawn Southern – Director of Agent Growth & Career Development – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 309. The Current MX1 Greater Atlanta Ambassadors include:
Amber Taylor
Shawn Delaney
Terri Younce
Keely George
Nancy Zayas
Rhonda Yearwood
Janet Scanlon
Patti Loveless
Cindy Corona
Lisa Paulauski
REPEAT – ***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)

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7/18/2021

Protect Your Clients from Wire Fraud: Please make sure to protect your customers & clients from wire fraud! Here are some things to do:
Never email wire instructions
Never use the word “wire” in the Subject line of your email
Warn your clients and customers about the rampant wire fraud in our industry
Have your public cross-reference and verify any wire instructions they receive by looking up the phone number online and calling the attorney / Broker who sent the wire instructions
Pick up wire instructions from your closing attorney / broker and hand them to your Buyers & Sellers in person
Mail the wiring instructions via US mail
See more information below
Pick up this pamphlet below from Amee Davis of Davis and Associates ADavis@DavisLawGA.com and hand to your Buyers and Sellers
Ribbon Program & Buyer Assistance: This program has been successfully used by many Buyers to close on a transaction when they may not otherwise be able to do so. Please go back to the “This Week at Maximum One” Newsletter Email from 3/28/21 for TONS of information, Program Addendum & Ribbon contact information. (Documents currently posted in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.) Many questions have been raised and answered on the Maximum One Rockstars Facebook Page. Jay Alexander of Homestar Financial Corporation Jay.Alexander@HomestarFC.com has helped Buyers with this program as well. Please watch Jay’s video below for a further explanation that may help you understand this program and explain it to your Buyers.
Make Your Buyer's offer stand out with Ribbonhttps://youtu.be/D5PxpdF2irI
Update on GREC Proposed Rule Change on Teams – Open Hearing – July 14th at 9:30am: There was a lot of discussion & opposition to parts of this proposed License Law change on Teams. The 2 main issues that are troubling are:
Having to use an agent’s NAME as part of the Team Name
Limiting Team names to either “Team” or “Group”
The use of “LLC” or Inc” or “Corp” as part of the marketing of Team Names
Based on the heated discussions & some great points in opposition to the proposal as is, GREC voted to amend the Law change and have another Public Hearing before bringing it up to a vote. Thank you to Matthew Share for attending this meeting along with me to voice our concerns. When this issue was addressed at a public hearing last March, there was standing room only and many issues were changed from that point to this latest proposal. At this meeting, there were only 16 people there – including Matthew & myself. The agents & Brokers in attendance were powerful in presenting their opposition and suggestions for changes. When this issue is brought to public hearing again, I STRONGLY suggest that you attend to make you position known. This will impact agent who now have or are on a Team or who are planning on that in the future.  
Click Here for Proposed Rule Change. See more information in “Repeats” too.
July Community Service – MX1 Greater Atlanta: Back to School Supplies is this month’s community service focus. Please bring any back-to-school supplies to your Branch!
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Ambassadors: We are so excited about our MX1 Greater Atlanta Ambassadors who assist agents new to Maximum One. Being an Ambassador for Maximum One is like being a “Big Brother” or “Big Sister” to our new hires. Basically, when an Agent signs on with us, the Ambassador will be assigned to them, based off their Branch. They will receive the Ambassador’s contact information should they have any questions, after New Agent Orientation, for their first 30 days to get them acclimated to Maximum One and our system. . This does not apply to Mentees since their Mentor will be their first point of Contact. Ambassadors will be notified if an Agent has been assigned to you so you can reach out to say hello. Also, if an Agent joins Maximum One and names you as the reason they joined in their sign on package, you will now receive a $100 credit on your agent invoice. For more information or if you would like to apply, please contact Dawn Southern – Director of Agent Growth & Career Development – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 309. The Current MX1 Greater Atlanta Ambassadors include:
Amber Taylor
Shawn Delaney
Terri Younce
Keely George
Nancy Zayas
Rhonda Yearwood
Janet Scanlon
Patti Loveless
Cindy Corona
Lisa Paulauski
Get Your Emails Out of Spam: Email service providers are on the hunt for spammers. Unfortunately, because of this, many legitimate emails are being marked as spam. With the state of digital pollution, now more than ever, it’s important to be using best practices to make sure your valuable emails end up in the inbox and not in the spam folder. During this month’s Bomb-Bomb webinar, they’ll sit down with Conner Vickery, our Deliverability Analyst at BombBomb, to get tips on avoiding the dreaded spam folder. Live Webinar – Wednesday, July 21 at 12 p.m –
Click here to register
Remine Docs+ Training: You have asked for classes on Remine Docs+. FMLS is not yet providing in-branch classes but they ARE having CE classes. We have posted them on the online calendar for your convenience or you are free to go to FMLS’s site & check out all of their online training…. same for GAMLS!
Max Cares: Condolences to Patti Loveless on the loss of her Uncle-in-Law & her mother-in-law being in the hospital.
Max Cares: Condolences to Amber Taylor on the loss of her Grandmother.
Max Cares: Prayers for Vivian Cade who has not been feeling well lately.
Max Cares: Congratulations George Ansong for publishing his 1st book “The Cash Flow Real Estate Agent!”
Max Cares: Prayers to Lynn Lenton who is recovering from knee surgery.
Max Cares: prayers for Dawn Southern’s infant grand nephew, Noah, who is in the hospital struggling to gain weight.
Max Cares: Congratulations to Leah Loveless on the birth of her daughter Meleah Moon. Congrats to Grandma Patti Loveless!
REPEAT – Earnest Money Release on T&R: Please add in the party’s mailing address on the “Release” part of the T&R to avoid any delays in the office releasing the Earnest money to the party. This is regardless of whom the holder is!
REPEAT – Locations of Maximum One Offices: If you do not attend closing & have the Closing Attorney mail the Final Closing Statement & your Commission check to a Maximum One Office, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT ADDRESS!! Many Maximum One Offices have MOVED or CONSOLIDATED & if you have a commission check sent to an office where we no longer are, there will be a delay in your getting paid. You MUST include Building and/or Suite Numbers as well to ensure that we receive this mail for you. Please see the current list of offices & addresses at the bottom of this email.
REPEAT – ***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)

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7/11/2021

Welcome Agents New to Maximum One in June 2021: Please make these agents feel welcome!
Congratulations on CAPPING Agents in June 2021: These agents have capped and have $0 Maximum One Fees until their Anniversary with Maximum One! Please congratulate:
Anthony Cade – No MX1 Fees until May 2022
Wendee Long – No MX1 Fees until October 2021
GREC Proposed Rule Change on Teams – Open Hearing – July 14th at 9:30am: This is an open meeting of GREC for discussion regarding the proposed changes on Teams, Team Names, Marketing and Advertising and more! This WILL impact you so come join in the discussion and learn about it BEFORE you have to spend a lot of money changing your marketing. Georgia Real Estate Commission, Suite 1000 International Tower, 229 Peachtree Street, N. E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303. For further information, contact the Commission at (404) 656-3916.Click Here for Proposed Rule Change. See more information in “Repeats” too.
Locations of Maximum One Offices: If you do not attend closing & have the Closing Attorney mail the Final Closing Statement & your Commission check to a Maximum One Office, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT ADDRESS!! Many Maximum One Offices have MOVED or CONSOLIDATED & if you have a commission check sent to an office where we no longer are, there will be a delay in your getting paid. You MUST include Building and/or Suite Numbers as well to ensure that we receive this mail for you. Please see the current list of offices & addresses at the bottom of this email.
July Community Service – MX1 Greater Atlanta: Back to School Supplies is this month’s community service focus. Please bring any back-to-school supplies to your Branch!
Tom Ferry “Success Summit” LiveStream – October 5-7, 2021: We are in the process of ordering the Live Stream for the Tom Ferry Success Summit. We need to know if you are interested and in which Office/Franchise you are located to determine which Offices / Franchises we will offer this. We will also be able to give CE credit for this event. Please contact the following if you would like your Office / Franchise to order this Pay-Per-View (on our behalf) event! Here is the link for more information: https://www.tomferry.com/summit/ Please contact the following:
Greater Atlanta – DES@eAGENTweb.com
Executives – Monica@MaxOneExecutives.com
Partners – Ming@MaxOnePartners.com
Community – Marcie@MaximumOneCommunityRealtors.com
West Georgia – Donna@MaxOneWestGeorgia.com
Premiere / Catalyst – Amy@MaxOnePremier.com
Platinum – Tracy@MaxOnePlatinum.com
Elite – Info@MaximumOneElite.com
Earnest Money Release on T&R: Please add in the party’s mailing address on the “Release” part of the T&R to avoid any delays in the office releasing the Earnest money to the party. This is regardless of whom the holder is!
Tom Ferry Summer Tour: Tom Ferry will be in Atlanta LIVE on August 12th – FREE 3 Hr Event but must pre-register. Is your real estate business ready for the “new normal”? We all want to get back to normal. But what is “normal” when… Zillow has basically entered the brokerage gameBig tech is trying to steal commissions out of your pocketRegulators are making it increasingly difficult to reach your audienceHomeowners are afraid to put their home on the market – even in a great market!Buyers have to compete with multiple offers on every home So we’ll ask again… is your real estate business ready for this “new normal”?   Let No. 1-ranked real estate coach Tom Ferry help get your business “battle ready” for the new normal. This is a FREE 3-HOUR EVENT where Tom will show you how our coaching members excel – despite all of these obstacles! Prepare yourself now for when open houses return and consumers begin to flood the market more than ever as we emerge from the final days of the pandemic. Although this event is free, you MUST pre-register! Link to Pre-Register: https://pages.tomferry.com/08122021-Atlanta-GA-Rebooting-RE-America-General-SignUp
Depositing Your Commission via BankShot: At MX1 Greater Atlanta, you are welcome to deposit your commission via BankShot on your Smart Phone. Please know that this will result in a day delay in the processing of your commission due to the additional system we access.
House of Magnets is Now Markful – 10% Off: House of Magnets is now Markful learn more about our name change. All your login information, order history, and assets have been carried over to Markful.com. To ensure you don’t miss a beat on sales and important updates, please see below. Here’s what you can do: 1. Click this link to let us know you’ve received this email and get a code for 10% off 2. Mark this email, info@e.markful.com as a safe sender 3. Forward this to your colleagues and friends to make sure they are in the know As always, please let us know if you have any questions. We’re here for your success! By clicking any of these links you are giving permission to be sent emails from Markful.
Max Cares: Condolences to Dawn Southern & Katie Luttrell on the loss of their stepdad / grandfather, Mike.
Max Cares: Prayers for Anthony Criss who has been in the hospital.
Max Cares: Prayers for Heidi Owens whose mother has been in ICU.
Max Cares: Congratulations to Roger Philmon whos is a new father of Jacob as of 7 weeks ago!
Max Cares: Condolences to LaShawn Halimon whose mother passed away.
REPEAT: GREC Proposed Rule Changes – Teams: . The Georgia Real Estate Commission is proposing two new Rule changes regarding the operation of real estate Teams in Georgia and advertising. The purpose of this email is to both notify all Georgia Brokers of the proposals and to solicit feedback. Public Meeting on this issue is July 14th The first proposed Rule defines the terms Team and Team Leader, as they have not previously been defined in GA License Law or the Rules of the Commission. The second proposed Rule amends the current advertising Rules in Chapter 520-1-.09. In addition to amending the current advertising rules, new guidelines shall pertain to the advertising of any Team. The complete proposal is posted on the GA Real Estate Commission website and it may be accessed here: Proposed Rule Change Written comments should be submitted prior to the close of business on July 2, 2021. Comments may be sent via email to: ldempsey@grec.state.ga.us, or via mail to: Frank Lynn Dempsey 229 Peachtree St. N.E. Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30303
REPEAT – ***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)

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6/27/2021

Maximum One Realty Offices will be CLOSED on Monday, July 5th in honor of Independence Day!
Renewing Your Real Estate License: You can renew your license 24 hours a day, seven days a week, up to 120 days (4 months) prior to the renewal date. You must renew by midnight of your renewal due date to avoid lapsing and incurring a late fee. (Renewals include Salesperson, Associate Broker, Broker, CAM, Firm, and Appraisers. Online renewals will be discounted by $25 and must be processed by midnight on last day of the month, or a late fee will apply. You may renew online by clicking on Licensed Professionals and go to the Online Services Login on the GREC home page.
Renewing Your License Before Completing CE: If you renew your license before you complete your education courses, your license is placed Inactive and you cannot practice real estate until you return your license to Active status. If you must renew without all required education, after you complete your education hours and the hours are posted on your record, submit a Change Application signed by the Broker holding your license. Once the Change Application is processed by GREC, you can practice real estate. For further explanation, please review the screen shot example below.
Reinstatement of a Lapsed License: Per GREC Rule 520-1-.05 – “Maintenance of a Real Estate License” – if your license is lapsed for over 2 years, you will have to take the Pre-License Course all over again! So, if you are considering taking a break, remember that we have a “Holding Company” where you can “park” your license and still collect referral fees! Let us know if you are interested! Here is a link to the License Law on Maintaining your Real Estate License – GREC Rule 520-1-.05
GREC Proposed Rule Changes – Teams: . The Georgia Real Estate Commission is proposing two new Rule changes regarding the operation of real estate Teams in Georgia and advertising. The purpose of this email is to both notify all Georgia Brokers of the proposals and to solicit feedback. Public Meeting on this issue is July 14th The first proposed Rule defines the terms Team and Team Leader, as they have not previously been defined in GA License Law or the Rules of the Commission. The second proposed Rule amends the current advertising Rules in Chapter 520-1-.09. In addition to amending the current advertising rules, new guidelines shall pertain to the advertising of any Team. The complete proposal is posted on the GA Real Estate Commission website and it may be accessed here: Proposed Rule Change Written comments should be submitted prior to the close of business on July 2, 2021. Comments may be sent via email to: ldempsey@grec.state.ga.us, or via mail to: Frank Lynn Dempsey 229 Peachtree St. N.E. Suite 1000 Atlanta, GA 30303
FHA Updates on Student Loans: As of Thursday, 6/17/2021, lenders are now able to qualify the borrower using payments reported on the credit report for student loans even if it is less than 1% of the balance. However, if the credit report does not indicate a payment, we are now able to use .5% of the student loan balance OR document whether the payment is forgiven, canceled, discharged (to exclude the payment altogether). Lendersare able to implement these changes immediately, however the actual guidance is not technically effective until 8/16/2021.   What this means: Qualifying more borrowers with FHA loans that align and compete with Fannie and Freddie student loan requirements. Now, more than ever we are seeing a soaring population of potential homebuyers with major student loan debt. With rising real estate prices and shortage of affordable housing, these changes will help many young, professional and first time homebuyers to qualify for more homes with FHA’s higher DTI range and now their revised policy on qualifying with student loan debt.
Homestar Financial Corporation: Prequalification is the Key! Thank you to Denise Thomas & Jay Alexander & Wes Barclay for reminding is of the first step for a Buyer!
Max Cares: Continued prayers to Dawn Southern whose stepdad, Mike, is now home under hospice care.
Max Cares: Prayers to Michelle Butz who has ongoing challenges helping her son through his mental illness.
Max Cares: Prayers to Mervin Barnes who had surgery this week.
Max Cares: Condolences to Cheryl Thompson whose father passed away from a sudden illness this week.
REPEAT – ***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)
REPEAT – Help Us Grow! – If you are part of the MX1 Greater Atlanta Franchise, you will get an agent credit against your monthly bill if a new agent that we bring onboard informs us in their sign-on package that YOU are the reason they joined MX1 Greater Atlanta. For more information, contact Dawn Southern – MX1 Greater Atlanta Director of Agent Growth & Career Development – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 309.
REPEAT – Knock Home Swap Program: Maximum One Greater Atlanta will soon be able to provide our agents with the ability to become a Knock HomeSwap certified agent. This program is another tool in your arsenal to help Buyers be able to get in to a home they otherwise may not be able to in this market. Stay tuned for more information – not all of your Buyers will qualify but for those who do, this may solve their potential dilemma in this market so they won’t have to sell their current home before buying their new one!
REPEAT – Maximum One Greater Atlanta Christmas Party: Save the Date – December 10th – Sidelines in Canton. Stay tuned for more information!

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6/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day!
Mortgage Information for Mobile Homes! Thank you to Denise Thomas of Homestar Financial Corporation for explaining to us at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting all the ins & outs of financing for a Mobile Home as additional information to last week’s video. Please contact Denise for additional information. Click here for: Information for Financing a Mobile Home
How to Test & Fix Your Google Ranking – Tom Ferry: It goes without saying that “location” plays a huge role in a home’s desirability. Did you know it also factors into where YOU show up when someone conducts a Google search for agents in your market? “Location authority” is basically the new SEO when it comes to all things Google. In today’s blog, I’ll show you a quick way to test yours! And if it’s not so hot, I’ll give you step-by-step instructions to improve it. Read More Here…
Appraisal Guidelines: Here is a document from January of 2021 regarding Appraisal Guidelines for a Seller Correspondent from Truist: Appraisal Guidelines
No More Online Closings: Thanks to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for informing us that there are no more Online Closings in Georgia. She went over a number of other options available for your clients including options for Buyers who must sign in the presence of an attorney. She also discussed HUD’s latest Panel Discussion on Appraisals. Y’all should have been there! Be sure to be at your Branch Sales Meetings for a TON of useful information!
Forbearance = Lien: If you have a Seller who took a mortgage forbearance last year, they will have an FHA lien on their home that must be paid off prior to selling their home.
Revised Elevations for MX1 Pinnacle Office: We have had to revise the elevations for the upcoming new MX1 Pinnacle Office. Please send your thoughts to Dave – Dave@MaximumOneRealty.com
Knock Home Swap Program: Maximum One Greater Atlanta will soon be able to provide our agents with the ability to become a Knock HomeSwap certified agent. This program is another tool in your arsenal to help Buyers be able to get in to a home they otherwise may not be able to in this market. Stay tuned for more information – not all of your Buyers will qualify but for those who do, this may solve their potential dilemma in this market so they won’t have to sell their current home before buying their new one!
5 Ways a Realtor Can Help in This Market: Thanks to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage for supplying us with this great information to share with our clients. If you’re planning to fulfill your homeownership dreams, you may find it challenging in a sizzling hot market. This is especially true if you’re taking out a home loan backed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Searching homes through online listing sites like Zillow may not show all the properties that you can purchase with a VA-backed home loan. As a homebuyer utilizing your VA-backed home loan, here are the ways real estate agents can help you find your dream home: Location expertise – They can help you find homes that are near hospitals, schools, grocery stores or any establishments that fits your lifestyle.Access to Updated Information – Aside from having access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database, they also have insider information on what properties will soon enter the market.Negotiate with the seller – They can help you make an offer and negotiate with the seller to get the best price for the property you’re eyeing.Protects your interests – Because they have fiduciary duties, you can expect that your interests and personal information as a homebuyer are protected.Networks of trusted contractors – They can also connect you with professional contractors if you want to renovate or improve the design of the home you’re planning to buy. Not all real estate agents are the same. Make sure to work with a buyer’s agent with a certain list of skills. When hiring a real estate agent, you must have a mortgage pre-approval to show that you’ve worked with a bank to obtain financing. Sources: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/real-estate/it-s-red-hot-real-estate-market-so-why-are-n1268248 https://www.lend.us/2021/01/15/how-real-estate-agents-can-be-your-guide/
Max Cares: Prayers to Dawn Southern whose stepdad, Mike, is in the hospital awaiting life or death spinal surgery. The doctors must first get his kidneys back functioning & his liver enzymes under control. Max Cares: Prayers to George Ansong who is having a medical procedure that will take him out of the office for the next couple of weeks.
REPEAT – ***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)
REPEAT – Help Us Grow! – If you are part of the MX1 Greater Atlanta Franchise, you will get an agent credit against your monthly bill if a new agent that we bring onboard informs us in their sign-on package that YOU are the reason they joined MX1 Greater Atlanta. For more information, contact Dawn Southern – MX1 Greater Atlanta Director of Agent Growth & Career Development – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 309.
REPEAT – Maximum One Greater Atlanta Christmas Party: Save the Date – December 10th – Sidelines in Canton. Stay tuned for more information!

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6/13/2021

Congratulations on 1600 Agents! Maximum One Companies have reached an agent count exceeding 1600! Congratulations to us all and thank you ALL for being such an integral part of your fabulous growing company!
Help Us Grow Even More!!!! – If you are part of the MX1 Greater Atlanta Franchise, you will get an agent credit against your monthly bill if a new agent that we bring onboard informs us in their sign-on package that YOU are the reason they joined MX1 Greater Atlanta. For more information, contact Dawn Southern – MX1 Greater Atlanta Director of Agent Growth & Career Development – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 309.
Hot New Loan Program for 1099 Independent Contractors: Thank you to John & Christina Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for telling us in the Woodstock Sales Meeting about a fabulous new program. They can now qualify your Buyers based on ALL of their 1099 income and in this new program, they do not have to count the Buyer’s write-offs on their tax returns against the income as most loan programs do. Contact John & Christina for more information! John.Bohannon@movement.com 770-480-8210
Supra EKey: Remember that your Supra eKey is a contract between you & Supra. If you transfer Brokerages or go into the Holding Company, you will need to contact Supra directly to make sure your ekey reflects your new company or to cancel your contract with Supra. Even though you get you ekey from FMLS or GAMLS, Supra is a different company and related to the MLS services.
Tips to Attract More Listings: Here is some information from Boomtown on how to attract more LISTINGS – Click Here – 3 Pro TIps to Attract More Listings
Maximum One Greater Atlanta Christmas Party: Save the Date – December 10th – Sidelines in Canton. Stay tuned for more information!
Automated Contact with Clients: Thank you to Karie Smith of Echelon Real Estate Services for telling us in the Woodstock Sales meeting about www.SendOutCards.com . Set up your account, upload your database & the program will automatically send out greeting cards on your behalf! For more tips & tricks please contact Karie – karie@echelonrealestateservices.com – 770-240-2007
Max Cares: Prayers to Leticia Mora who had an emergency that took her out of the country. Max Cares: Condolences to Amber Taylor whose grandmother passed away.
REPEAT – ***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)
REPEAT – Miss a Previous Newsletter/Email? Simply go to www.eAGENTweb.com …. click on “Blog”…. select the tab “General & Industry News” and you’ll find all the previous emails there! You can search by pressing “Ctrl +F” then type in your search term to find every newsletter that addressed that term.
REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.

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6/6/2021

June 6, 2021 – Today is the 77th Anniversary of D-Day – Never forget those Brave Allied Soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate a continent and turn the tide of WWII.
Welcome to Our New Colleagues! Please make the following agents new to Maximum One this month feel welcome!
June 4, 2021 – Happy 14th Anniversary Maximum One!!!! – From Dave & Ann Kubat – HAPPY 14TH BIRTHDAY, MAXIMUM ONE!! 14 years ago, Ann and I took a leap of faith (literally) and left KW to open MX1. We had 1 1/2 years with no paycheck, the RE market started crashing and we went broke quickly. God provided for us like we cannot even describe. Anonymous checks and gift cards would appear at our house, friends would drop by to just bring something that was “on their heart” and it was EXACTLY what we needed. Even our own Donna Black’s mother, whom I had never met, gave us money for Christmas presents for our young kids one year! Things like that happened a lot; God is still in the miracle business and He is our provider. One thing we knew for sure was that we didn’t make a mistake starting MX1. He knew the conditions in which we would be doing this and we had to persevere. Quitting was not an option. 14 years later, we have 1600 agents, 22 offices, 7 franchises. GOD IS GOOD! Thank you for making this your RE home!! Some of you are also celebrating 14 years or close at least. You are such a precious group of people and it is an honor to serve you. Blessings on you, of peace, joy, good health, prosperity, unity and liberty to be whom God called you to be. You are blessed and a blessing. In your coming and going. In the city and the burbs. Everywhere you go, people are drawn to you and want to give you business. Buyers and SELLERS shall come to you from the north, south, east and west. Your bank accounts are more than enough so you can give to the those in need who cross your path. May you have amazing time management and business savvy and take time to enjoy life. Lastly, I declare that you will live a long and healthy life. Amen! With love, adoration and appreciation, Dave, Ann, Josh and Sarah Kubat
***MX1 Policy Clarification*** – Waiving/Lowering Your Commission (including $0 Commission) & MX1 Transaction Fee All transactions (including those involving agent as principal) will incur transaction / commission split fees based on your plan despite lowering or taking $0 commission and regardless if the property is a primary residence or an investment property or a commercial transaction and regardless if this is for yourself or immediate family or anyone else. If the transaction involves your primary residence, complete the FMLS “Agent Owner” form & upload it in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline for $0 FMLS fees. If you are on a split plan with Maximum One, then the Transaction Fee will be the percent based on your plan of 3% of the Sale Price; for a lease the Maximum One transaction fee will be based on half of the monthly rent. The only exceptions are if you charge or receive a lease co-op fee or referral fee that is less than $1200, then the transaction fee is 25% of the commission received. (rev.6/7/21)
MX1 Public Facebook Page: Remember that there is a Public Maximum One Realty Facebook Page that you may post new Listings, Open Houses, etc. For more information, please contact Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor, Katie Luttrell – Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 318
Open House Safety – Woodstock: A young women with blonde hair who’s name is Ashley Johnson will attend an open house. She will be accompanied by another woman. She will ask the agent if they will watch her baby while she walks around the house. She will spend a lot of time in the master bathroom and one agent caught her there and she was surprised and suspicious. After she leaves some agents have reported windows being found unlocked. She has been reported to the police. If you are hosting open houses please be aware of this situation and please be safe. If someone asks you to watch their baby or child, politely decline and tell them that you cannot be responsible for their child.If you are able to, call 911 if they arrive at your open house. Woodstock police have informed that broker the agents can call 911 anytime they feel unsafe at an open house. Do not confront her as this could put you in danger.If possible, work open houses with a second person. A co-agent or a mortgage lender are good options. Remind your sellers to secure any medications, weapons and anything of value. Your safety is the most important thing so please keep working hard but don’t let your guard down and remember to follow the REALTOR safety rules. 
Warn Your Prospects of MV Realty PBC, LLC : Apparently they approach a homeowner (primarily elderly) and have them sign a “listing agreement” for a fee (upwards of $1000) that gives this firm the exclusive rights to their listing (if they decide to sell) for a 40 year term. They encourage them to share the agreement with friends and even have a referral fee of $100 if they friend signs up. If the homeowner doesn’t want the firm to list their property there is a cancellation fee that is typically around $8,000.00. This agreement is recorded in the deed records as a lien on the property. There are over 3 pages of them in Carroll County, It is getting news coverage in Atlanta. Just thought you might like to know. It could affect your ability to get a listing. (or share a commission) Click below for news story. https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/gwinnett-county/metro-homeowners-locked-into-40-year-contracts-with-real-estate-company/XIAVXYAXWRAMBPB6K7RQ3LHPKY/
Miss a Previous Newsletter/Email? Simply go to www.eAGENTweb.com …. click on “Blog”…. select the tab “General & Industry News” and you’ll find all the previous emails there! You can search by pressing “Ctrl +F” then type in your search term to find every newsletter that addressed that term.
Max Cares: Prayers to Heidi Kelly whose sister, Kathy, had surgery to alleviate fluid on her lungs. Max Cares: Prayers to Annamaria Stalker whose mother had heart valve replacement surgery. Max Cares: Prayers to Pete Baranowsky whose wife Jeannie is in a rehab center learning to maneuver in a wheel chair and recovering from ankle surgery involving 8 pins in place.
REPEAT: Good Changes to Remine Docs+: Check out the following changes to RemineDocs+ in FMLS Unique Client Emails – Your clients will no longer be required to have their own unique email addresses. Clients sharing a single email address can now use it for more than one of their contacts.  Form Fields – When working with a PDF, you are now able to assign fillable form fields to your clients. If you need to fill a form field yourself prior to sending for signing, simply assign the text field to yourself.   MLS Visibility – When needing to remove a document from displaying on your listings, you are no longer required to change the MLS Visibility setting prior to deletion. Now, you may simply delete the document from the Transaction Folder and the document will be automatically pulled from the listing. 
REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.

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5/30/2021

Good Changes to Remine Docs+: Check out the following changes to RemineDocs+ in FMLS Unique Client Emails – Your clients will no longer be required to have their own unique email addresses. Clients sharing a single email address can now use it for more than one of their contacts.  Form Fields – When working with a PDF, you are now able to assign fillable form fields to your clients. If you need to fill a form field yourself prior to sending for signing, simply assign the text field to yourself.   MLS Visibility – When needing to remove a document from displaying on your listings, you are no longer required to change the MLS Visibility setting prior to deletion. Now, you may simply delete the document from the Transaction Folder and the document will be automatically pulled from the listing. 
Community Service for June – MX1 Pinnacle: The Pinnacle Office is collecting care kits for homeless shelters. Please bring any unused toiletries (like from hotel stays) or first aid kits, etc. by the Pinnacle Office this month.
MX1 Privacy Policy for Websites: The Maximum One Privacy Policy for Websites is located in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline and attached below. Feel free to use for your own Agent Website. Click here for MX1 Website Privacy Policy.
Max Cares: Condolences to Mary Poole whose husband Johnny Poole passed away. Max Cares: Condolences to Rapunzel Killens whose mother passed away. Max Cares: Prayers to Patti & Leah Loveless whos mother / grandmother is having lung issues. Max Cares: Prayers for Jennifer Black whose grandfather had open heart surgery. Max Cares: Prayer to Tommie Berry whose brother was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Max Cares: Congratulations to Leah Loveless who is having a baby!
REPEAT: Special Stipulations & Earnest Money: Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for reminding us to not write any special stipulations but if you do, remember that you must address what happens to the Earnest Money if the parties do not perform per the stipulation. In MANY cases, a Buyer may still be required to close on the transaction even if a Seller breaches the contract. So much more information about Seller breaches was shared by Amee at the Pinnacle Sales meeting!
REPEAT: MX1 Woodstock Agent Accountability: We will begin a weekly Agent Accountability meeting in Woodstock every Wednesday beginning at 10am. These will begin in June. Contact Dawn Southern, Director of Career Development & Agent Growth for more information. MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 309.
REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.

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5/23/2021

How to Compete with Big Tech Taking Your Leads (Tom Ferry): Big bucks are being spent to intercept local consumers BEFORE they come to you – all so these “leads” can be sold back to you or monetized as a referral fee. Which begs the question… How can you – as an independent agent – defend yourself against Big Tech encroaching on your turf? Tom Ferry created a brand-new video to address this topic. Click here to watch!
Contact Your Cash Buyers from 2020: Now is the time to contact your CASH Buyers from last year and remind them they need to get their property tax bills. Most tax bills still go to the previous owner and without a mortgage company involved, a cash Buyer may not know that. They need to contact the County of their residence and have the property tax bill sent to them at their new address. Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for reminding us!
MX1 Alabama Sales Meeting: Just a reminder about the In-Branch Sales Meeting for MX1 Alabama agents this Tuesday 5/25/21 beginning at 10am. For more information, contact Destinie GraceExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro or Dawn SouthernMX1AlabamaBroker@MaximumOne.pro
Step-By-Step Homebuying Journey? Thank you to Denise Thomas & Jay Alexander for sharing with us the Step-by-step Homebuying Journey Brochure available to use with your clients. Click here for pdf version
Homestar Financial Corporation Cash Advantage Program: Contact Denise Thomas or Jay Alexander (contact information above & below) for information on how to help your Buyer have no financing and no appraisal contingencies. Get them into a house now as interest rates continue to rise due to inflation.
Housing News: Some of the latest housing news: Homebuilders remain confident due to strong buyer demand amidst inventory shortages, but rising costs of construction materials are weighing on housing affordability.Housing starts fell more than expected in April, likely pulled down by soaring lumber prices. The acute inventory shortage is still supporting construction.Weekly mortgage purchase applications fell 4% last week. The average purchase application amount hit $411,400 — the highest since February.
Special Stipulations & Earnest Money: Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for reminding us to not write any special stipulations but if you do, remember that you must address what happens to the Earnest Money if the parties do not perform per the stipulation. In MANY cases, a Buyer may still be required to close on the transaction even if a Seller breaches the contract. So much more information about Seller breaches was shared by Amee at the Pinnacle Sales meeting!
MX1 Woodstock Agent Accountability: We will begin a weekly Agent Accountability meeting in Woodstock every Wednesday beginning at 10am. These will begin in June. Contact Dawn Southern, Director of Career Development & Agent Growth for more information. MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 309.
Max Cares: Condolences to Karen Foster whose cousin’s husband fell through a 3rd story balcony to his death. Max Cares: prayers to Mary Poole whose husband Johnny Poole is recovering in the hospital.
REPEAT: How to Add Documents to a Listing in ReMine: Thank you to Cindy Raftis for sharing this information! Save the documents to your clients file on your computer. Pull up Remine, create a transaction. When you go into the transaction (there are some tabs top left) one has an arrow pointing upward, click onto that and download.
REPEAT: ADA-Compliant Chime Websites : Chime announced on Thursday information about making your Chime Website ADA-Compliant. For more information, contact Heidi OwensDES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. Here is the information from Chime…
REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.
REPEAT: Interested In Getting Your Broker’s License?: If Georgia Real Estate Academy is offering a Virtual Broker’s Pre-License Course taught by MX1 Community Realtors Broker, Lynn Lenton. Class Schedule: May 24 2021 – July 5,2021 Monday Wednesday Friday 12:30 pm – 4:30pm July 5,2021 Exam Day . This course fulfills the 60 hour requirement for Broker Pre-License Students. The course contains practical applications that require students to apply the theories and principals that they will learn. Class is limited to 20 students. Cost is $450 – payable to Instructor – Paypal@MX1CRbroker. Once payment is received, you’ll get the link to the class. For more information, contact Lynn Directly: MX1crbroker@gmail.com

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5/16/2021

Parcel Overlays on Google Earth Maps: Want to see parcel overlays on a Google Earth Map? Go to this website to learn how! Parcel Overlays on Google Earth
When Will the Market Crash… Or Will It? Thank you to John & Christina Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for sharing with us this information at the Woodstock Sales Meeting about why this market will continue for at least 3 years Contact John for more information – see contact information below. We are NOT in a Housing Bubble & Here’s Why…
FHA Issues Temporary Partial Waiver of Appraisal Requirements Due to Changing Markets: What does this mean for FHA Borrowers? Is this good news or bad news? Will this increase appraisal values? You’ll have to come to your monthly Branch Sales Meetings to find out from our affiliated Lenders!
Vendor Appreciation Day: Join us at the Pinnacle Branch Sales meeting on Tuesday 5/18/21 – beginning at 10am for the Sales meeting & Vendor Appreciation fun & Lunch! For more information, contact Katie Luttrell – 770-919-8825 x 318 Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com or Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309 MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro
How to Add Documents to a Listing in ReMine: Thank you to Cindy Raftis for sharing this information! Save the documents to your clients file on your computer. Pull up Remine, create a transaction. When you go into the transaction (there are some tabs top left) one has an arrow pointing upward, click onto that and download.
ADA-Compliant Chime Websites : Chime announced on Thursday information about making your Chime Website ADA-Compliant. For more information, contact Heidi OwensDES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. Here is the information from Chime…
Creative Buyer Special Stipulations: Thank you to Katryna Cox for sharing this creative Buyer Special Stipulation in a recent contract: “All parties agree Buyers shall provide pizza of Seller’s choice to be delivered to the Seller’s doorstep at no cost to the Sellers on the date of their choice prior to the agreed upon closing date to alleviate the stressors associated with the moving process.”
Max Cares: Prayers to Patti & Leah Loveless for her Mom (& Grandmother) ongoing lung issues. She is currently home & recovering nicely.
REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.
REPEAT: Interested In Getting Your Broker’s License?: If Georgia Real Estate Academy is offering a Virtual Broker’s Pre-License Course taught by MX1 Community Realtors Broker, Lynn Lenton. Class Schedule: May 24 2021 – July 5,2021 Monday Wednesday Friday 12:30 pm – 4:30pm July 5,2021 Exam Day . This course fulfills the 60 hour requirement for Broker Pre-License Students. The course contains practical applications that require students to apply the theories and principals that they will learn. Class is limited to 20 students. Cost is $450 – payable to Instructor – Paypal@MX1CRbroker. Once payment is received, you’ll get the link to the class. For more information, contact Lynn Directly: MX1crbroker@gmail.com

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5/9/21

Happy Mother’s Day!
 
Welcome Agents New to Maximum One in April 2021: Welcome these agents new to Maximum One this month!
 
No Appraisal Contingency? How can a Buyer remove an Appraisal Contingency & still close on a transaction without having to bring extra $$ to the table? Consider the following strategies:
  • With many lenders, if Buyer puts 20%+ down and has a good credit score, the Lender may be able to waive the Appraisal Contingency
  • Have the Lender order the appraisal IMMEDIATELY upon going binding and make sure that the Buyer’s Due Diligence period covers the time (perhaps 7 days but get with the Lender) in which the appraisal may be done & received back – then if it is low, Buyer may still terminate based on Due Diligence provision
  • Sellers get a pre-listing appraisal. If this is done by DS Murphy & a Buyer’s Appraisal comes in low, DS Murphy will fight for the value
 
Negotiating an “Appraisal Gap” There are many Buyers negotiating to pay for an “appraisal gap” – the variance between a low appraisal and the contract sales price. Be aware that if a Buyer offers to pay $_____ in cash above a low appraisal up to a cap of the Sale Price, if that still falls short, without any contractual verbiage, the Seller is not obligated to come down off the Contract price – also make sure that additional cash from the Buyer is approved by the Lender. Check out the various Special Stipulations regarding Appraisals we have provided for you authored by our affiliated Closing Attorneys. See “Special Stipulations to Consider – 2021”
 
MX1 Greater Atlanta – NEW Pinnacle Building: Getting Coser! For the latest check out the Maximum One Rockstars Group on Facebook!
 
ADA Compliance : What is ADA (American Disabilities Act) Compliance & what does it mean for your website? Thank you to Shawn Delaney for sharing this article: What is ADA Compliance & What Does it Mean for Your Website?
 
Facebook Advertising: Do you advertise on Facebook? If so, you’ll want to understand Apple’s new operating system that allows users to block ad tracking in Facebook. Thank you Shawn Delaney for bringing us this information! Read full article here…
 
Low Credit Score: If you have a Buyer with a low credit score, get them qualified NOW as interest rates are on the rise! See information below from Denise Thomas & Jay Alexander & Wes Barclay of Homestar Financial Corporation – additional contact information at bottom of this email.
 
Max Cares: Congratulations to David Peterson on getting his Broker’s License!
 
REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.
 
REPEAT: Interested In Getting Your Broker’s License?: If Georgia Real Estate Academy is offering a Virtual Broker’s Pre-License Course taught by MX1 Community Realtors Broker, Lynn Lenton. Class Schedule:
May 24 2021 – July 5,2021 Monday Wednesday Friday 12:30 pm – 4:30pm July 5,2021 Exam Day . This course fulfills the 60 hour requirement for Broker Pre-License Students. The course contains practical applications that require students to apply the theories and principals that they will learn. Class is limited to 20 students. Cost is $450 – payable to Instructor – Paypal@MX1CRbroker. Once payment is received, you’ll get the link to the class. For more information, contact Lynn Directly: MX1crbroker@gmail.com

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5/2/2021

3 VA-Backed Loan Options for Surviving Spouses of Veterans: Thank you to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage (see contact info at bottom of email) for this information. Surviving spouses of Veterans may be eligible to get a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) -backed home loan. Once you secure a Certificate of Eligibility (COE), you can use this benefit to, among others, purchase, build, improve or refinance your home.

Here are some VA-backed home loan options available to you as a surviving spouse of a Veteran:

1.  Purchase Loan – A VA-backed purchase loan can help you to buy, build or improve a home with zero percent down payment, no Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) requirement, and for a loan amount more than the conforming loan limit if you qualify.

2.  Interest Rate Reduction Refinance Loan (IRRRL) – If you have an existing VA-backed home loan, taking out an IRRRL could be a viable option to reduce your monthly mortgage payments if you can get a better interest rate. You could also convert your adjustable-rate mortgage into a fixed interest rate so that your monthly payments will no longer change until you fully pay the loan.

3.  Cash-Out Refinance Loan – Taking out a VA-backed cash-out refinance loan could be a viable option if you want to convert your home equity into cash and use it however you like. This is also an option to refinance a non-VA loan into a VA-backed loan which should have a more favorable term and interest rate.

The VA funding fee is generally required for Veterans, service members or survivors taking out a VA-backed home loan. Surviving spouses of Veterans may qualify to be exempted from paying the VA funding fee.

Sources:

https://blogs.va.gov/VAntage/86857/gold-star-spouses-day/

https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/home-loans/surviving-spouse/

https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/home-loans/funding-fee-and-closing-costs/

 

Video Emails – Bomb-Bomb: Stand out from your competitors with Bomb-Bomb videos. MX1 offers a HUGE corporate discount for our agents for Bomb-Bomb- $20/month. Here is the latest: Introducing BombBomb’s All-New Video Page

Do you know what your recipient sees when they click your video? (Besides your smiling face!) Of course they can watch your video, but there’s more to it than that… You can now have your logo, contact information, call to action, header button, and more on the email itself AND on the page your video is hosted! BombBomb now offers a fully-customizable experience wrapped around the amazing videos you send! Click for more information.

And the BombBomb Video Page for Teams, Too! Do you have a team with BombBomb and worry about your team members keeping brand consistency? BombBomb now offers the ability for team admins to set up their team members’ Video Pages from the Manage Team tab! You can set information such as your team logo, brand color, address, and more. Additionally, you have the option to set this for your whole team, a sub-team, or for each individual member. Click for more information

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Sending Emails via Paperless Pipeline : When you add a “Note/Email” in your Transaction in paperless Pipeline, it does NOT automatically get emailed to any staff member unless you check the box next to the staff member to whom you want to email the note. Compliance Broker, Kim Murray, does not go into all of your tranactions to just see the notes & will only get a note when you actually email that note to her within the transaction by clicking the check box next to “Compliance” to actually email your note to her email address – Compliance@eAGENTweb.com.

Max Cares: Prayers to Marsheva Perez whose boyfriend is recovering from a stroke.

REPEAT: ***PREVENT WIRE FRAUD***: Facebook Post from Closing Attorney Andy Hartman of Hartman Law – [See update at end] I (Andy) have to rant for a minute. First of all, many Realtors are my best friends. This rant is about separation between the best Realtors and the average ones. And here is what I mean.

If your Buyer gets to ONE DAY before closing and claims to know nothing about “the dangers of wire fraud” – you as their Realtor have absolutely failed them. 100%. Shame on them and shame on you when they lose 40k to a fraudster. Yeah. This happened to us today and unfortunately the fix was in before we could really even get in there and do much about it. The hackers were in play and impersonating people so quickly it was over before it started. And the buyer said – “nobody told me about this” – despite the fact that they signed two GAR documents disclosing the whole wire fraud scheme and at least two warnings from my office warning them about it. And still. Money gone.

REALTORS. PLEASE. GET IN YOUR BUYERS FACES AND VERBALLY TELL THEM THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO STEAL THEIR MONEY.

Some of these buyers just don’t listen and I feel like you can’t help them, no matter what it feels like they are going to send their funds to a car dealership in Florida if someone tells them to. It’s frustrating. Stop being so trusting, people. We are at war with thieves!! But in other cases it’s a lack of proper warning from those of us who are the gatekeepers of the information. We tell you and tell you and tell you, but why does it still happen?

I will sit in a dark room tonight and mourn the fact that someone lost money and although it was not my fault and there was nothing I could do to prevent it, I’m wrecked over the idea wondering if we as an industry of professionals can continue to do more and more to warn people about these motherfucking coward thieves, thousands of miles away, stealing the savings of middle Americans with no risks through the wires. It eats my gut worrying about this.

Update: I want to make the point that Realtors are essential to the buying and selling process and 99.9% of them are AWESOME! The point of my post was only to say – STAY EXCELLENT! The wolves are at the gates. This is proof more than ever that taking the human element out of real estate is DANGEROUS!

REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.

REPEAT: Interested In Getting Your Broker’s License?: If Georgia Real Estate Academy is offering a Virtual Broker’s Pre-License Course taught by MX1 Community Realtors Broker, Lynn Lenton. Class Schedule:

May 24 2021 – July 5,2021 Monday Wednesday Friday 12:30 pm – 4:30pm July 5,2021 Exam Day . This course fulfills the 60 hour requirement for Broker Pre-License Students. The course contains practical applications that require students to apply the theories and principals that they will learn. Class is limited to 20 students. Cost is $450 – payable to Instructor – Paypal@MX1CRbroker. Once payment is received, you’ll get the link to the class. For more information, contact Lynn Directly: MX1crbroker@gmail.com

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4/25/2021

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

***PREVENT WIRE FRAUD***: Facebook Post from Closing Attorney Andy Hartman of Hartman Law – [See update at end] I (Andy) have to rant for a minute. First of all, many Realtors are my best friends. This rant is about separation between the best Realtors and the average ones. And here is what I mean.

If your Buyer gets to ONE DAY before closing and claims to know nothing about “the dangers of wire fraud” – you as their Realtor have absolutely failed them. 100%. Shame on them and shame on you when they lose 40k to a fraudster. Yeah. This happened to us today and unfortunately the fix was in before we could really even get in there and do much about it. The hackers were in play and impersonating people so quickly it was over before it started. And the buyer said – “nobody told me about this” – despite the fact that they signed two GAR documents disclosing the whole wire fraud scheme and at least two warnings from my office warning them about it. And still. Money gone.

REALTORS. PLEASE. GET IN YOUR BUYERS FACES AND VERBALLY TELL THEM THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO STEAL THEIR MONEY.

Some of these buyers just don’t listen and I feel like you can’t help them, no matter what it feels like they are going to send their funds to a car dealership in Florida if someone tells them to. It’s frustrating. Stop being so trusting, people. We are at war with thieves!! But in other cases it’s a lack of proper warning from those of us who are the gatekeepers of the information. We tell you and tell you and tell you, but why does it still happen?

I will sit in a dark room tonight and mourn the fact that someone lost money and although it was not my fault and there was nothing I could do to prevent it, I’m wrecked over the idea wondering if we as an industry of professionals can continue to do more and more to warn people about these motherfucking coward thieves, thousands of miles away, stealing the savings of middle Americans with no risks through the wires. It eats my gut worrying about this.

Update: I want to make the point that Realtors are essential to the buying and selling process and 99.9% of them are AWESOME! The point of my post was only to say – STAY EXCELLENT! The wolves are at the gates. This is proof more than ever that taking the human element out of real estate is DANGEROUS!

Interested In Getting Your Broker’s License?: If Georgia Real Estate Academy is offering a Virtual Broker’s Pre-License Course taught by MX1 Community Realtors Broker, Lynn Lenton. Class Schedule:

May 24 2021 – July 5,2021 Monday Wednesday Friday 12:30 pm – 4:30pm July 5,2021 Exam Day . This course fulfills the 60 hour requirement for Broker Pre-License Students. The course contains practical applications that require students to apply the theories and principals that they will learn. Class is limited to 20 students. Cost is $450 – payable to Instructor – Paypal@MX1CRbroker. Once payment is received, you’ll get the link to the class. For more information, contact Lynn Directly: MX1crbroker@gmail.com

Sending Emails via Paperless Pipeline : TWhen you add a “Note/Email” in your Transaction in paperless Pipeline, it does NOT automatically get emailed to any staff member unless you check the box next to the staff member to whom you want to email the note. Compliance Broker, Kim Murray, does not go into all of your tranactions to just see the notes & will only get a note when you actually email that note to her within the transaction by clicking the check box next to “Compliance” to actually email your note to her email address – Compliance@eAGENTweb.com.

GAR March Housing Indicators: The Monthly Housing Indicators for Georgia are in for the month of March. The housing market shows no signs of slowing down as home prices and pending sales continue to rise. Closed Sales increased by 17 percent year over year with median sales prices increasing by 15 percent.

·    New Listings decreased 5 percent to 16,751

·    Pending Sales were up 35 percent to 15,574

·    Closed Sales were up 17 percent to 14,286

·    Inventory levels shrank 58 percent to 16,267 units

·    The Median Sales Price increased 15 percent to $278,000

·    The Average Sales Price increased percent to $334,664

·    Days on Market was decreased 36 percent to 38 days

·    Months Supply of Inventory was down 64 percent to 1.2 months

Click here to read the full update for March including our Housing Supply Overview.

Click here to access the FastStats platform and county-level data.

Max Cares: Congratulations Jeanne O’Brien on getting your SRS designation!

Max Cares: Congratulations to Laura Wilson on the engagement of her son, Josh, to Bonnie!

Max Cares: Condolences to Donna Agan-Williams on the passing of her sister, Deb.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Amy & Neal Matheson on a new baby in their family!

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

REPEAT: GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.

REPEAT: All About “Specific Performance”: Thank you to Doug Dean of Shafritz & Dean for sharing with us in the Powers Ferry Sales Meeting this week everything a Buyer needs to know about suing a Seller for Specific Performance… including the immediate steps that need to be taken to prevent a Seller from selling the house to another Buyer! If you missed it, Dana has done a video on this topic that will be available on YouTube this coming Tuesday & will be in next Sunday’s emails, “This Week at Maximum One.” – Watch Video: https://youtu.be/8-ejaYLUHwI

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4/18/2021

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

All About “Specific Performance”: Thank you to Doug Dean of Shafritz & Dean for sharing with us in the Powers Ferry Sales Meeting this week everything a Buyer needs to know about suing a Seller for Specific Performance… including the immediate steps that need to be taken to prevent a Seller from selling the house to another Buyer! If you missed it, Dana has done a video on this topic that will be available on YouTube this coming Tuesday & will be in next Sunday’s emails, “This Week at Maximum One.” – Watch Video: https://youtu.be/8-ejaYLUHwI

GSCCCA.org: At Maximum One, we a s a Broker pay for your access to www.GSCCCA.org so that you may look up deeds & liens. This is just another value-added service we provide. Agents have been under the honor system to contact us when they print something from this site so that we me add the printing cost to your agent bill. Some agents have completely mis-used this privilege & have wracked up enormous fees without informing us. Therefore, there is no more readily available access to GSCCCA.org. If you need to access that site, you must first contact Heidi Owens, Director of Executive Systems, & she will give you a one time use login ID & Password. This will enable us to know who is accessing this site & printing docs so we may add these printing costs to your bill. Heidi is available Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm & you may reach her: DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. There is no cost to access the site – we still pay for that for our agents… there IS a cost to print a document & now we will know exactly who is accessing this site so that we may pass through the fees accordingly.

Low Inventory Success Strategies (Tom Ferry): Want some effective ideas on how to generate listings in this time of low inventory? Tom Ferry has some great ones! Watch this Video: 3 Ways You Can Solve the 0 Inventory in Your Market & Download this Strategy Guide: Low Inventory Success Strategies

Find Sellers with Geographic Farming (RPR): If you are a REALTOR, then you have access to RPR. Through that program, you can geographically farm an area with good turnover rates to generate more listings. Here is a Video that explains: Geographical Farming to Find Sellers

Change in Instagram CE Class : The CE Class on April 22nd from 1pm – 4pm taught by Shantha Wetterhan on Instagram is being changed to a CE class on Linked In. If you would still like to attend, here is the Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvcOqtrTwiGtfydUsuYJaeV6gLlZ27mU-W

ReMine Docs + Email Issues: Here are 2 questions about the emails from ReMine Docs+ & their answers. For additional questions, feel free to contact ReMine Directly:

·     Question #1: When we send forms for buyers or sellers to esign, it shows the email coming from “Remine Team”. I have had clients delete it because they don’t have a clue who Remine Team is. I know I should tell them upfront but sometimes I forget. They know me and my email and expect it to come from me. Could they program it so it shows the email coming from the agent or person sending it? Not Remine Team.

·     Remine Answer #1: At the moment, when you send a document out for signing it will say it is coming from docs-no-reply@remine.com instead of your email since it is going through our system. However, in the subject line it should say something along the lines of ‘Dana Sparks has shared documents with you’ to let your clients know who it is coming from. 

·     Question #2: For example, if I have an offer on my personal home. On the signature page, I have to sign as the Seller, Seller’s Agent and on the Buying side as they agreed to work with me as a customer. The system will only let me sign in one place with my email. I am not going to get 2 new emails just so I can sign these forms. I want to use one email. Can’t they program the system to allow that if we need to sign in more than one place?

·     ReMine Answer #2: The way Docs+ is programmed each person must have a unique email in order for it to be sent out for signing. What I would suggest is you list yourself as representing both sides, so you only have to create one other email. I will relay this feedback to my development team for them to look into. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Max Cares: Stay Happy Everyone!

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

REPEAT: Special Stipulations to Consider: Please check out the updated “Special Stipulations to Consider” with new stips for 2021. This is also available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

REPEAT: Special Stip for Cash Difference with Low Appraisal: Thank you to Amee Davis for this Special Stipulation:

·     “All parties hereby acknowledge that any Appraisal Contingency is hereby amended to reflect the following terms: If any appraisal is for less than the purchase price, Buyer shall be responsible to deliver any additional funds needed for closing to satisfy the difference between the lower appraised value and the agreed upon purchase price of the Property up to an amount not to exceed (The Variance”). Any difference in appraised value and the purchase price that is equal to or lesser than the Variance will not be grounds to terminate this Agreement. However, if the difference in appraised value and the purchase price is greater than the Variance, Buyer is subject to the terms outlined in the Appraisal Contingency Clause of this Agreement and has the right, but not the obligation, to terminate this Agreement without penalty. Buyer will have 3 days from receipt of notice of appraised value, resulting in the Variance being greater than the variance agreed upon herein, to terminate. If buyer does not terminate within 3 days, buyer shall be deemed to waive the right to terminate and will bring additional funds above original variance value to close. This stipulation, if conflicting with any exhibit, addendum, or preceding paragraph, shall control.”

REPEAT: What Buyer Need to Know in This Seller’s Market! Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for creating for us this “Disclosures for a Buyer in a Seller’s Market” brochure that you may brand to yourself. Please make sure to get this brochure into your client / customer’s hands when you first meet with them. This information helps describe this market & gives the public some ideas of what to pay attention to when buying / selling today. Buyer Disclosures for a Seller’s Market – Amee Davis Contact information below.

REPEAT: Ribbon Homes – Cash Back-Up for Buyers for Competitive Offers: Many of you have been discussing in the MX1 Rockstars Group on Facebook a new program called “Ribbon Homes.” They offer CASH backup and purchases for buyers in this crazy competitive market. Their program basically allows us to present CASH offers for our clients while we wait for their financing to go through, hence considerably increasing the potential of winning bidding wars against other qualified buyers. I do not necessarily endorse this program – just want to bring it to your attention and share the information. Thank you to Stefania Wade for diligently looking into this program. For more information, contact, Chris Robinson – 713-352-3936 chrisrobinson@ribbonhome.com

Here is other information they provided:

·     Ribbon Program Information

·     Ribbon Contract Addendum

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4/11/21

All About “Specific Performance”: Thank you to Doug Dean of Shafritz & Dean for sharing with us in the Powers Ferry Sales Meeting this week everything a Buyer needs to know about suing a Seller for Specific Performance… including the immediate steps that need to be taken to prevent a Seller from selling the house to another Buyer! If you missed it, Dana has done a video on this topic that will be available on YouTube this coming Tuesday & will be in next Sunday’s emails, “This Week at Maximum One.”
 
Lender Opinion of This Market: Thank you to Christina & John Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for offering this perspective: “As lenders, we were doing a lot of second home loans for buyers in New York, Chicago, California back in 2007 and prior as well as after the “crash.” Atlanta was a best kept secret then but it’s out now and John R Bohannon and I don’t think it’ll go back down, ( unless our politicians do something drastic, but let’s not talk politics  ) . We seem to be on the same trajectory as those areas were years ago. Millennials are a large population & have cash and are buying. Boomers are holding onto their homes and independence. People are also moving here as so many of those expensive cities are a mess right now and people can work remote. Forbearance is not foreclosure, as many mortgage servicers are allowing for the balance to be tacked into the loan and / or payment increases to cover it. Banks don’t want to foreclose as it’s of no benefit to them. We are refinancing people out of them and lowering their payments as long as they have made 3 payments or have initiated a payment plan. The mortgage industry wrecked the world wide economy back in 2008 because our guidelines were too loose. They are very tight right now. As far as appraisals I know it’s hurting that many houses that are coming soon are not being able to be used as comps A lot of homes are being sold prior to hitting the market or off market. This is causing the appraisers to have a harder time finding comps. Rates have gone up about .250 or a bit more depending on credit score, but they are still low if you look over a 5-10 year average. You do have to protect your customers and we do see a lot of “Wild West “ deals going on in the real estate industry rather than the lending industry right now. Great agents will stand out. There is always opportunity yet we know it’s harder right now for a lot of our realtor partners. We are here to support and do our job with excellence so when we give that letter that they know that they know their deals they write will close. Hopefully some of this info helps
 
Generate More Listing Appointments (Tom Ferry): “It’s setting the most listing appointments for us right now.” Want to know what tactic – and script – Rockstar team leader Byron Lazine was talking about? Hint… It’s sorta “old school,” but sometimes you need to innovate, and sometimes you have to rely on what’s tried and true. Watch his video for the script, and then to make your efforts even more effective, be sure to download our new Low Inventory Success Strategies bundle to get free social media ad templates and direct mail letters to “rip off and duplicate” – as well as additional strategies to win more listings in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Click here for video: https://www.tomferry.com/low-inventory-strategies/?mkt_tok=NjQ0LVNYUS0xOTgAAAF8R2UdHOeXJBJeahco1bvwebAbpglCIWrQyEgHXHLCpK4EBF12TGu3hjp1uVHnLB-vjwkPnmC4RtdYMgA2E4UvONsKPxtMSwxyHuPYcB5E0977nw
 
Enter Listings Simultaneously to FMLS & GAMLS: The Bridge Interactive System is no longer available to enter listings to BOTH FMLS & GAMLS simultaneously. So you have alternatives:
 
Current State & Future of Real Estate Market : For those of you that were able to join, thank you for attending yesterday’s Speaker Series! We hope you enjoyed hearing Spencer Levy’s ( Chairman of Americas Research and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate firm in the world) views on the current state and future of the real estate markets. f you weren’t able to make it, please click here for a recording of the discussion and save the date for our next Speaker Series, Wednesday, April 14th at 12pm CT. See you there!
 
Max Cares: Prayers for Donna Agan-Williams who has been really sick this week.
Max Cares: Prayers for Jennifer Jones whose dad is battling cancer.
 
REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!
  • Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office
  • Mail in any Deposits
  • For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:
  • Maximum One Realty
  • Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager
  • 76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141
  • Hiram, GA 30141
  • 770-919-8825 x 318
  • For Other Franchises – see contact information Below
  • Use Remote Deposit
  • Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)
  • Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management
 
REPEAT: Special Stipulations to Consider: Please check out the updated “Special Stipulations to Consider” with new stips for 2021. This is also available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.
 
REPEAT: Special Stip for Cash Difference with Low Appraisal: Thank you to Amee Davis for this Special Stipulation:
  • “All parties hereby acknowledge that any Appraisal Contingency is hereby amended to reflect the following terms: If any appraisal is for less than the purchase price, Buyer shall be responsible to deliver any additional funds needed for closing to satisfy the difference between the lower appraised value and the agreed upon purchase price of the Property up to an amount not to exceed (The Variance”). Any difference in appraised value and the purchase price that is equal to or lesser than the Variance will not be grounds to terminate this Agreement. However, if the difference in appraised value and the purchase price is greater than the Variance, Buyer is subject to the terms outlined in the Appraisal Contingency Clause of this Agreement and has the right, but not the obligation, to terminate this Agreement without penalty. Buyer will have 3 days from receipt of notice of appraised value, resulting in the Variance being greater than the variance agreed upon herein, to terminate. If buyer does not terminate within 3 days, buyer shall be deemed to waive the right to terminate and will bring additional funds above original variance value to close. This stipulation, if conflicting with any exhibit, addendum, or preceding paragraph, shall control.”
 
REPEAT: What Buyer Need to Know in This Seller’s Market! Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for creating for us this “Disclosures for a Buyer in a Seller’s Market” brochure that you may brand to yourself. Please make sure to get this brochure into your client / customer’s hands when you first meet with them. This information helps describe this market & gives the public some ideas of what to pay attention to when buying / selling today. Buyer Disclosures for a Seller’s Market – Amee Davis Contact information below.
 
REPEAT: Ribbon Homes – Cash Back-Up for Buyers for Competitive Offers: Many of you have been discussing in the MX1 Rockstars Group on Facebook a new program called “Ribbon Homes.” They offer CASH backup and purchases for buyers in this crazy competitive market. Their program basically allows us to present CASH offers for our clients while we wait for their financing to go through, hence considerably increasing the potential of winning bidding wars against other qualified buyers. I do not necessarily endorse this program – just want to bring it to your attention and share the information. Thank you to Stefania Wade for diligently looking into this program. For more information, contact, Chris Robinson – 713-352-3936 chrisrobinson@ribbonhome.com
Here is other information they provided:

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4/4/2021

Happy Easter! – Sunday April 4th

 

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

Welcome Agents New to Maximum One in March 2021: Please make these agents new to our companies feel welcome!

2021.04.04 New Agent Table

Congratulations Cappers: Congratulations to these Agents Who Capped in March & have $0 in MX1 Transaction Fees until their annual anniversary!

·     Machelle Moody

·     Shaheedah Hill

·     Kiran Ramireddy

Maximum One 2020 Awards: Congratulations to Maximum One Companies for being #10 of Top Residential Real Estate Organizations & #15 of Top Residential Real Estate Companies in 2020 ranked by the Atlanta Business Chronicle!

2021.04.04 Top 10 Sales

Special Stip for Cash Difference with Low Appraisal: Thank you to Amee Davis for this Special Stipulation:

·     “All parties hereby acknowledge that any Appraisal Contingency is hereby amended to reflect the following terms: If any appraisal is for less than the purchase price, Buyer shall be responsible to deliver any additional funds needed for closing to satisfy the difference between the lower appraised value and the agreed upon purchase price of the Property up to an amount not to exceed (The Variance”). Any difference in appraised value and the purchase price that is equal to or lesser than the Variance will not be grounds to terminate this Agreement. However, if the difference in appraised value and the purchase price is greater than the Variance, Buyer is subject to the terms outlined in the Appraisal Contingency Clause of this Agreement and has the right, but not the obligation, to terminate this Agreement without penalty. Buyer will have 3 days from receipt of notice of appraised value, resulting in the Variance being greater than the variance agreed upon herein, to terminate. If buyer does not terminate within 3 days, buyer shall be deemed to waive the right to terminate and will bring additional funds above original variance value to close. This stipulation, if conflicting with any exhibit, addendum, or preceding paragraph, shall control.”

Spoofed Emails Appearing to Come from Shafritz & Dean: We have learned that an apparent fraudster is sending “spoofed” emails that appear to be from Shafritz & Dean, LLC or an employee in our firm (including me). The emails are FRAUD, and are not legitimate. The emails may show my name, the name of an employee at my firm, or the firm name, but the email address is a Gmail account (one of which is: “titleclosingagent300@gmail.com”, although there may other Fraudulent Gmail accounts in use). Authentic emails from my firm will always come from an email address ending in , “@Shafritz-Dean.com”, or via secure email from our Qualia Connect system. Please ensure your agents are aware of the potential for “spoofed” emails that appear to be sent from one sender, but are actually sent from another account [both specifically, as above, and in general, as this is a common attempted fraud scheme]. Wiring instructions should always be confirmed by calling a known-good phone number. 

Loans with Low Credit Score: Thank you to Wes Barclay, Jay Alexander & Denise Thomas of Homestar Financial Corporation for bringing us this information about loan programs for those with lower credit scores.

2021.04.04 Homestar

MX1 Greater Atlanta Community Service of the Month: For the Month of April, we are collecting Art Supplies for Foster Children. Dawn Southern will be bringing Sunflower Seed packets to the Sales Meetings to hand out and on Earth Day which is also Alex’s Luttrell’s Birthday (AGL Day 4/22 ) we plant Sunflowers to brighten up this world a little bit. 

Max Cares: Condolences to Vivian Cade on the passing of her Aunt Lorene.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Linda Gailey for winning her battle with breast cancer after her recent surgery.

Max Cares: Prayers for Jennifer Jones whose father is battling stage 4 cancer throughout his body.

Max Cares: Condolences to Patti & Leah Loveless on the passing of their uncle/great uncle Morris.

Max Cares: Condolences to Rosanna Santiago whose Mother-In-Law passed away. 

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

REPEAT: Special Stipulations to Consider: Please check out the updated “Special Stipulations to Consider” with new stips for 2021. This is also available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

REPEAT: What Buyer Need to Know in This Seller’s Market! Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for creating for us this “Disclosures for a Buyer in a Seller’s Market” brochure that you may brand to yourself. Please make sure to get this brochure into your client / customer’s hands when you first meet with them. This information helps describe this market & gives the public some ideas of what to pay attention to when buying / selling today. Buyer Disclosures for a Seller’s Market – Amee Davis Contact information below.

REPEAT: Ribbon Homes – Cash Back-Up for Buyers for Competitive Offers: Many of you have been discussing in the MX1 Rockstars Group on Facebook a new program called “Ribbon Homes.” They offer CASH backup and purchases for buyers in this crazy competitive market. Their program basically allows us to present CASH offers for our clients while we wait for their financing to go through, hence considerably increasing the potential of winning bidding wars against other qualified buyers. I do not necessarily endorse this program – just want to bring it to your attention and share the information. Thank you to Stefania Wade for diligently looking into this program. For more information, contact, Chris Robinson – 713-352-3936 chrisrobinson@ribbonhome.com

Here is other information they provided:

·     Ribbon Program Information

·     Ribbon Contract Addendum

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3/28/2021

Happy Easter! – Sunday April 4th

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

Agent Disclosures for a Buyer During This Competitive Market! Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for creating for us this “Disclosures for a Buyer in a Seller’s Market” brochure that you may brand to yourself. Please make sure to get this brochure into your client / customer’s hands when you first meet with them. This information helps describe this market & gives the public some ideas of what to pay attention to when buying / selling today. Buyer Disclosures for a Seller’s Market – Amee Davis Contact information below.

Ribbon Homes – Cash Back-Up for Buyers for Competitve Offers: Many of you have been discussing in the MX1 Rockstars Group on Facebook a new program called “Ribbon Homes.” They offer CASH backup and purchases for buyers in this crazy competitive market. Their program basically allows us to present CASH offers for our clients while we wait for their financing to go through, hence considerably increasing the potential of winning bidding wars against other qualified buyers. I do not necessarily endorse this program – just want to bring it to your attention and share the information. Thank you to Stefania Wade for diligently looking into this program. For more information, contact, Chris Robinson – 713-352-3936 chrisrobinson@ribbonhome.com

Here is other information they provided:

·     Ribbon Program Information

·     Ribbon Contract Addendum

VA Loans: Thank you to Wes Barclay for teaching us all about VA Loans. You may watch the Replay of this CE class by clicking here: VA Loans: What You Need to Know as an Agent. In today’s competitive market, some Sellers shy away from Buyers getting a VA-Insured loan so you need to learn all about it to be able to inform your clients. Thank you to Wes Barclay, Jay Alexander & Denise Thomas of Homestar Financial Corporation for always informing us of the latest loan information at the Pinnacle office of Maximum One Greater Atlanta. Contact information below.

Marketing Words That Drive Action – OutboundEngine.com: When you spend time writing an email, an ad or a social post for your business, chances are you want the reader to take some kind of action. But without the right words, your message is likely to be a dead end. We put together a guide to choosing the right power words that will grab your readers’ attention and drive them to take the next step. Read More Here…

Agent Accountability Masterminds: Join us on Mondays for Agent Accountability if you want to increase your business. Special presentation on Monday at Powers Ferry by Faye Ette Williams on Marketing on a Dime – Virtual & In Branch – Zoom Links are posted on the online corporate calendar.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Karina Gallero on getting her Broker’s license!

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

REPEAT: Special Stipulations to Consider: Please check out the updated “Special Stipulations to Consider” with new stips for 2021. This is also available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

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3/21/2021

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

Happy Passover!!!! First Seder is Saturday March 27th

Welcome Agents New to Maximum One in February 2021! Please make these agents feel welcome!

2021.03.21 New Agents Table

Congratulations Cappers! Congratulations to the following who have capped! They have $0 MX1 Transaction Fees until their Anniversary year rolls back around!

·     Kiran Ramireddy

·     Amber Taylor

·     Nancy Zayas

Special Stipulations to Consider: Please check out the updated “Special Stipulations to Consider” with new stips for 2021. This is also available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

Mortgage Forbearance & Foreclosures: Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for explaining to us in the Pinnacle Sales Meeting this week how the previous Mortgage Forebearance issues will impact foreclosures & that Foreclosures will begin again May 4th.

GAR InfoGraphic for March: Just Say No to FSBO. Here is REALTOR link to download & Personalize

2021.03.21 Just Say No to FSBO

Georgia National Rankings – Market Will Stay HOT: Georgia ranked in the top 20 in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of best states in the country, coming in at No. 18. It also ranks among the top 15 states in the economy, infrastructure, opportunity and fiscal stability categories. Read More Here…

Max Cares: Condolences to Donna Black whose cousin passed away last week.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Karina Galero on getting her Broker’s License!

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

REPEAT: 26 Ways to Write a Winning Offer: Thank you to John Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for sharing with us at the Woodstock Sales Meeting 26 Ways to Write a Winning Offer.

REPEAT: Multiple Offer Worksheet: Thank you to Shaheedah Hill for sharing this on the Maximum One Rockstars Page on Facebook. Download this worksheet from the Rockstars Page in Facebook

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3/14/2021

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

Daylight Saving Time Begins TODAY 3/14/21 at 2am – “Spring Forward!”

Congratulations to ALL Maximum One Producers! More Top Producer Announcements Last Week! These lists & Marketing Piece will be available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

Corrections From Last Week: Elite Realty Associates and Brandon Stephens are part of the Maximum One Premier Franchise.

 
 
2021.3.14 Congrats
   
2021.3.21 2020Company Wide Highest Residential Sale Price
 
 

Images & Lists from last week & this week are available in Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline or contact Heidi Owens (Director of Executive Systems) for Greater Atlanta Images – DES@eAGENTweb.com

   
2021.03.21 MX1 Companies Highest Residential Sales Table
 
 
2021.03.21 Company Wide Top Comm 2020
   
2021.03.21 Greater Atlanta Top Teams 2020
 
 
2021.03.21 MX1 Companies Top Comm 2020 Table
   
2021.03.21 MX1 Greater Atlanta Teams 2020 Table
 
 
2021.03.21 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Sales Volume
   
2021.03.21 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Transactions
 
 
2021.03.21 Greater Atlanta Powers Ferry Sales Volume
   
2021.03.21 Greater Atlanta Powers Ferry Transactions
 
 
2021.03.21 Greater Atlanta Woodstock Sales Volume
   
2021.03.21 Greater Atlanta Woodstock Transactions
 
Multiple Offer Worksheet: Thank you to Shaheedah Hill for sharing this on the Maximum One Rockstars Page on Facebook: Multiple Offer Worksheet

3 Ways to Generate Listing Appointments New (Tom Ferry): The alarm has been sounded: You need listings. Listing opportunities… appointments… signed contracts. I’ve got some ideas… Three of them I’m sharing in today’s blog. And if that’s not enough, I’ll lead you to additional free resources to help as well. Read More here…

26 Ways to Write a Winning Offer: Thank you to John Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for sharing with us at the Woodstock Sales Meeting 26 Ways to Write a Winning Offer.

The Market is HOT & Why It will STAY That Way: Thank you again to John Bohannon of Movement Mortgage for sharing with us at the Woodstock Sales Meeting information about why the market will STAY hot for the next few years! The Market is Hot

February Market Statistics from FMLS: Here is a snapshot of the market in February 2021

2021.03.21 FMLS First to Know

Max Cares: Condolences to Donna Black whose cousin passed away last week.

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management


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3/7/2021

Congratulations to ALL Maximum One Producers! More Top Producer Announcements Next Week! These lists & Marketing Piece will be available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

2021.03.07 Corporate Wide Sales Volume
2021.03.07 Corporate Wide Sales Volume Table
2021.03.07 Corporate Wide Transactions
2021.03.07 Corporate Wide Transactions Table
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Sales Volume
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Sales Volume Table
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Transactions
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Transaction Table A
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Transactions Table B
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realtors Sales Volume 1
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realtors Sales Volume Table
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realtors Transactions 2020
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realtors Transactions Table A

 
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realtors Transactions Table B
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realty Sales Volume 2020
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realty Sales Volume Table
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realty Transactions 2020
2021.03.07 Greater Atlanta Realty Transactions Table

Max Cares: Condolences to Nancy Zayas whose Mother-in-Law passed away last week.

Max Cares: Prayers to Shawn Delaney who is recovering from diverticulitis surgery last week.

REPEAT: Escalation Clause Variation: Thank you to Shawn Delaney for sharing this variation of the Escalation Clause – ALL parts to be included:

·     ” In the event that the seller receives one or more additional bona fide offers to purchase the property with terms acceptable to the Seller, but which result in net proceeds of sale payable to the Seller equal to or greater than the net proceeds of sale payable to seller under this offer, then the sales price stated in this Offer shall automatically increase to an amount which generates net proceeds of sale to Seller equal to $0.00 in excess of the highest net proceeds of sale generated in such Other Offers.

·      The sales price under this offer shall in no event exceed a cap of $00,000.

·      In the event that Other Offers cause the escalation of the Sales Price of the Offer, the Seller will provide the buyer with a copy of sufficient documentation to justify the Sales Price increase and the buyer acknowledges that the Escalating Factor of this Offer and the Escalating Factors of Other Offers may result in multiple escalations and, in some cases, escalation to the Cap.

·      The terms contained herein are for the use and purpose of obtaining a mutually agreeable Sales Price and shall be deemed satisfied and will terminate upon ratification of a Contract for the above referenced property.

·      Buyer acknowledges and affirms that this Offer and Escalation Clause has been made of Buyer’s own volition and at Buyer’s own discretion and both Buyer and Seller agree to hold agents and their Brokers harmless with regard to negotiation of the Sales Price. In the event Other Offers are presented on this Property, Buyer acknowledges that a copy of the documents constituting the Offer may be provided to the parties making such Other Offers.

·      In the event the Seller agrees to accept a Sales Price within the terms of this Offer and pursuant to the Escalation clause, the Seller will submit to the Buyer a copy of this Offer with the Sales price adjusted according to the escalation provisions contained herein, having been fully executed by the Seller (“Counteroffer”). Acceptance of the counteroffer will occur upon counter signature and initial of the modified terms of this Offer, by the Buyer, and delivery to the Seller of the fully ratified Contract.”

REPEAT: Lead Generation “Soft” Touch for All Past Clients & Customers – Yours & Co-Op: The “Client” relationship ends at closing. Now is a GREAT time to get in touch with everything with whom you did business last year and ask for a referral in addition to providing them with something of value! Remind ALL 2020 Buyers to file for their Homestead Tax Exemption & send them a copy of their Closing Statement; send ALL 2020 Sellers a copy of their Closing Statement. Attach the following letters & then follow-up to find people to help with their real estate needs in 2021: Thank you to Faye Ette-Williams for reminding us that homes in the city limits must also file Homestead Exemption on their CITY taxes as well as their County taxes.

·     Letter to All Buyers

·     Letter to All Sellers

·     Dana’s Video Explanation of This Lead Generation Customer Service Touch: “How to Double Your Client Base With One Letter”

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Katie Luttrell / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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2/28/2021

MX1 Corporate Awards to be announced next week!

Agent Safety Alert: Agents in Metro Atlanta – Thank you to Jeanne Rodriguez for forwarding me this safety alert from the Cobb Association. Agents have been receiving calls about a man claiming to be a Major General in the Army. Cobb Association of REALTORS advises that he may be “Carmine Scarfone who has been previously arrested for criminal activities in the past.. He calls to advise that he is interested in listing 750 Park Avenue in Atlanta and the number he calls from is 704-989-7169. If you receive a call from this number you are advised to not respond.”:

Provide Valuable Information When Asking for Referrals: Looking for relevant content to send to clients & prospects when asking for referrals? Check out: Keeping Current Matters

Behind the Mastermind Facebook Group: You need to check out this Mastermind Group from agents around the country – you WILL get some fabulous ideas to propel your business forward. Thank you to Shawn Delaney for bringing this group to our attention: Behind the Mastermind

GAR Housing Indicators: . JANUARY HOUSING INDICATORS

The Monthly Housing Indicators for Georgia are in for the month of January and while buyer demand remains strong, inventory levels are low across the state. Closed Sales increased by 13 percent year over year with median sales prices increasing by 16 percent.

·    New Listings decreased 18 percent to 12,987

·    Pending Sales were up 13 percent to 12,639

·    Closed Sales were up 13 percent to 9,660

·    Inventory levels shrank 51 percent to 18,608 units

·    The Median Sales Price increased 16 percent to $225,000

·    The Average Sales Price increased 18 percent to $315,135

·    Days on Market was decreased 35 percent to 41 days

·    Months Supply of Inventory was down 56 percent to 1.4 months

Click here to read the full update for January including our Housing Supply Overview.

Click here to access the FastStats platform and county-level data.

To view the Annual Report for 2020, click here

Photos Used in Your Listings : Do not use others’ photos when marketing your listing. You could get sued for a copyright claim. Watch this video by Seth Weissman for more information: https://youtu.be/YCDa8SuN6gk

From RIS Media – Zillow to Start Cashing In on Zestimates: Zillow has just announced that it will be pairing its Zestimate with its iBuying arm, and the industry response is varied. The Zestimate is now available as an initial cash offer for eligible homes in the following cities… Read More

Max Cares: Let your Branch Manager know of any good news or anyone needing prayers.

REPEAT: Escalation Clause Variation: Thank you to Shawn Delaney for sharing this variation of the Escalation Clause – ALL parts to be included:

·     ” In the event that the seller receives one or more additional bona fide offers to purchase the property with terms acceptable to the Seller, but which result in net proceeds of sale payable to the Seller equal to or greater than the net proceeds of sale payable to seller under this offer, then the sales price stated in this Offer shall automatically increase to an amount which generates net proceeds of sale to Seller equal to $0.00 in excess of the highest net proceeds of sale generated in such Other Offers.

·      The sales price under this offer shall in no event exceed a cap of $00,000.

·      In the event that Other Offers cause the escalation of the Sales Price of the Offer, the Seller will provide the buyer with a copy of sufficient documentation to justify the Sales Price increase and the buyer acknowledges that the Escalating Factor of this Offer and the Escalating Factors of Other Offers may result in multiple escalations and, in some cases, escalation to the Cap.

·      The terms contained herein are for the use and purpose of obtaining a mutually agreeable Sales Price and shall be deemed satisfied and will terminate upon ratification of a Contract for the above referenced property.

·      Buyer acknowledges and affirms that this Offer and Escalation Clause has been made of Buyer’s own volition and at Buyer’s own discretion and both Buyer and Seller agree to hold agents and their Brokers harmless with regard to negotiation of the Sales Price. In the event Other Offers are presented on this Property, Buyer acknowledges that a copy of the documents constituting the Offer may be provided to the parties making such Other Offers.

·      In the event the Seller agrees to accept a Sales Price within the terms of this Offer and pursuant to the Escalation clause, the Seller will submit to the Buyer a copy of this Offer with the Sales price adjusted according to the escalation provisions contained herein, having been fully executed by the Seller (“Counteroffer”). Acceptance of the counteroffer will occur upon counter signature and initial of the modified terms of this Offer, by the Buyer, and delivery to the Seller of the fully ratified Contract.”

REPEAT: Zillow 3D Home + Interactive FloorPlans: The “New” Zillow 3D Home Interactive Floor Plans just made it easier for the nearly 200 million unique monthly visitors to our sites…to fully immerse themselves into your listings. I think it would be helpful if your listing agents were aware of the newest technology. I made a quick 5 Minute Video to give you insight on this cool new feature at ZG. Use this Passcode To Unlock the Video: $0J.o@q3

 

Sample Listing: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1258-Dekalb-Ave-NE-APT-128-Atlanta-GA-30307/70830384_zpid/

How is this different from ZG competitors?

There are no Fees to post your Zillow 3D Home Interactive Floor Plans to Zillow/Trulia — there are no per-home, app, service or hosting fees. You and your listing stand out on Zillow, with specialized exposure in search results, but you can also share the tour on your website, the MLS, social media or via email with an unbranded link. Click Here – whether you want to capture, use one of our photography partners, or choose your favorite local photographer.

Where are the 3D Home interactive floor plans hosted?

The 3D Home and Interactive Floor Plans are hosted on the Zillow app, with no hosting fees.

Can a listing on Zillow have 3D listings from competitors?

Yes, our goal is to have as much high quality rich media content in the shopping experience as possible.

Can I post a 3D Home interactive floor plan outside of Zillow listings?

At this time, interactive floor plans can be posted to Zillow listings on Zillow.com and Trulia.com.

You can also share your tour and interactive floor plan via social, email, text or on the MLS via

an unbranded link.

How do listings with a 3D Home interactive floor plan and/or tour appear on Zillow?

Listings with a 3D Home tour appear more prominently and receive more engagement within Zillow searches, emails and recommendations.

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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2/21/2021

MX1 Corporate Awards to be announced next week!

Please Welcome New Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor: Please welcome Katie Luttrell, the new Branch CEO Advisor of the MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Branch! Katie may be reached at: Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 318 Michelle Butz is now full time in the MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department. Michelle may be reached at: DA@MyMaximumOne.com 770-919-8825 x 307.

Escalation Clause Variation: Thank you to Shawn Delaney for sharing this variation of the Escalation Clause – ALL parts to be included:

·     ” In the event that the seller receives one or more additional bona fide offers to purchase the property with terms acceptable to the Seller, but which result in net proceeds of sale payable to the Seller equal to or greater than the net proceeds of sale payable to seller under this offer, then the sales price stated in this Offer shall automatically increase to an amount which generates net proceeds of sale to Seller equal to $0.00 in excess of the highest net proceeds of sale generated in such Other Offers.

·      The sales price under this offer shall in no event exceed a cap of $00,000.

·      In the event that Other Offers cause the escalation of the Sales Price of the Offer, the Seller will provide the buyer with a copy of sufficient documentation to justify the Sales Price increase and the buyer acknowledges that the Escalating Factor of this Offer and the Escalating Factors of Other Offers may result in multiple escalations and, in some cases, escalation to the Cap.

·      The terms contained herein are for the use and purpose of obtaining a mutually agreeable Sales Price and shall be deemed satisfied and will terminate upon ratification of a Contract for the above referenced property.

·      Buyer acknowledges and affirms that this Offer and Escalation Clause has been made of Buyer’s own volition and at Buyer’s own discretion and both Buyer and Seller agree to hold agents and their Brokers harmless with regard to negotiation of the Sales Price. In the event Other Offers are presented on this Property, Buyer acknowledges that a copy of the documents constituting the Offer may be provided to the parties making such Other Offers.

·      In the event the Seller agrees to accept a Sales Price within the terms of this Offer and pursuant to the Escalation clause, the Seller will submit to the Buyer a copy of this Offer with the Sales price adjusted according to the escalation provisions contained herein, having been fully executed by the Seller (“Counteroffer”). Acceptance of the counteroffer will occur upon counter signature and initial of the modified terms of this Offer, by the Buyer, and delivery to the Seller of the fully ratified Contract.”

The Real Takeaway from Zillow’s Announcement about Buying ShowingTime: You have all heard by now that Zillow has bought “Showing Time.” FYI… Showing Time is used throughout the country not just here in Atlanta. What is the REAL takeaway from this announcement for you as a real estate agent i& your practice? Read Tom Ferry’s Blog post here…

Buying Property Via Tax Lien Purchase: You have heard of this strategy to purchase a home via a “Tax Sale.” Thank you to Shawn Horan, Closing Attorney with DeFoor, Ellison & Horan, (contact info at bottom of this newsletter) of explaining to us at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting this week of all the “ins & outs” of this type of purchase… when the former Owner can redeem the property – even up to 20 years later if the Tax Lien Buyer did not follow the required procedures & file the correct deeds! Y’all need to attend your Sales Meetings! They are IN BRANCH & via Zoom… they are no longer being recorded. Check out the calendar for the schedule!

Realogy Leads Group : Realogy Holdings Corp recently announced it will be centralizing all of the brand’s lead generation programs under Realogy Leads Group. RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker Katrina Helmkamp leads the charge as president and CEO of Realogy Leads Group, which encompasses… Read More

Zillow 3D Home + Interactive FloorPlans: The “New” Zillow 3D Home Interactive Floor Plans just made it easier for the nearly 200 million unique monthly visitors to our sites…to fully immerse themselves into your listings. I think it would be helpful if your listing agents were aware of the newest technology. I made a quick 5 Minute Video to give you insight on this cool new feature at ZG. Use this Passcode To Unlock the Video: $0J.o@q3

 

Sample Listing: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1258-Dekalb-Ave-NE-APT-128-Atlanta-GA-30307/70830384_zpid/

How is this different from ZG competitors?

There are no Fees to post your Zillow 3D Home Interactive Floor Plans to Zillow/Trulia — there are no per-home, app, service or hosting fees. You and your listing stand out on Zillow, with specialized exposure in search results, but you can also share the tour on your website, the MLS, social media or via email with an unbranded link. Click Here – whether you want to capture, use one of our photography partners, or choose your favorite local photographer.

Where are the 3D Home interactive floor plans hosted?

The 3D Home and Interactive Floor Plans are hosted on the Zillow app, with no hosting fees.

Can a listing on Zillow have 3D listings from competitors?

Yes, our goal is to have as much high quality rich media content in the shopping experience as possible.

Can I post a 3D Home interactive floor plan outside of Zillow listings?

At this time, interactive floor plans can be posted to Zillow listings on Zillow.com and Trulia.com.

You can also share your tour and interactive floor plan via social, email, text or on the MLS via

an unbranded link.

How do listings with a 3D Home interactive floor plan and/or tour appear on Zillow?

Listings with a 3D Home tour appear more prominently and receive more engagement within Zillow searches, emails and recommendations.

2020 Record Numbers: See this information from GAMLS about the record numbers for 2020. Download your copy here…

2021.02.21 Sales Figures

Maximum One 2020 Corporate Awards: Stay tuned to next week’s newsletter for MX1 Corporate Top Producer Awards!

Max Cares: Continued prayers for Rhonda Thompson whose husband has stage 3 colon cancer that has also metastacized to his lymph nodes.

Max Cares: Condolences to Carol Smith whose brother passed away.

REPEAT: Lead Generation “Soft” Touch for All Past Clients & Customers – Yours & Co-Op: The “Client” relationship ends at closing. Now is a GREAT time to get in touch with everything with whom you did business last year and ask for a referral in addition to providing them with something of value! Remind ALL 2020 Buyers to file for their Homestead Tax Exemption & send them a copy of their Closing Statement; send ALL 2020 Sellers a copy of their Closing Statement. Attach the following letters & then follow-up to find people to help with their real estate needs in 2021:

·     Letter to All Buyers

·     Letter to All Sellers

·     Dana’s Video Explanation of This Lead Generation Customer Service Touch: “How to Double Your Client Base With One Letter”

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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2/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day!

MX1 Greater Atlanta: PrimeStreet Leads: Maximum One Greater Atlanta is in the process of signing up for a New Lead Source: Prime Street. These are sale leads only (no rentals) and do not go lower than $100,000. The areas currently covered are: Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton & Gwinnett. They anticipate opening up more counties soon. In order to participate, agents must have closed 5 transactions within the previous 12 months (at least 1 with MX1 Greater Atlanta if you have transferred from another Brokerage.) Referral Fee is 35% of gross commission. PrimeStreet will reach out if you meet these qualifications and if you are interested in participating, you will take their training & they will send you the link to download their app.

Go Get Listings! : There is: an extreme dearth of listings on the market in metro Atlanta. “Listings Are & Always Have Been the Name of the Game!” Focus your business on doing everything you can to go get listings right now. Not sure what to do? Here are some ideas:

·     Attend an Agent Accountability Session

·     Attend Dawn’s “Mindbenders with Dawn”

·     Work with a Mentor

·     Hire a Coach

·     Shadow an Experienced Listing Agent

·     How to Get Listings: 18 Luxury Agent Spill Their Secrets

·     19 Fastest Ways to Get Listings

·     14 Ways to Get More Real Estate Listings

·     9 Ways to Get Listings as a New Real Estate Agent

·     6 Bullet Proof Ways to Get Listings Without Cold Calling

·     5 Ways to Get More Listings

·     8 Real Estate Solutions to Get Listings in a Competitive Market

·     Simple Guide to Get Real Estate Listings from Scratch

·     The Secret to Finding Off the Market Properties

Lead Generation “Soft” Touch for All Past Clients & Customers – Yours & Co-Op: The “Client” relationship ends at closing. Now is a GREAT time to get in touch with everything with whom you did business last year and ask for a referral in addition to providing them with something of value! Remind ALL 2020 Buyers to file for their Homestead Tax Exemption & send them a copy of their Closing Statement; send ALL 2020 Sellers a copy of their Closing Statement. Attach the following letters & then follow-up to find people to help with their real estate needs in 2021:

·     Letter to All Buyers

·     Letter to All Sellers

·     Dana’s Video Explanation of This Lead Generation Customer Service Touch: “How to Double Your Client Base With One Letter”

Please Attend Sales Meetings: Many of the Branch Sales Meetings are held BOTH IN BRANCH & VIRTUALLY. Dana is no longer recording these meetings so please attend one way or another. There is a TON of great information that will help your business.

Max Cares: Prayers for Rhonda Thompson whos husband had surgery for colon cancer.

Max Cares: Condolences to Cindee DeAtley whose boyfriend’s mother passed away.

Max Cares: Prayers to Peggy Withrow for her sister awaiting surgery.

REPEAT: Agent 1099’s: Maximum One Greater Atlanta has processed and sent your 1099 for 2020. They have been mailed via US mail to the mailing address we have on file for you. If you are an agent with another MX1 Franchise, please check with your Franchise Office.

REPEAT: Maximum One Update Listing Presentation: Check out the updated listing presentations from Zip Your Flyer. Click here for Maximum One Listing Presentations:

For more information, contact: TERESA OSKAM – ZIP YOUR FLYER |Sr. Brokerage Coordinator – Direct: 425-678-6440 – Email:Teresa@zipyourflyer.net – Customer Service: 888.947.8509 –www.zipyourflyer.com

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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2/7/21

Agents New to Maximum One in January 2021: Please make these agents new to Maximum One feel welcome!

Jan 2021 Agents

Increase in Conforming Loan Limits : Thank you to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage (see contact info at bottom) for letting us know about the increase in conforming loan limits:

  • Conventional Loan – $548,250
    FHA Loan – $412,850
Financial Assistance for Buyers – Federal Stimulus & Cobb County: Thank you again to Linda Kennedy of American Eagle Mortgage for informing us about the $17,000 financial assistance in the Federal Stimulus package, enhancements to the USDA program and the NEW Cobb County Down Payment Assistance Program – up to 4% of Sale Price! So much information is shared at the Sales Meetings – you really miss out if you don’t attend!

Maximum One Update Listing Presentation: Check out the updated listing presentations from Zip Your Flyer. Click here for Maximum One Listing Presentations:

For more information, contact: TERESA OSKAM – ZIP YOUR FLYER |Sr. Brokerage Coordinator – Direct: 425-678-6440 – Email:Teresa@zipyourflyer.net – Customer Service: 888.947.8509 –www.zipyourflyer.com

Client Gift Ideas: Thank you to Karie Smith of Echelon Real Estate Services (karie@echelonrealestateservices.com) for these great ideas for personalized closing gifts.

  • Personalized Lazy Susans (18″ & 23″) Paint, Stain, & Wood Burned> Prices Range from $60-$75 Paint & Stained> Wood Burned (call for pricing)
  • Personalized Cutting Boards> Starting at $50 (Styles vary according to availability)

Personalized Etched Glassware> Set of 4> Starting at $30

Echelon Closing Gifts

Max Cares: Condolences to Al Majolagbe on the loss of his uncle.

Max Cares: Prayers for Wayne Crowe who is fighting bladder & lung cancer.

REPEAT: Agent 1099’s: Maximum One Greater Atlanta has processed and sent your 1099 for 2020. They have been mailed via US mail to the mailing address we have on file for you. If you are an agent with another MX1 Franchise, please check with your Franchise Office.
REPEAT: NEW 2021 Special Stipulations to Consider: Thank you to Amee Davis Closing Attorney with Davis & Associates for writing 3 NEW Special Stipulations to consider for 2021. These include stips for a Buyer contracting for a house with a lease and regarding the change in the 2021 GAR contract regarding Buyer’s Right to enter property. Read the Stipulations here… This document is available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline under “Contract Tips.”
REPEAT: “Commission Permission” Forms: At Maximum One Companies, we honor our agents as the true CEO’s of their own businesses! With that business model, you have the freedom to alter or rebate YOUR portion of the Broker’s commission as you see fit as long as that rebate is legal, ethical, professional not misleading and compliant with GREC & MX1 Policies. A Commission Rebate MUST be included in the Closing Statement – NOT after closing.  If you rebate your portion of the commission, you will typically need the Broker’s written permission. If you are with a Franchise other than MX1 Greater Atlanta, please contact your Managing Broker for the procedures for obtaining this permission. These are located in the “MX1 Financial Forms” in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline. Here are the easy steps:

·     Complete the “fill-in-the-blanks” on the appropriate (MXGR vs. MXGA) “Commission Permission Forms”

·     Upload the completed form into your Transaction in Paperless Pipeline

·     EMail (via the “Note/Email” tab in your Transaction in Pipeline) to your Compliance Broker

·     The Broker will sign & add the signed form to your transaction & email you the signed form.

·     MXGA Commission Permission Form

·     MXGR Commission Permission Form

REPEAT: MX1 Agent-Branded SmartPhone App: The current app (Smarter Agent) is going away because Smarter Agent will no longer offer or support. We have a REPLACEMENT APP available now!! Unlike Smarter Agent, to use this you will need to have a CHIME account, so it’s not exactly free, but I think that it definitely a great option for our Chime users. And just another reason why it’s a fabulous value at $17 a month! This will be a great opportunity to see what the agents think and for us to provide feedback to Chime, as they are still working on improvements for it. Contact Heidi Owens – Director of Executive Systems – DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310 – with any questions or suggestions. Here is a link to our Help Center article on the Closely App

https://help.chime.me/hc/en-us/articles/360041042691-Introduction-to-Closely-Mobile-App

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1/31/2021

Agent 1099’s: Maximum One Greater Atlanta has processed and sent your 1099 for 2020. They have been mailed via US mail to the mailing address we have on file for you. If you are an agent with another MX1 Franchise, please check with your Franchise Office.

MX1 Agent-Branded SmartPhone App: The current app (Smarter Agent) is going away because Smarter Agent will no longer offer or support. We have a REPLACEMENT APP available now!! Unlike Smarter Agent, to use this you will need to have a CHIME account, so it’s not exactly free, but I think that it definitely a great option for our Chime users. And just another reason why it’s a fabulous value at $17 a month! This will be a great opportunity to see what the agents think and for us to provide feedback to Chime, as they are still working on improvements for it. Contact Heidi Owens – Director of Executive Systems – DES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310 – with any questions or suggestions. Here is a link to our Help Center article on the Closely App

https://help.chime.me/hc/en-us/articles/360041042691-Introduction-to-Closely-Mobile-App

Tom Ferry – 5 Simple Words to Get You UNstuck: You know Tom, he has shown you his schedule and his days are typically blocked out from morning to night to keep him on task and on track. But even for Tom, every once in a while, he feels a little “stuck” or like he doesn’t know what to do next. In those cases, he asks himself a simple five-word question and gets him right back into action. Read More Here…

GAMLS – 2020 Was Georgia’s Biggest Sales Year Ever : It was a record-shattering year for brokers and agents using the Georgia MLS, with sales volume jumping 18.5% from the previous year to $39.9 billion, according to the listing service. That’s the biggest number Georgia MLS has experienced since its inception in 1962. Read More Here…

GAR December Housing Report: The Monthly Housing Indicators for Georgia are in for the month of December. Closed Sales increased by 18 percent year over year with median sales prices increasing by 13 percent.

·    New Listings decreased 5 percent to 10,455

·    Pending Sales were up 29 percent to 10,619

·    Closed Sales were up 18 percent to 13,679

·    Inventory levels shrank 46 percent to 20,947 units

·    The Median Sales Price increased 13 percent to $265,000

·    The Average Sales Price increased 14 percent to $316,979

·    Days on Market was decreased 31 percent to 41 days

·    Months Supply of Inventory was down 50 percent to 1.6 months

Click here to read the full update for December, including our Housing Supply Overview.

Click here to access the FastStats platform and county-level data.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Karina Galerno on getting her Broker’s License!

REPEAT: NEW 2021 Special Stipulations to Consider: Thank you to Amee Davis Closing Attorney with Davis & Associates for writing 3 NEW Special Stipulations to consider for 2021. These include stips for a Buyer contracting for a house with a lease and regarding the change in the 2021 GAR contract regarding Buyer’s Right to enter property. Read the Stipulations here… This document is available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline under “Contract Tips.”

REPEAT: “Commission Permission” Forms: At Maximum One Companies, we honor our agents as the true CEO’s of their own businesses! With that business model, you have the freedom to alter or rebate YOUR portion of the Broker’s commission as you see fit as long as that rebate is legal, ethical, professional not misleading and compliant with GREC & MX1 Policies. A Commission Rebate MUST be included in the Closing Statement – NOT after closing.  If you rebate your portion of the commission, you will typically need the Broker’s written permission. If you are with a Franchise other than MX1 Greater Atlanta, please contact your Managing Broker for the procedures for obtaining this permission. These are located in the “MX1 Financial Forms” in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline. Here are the easy steps:

·     Complete the “fill-in-the-blanks” on the appropriate (MXGR vs. MXGA) “Commission Permission Forms”

·     Upload the completed form into your Transaction in Paperless Pipeline

·     EMail (via the “Note/Email” tab in your Transaction in Pipeline) to your Compliance Broker

·     The Broker will sign & add the signed form to your transaction & email you the signed form.

·     MXGA Commission Permission Form

·     MXGR Commission Permission Form

REPEAT: Accessing GAR Contracts in FMLS – ReMine Docs+: If you are a REALTOR or if you have purchased the license to use the GAR forms for 2021, you will still need to get the contract package accessible to you in ReMine Docs+. You will need your NRDS Number if you are a REALTOR & your FPID number if you have purchased the forms from GAR. See More Here….

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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1/24/2021

NEW 2021 Special Stipulations to Consider: Thank you to Amee Davis Closing Attorney with Davis & Associates for writing 3 NEW Special Stipulations to consider for 2021. These include stips for a Buyer contracting for a house with a lease and regarding the change in the 2021 GAR contract regarding Buyer’s Right to enter property. Read the Stipulations here… This document is available in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline under “Contract Tips.”

 

“Commission Permission” Forms: At Maximum One Companies, we honor our agents as the true CEO’s of their own businesses! With that business model, you have the freedom to alter or rebate YOUR portion of the Broker’s commission as you see fit as long as that rebate is legal, ethical, professional not misleading and compliant with GREC & MX1 Policies. A Commission Rebate MUST be included in the Closing Statement – NOT after closing.  If you rebate your portion of the commission, you will typically need the Broker’s written permission. If you are with a Franchise other than MX1 Greater Atlanta, please contact your Managing Broker for the procedures for obtaining this permission. These are located in the “MX1 Financial Forms” in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline. Here are the easy steps:

·     Complete the “fill-in-the-blanks” on the appropriate (MXGR vs. MXGA) “Commission Permission Forms”

·     Upload the completed form into your Transaction in Paperless Pipeline

·     EMail (via the “Note/Email” tab in your Transaction in Pipeline) to your Compliance Broker

·     The Broker will sign & add the signed form to your transaction & email you the signed form.

·     MXGA Commission Permission Form

·     MXGR Commission Permission Form

 

Georgia Dream & USDA: Thank you to Denise Thomas of Homestar Financial Corporation for going into great detail at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting this week information regarding these two programs. Highlights include that GA Dream has limited programs right now and that a Buyer may possibly escrow funds for repairs on USDA, roll in closing costs into pre-paids & get their Earnest Money back! TONS of information shared at Sales Meetings – you really need to attend in person or for a while via Zoom! Zoom links will be on calendar. Please contact Denise directly for more information – her contact info is at bottom of this email.

 

Buyer Buying House with a Current Lease: Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for going into great detail at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting this week information regarding a contract for a house with a current lease. See the NEW Special Stipulations above as part of her discussion. She also went over how to address with the Tenant the Assignability of the Lease & Security Deposit over to the New Owner… EVEN if the tenant was supposed to vacate & doesn’t get out prior to the scheduled closing! See Amee’s contact info below.

 

Agent Safety Alert: We have received recent reports in the area regarding members of the public attending open houses or setting up showings in order to raid the house’s pharmaceuticals. This is just a reminder to be on alert and use these tips to keep yourself and your clients safe. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 130 Americans are dying every day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Although there appears to be no end in sight to this crisis, the National Association of REALTORS® believes that our members can help prevent prescription drug abuse by encouraging their home-selling clients to take simple precautions when preparing for an open house.

·     First and foremost, REALTORS® need to recognize where risks reside when they are staging open houses, and in many of our educational webinars and “safety tip” communications we stress to our members the necessity of putting away or locking-up these medications before open houses, and also the importance of diligently looking for any easily-accessible locations where prescription drugs might be located.

·     Although we encourage homeowners to altogether remove prescription drugs from the home prior to the open house, we believe it is key for REALTORS® to communicate with their clients about ways to secure any sensitive items before prospective buyers are invited into their home.

·     While the vast majority of open houses occur without incident, NAR recognizes the severity of this issue and we continue to stress the importance of REALTORS® remaining vigilant during open houses, for their own safety as well as the wellbeing of their clients and their communities.

·     Be sure to visit NAR for other great resources about REALTOR® Safety: www.nar.realtor/safety 

 

Easier Way to Get Your $100 Fee – America’s Preferred Home Warranty: APHW has introduced a new, much easier way to earn your compensable service fees ($100) for every warranty you sell accompanied by some data collection. You can still upload the home inspection, or get us appliance brand names, but now you can just give us ‘Home Facts’. Yes, just check the boxes that apply (see below and attachment). This information can simply be retrieved from any listing information. The easiest way to submit this information is in our realtor portal (Real-Pro). Go to APHW.com, Real Estate Professionals, Register (or Login if you have already created a sign in). Choose Your Own Contractors – A+ rated by BBB – $425 or $460 coverage – Fast Service for your Homeowners!!! Call John Z if you have any questions. John Zupancic – Area Sales Manager – To order a warranty – 800.648.5006, then hit 3  — His mobile – 678.502.6841

·     APHW Home Warranty

·     APHW Data Collection Form

 
 

Max Cares: Prayers to Patti Loveless whose Mom has been in the hospital.

Max Cares: Prayers to Dawn Southern whose Step Dad has been in the hospital.

Max Cares: Condolences to Laura Wilson whose cousin passed away this week.

 
 

REPEAT: Maximum One Corporate Rockstars Facebook Page: This Private (open only to MX1 Corporate agents) provides an opportunity to exchange a wealth of ideas information & provide solutions & suggestions to many of your issues and questions! Make sure to check it out. If you have any questions, please contact the Corporate Director of Executive Systems – Heidi OwensDES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. Some information shared recently… Listing Pre-Inspections…. opportunities for Open Houses…. Referral Opportunities for various parts of metro Atlanta… call for investors… information about land purchase contracts….. many many vendors’ information shared…. tips & tricks for ReMine Docs+….. information about eKey issues….. suggestions for working with listings /; buyers… and so much more! Make sure to check out the “search” feature too to look for issues already discussed!

 

REPEAT: 1099 Forms – Your Mailing Address & MX1: Make sure that we have your current mailing address now so there will be no delay in receiving your 1099 from us via US Mail in January. If you moved in 2020, send us your current mailing address. If you are in MX1 Greater Atlanta, send to Donna Black – AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 324. If you are in another Franchise, send it to your Franchise Manager / Broker.

 

REPEAT: Accessing GAR Contracts in FMLS – ReMine Docs+: If you are a REALTOR or if you have purchased the license to use the GAR forms for 2021, you will still need to get the contract package accessible to you in ReMine Docs+. You will need your NRDS Number if you are a REALTOR & your FPID number if you have purchased the forms from GAR. See More Here….

 
 

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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1/17/21

Maximum One Corporate Rockstars Facebook Page: This Private (open only to MX1 Corporate agents) provides an opportunity to exchange a wealth of ideas information & provide solutions & suggestions to many of your issues and questions! Make sure to check it out. If you have any questions, please contact the Corporate Director of Executive Systems – Heidi OwensDES@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 310. Some information shared recently… Listing Pre-Inspections…. opportunities for Open Houses…. Referral Opportunities for various parts of metro Atlanta… call for investors… information about land purchase contracts….. many many vendors’ information shared…. tips & tricks for ReMine Docs+….. information about eKey issues….. suggestions for working with listings /; buyers… and so much more! Make sure to check out the “search” feature too to look for issues already discussed!
Accessing GAR Contracts in FMLS – ReMine Docs+: If you are a REALTOR or if you have purchased the license to use the GAR forms for 2021, you will still need to get the contract package accessible to you in ReMine Docs+. You will need your NRDS Number if you are a REALTOR & your FPID number if you have purchased the forms from GAR. See More Here….
Want More Business This Year? Attend an Agent Accountability Session or Mindbenders with Dawn. What’s the difference? Well, “Mindbenders with Dawn” is like a SUMMER Camp to enhance & improve your business & “Agent Accountability” is like BOOT Camp – no excuses accepted for not improving yourself or your business! Check the calendar for dates & times & Zoom Links… www.eAGENTweb.com… click “Calendar” then your area for specific Franchise sessions or “Marietta” for Greater Atlanta Sessions.
GAR Designation Classes: Here are some upcoming GAR Designation classes. You MUST be a REALTOR in order to use any of these designations attached to your name professionally. To learn more about the designation courses listed below, click on the course title. For fees and to register for your desired course, please log in using your NRDS number as your username and your last name, case-sensitive, as your password (unless you have changed it in the past). Classes are all day each day, and will be livestreamed (via Zoom) unless stated otherwise. To search for additional education opportunities visit www.garealtor.com.

·     January 26 C-RETS: Designing &Sustaining Successful Teams

·     January 27-28: ABR Accredited Buyer’s Representative Core Course

·     January 29: PSA Pricing Strategies: Mastering the CMA

·     Feb 25-26: GRI Core Course – Risk Management

5 Valuable Apps for Real Estate Agents: Article by Paige Brown in RIS Media… 2021 is finally here, and as we continue to conduct business in this ever-changing landscape, many agents and brokers alike are relying on remote tools. As technology advances and social distancing guidelines are still in effect, real estate professionals are utilizing virtual communication and digital marketing tools more than ever before. Thankfully, smartphones are also constantly advancing, offering an on-the-go tool to help agents complete their tasks with ease—anytime and anywhere….. Read More Here….
 
Online Board Million Dollar Club Applications: Please verify your online application. Many Boards of REALTORS only pull from FMLS so any transactions that were not in that MLS service are not included on your application,. You will have to go in and manually add them prior to notifying me to review & approve.
 
 
Max Cares: Condolences to the family of Bob Butler who passed away on Thursday.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Steve Matthews who just got his Broker’s License!

 
 
REPEAT: Exciting Growth for Maximum One in 2021: Maximum One is poised for explosive growth in 2021:

·     New Mega Branch for MX1 Greater Atlanta – “Maximum One Pinnacle”

·     At least 1 New Franchise – “Maximum One Elite”

·     New Mastermind Sessions

·     New Accountability Sessions

·     New “Dawn’s Mindbenders” Sessions

·     New CE Classes

·     New Broker’s Pre-License Class

·     Revived Agent Leadership Collaboration (ALC) for more agent leadership involvement opportunities

·     And more to come!

 
REPEAT: 1099 Forms – Your Mailing Address & MX1: Make sure that we have your current mailing address now so there will be no delay in receiving your 1099 from us via US Mail in January. If you moved in 2020, send us your current mailing address. If you are in MX1 Greater Atlanta, send to Donna Black – AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 324. If you are in another Franchise, send it to your Franchise Manager / Broker.
 
 
 
REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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1/10/2021

Agents New to Maximum One in December 2020: Please make these agents feel welcome! If you know of an agent who is interested in Maximum One, please let us know! For MX1 Greater Atlanta, contact Dawn SouthernMX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro . For other Franchises, contact your Franchise Managers / Operating Partners!

2021.01.10 New Agents
 

New MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Office: Check out the architect renderings of the new MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Office! Thank you Dave Kubat – we are all so excited!

  2021.01.10 Pinnacle Drawings

 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 

How to Have a Successful 2021: Maximum One provides ample opportunities and information to generate leads, stay on track & increase your business! Check out the accountability groups, mastermind groups Mindbenders with Dawn, CE classes, Tom Ferry Resources, OpCity Referrals, Mentor programs and more! Check out the calendar for specifics! www.eAGENTweb.com click “Calendar” select your area! Here is more information from Tom Ferry: It’s a new year, and when I look inside our private coaching member Facebook groups, there’s a lot of really inspiring activity…

·     People sharing their 2020 success stories (despite all the adversity they faced)

·     Others outlining their ambitious goals for 2021

·     Exchanging thanks for the contributions to one another

·     Arranging role plays

·     Solving for specific “blind spots” to fix in 2021, etc.

But here’s what REALLY gets me excited…When I see ambitious agents with common goals forming mastermind groups. I’ve spotted several of these over the last couple weeks… read more here…

 

Welcome NEW Maximum One Franchise! Please welcome Maximum One Elite – the newest Franchise! This franchise is located in the Grant Park area and the Franchise Managing & Operating Partner is Nicole London. If you are interested in learning about opening or investing in a Maximum One Franchise, please contact Regional Franchise Director: Kenneth Storey – Kenneth@MaxOneExecutives.com.

 

December Housing Report from Realtor.com: Existing inventory nation-wide at an all-time low. Inventory has been a struggle for a long time, and the problem has been compounded by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to realtor.com®’s December Housing Report, the number of homes for sale recently reached an all-time low, hitting below 700,000 for the first time after dropping 39.6 percent YoY—that’s 449.000 fewer homes for sale than last December. See more from article by RIS Media

 
 

Max Cares: Condolences to the Brandon Bramlett on the passing of his father.

Max Cares: Condolences to Paula Adams whose mother passed away from cancer.

Max Cares: Prayers for Paul Houston who is in the hospital.

 
 

REPEAT: Exciting Growth for Maximum One in 2021: Maximum One is poised for explosive growth in 2021:

·     New Mega Branch for MX1 Greater Atlanta – “Maximum One Pinnacle”

·     At least 1 New Franchise – “Maximum One Elite”

·     New Mastermind Sessions

·     New Accountability Sessions

·     New “Dawn’s Mindbenders” Sessions

·     New CE Classes

·     New Broker’s Pre-License Class

·     Revived Agent Leadership Collaboration (ALC) for more agent leadership involvement opportunities

·     And more to come!

 

REPEAT: 1099 Forms – Your Mailing Address & MX1: Make sure that we have your current mailing address now so there will be no delay in receiving your 1099 from us via US Mail in January. If you moved in 2020, send us your current mailing address. If you are in MX1 Greater Atlanta, send to Donna Black – AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 324. If you are in another Franchise, send it to your Franchise Manager / Broker.

 

REPEAT: Million Dollar Club Awards Applications: If you are participating in your Association of REALTORS Top Producer / Million Dollar Club Awards Programs, please complete your application NOW & send for signature to Dana (if you are an MX1 Greater Atlanta agent or your Broker if you are with another Franchise) We must cross check your application with our reports in Paperless Pipeline & this takes time. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!!!!

 
 

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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1/3/2021

2021 Maximum One Manuals: Please see attached 2021 Maximum One Manuals. These are also included at the bottom of every “This Week at Maximum One” and in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline. If you are with a Franchise other than Greater Atlanta, please check with your Franchise Owners / Managers for any specific changes other than the ones in the documents below.

1 – Introduction to MX1 – Read Me First

2 – Orientation Manual

3 – Policy Manual

4 – Procedures Manual

5 – Policies from Sign-On Packages

6 – Agent Websites at MX1

7 – Free & Optional Services

8 – Transferring Agents in to MX1 with Existing Business

9 – How to Get Paid at MX1

10 – How-To: Contract to Close

11 – Teams at Maximum One

12 – Frequently Used Forms – also in the Reference Section of Paperless pipeline & in ReMine Docs+ on FMLS

13 – Agent Trade Name Program

14 – No Longer Exists – was about rDocs

15 – Agent Billing

16 – Mentor Agreement

17 – Licensee Use of Assistant

18 – Maximum One OpCity Leads Program

19a – Banks Shot Smart Phone Banking – Part 1 of 2

19b – Bank Shot Smart Phone Banking – Part 2 of 2

20 – Maximum One Franchise Locations – as of January 2021

 

Exciting Growth for Maximum One in 2021: Maximum One is poised for explosive growth in 2021:

·     New Mega Branch for MX1 Greater Atlanta – “Maximum One Pinnacle”

·     At least 1 New Franchise – “Maximum One Elite”

·     New Mastermind Sessions

·     New Accountability Sessions

·     New “Dawn’s Mindbenders” Sessions

·     New CE Classes

·     New Broker’s Pre-License Class

·     Revived Agent Leadership Collaboration (ALC) for more agent leadership involvement opportunities

·     And more to come!

 

Plan Your 2021: Get a 2021 Calendar & go through the WHOLE year & put in your planned vacations / breaks / School holidays / Other obligations. Count the remaining work days. Decide how many transactions you want this year….determine how many you need per work day… then get busy doing what you need to do to make that happen! Not sure what to do???

·     Attend a Branch Accountability Session

·     Attend Dawn’s Mindbenders”

·     Hire a Coach

·     Get a Maximum One Mentor

·     Take CE classes

·     Shadow a More productive agent

·     Learn your market

·     Learn what to say to people about Real Estate

·     Learn how to prospect for business

·     Learn Your Contracts

·     Go GET business… don’t just wait for it to come to you!

 

Your #1 Goal Should Be to Know Your Contracts – 2021 GAR Contract Changes: Maximum One Companies have been the FIRST to host & teach CE classes on the changes to the 2021 GAR contract! Don’t miss out! Register for a class NOW! See additional classes on the online calendar: http://maximumonetrainingcalendar.blogspot.com/

 

2021 Action Plan – Tom Ferry: Check out the Tom Ferry Coaching program… at least access the free info from his YouTube Channel & website. Download your Action Plan. If you’ve never looked into our coaching programs before, you’ll see there’s a wealth of benefits beyond talking with your coach. Ambitious, adaptable agents like you are primed for success with the right partner in your corner. I hope you make the most of your business goals moving forward. Download your Ultimate Goal-Setting Guide here and Access the webinar here

 

5 Easy Marketing Ideas for 2021: Article by Amanda Johnson in Outbound Engine. We all had to adapt the way we do business in 2020, and that new normal isn’t going to change for a while. What’s your plan to set your business up for success in 2021? Check out our new list of 5 small business marketing ideas for 2021 that are designed to keep your business thriving in a socially distanced world. #1: Face-to-face connection from a distance (read more) →We all had to adapt the way we do business in 2020, and that new normal isn’t going to change for a while. What’s your plan to set your business up for success in 2021?

 
 
 

Max Cares: Have a Happy & Healthy & Prosperous 2021!!!

Max Cares: Best Wishes to Kim Murray who got engaged over Christmas!!!

Max Cares: Condolences to the Jamie Patterson on the passing of your Mother-in-Law.

Max Cares: Condolences to Ronnie Tibbitts whose mother passed away this week.

Max Cares: Condolences to Chau Le for the passing of her father.

Max Cares: Prayers for Kenneth Storey whose father had a stroke.

 
 

REPEAT: 1099 Forms – Your Mailing Address & MX1: Make sure that we have your current mailing address now so there will be no delay in receiving your 1099 from us via US Mail in January. If you moved in 2020, send us your current mailing address. If you are in MX1 Greater Atlanta, send to Donna Black – AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 324. If you are in another Franchise, send it to your Franchise Manager / Broker.

 

REPEAT: Million Dollar Club Awards Applications: If you are participating in your Association of REALTORS Top Producer / Million Dollar Club Awards Programs, please complete your application NOW & send for signature to Dana (if you are an MX1 Greater Atlanta agent or your Broker if you are with another Franchise) We must cross check your application with our reports in Paperless Pipeline & this takes time. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!!!!

 
 

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

·     Powers Ferry Staffed Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly – 770-919-8825 x 306

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Agent Phone Extensions

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     Call Coordinator – Answers Public

·     Agent Email Addresses

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     Key Fob Assignment

·     Receives & Distributes Company-Received Faxes

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Owens – 770-919-8825 x 310

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black – 770-919-8825 x 324

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay – 770-919-8825 x 3111

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace – 770-919-8825 x 605

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 320

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

MX1AlabamaBroker@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Qualifying Broker – Maximum One Alabama, REALTORS

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 308

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks – 770-919-8825 x 302

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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12/20/2020

Merry Christmas!!! – Maximum One Greater Atlanta Offices are CLOSED for Christmas 12/24 & 12/25

No Newsletter next weekend.

Happy New Year! Blessings for a Happy & Healthy & Prosperous 2021!!!

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

Thank You to ALL MX1 Companies Affiliates & Vendors: We all greatly appreciate each & every one of you who has supported all of the Maximum One Franchises & agents! We look forward to an exciting 2021 and greatly appreciate you ALL being on our Teams!

Business Planning for 2021: Now is the time… actually way PAST the time – October is REALLY the time… to plan your business for 2021! Maximum One offers a myriad of resources to help you with this! These include CE classes, Resources in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline, Mastermind Accountability Sessions, Dawn’s Thursday Mindbusters (beginning in January) access to Tom Ferry Coaching Resources, Mentor Program, etc. This is YOUR business! YOU are the CEO! Run your business like a business & start NOW! There are MANY people still moving in Metro Atlanta & they need YOUR help!

5 Core Growth Tips for 2021 – Tom Ferry: A new year means new beginnings, new goals, and new behaviors. For today’s blog, I’ve analyzed the 2021 goals of lots of ambitious top producers… …And I identified 5 important tips heading into the new year. If you ever:

·     Feel pulled in a million different directions

·     Aim to significantly increase your production

·     Sometimes lack confidence in yourself

Then make sure to click here for five tips to make 2021 your #BestYearEver.

Your #1 Goal Should Be to Know Your Contracts – 2021 GAR Contract Changes: Maximum One Companies have been the FIRST to host & teach CE classes on the changes to the 2021 GAR contract! Don’t miss out! Register for a class NOW! See additional classes on the online calendar: http://maximumonetrainingcalendar.blogspot.com/

The Real Estate Agent’s Ultimate Guide to Goal Setting – Tom Ferry: Z There’s more to effective goal setting than just writing down what you want. Find out what you’re missing – and get tons of actionable takeaways – in this powerful guide! Click Here for More Info…

Bidding Wars Rage On in Georgia: Article by Timothy Inklebarger in Atlanta Agent Magazine. More than half of Redfin listings nationwide (54%) experienced bidding wars in November, down only 4 percentage points from the previous month, according to the online broker’s new report. Read More Here…

GAR Infographic for December – What to Expect During a Listing Presentation: GAR Members, download & personalize yours! Click here…

2020.12.20

Max Cares: Merry Christmas Everyone & Have a Happy & Healthy & Prosperous 2021!!!

Max Cares: Best Wishes to Whitney Elizabeth who recently got married!

Max Cares: Condolences to the family of Judy Cook of Skyline Property Management who passed away from cancer in August.

REPEAT: 1099 Forms – Your Mailing Address & MX1: Make sure that we have your current mailing address now so there will be no delay in receiving your 1099 from us via US Mail in January. If you moved in 2020, send us your current mailing address. If you are in MX1 Greater Atlanta, send to Donna Black – AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 324. If you are in another Franchise, send it to your Franchise Manager / Broker.

REPEAT: Million Dollar Club Awards Applications: If you are participating in your Association of REALTORS Top Producer / Million Dollar Club Awards Programs, please complete your application NOW & send for signature to Dana (if you are an MX1 Greater Atlanta agent or your Broker if you are with another Franchise) We must cross check your application with our reports in Paperless Pipeline & this takes time. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!!!!

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

·     Powers Ferry Staffed Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly – 770-919-8825 x 306

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Agent Phone Extensions

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     Call Coordinator – Answers Public

·     Agent Email Addresses

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     Key Fob Assignment

·     Receives & Distributes Company-Received Faxes

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!) – 770-919-8825 x 310

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black – 770-919-8825 x 324

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay – 770-919-8825 x 3111

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace – 770-919-8825 x 605

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 320

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

MX1AlabamaBroker@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Qualifying Broker – Maximum One Alabama, REALTORS

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 308

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks – 770-919-8825 x 302

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

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12/13/2020

Agents New to Maximum One Companies in November 2020: Please welcome these agents who chose Maximum One in November!

2020.12.13

MX1 Pinnacle Christmas Social Sales Meeting: Remember to wear your cutest “Ugly Sweater” or your best “Who” hair style & join us for the Christmas cookie & Cocoa Sales Meeting & Social – Tuesday 12/15/20 – 10am – at the Pinnacle Sales Office in Paulding.

2021 GAR Contract Changes: Maximum One Companies have been the FIRST to host & teach CE classes on the changes to the 2021 GAR contract! Don’t miss out! Register for a class NOW! See additional classes on the online calendar: http://maximumonetrainingcalendar.blogspot.com/

Zillow Rentals: Zillow is committed to growing the most robust rentals marketplace and providing an exceptional shopping experience to renters. To further this mission, we’re updating how we manage rental listings. By moving to Zillow Rental Manager, we can help you fill vacancies fast with innovative solutions that streamline the renting process for both you and tenants: Online applications, leases and payments. Reminder: Starting in January 2021, rental listings syndicated through your MLS will no longer appear on the Zillow Rentals network. To keep your rental listings on Zillow, Trulia and HotPads, please claim your listings on Zillow Rental Manager. Any MLS listing a broker or agent claims and publishes through Zillow Rental Manager before mid-January 2021 will be free for at least 30 days and cost $9.99 per week thereafter. You can find and claim your prior and current listings using your email address or phone number. This will pre-populate the address and basic property details. Once you update your pre-populated listing with current photos and additional property information, you can publish it on the most-visited rental network.* Updating your listing in Zillow Rental Manager won’t override how your imported MLS listing appears on Zillow until you publish it. Even though the way you’re accustomed to working with us will change, we’re here to help. Get started with Zillow Rental Manager and learn how to claim your existing listings. Click here to Get Started…

5 Core Growth Tips for 2021: Article by Tom Ferry…. A new year means new beginnings, new goals, and new behaviors. For today’s blog, I’ve analyzed the 2021 goals of lots of ambitious top producers…

…And I identified 5 important tips heading into the new year. If you ever:

·     Feel pulled in a million different directions

·     Aim to significantly increase your production

·     Sometimes lack confidence in yourself

Then make sure to click here for five tips to make 2021 your #BestYearEver.

Max Cares: Prayers to Brandon Bramlett whose father is experiencing health issues.

Max Cares: Condolences to Jamie Patterson whose Stepbrother was killed in a car crash.

Max Cares: Condolences to Clarissa Zumwalt on the passing of her brother.

REPEAT: Your Mailing Address & MX1: Make sure that we have your current mailing address now so there will be no delay in receiving your 1099 from us via US Mail in January. If you moved in 2020, send us your current mailing address. If you are in MX1 Greater Atlanta, send to Donna Black – AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 324. If you are in another Franchise, send it to your Franchise Manager / Broker.

REPEAT: Million Dollar Club Awards Applications: If you are participating in your Association of REALTORS Top Producer / Million Dollar Club Awards Programs, please complete your application NOW & send for signature to Dana (if you are an MX1 Greater Atlanta agent or your Broker if you are with another Franchise) We must cross check your application with our reports in Paperless Pipeline & this takes time. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!!!!

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

·     Powers Ferry Staffed Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly – 770-919-8825 x 306

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Agent Phone Extensions

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     Call Coordinator – Answers Public

·     Agent Email Addresses

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     Key Fob Assignment

·     Receives & Distributes Company-Received Faxes

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!) – 770-919-8825 x 310

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black – 770-919-8825 x 324

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay – 770-919-8825 x 3111

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace – 770-919-8825 x 605

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 320

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

MX1AlabamaBroker@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Qualifying Broker – Maximum One Alabama, REALTORS

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 308

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks – 770-919-8825 x 302

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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12/6/2020

Happy Hanukkah!! – Begins Sundown 12/10/20

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

Million Dollar Club Awards Applications: If you are participating in your Association of REALTORS Top Producer / Million Dollar Club Awards Programs, please complete your application NOW & send for signature to Dana (if you are an MX1 Greater Atlanta agent or your Broker if you are with another Franchise) We must cross check your application with our reports in Paperless Pipeline & this takes time. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!!!!!!

Unique Opportunities Every December: Remember that some need to show some sort of financial loss at the end of the calendar year to offset their income. Many Sellers NEED to show a loss on their real estate for tax reasons so don’t be scared of taking listings with little to no equity! Also many Builders need to sell existing inventory to also avoid a tax liability so there are often great deals for Buyers & great Agent Bonuses on New Construction in December!

Your Mailing Address & MX1: Make sure that we have your current mailing address now so there will be no delay in receiving your 1099 from us via US Mail in January. If you moved in 2020, send us your current mailing address. If you are in MX1 Greater Atlanta, send to Donna Black – AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com 770-919-8825 x 324. If you are in another Franchise, send it to your Franchise Manager / Broker.

2021 GAR Contract Changes: Maximum One is proud to be the first to offer CE classes informing you of the changes to next year’s GAR contract package. Be sure to register for a Virtual class now! We have many scheduled in December & will have more in January. Click on the Online Calendar … … find your class & register now!

What are the Priciest Zip Codes in Atlanta Area: I cam… Property Shark has released its ranking of the top 100 most expensive zip codes in the country. While the Atlanta area didn’t register in the top 100, analysts also released a list of the top 10 priciest zip codes in the metro area based on residential transactions closed between the first of the year and Oct. 15. Zip code 30327 (Mt. Paran-Northside) led the pack in the Atlanta area with an average home price of $946,000. Read More Here…

2020.12.6

HomeSnap Acquired by Commercial Real Estate’s CoStar, Inc: CoStar Group, Inc.—a provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces—recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Homesnap, Inc. for $250 million in cash. The acquisition will enable…Read MORE  Here…

10 Tips to Generate Listings Ninja Style: Article by Joe Sesso published by RIS Media… During a time when the real estate market is hot, real estate agents are having trouble finding one thing: listings. This year is completely unprecedented, and you may feel that you need a few tips to generate more listings for your business. This week, we had Larry Kendall, author of Ninja Selling and practicing agent of 44 years, join us for our Secrets of Top Selling Agents webinar, where he shared 10 tips to generate more listings the Ninja way. Read the 10 Tips Here…

Max Cares: Feel Better to all who are under the weather!

REPEAT: Health Insurance for MX1 Agents: Just a reminder that Maximum One has an affiliate program for our agents for custom health Insurance based on your desire & need. The company we have vetted is Clearwater Benefits. They focus exclusively on self employed and real estate professionals. The program basically consists of three components. Catastrophic, Day to Day and Preventative. Personally, we love that telemed is included. Below is a brief video overview of them and their program. https://youtu.be/bruHe0-3upg

REPEAT: Health Insurance Through GAR: Georgia REALTORS® is proud to announce that after many months of pursuit, there is now an alternative to the ACA public exchange and private individual insurance. With the Georgia Real Estate Health Benefits Center, a health insurance program designed exclusively for GAR members, you and your dependents may qualify for affordable coverage that sources the best care possible and fits with your financial picture. The Georgia Real Estate Health Benefits Center provides individuals and their families greater buying power for health insurance by combining the size and scale of the 44,000 members of Georgia REALTORS®! The Georgia Real Estate (GARE) Benefits Center will be open for quoting and ready to provide you and your families with plans and rates the week of November 30, 2020. We recognize that the time to select your 2021 coverage is now. The ACA public exchange is now open through Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Whether you’re still looking or have already selected your health insurance plan for 2021, take a few minutes to see if you qualify for plans through the Georgia Real Estate Health Benefits Center when the link is live– you could save significantly versus plans available on the open market. Individuals and their families are eligible to make changes to their 2021 health insurance plan on the exchange in Georgia until open enrollment closes on Tuesday December 15, 2020. Don’t commit to a plan until you’ve had a chance to compare! Click here to view FAQs

REPEAT: Writing Special Stipulations: Thank you to both Amee Davis & Shawn Horan for the great discussion in the Pinnacle Sales Meeting on the pitfalls of agents writing Special Stipulations on their own. Shawn reminded us to always include the “Who” “What” “Where” “When” “How” AND “Consequences for Failure to do so.” Amee taught an entire 3 hour CE class on the topic this week… to learn what she covered, watch the video: “Pitfalls in Writing Special Stipulations.”

REPEAT: NAR Expands Ethics Duty: NAR’s Board of Directors today strengthened REALTORS®’ commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee that extend the application of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members’ real estate practices.

Article 10 prohibits REALTORS® from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity in the provision of professional services and in employment practices. The Board approved a new Standard of Practice under the Article, 10-5, that states, “REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs” against members of those protected classes.

The Board also approved a change to professional standards policy, expanding the Code of Ethics’ applicability to all of a REALTOR®’s activities, and added guidance to the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual to help professional standards hearing panels apply the new standard.

Finally, Directors approved a revision to the NAR Bylaws, expanding the definition of “public trust” to include all discrimination against the protected classes under Article 10 along with all fraud. Associations are required to share with the state real estate licensing authority final ethics decisions holding REALTORS® in violation of the Code of Ethics in instances involving real estate-related activities and transactions where there is reason to believe the public trust may have been violated.

The Board made these changes effective immediately, though the changes cannot be applied to speech or conduct that occurred before the effective date. NAR has produced training and resource materials to assist leaders with understanding and implementing the changes and will be rolling those out in the coming weeks. Read More from NAR Here…

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

·     Powers Ferry Staffed Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly – 770-919-8825 x 306

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Agent Phone Extensions

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     Call Coordinator – Answers Public

·     Agent Email Addresses

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     Key Fob Assignment

·     Receives & Distributes Company-Received Faxes

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!) – 770-919-8825 x 310

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black – 770-919-8825 x 324

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay – 770-919-8825 x 3111

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace – 770-919-8825 x 605

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 320

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

MX1AlabamaBroker@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Qualifying Broker – Maximum One Alabama, REALTORS

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 308

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks – 770-919-8825 x 302

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

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11/22/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! MX1 Offices will be CLOSED Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27 for Thanksgiving. There will not be a “This Week at Maximum One” next week. MX1 agents have 24/7/365 access to offices with your Key fob for Greater Atlanta & key for other MX1 Franchises.

Agents Entering MX1 Offices & COVID-19 CDC Guidelines

We are limiting the total number of people in the office at any one time to maintain 6′ distance between people. Please bring your own pens to use. We ask that you not enter the office if:

·     you have traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days,

·     you have run any fever in the last 14 days,

·     you have knowingly been in contact with anyone infected with COVID-19,

·     you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not been labeled by a physician as “recovered” or you have participated in any high risk behavior that would put you at greater risk of contracting COVID-19

MX1 Greater Atlanta Mentors: If you are an existing or aspiring Mentor for Maximum One Greater Atlanta, please attend the Virtual Mentor Meeting with Dawn Southern on Monday 11/23/20 from 1pm – 2pm Click Here on Monday for Zoom Link

“MindBenders with Dawn”: Want to Improve your business? Want to get business? Please join us for the 1st of the weekly MindBenders with Dawn Southern session at the Powers Ferry Branch. This will begin on Thursday December 3rd from 10am – 11am and continue every week. Dawn is the Director of Agent Growth & Career Development. For more information, contact Dawn – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro 770-919-8825 x 30-9. Results guaranteed or your money back!! 😉

Caution About “Split” Closings: If your clients are having a “split” closing for whatever reason, make sure you get this! Thank you to Amee Davis of Davis & Associates for explaining this to us at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting last week. If the Buyer & Seller are not in the same place at the same time, you need to get an “Escrow Agreement” from the Closing Attorney. This assures that the Buyer & Seller sign the same information on a Closing Statement and have BOTH signed prior to the actual transaction being closed. We had a situation last month where we had a split closing and the Buyer signed in one location & in the morning and signed one version of the closing statement & the Seller signed in a different location later that afternoon and had an objection & signed a different version. The version the Seller signed had their $1000 payment to the Buyer’s Vendor removed! Ruh Roh!!! Had they closed “in escrow” until the Closing Statements had been reconciled with the contract and with each other, this mistake would not have happened.

Amendments to Closing Attorneys & Lenders: Thank you to Shawn Horan of DeFoor & Associates for reminding us at the Pinnacle Sales Meeting last week to make sure that Lenders & Closing Attorneys get copies of all your Amendment signed to avoid any delays in closing transactions.

Writing Special Stipulations: Thank you to both Amee Davis & Shawn Horan for the great discussion in the Pinnacle Sales Meeting on the pitfalls of agents writing Special Stipulations on their own. Shawn reminded us to always include the “Who” “What” “Where” “When” “How” AND “Consequences for Failure to do so.” Amee taught an entire 3 hour CE class on the topic this week… to learn what she covered, watch the video: “Pitfalls in Writing Special Stipulations.”

Health Insurance for MX1 Agents: Just a reminder that Maximum One has an affiliate program for our agents for custom health Insurance based on your desire & need. The company we have vetted is Clearwater Benefits. They focus exclusively on self employed and real estate professionals. The program basically consists of three components. Catastrophic, Day to Day and Preventative. Personally, we love that telemed is included. Below is a brief video overview of them and their program. https://youtu.be/bruHe0-3upg

2021 GAR Contract Changes: Maximum One is proud to be the first to offer CE classes informing you of the changes to next year’s GAR contract package. Be sure to register for a Virtual class now! We have 3 scheduled in December & will have more in January. Click on the Online Calendar … click arrow at top of page for “December”… find your class & register now!

Health Insurance Through GAR: Georgia REALTORS® is proud to announce that after many months of pursuit, there is now an alternative to the ACA public exchange and private individual insurance. With the Georgia Real Estate Health Benefits Center, a health insurance program designed exclusively for GAR members, you and your dependents may qualify for affordable coverage that sources the best care possible and fits with your financial picture. The Georgia Real Estate Health Benefits Center provides individuals and their families greater buying power for health insurance by combining the size and scale of the 44,000 members of Georgia REALTORS®! The Georgia Real Estate (GARE) Benefits Center will be open for quoting and ready to provide you and your families with plans and rates the week of November 30, 2020. We recognize that the time to select your 2021 coverage is now. The ACA public exchange is now open through Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Whether you’re still looking or have already selected your health insurance plan for 2021, take a few minutes to see if you qualify for plans through the Georgia Real Estate Health Benefits Center when the link is live– you could save significantly versus plans available on the open market. Individuals and their families are eligible to make changes to their 2021 health insurance plan on the exchange in Georgia until open enrollment closes on Tuesday December 15, 2020. Don’t commit to a plan until you’ve had a chance to compare! Click here to view FAQs

How to Get Leads Using Google Ads: I came across a program that may interest you about generating real estate leads from Google. Click here for more information…

Tom Ferry: 10 Things RE School Never Taught You But You Need to Know: Tom Ferry is tackling 10 things real estate school didn’t teach you… but you need to know. These are actions that will truly make you a great agent. Let me warn you: They won’t happen overnight. They take some time, effort, and discipline. But I promise you if you learn them and act on them, the money will certainly follow. Whether you’re a new agent or a longtime veteran, come find out how many you still need to work on…

6 Best SEO Rank Tracker Tools for Keyword Tracking: Are you looking for the best SEO rank tracker tool for keyword tracking? A search engine results page (SERP) tracking tool helps you track your website’s SEO position for specific keywords. It shows you changes in keyword positions and allows you to compare them with your competitors. In this article, we’ll share our expert pick of the best SEO rank tracking tools for keyword tracking. Click Here for More Info…

GAR Infographic: Home Selling Advice You Should Ignore: This month’s Plugged In infographic is, “Home Selling Advice You Should Ignore.” Every month, GAR produces an infographic with helpful information that you can share with your contacts. A new infographic is released around the 15th of each month, but you may use any infographic in any format at any time.

Here’s how:

1. Download the infographic in PDF format and personalize it with your name and contact information at the bottom. You can then print it and use it in listing packages, marketing materials, etc.

2. Download the image in JPG or PNG format and share it across your social networks.

2020.11.22

Max Cares: Congratulations to Dawn Southern on the birth of her niece, Luna!

Max Cares: Condolences to Clarissa Zumwalt on the passing of her sister-in-law

Max Cares: Prayers for Teresa Renee Finks who is in the hospital with pneumonia & complications from Coronavirus

REPEAT: NAR Expands Ethics Duty: NAR’s Board of Directors today strengthened REALTORS®’ commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee that extend the application of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members’ real estate practices.

Article 10 prohibits REALTORS® from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity in the provision of professional services and in employment practices. The Board approved a new Standard of Practice under the Article, 10-5, that states, “REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs” against members of those protected classes.

The Board also approved a change to professional standards policy, expanding the Code of Ethics’ applicability to all of a REALTOR®’s activities, and added guidance to the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual to help professional standards hearing panels apply the new standard.

Finally, Directors approved a revision to the NAR Bylaws, expanding the definition of “public trust” to include all discrimination against the protected classes under Article 10 along with all fraud. Associations are required to share with the state real estate licensing authority final ethics decisions holding REALTORS® in violation of the Code of Ethics in instances involving real estate-related activities and transactions where there is reason to believe the public trust may have been violated.

The Board made these changes effective immediately, though the changes cannot be applied to speech or conduct that occurred before the effective date. NAR has produced training and resource materials to assist leaders with understanding and implementing the changes and will be rolling those out in the coming weeks. Read More from NAR Here…

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

·     Powers Ferry Staffed Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly – 770-919-8825 x 306

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Agent Phone Extensions

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     Call Coordinator – Answers Public

·     Agent Email Addresses

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     Key Fob Assignment

·     Receives & Distributes Company-Received Faxes

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!) – 770-919-8825 x 310

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black – 770-919-8825 x 324

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay – 770-919-8825 x 3111

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace – 770-919-8825 x 605

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 320

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

MX1AlabamaBroker@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Qualifying Broker – Maximum One Alabama, REALTORS

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 308

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks – 770-919-8825 x 302

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

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11/15/2020

Sending Holiday Cards to Clients & Colleagues: Want to stand out from other real estate agents? Want to avoid potentially offending anyone? Consider sending out New Year’s cards (or Thanksgiving Cards) rather than Christmas Cards this year! EVERYONE – regardless of Race, National Origin, Gender, Familial Status, Disability, Color – rolls over to a New Year! This one will be the most celebrated EVER! LOL LOL LOL Thanksgiving Cards are another option but remember that only a few countries (i.e. USA, Canada, Liberia, Netherlands, etc.) celebrate Thanksgiving!

NAR Expands Ethics Duty: NAR’s Board of Directors today strengthened REALTORS®’ commitment to upholding fair housing ideals, approving a series of recommendations from NAR’s Professional Standards Committee that extend the application of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics to discriminatory speech and conduct outside of members’ real estate practices.

Article 10 prohibits REALTORS® from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity in the provision of professional services and in employment practices. The Board approved a new Standard of Practice under the Article, 10-5, that states, “REALTORS® must not use harassing speech, hate speech, epithets, or slurs” against members of those protected classes.

The Board also approved a change to professional standards policy, expanding the Code of Ethics’ applicability to all of a REALTOR®’s activities, and added guidance to the Code of Ethics and Arbitration Manual to help professional standards hearing panels apply the new standard.

Finally, Directors approved a revision to the NAR Bylaws, expanding the definition of “public trust” to include all discrimination against the protected classes under Article 10 along with all fraud. Associations are required to share with the state real estate licensing authority final ethics decisions holding REALTORS® in violation of the Code of Ethics in instances involving real estate-related activities and transactions where there is reason to believe the public trust may have been violated.

The Board made these changes effective immediately, though the changes cannot be applied to speech or conduct that occurred before the effective date. NAR has produced training and resource materials to assist leaders with understanding and implementing the changes and will be rolling those out in the coming weeks. Read More from NAR Here…

FMLS Member Benefit – Cloud Agent Suite: Cloud Agent Suite is created to make you look awesome in front of your clients and to help you grow your business! While other MLSs charge their members for Cloud Suite’s premium features it is FREE to FMLS members!

In this webinar, see how you can automate your business so you can start getting more listings & writing more offers today!

Learn how to create modern, customizable CMA reports, printed or delivered through email. Host a listing presentation virtually with Cloud CMA Live. Search the latest MLS market data and find comps in minutes. Keep your clients updated with the fastest listing alerts in the industry. Utilize built-in lead generating tools from your own sphere of influence and keep your pipeline fullClick here to Register for Webinar 11/19 at 10am

October 2020 Market Report: See below for FMLS stats for October 2020

2020.11.15

Tom Ferry: Igniting Your 2021 Goals for the Best Year Ever: You have a huge opportunity to sell more homes, earn more money, and achieve life-changing goals starting now and continuing all throughout 2021. And then Tom helped you set some very specific goals. In this #TomFerryShow, He’s picking up where he left off by showing you exactly how you’ll achieve those goals over the next 14 months!

It’s all about identifying your “daily number,” and today he’s walking you through the process. Do not miss this ultra-important primer for 2021! (If you missed Part 1 last week, don’t worry… you can get caught up quickly.) Watch Video Here…

Max Cares: Best Wishes to All for a Happy & Successful Week!

Paperless Pipeline Tutorial – Updated

Watch this video to learn all about how to use Paperless Pipeline – the Digital Transaction Management System of Maximum One companies! Tutorial by Dawn Southern – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro

Click to Watch More Videos

https://youtu.be/e5c0YJJ527g

ReMine Docs+ Tutorial

How to use ReMine Docs! This is a very basic introduction to how to use Remine Docs through FMLS for yor real estate transactions. This system will replace rDocs in FMLS at some point for creating transactions for your real estate deals. In the metro Atlanta area, for more specific information, take a class through FMLS or contact Kevin Theobald – KTheobald@FMLS.com .

ReMine Docs Support “Getting Started with ReMine Docs” from ReMine: https://support.remine.com/hc/en-us/a…

Click to Watch More Videos

https://youtu.be/lmeKhHvJP0E

REPEAT: REVISION: Referral Fees & Approved DA’s (Pay-at-Close): If you are getting paid at the closing table via an approved DA AND you have to pay a referral fee (to another Broker, a Relo company, Zillow, OpCity, Veteran’s United, etc.) the Closing Attorney MAY PAY THE REFERRAL DIRECTLY. Make sure to upload a copy of the Referral Agreement into your Transaction in Paperless Pipeline. Please ask the Closing Attorney for a copy of the check stub for the check used to pay the Referral & upload that check stub into your transaction in Paperless Pipeline. If the Closing Attorney does not pay the Referral directly, the portion of the commission that is payable to the Referral will come BACK TO MX1 for processing & MX1 will pay out the referral.

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta – Join a Board of REALTORS or Not: Board dues are either due now or past due. At MX1 Greater Atlanta, you have a choice! If you choose to NOT renew your Board membership or switch Associations or if you choose to join a Board,… Please let us know!!! If not, then we are required to transfer you in GREC & FMLS & GAMLS from MXGR to MXGA. Please see below for the information regarding that switch that impacts you:

If you switch from one Maximum One Greater Atlanta company to the other (i.e. MXGR to MXGA or vice versa) please know that on paper, these companies are as separate from each other as Maximum One is from another Brand! Therefore, we will have to switch you in all of the systems:

·     GREC

·     FMLS

·     GAMLS

·     Paperless Pipeline

REPEAT: MX1 – Choice of Joining a Board of Realtors or Not : At most Maximum One Franchises, you have a choice if you want to join a Board of Realtors or not. There are no differences in fees or services with respect to Maximum One, simply a different ICA – one for our “Realtor” company (MXGR in Greater Atlanta) that references being a member of a Board or one for our “Realty” company (MXGA in Greater Atlanta) that does not require Board Membership. The difference between Realtor & Realty. All real estate agents are licensed through the Georgia Real Estate Commission (GREC.) Every licensed agent has the option of joining a Board of Realtors or not. If the Qualifying Broker of a Company is a member of a Board, then all the agents are required to join that Board; if the Qualifying Broker of a company is not a member of a Board, then none of those agents are allowed to belong to a Board. If you join a Local Board of Realtors, then you are also automatically a member of the Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR.) Additionally, only if you are a Board member may you use the copyrighted term, “Realtor” and are you eligible for the “Million Dollar Award” programs (offered through the Boards.) There are numerous additional benefits & perks associated with local, Georgia & National Associations of Realtors that you should investigate! Therefore, Maximum One has two divisions – MXGA (Greater Atlanta) – Non-Board/Realty & MXGR (Greater Atlanta) – Board/Realtor. We have separate Qualifying Brokers for each company to comply with the GREC rules. Additionally, you need to know that there are two sets of contracts used throughout the state, “GAR Forms” which are copyrighted by the Georgia Association of Realtors & the “RE Forms” with no copyright requirement to pay for their use. The GAR forms have been in existence in one format or another for over 25 years, the RE Forms have been around since 2012. Due to this time frame, currently the majority of agents in Atlanta use and are way more familiar with the GAR forms. You are free to use any set of contract forms your client chooses.  The RE Forms are available to all agents in Georgia for no cost; the GAR forms are no additional cost IF you are a Board member or you may pay GAR directly a fee for an annual license agreement to use the forms ($249 in 2021.) Both sets of forms are accessible through FMLS & GAMLS – GAR only if you are a Board Member or if you have paid for the right to use them. Board dues range from the mid $300s to $500. If you are interested in joining a Board, please contact them directly for more specific information. Regardless of your choice, we highly encourage Maximum One agents to use the GAR contracts in order to help their clients have the best opportunity of their offer being presented in the best light!

Maximum One Franchises belongs to several Boards of Realtors throughout the city and our agents have the option of joining any one of these Boards: Check with your Franchise for your choice of REALTOR Associations you may joinYou MUST choose a Board that the Franchise Broker already belong to.

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

·     Powers Ferry Staffed Hours 8:30am – 4:30pm

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly – 770-919-8825 x 306

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Agent Phone Extensions

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade – 770-919-8825 x 312

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     Call Coordinator – Answers Public

·     Agent Email Addresses

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     Key Fob Assignment

·     Receives & Distributes Company-Received Faxes

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!) – 770-919-8825 x 310

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black – 770-919-8825 x 324

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay – 770-919-8825 x 3111

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz – 770-919-8825 x 318

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace – 770-919-8825 x 605

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 320

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

MX1AlabamaBroker@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Qualifying Broker – Maximum One Alabama, REALTORS

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat – 770-919-8825 x 308

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks – 770-919-8825 x 302

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

REPEAT: If You Are Not Comfortable Entering into the Office: If you are not comfortable entering an office, take advantage of the virtuality of Maximum One Companies!

·     Use the exterior dropbox outside of your office

·     Mail in any Deposits

·     For Greater Atlanta Agents, mail any deposits to the Pinnacle Office:

·     Maximum One Realty

·     Attn: Michelle Butz / Branch Manager

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct. Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     For Other Franchises – see contact information Below

·     Use Remote Deposit

·     Use Bank Shot (MX1 Greater Atlanta)

·     Paperless Pipeline – Digital Transaction Management

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11/1/2020

Logos in ReMine Docs : For MX1 Greater Atlanta agents (MXGA & MXGR) the appropriate logo should now print on your contract forms! If you are with another Franchise, please contact your Broker about uploading the Logo to Remine Docs in FMLS.

MX1 Special Stipulations in ReMine Docs: Please check out the Maximum One Special Stipulations added to the “Clauses” Library in ReMine Docs for MXGR & MXGA – will be there by the end of the week. If you are in another Franchise, please ask your Broker to add these to the Clauses Library in ReMine Docs under your FMLS Code. They are all available to you in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

NAR Pending Home Sales Index: The National Association of Realtors’ Pending Home Sales index fell -2.2% in September to 130.0, now its first decline since back in April. The September reading of 130.0 is still very positive, and although it is lower than the August print at 132.9, the YoY increase sits at +20.5%. Pending sales grew by +2.0% in the Northeast to 119.4 and is up +27% YoY. The Midwest saw a decline of -3.2% to 120.5 but is +18.5% higher than last year. In the South, numbers declined by -3.0% to 150.1, with the annual increase now at +19.6%. Finally, sales in the West were down -2.6% to 116.8, but still up +19.3% on an annual basis. According to the NAR, “The demand for home buying remains super strong, even with a slight monthly pullback in September, and we’re still likely to end the year with more homes sold overall in 2020 than in 2019. With persistent low mortgage rates and some degree of a continuing jobs recovery, more contract signings are expected soon. Additionally, a second-order demand will steadily arise as homeowners who had not considered moving before the pandemic begin to enter the market. A number of these owners are contemplating moving into larger homes in less densely populated areas in light of new-found work-from-home flexibility.”

MX1 – Sending or Receiving a Referral: When you Send or Receive a Referral , the fee you charge is whatever you negotiate for a Referral Fee! For example, we see referral Agreements from 25% – 40%. If the gross amount you receive is less than $1200, then the MX1 Transaction Fee (if you are on Plan A or B) is 25% of the gross (+ $10 Franchise Fee.) Per MX1 Policy & License Law [Unfair Trade Practices (OCGA 43-40-25b(36))] here is what you will need:

·     Broker-to-Broker Referral Agreement:

·     If you are using GAR Forms: CO16 – Referral Agreement Broker to Broker (completed & signed by you & other Broker/Agent)

·     If you are RE Forms: RE156 – Broker Agreement to Pay Referral Agreement (completed & signed by you & other Broker/Agent)

·      

·     AND

·      

·     Prospect’s Consent to Referral:

·     If you are using GAR Forms: F843 – Referral Authorization (signed by your Public Person who is the one moving)

·     If you are using RE Forms: RE157 – Prospect’s Acknowledgement & Consent to Referral (signed by your Public Person who is the one moving)

·      

·     Create a “Referral Transaction” in Paperless Pipeline

·     upload these TWO completed documents

If for some reason, the referring Broker requests a W9, you will find the completed & signed W9 in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline (make sure to use the one that matches your company affiliation – MXGA or MXGR.)

If you are SENDING the Referral:

·     you create a new transaction in Paperless Pipeline with the Label “Referral” & upload these two completed documents. Then when Maximum One receives the referral check, we will cross reference it with your transaction, take out the MX1 fees based on your Commission plan & then send you your portion via Direct Deposit.

If you are RECEIVING the Referral

·     you will need these same documents in your transaction in Paperless Pipeline along with the Purchase & Sale Agreement (&/or Buyer Brokerage &/or Listing Agreement.)

How to Make a QR Code for a Property for Photos: Thank you too Shawn Delaney for sharing this information with us! Go Green! Save Money! Stay Safe! Just make the code and post in pictures and put in the old flyer display stand or picture frame to display at your listings!!!

Their might be another way or better way but this is what I came up with so far. 😊

I took the link of the disclosure that I uploaded to the FMLS to send via showtime (see below.)

http://infopacdocuments.showingtime.com/95211210/6c6cb9d4-ca64-428e-9d40-a25e28f012ea.pdf

then I took the link above and made a qr code on my phone with a free QR code app.

Then I took a screen shot of the QR code and BOOM! Game Changer! 😊

2020.11.01 Q

Max Cares: Prayers to Arline Kubat who had bypass surgery this week.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Vivian Cade’s daughter, Victoria, on buying her 1st home!!

Paperless Pipeline Tutorial – Updated

Watch this video to learn all about how to use Paperless Pipeline – the Digital Transaction Management System of Maximum One companies! Tutorial by Dawn Southern – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro

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2020.11.01 PP

ReMine Docs+ Tutorial

How to use ReMine Docs! This is a very basic introduction to how to use Remine Docs through FMLS for yor real estate transactions. This system will replace rDocs in FMLS at some point for creating transactions for your real estate deals. In the metro Atlanta area, for more specific information, take a class through FMLS or contact Kevin Theobald – KTheobald@FMLS.com .

ReMine Docs Support “Getting Started with ReMine Docs” from ReMine: https://support.remine.com/hc/en-us/a…

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2020.11.01 Remine

REPEAT: MX1 Forms in ReMine Docs in FMLS: For agents in MXGR01 & MXGA01, the following forms below have been added to the Maximum One Office Folder in the Forms Library in ReMine Docs. For MX1 Greater Atlanta agents, please let Dana Sparks know what other forms you would like to see uploaded. For agents in other MX1 Franchises, please contact your Broker to add these forms to the ReMine Docs library for your Franchise FMLS Broker Codes. These are also in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

·     Affiliated Business Disclosure / Wire Instructions

·     Affiliated Business Disclosure / Wire Instructions – Fillable

·     Service Recommendations

·     Commission Share Agreement

·     DA Request

·     DA Request – Fillable

·     Transfer of Earnest Money Between Properties

·     Request for Earnest Money for Closing – NOT for DA

REPEAT: Referral Fees & Approved DA’s (Pay-at-Close): If you are getting paid at the closing table via an approved DA AND you have to pay a referral fee (to another Broker, a Relo company, Zillow, OpCity, Veteran’s United, etc.) the portion of the commission that is payable to the Referral will come BACK TO MX1 for processing & MX1 will pay out the referral. In other words, the Closing Attorney will no longer write the check for the referral at closing. This procedure is to insure proper payment to the Referral on behalf of MX1 and to be able to research any potential issues with errors or changes in referral fees due and or paid or not.

REPEAT: Attention rDocs users: On October 27th you will not be able to create new Tiles in rDocs (you will ONLY be able to edit existing Tiles). On December 31st rDocs will be officially retired. Make the switch to Remine Docs+ now!!! It is a simple, smooth and fast way to create your forms & contracts, store, share and sign them.

·     Remine Docs+/rDocs Feature Comparison – Log in to www.FMLS.com or see “RemineDocs Cheat Sheet” here (also in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline under “FMLS Forms”)

·     Remine Add/Edit will save you time and eliminate duplicate data entry into both FMLS and GAMLS (for dual members). 2-minute video

·     Remine Pro provides real-time access to all FMLS listings, nationwide public records/tax information, and awesome prospecting tools to help you get more listings! NOW is a GREAT TIME to learn Remine.

·     Dana’s Video: “How to Use Remine Docs”

·     Find A Class from FMLS – log in to www.FMLS.com & go to “Training”

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!)

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

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10/25/2020

MX1 Forms in ReMine Docs in FMLS: For agents in MXGR01 & MXGA01, the following forms below have been added to the Maximum One Office Folder in the Forms Library in ReMine Docs. For MX1 Greater Atlanta agents, please let Dana Sparks know what other forms you would like to see uploaded. For agents in other MX1 Franchises, please contact your Broker to add these forms to the ReMine Docs library for your Franchise FMLS Broker Codes. These are also in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline.

·     Affiliated Business Disclosure / Wire Instructions

·     Affiliated Business Disclosure / Wire Instructions – Fillable

·     Service Recommendations

·     Commission Share Agreement

·     DA Request

·     DA Request – Fillable

·     Transfer of Earnest Money Between Properties

·     Request for Earnest Money for Closing – NOT for DA

NEW Mega Pinnacle Office Plans: Make sure to …… Thank you Dave Kubat for all the information about the plans for the NEW MEGA Pinnacle Branch of Maximum One Greater Atlanta that you shared at this week’s Sales Meeting! Click here for initial Rendering

Zillow Unlock: Introducing Unlock: On Demand, a short, on-demand video series covering topics that will shape the future of our industry. All five videos are now available via the “On Demand” link on the Zillow Unlock Part 4 registration page. Watch Videos Here…

Choice Home Warranty Virtual Halloween Costume Contest: Contact Keri Smith for more information – ksmith@chwpro.com

2020.10.25 Choice

Achieving a 90% Referral Rate (RIS Media): Article by Sherri Johnson. Build a System to Earn Card-Carrying Fans, Repeat Clients and More Referrals. One of the surest paths to a long and successful real estate career is building a base of loyal clients. Having a steady stream of repeat clients, solid referrals and little to no cold calling is not only a recipe for a successful career, it typically makes for a much more enjoyable one as well. So what can a broker or manager do to help agents build a business with over 90 percent of clients coming from their sphere, past clients and referrals? The best way is to provide them with a system—a roadmap that they can follow to establish themselves for the long-term while earning business now. Here are some tips that I provide to my coaching clients nationwide and that have been proven to help agents earn annual sales of $50 million – $200 million and higher, all by referral. Read More Here…

GAR – September Housing Indicators – The Monthly Housing Indicators for Georgia are in for the month of September. The Average Sales Price increased by 18 percent year over year while Days on the Market and Inventory Levels are down.

·    New Listings decreased one percent to 15,919

·    Pending Sales were up 25 percent to 13,969

·    Closed Sales were up 26 percent to 14,537

·    Inventory levels shrank 39 percent to 26,801 units

·    The Median Sales Price increased 15 percent to $263,500

·    The Average Sales Price increased 18 percent to $321,278

·    Days on Market was decreased eight percent to 47 days

·    Months Supply of Inventory was down 44.7 percent to 2.1 months

Click here to read the full update for September, including our Housing Supply Overview.

Click here to read more about the new FastStats platform, including how you can now access county-level data.

Max Cares: Health & Happiness & Love & Prosperity to All!

REPEAT: Referral Fees & Approved DA’s (Pay-at-Close): If you are getting paid at the closing table via an approved DA AND you have to pay a referral fee (to another Broker, a Relo company, Zillow, OpCity, Veteran’s United, etc.) the portion of the commission that is payable to the Referral will come BACK TO MX1 for processing & MX1 will pay out the referral. In other words, the Closing Attorney will no longer write the check for the referral at closing. This procedure is to insure proper payment to the Referral on behalf of MX1 and to be able to research any potential issues with errors or changes in referral fees due and or paid or not.

REPEAT: Attention rDocs users: On October 27th you will not be able to create new Tiles in rDocs (you will ONLY be able to edit existing Tiles). On December 31st rDocs will be officially retired. Make the switch to Remine Docs+ now!!! It is a simple, smooth and fast way to create your forms & contracts, store, share and sign them.

·     Remine Docs+/rDocs Feature Comparison – Log in to www.FMLS.com or see “RemineDocs Cheat Sheet” here (also in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline under “FMLS Forms”)

·     Remine Add/Edit will save you time and eliminate duplicate data entry into both FMLS and GAMLS (for dual members). 2-minute video

·     Remine Pro provides real-time access to all FMLS listings, nationwide public records/tax information, and awesome prospecting tools to help you get more listings! NOW is a GREAT TIME to learn Remine.

·     Dana’s Video: “How to Use Remine Docs”

·     Find A Class from FMLS – log in to www.FMLS.com & go to “Training”

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!)

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

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10/18/2020

NEW Mega Pinnacle Office Plans: Make sure to attend the Pinnacle Sales Meeting – Tuesday October 20th from 10am – 11:30am for information directly from Dave Kubat regarding the NEW Pinnacle MX1 Greater Atlanta office! Dave will be there to walk through the plans, layout & answer ALL your questions!!! ALL are invited to attend! See information below about Chili Cookoff at that meeting too! Attend IN PERSON or via this Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88638649172?pwd=VTBjS3dwSGJLNGcyTjAyTU0wUDFJQT09

MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Office Sales Meeting – Oct. 20th at 10am – Chili Cookoff!! Make your homemade Chili & enter this fun Contest! This is the 3rd year that the Paulding Branch has hosted this contest and Todd Fox has won the coveted trophy 3 years in a row!! Can you beat him? YOU are the judges so come hungry. Denise from Homestar is providing Drinks/Ice/Cups and Amee from Davis & Associates will be providing Desserts/Crackers/Utensils. This is always a fun time!!! For more information, contact Patti LovelessPatti@GAPropertyAgents.com. Dave Kubat will be there to present plans for the NEW Mega Pinnacle office! Attend IN PERSON or via this Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88638649172?pwd=VTBjS3dwSGJLNGcyTjAyTU0wUDFJQT09

Maximum One Agent Leadership Collaborative (ALC): Want to get more involved with MX1 Greater Atlanta? Find information on joining the re-establishment of the Agent Leadership Collaborative. Join the Virtual Information session on Thursday 10/22 at 10am – Zoom Link is on the Calendar (www.eAGENTweb.com select “Calendar” select “Marietta”. For more information, contact MaKay SwansonMoveNow@MaKaySwanson.com Committees include:

·     Recruiting Committee

·     Career Development Committee

·     Technology Committee

·     Social & Community Service Committee

·     Agent & Vendor Services Committee

Scheduling Tactics to Make Your Week Run Smoothly (RIS Media): Author – Zoe Eisenberg – The most successful people often work off a hard schedule. To join their ranks, consider the following scheduling tactics:

·     Schedule the hardest tasks on Monday. Don’t push that dreaded task off until Friday. Tackle it first thing on Monday to get it off your shoulders.

·     Schedule breaks. If you work breaks into your schedule when you think you will need them (hello, Wednesday afternoon), your week will fly by.

·     Add in time for contingencies. Schedule in an hour each day to tackle unforeseen tasks. If nothing comes up, use the hour to get ahead.

·     Go hard first and last. Open and end your day with an important task, like following up on emails, or running through an hour of cold calls.

·     Work in a weekend reward. Socially-distant drinks with pals Friday after work or a Saturday morning walk with your pups—planning these event-related goals for the end of the week can keep you focused Monday through Friday.

·     Click Here to Watch Video

FMLS rDocs Retirement Schedule: Here are some reminders about important upcoming dates. 

·     October 27th – rDocs will move to “edit-only” mode. No new Tiles can be created in rDocs. You will still be able to edit existing Tiles for a short time.

·     December 1st – rDocs will be “read-only.” This means you can still access historic information in rDocs, but you will no longer be able to edit anything. The one exception is in-progress eSignings will be available until all parties have completed the signing process, up until December 31st.

·     December 31st – At the end of the year, rDocs will be officially retired. From that day forward all transactions using RE Forms & GAR Forms must be created and managed using Remine Docs+, the official replacement for rDocs.

·     Remine is working to copy your historical forms and documents from rDocs into Remine, so you will not lose any history. However, that history will include completed forms that will be saved as locked PDF’s. That means the history will be preserved, but you will not be able to edit those forms within Remine.

GAR Infographic: Fall Checklist – 10 Things to Do Before Winter – Every month, GAR produces an infographic with helpful information that you can share with your contacts. Here’s how:

1. Download the infographic in PDF format and personalize it with your name and contact information at the bottom. You can then print it and use it in listing packages, marketing materials, etc.

2. Download the image in JPG or PNG format and share it across your social networks.

2020.10.18 FMLS

Max Cares: Prayers to Clarissa Zumwalt who is recovering from surgery to remove skin cancer.

Max Cares: Congratulations to Michelle Butz whose son, Chris was married last week!

REPEAT: Referral Fees & Approved DA’s (Pay-at-Close): If you are getting paid at the closing table via an approved DA AND you have to pay a referral fee (to another Broker, a Relo company, Zillow, OpCity, Veteran’s United, etc.) the portion of the commission that is payable to the Referral will come BACK TO MX1 for processing & MX1 will pay out the referral. In other words, the Closing Attorney will no longer write the check for the referral at closing. This procedure is to insure proper payment to the Referral on behalf of MX1 and to be able to research any potential issues with errors or changes in referral fees due and or paid or not.

REPEAT: Attention rDocs users: On October 27th you will not be able to create new Tiles in rDocs (you will ONLY be able to edit existing Tiles). On December 31st rDocs will be officially retired. Make the switch to Remine Docs+ now!!! It is a simple, smooth and fast way to create your forms & contracts, store, share and sign them.

·     Remine Docs+/rDocs Feature Comparison – Log in to www.FMLS.com or see “RemineDocs Cheat Sheet” here (also in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline under “FMLS Forms”)

·     Remine Add/Edit will save you time and eliminate duplicate data entry into both FMLS and GAMLS (for dual members). 2-minute video

·     Remine Pro provides real-time access to all FMLS listings, nationwide public records/tax information, and awesome prospecting tools to help you get more listings! NOW is a GREAT TIME to learn Remine.

·     Dana’s Video: “How to Use Remine Docs”

·     Find A Class from FMLS – log in to www.FMLS.com & go to “Training”

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!)

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

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10/11/2020

Renewing Your Real Estate License: Make sure that you complete ALL your CE requirements (including 3 hours of a class specifically designated as “License Law” prior to renewing your real estate license or GREC will show your license as having LAPSED until your credits have been completed. This is true EVEN if you renew PRIOR to expiration of your license. If that happens, you must contact us to send you the appropriate GREC form to get you re-affiliated with Maximum One!

2020.10.11 Renewing License

107 Outside of the Box Real Estate Marketing Ideas: From Placester… Unique. Original. Remarkable. It’s difficult to develop real estate marketing ideas day in and day out that meet each of these criteria — especially when you spend much of your time meeting with clients and leads. Sometimes, however, the best remedy for marketing fatigue is thinking outside the box and identifying ways your primary marketing channels — website, SEO, email marketing, paid advertising and social media content — can differentiate you, your brand or brokerage from the competition. To give you some marketing inspiration, Placester has put together a list of 107 creative real estate marketing ideas to help promote your business and generate more leads. 107 Outside-the-Box Real Estate Marketing Ideas & Tips (With Examples).

MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Email Changes: As you know, Maximum One Greater Atlanta is making many exciting changes! Phase one has begun in that we closed the West Cobb and Douglasville branches and merged them into the Paulding branch in anticipation of our new Pinnacle Branch. Additionally, staff responsibilities have also changed… here are the new email addresses (& unchanged ones too) to reach out to us:

Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – Michelle Butz

·     Pinnacle Branch CEO Advisor

·     Paulding Branch

·     West Cobb Branch

·     Douglasville Branch

Woodstock@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Woodstock Branch CEO Advisor

PowersFerry@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Powers Ferry Branch CEO Advisor

MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – Dawn Southern

·     Recruiting

·     Mentor Program

·     Accountability Program

Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – Kim Murray

·     Contract Compliance

·     Compliance with Maximum One Policies & Procedures

·     Compliance for both MXGR & MXGA

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

RosterCEadmin@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Kelly

·     CE Class Credit Recording

·     MX1 Corporate Roster

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Roster

·     Board of REALTORS Roster

·     GREC Notices

·     Max Cares Manager

ASC@eAGENTweb.com – Vivian Cade

·     Agent Services Coordinator – GREC & FMLS & GAMLS Management

·     VoicePad Manager

·     Paradym Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

DES@eAGENTweb.com – Heidi Helm (soon to be Owens!)

·     Director of Executive Systems

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Chime Manager

·     Smarter Agent App Manager

·     MX1 Corporate Website

·     ALC Advisor

AgentBilling@eAGENTweb.com – Donna Black

·     Manager of MX1 Greater Atlanta Accounting Department Manager

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Bills

·     GAMLS & FMLS Fees

Transactions@eAGENTweb.com – Robin Wilhite-Slay

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Agent Commission Payments via Direct Deposit

·     Earnest Money Deposits

·     Earnest Money Disbursements

DA@MyMaximumOne.com – Michelle Butz

·     Disbursement Authorization (DA) Pay at Close Management

ExecutiveAssistant@MaximumOne.pro – Destinie Grace

·     Dave’s Executive Assistant

·     Agent Fee Reminders

Holding@MyMaximumOne.com – Ann Kubat

·     MX1 Greater Atlanta Holding Company Manager

Dave@MaximumOne.pro – Dave Kubat

·     Founder & CEO of Maximum One Companies

Dana@MaximumOneRealty.com – Dana Sparks

·     Managing Broker, Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta

·     Qualifying Broker, Maximum One Greater Atlanta, REALTORS

Referral Fees & Approved DA’s (Pay-at-Close): If you are getting paid at the closing table via an approved DA AND you have to pay a referral fee (to another Broker, a Relo company, Zillow, OpCity, Veteran’s United, etc.) the portion of the commission that is payable to the Referral will come BACK TO MX1 for processing & MX1 will pay out the referral. In other words, the Closing Attorney will no longer write the check for the referral at closing. This procedure is to insure proper payment to the Referral on behalf of MX1 and to be able to research any potential issues with errors or changes in referral fees due and or paid or not.

4 Ways to Crush It on YouTube (Tom Ferry): Chances are you’ve devoted a lot of time to setting up your profiles on all the big real estate websites. But are you overlooking the second most-popular website on Earth? If so, you need to fix that. But don’t worry… we’ve got your back.

Jason Pantana returns to guest host today’s #TomFerryShow, sharing 4 Ways to ‘Crush It’ on YouTube in 2021, including:

·     The most important detail about how often to post

·     YouTube settings and branding opportunities you might have overlooked

·     A powerful tool to help you identify video topics and keywords

·     And more!

With YouTube sitting immediately behind Google as the world’s most trafficked website, you can no longer ignore it. Don’t miss these tips…

Attention rDocs users: On October 27th you will not be able to create new Tiles in rDocs (you will ONLY be able to edit existing Tiles). On December 31st rDocs will be officially retired. Make the switch to Remine Docs+ now!!! It is a simple, smooth and fast way to create your forms & contracts, store, share and sign them.

·     Remine Docs+/rDocs Feature Comparison – Log in to www.FMLS.com or see “RemineDocs Cheat Sheet” here (also in the Reference Section of Paperless Pipeline under “FMLS Forms”)

·     Remine Add/Edit will save you time and eliminate duplicate data entry into both FMLS and GAMLS (for dual members). 2-minute video

·     Remine Pro provides real-time access to all FMLS listings, nationwide public records/tax information, and awesome prospecting tools to help you get more listings! NOW is a GREAT TIME to learn Remine.

·     Dana’s Video: “How to Use Remine Docs”

·     Find A Class from FMLS – log in to www.FMLS.com & go to “Training”

Max Cares: Continued prayers to Carolyn Miller who is recovering from a double bypass (not the quadruple they had initially told her!

REPEAT ***BRANCH CHANGES – MX1 West Cobb & Douglasville are now Closed as they have Merged with Paulding: The Key Fobs for these 2 branches will be deactivated the end of September. You WILL have 24/7 access via your key fob to the Paulding, Powers Ferry & Woodstock locations as well as be registered in the copy machines at those locations! Please make sure to:

·     Get your mail from the Pendeflex files

·     Remove all your personal belongings from the office

·     CHANGE THE ADDRESS if you have your Agent bill payments automatically sent to these offices

·     CHANGE THE ADDRESS with any Closing Attorneys, clients, vendors, Relocation Companies, Referral Companies, etc. who send you things by mail – if you are renting space in the Meritage Centre, see their address above

·     PLEASE MAKE THESE CHANGES NOW!!!!!

·     MX1 Paulding – Temporary Pinnacle Mega HQ:

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct.

·     Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com

·     MX1 Powers Ferry Office

·     1355 Terrell Mill Rd.

·     Bldg #1464

·     Marietta, GA 30067

·     770-919-8825 x 312

·     MX1 Woodstock Office

·     2370 Towne Lake Pkwy

·     Suite #100

·     Woodstock, GA 30089

·     770-919-8825 x 303

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Changes: Congratulations to Dawn Southern who will be the Director of Agent Growth & Career Development! Congratulations to Kim Murray who will now be Compliance Broker for BOTH MXGA & MXGR! Congratulations to Michelle Butz who will now be the Branch CEO Advisor of the current Paulding office & the new MX1 Pinnacle Mega Office when it opens! As of October 1st, all MXGR agents will now have Kim as their Compliance Broker as Dawn will focus her time on recruiting, Mentoring & Agent Development through Accountability & more and Michelle will manage the Paulding Branch!

·     Dawn – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Kim – Compliance@eAGENTweb.com – 770-919-8825 x 303

·     Michelle – Pinnacle@eAGENTweb.com – 770-919-8825 x 318

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Office Sales Meeting – Oct. 20th at 10am – Chili Cookoff!! Make your homemade Chili & enter this fun Contest! This is the 3rd year that the Paulding Branch has hosted this contest and Todd Fox has won the coveted trophy 3 years in a row!! Can you beat him? YOU are the judges so come hungry. Denise from Homestar is providing Drinks/Ice/Cups and Amee from Davis & Associates will be providing Desserts/Crackers/Utensils. This is always a fun time!!!

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10/4/2020

Welcome Agents New to Maximum One in September 2020: Please make these agents feel welcome to their new home – Maximum One!

2020.10.04 New Agent Table

Transition to MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Mega Office – Phase 1: Phase 1 of our transition is complete! The West Cobb & Douglasville Branches have temporarily merged with the Paulding Branch. Please do not drop off any checks / earnest Money / documents / mail at West Cobb or Douglasville – there is NO staff at wither of these branches & the key fobs for these branches have been disabled. You DO have 24/7/365 access to Paulding / Powers Ferry / Woodstock. Remember all the Virtual capabilities – Bank Shot, Remote EM, etc and you may also use US mail! See address at bottom of this newsletter. Michelle Butz is the Branch Manager! Your Greater Atlanta Key Fob will access Powers Ferry & Woodstock & Paulding!

MX1 Greater Atlanta Pinnacle Office Sales Meeting – Oct. 20th at 10am – Chili Cookoff!! Make your homemade Chili & enter this fun Contest! This is the 3rd year that the Paulding Branch has hosted this contest and Todd Fox has won the coveted trophy 3 years in a row!! Can you beat him? YOU are the judges so come hungry. Denise from Homestar is providing Drinks/Ice/Cups and Amee from Davis & Associates will be providing Desserts/Crackers/Utensils. This is always a fun time!!!

Not Enough Listings? Betcha Haven’t Tried This! (Tom Ferry): There’s no question listings are at a premium right now. And how’s that make you feel? Does it feel good to have no listings and no clue where the next one will come from? No. It’s uncomfortable at best. Considering you’re already outside your comfort zone, why not stay there to overcome that challenge? In today’s #TomFerryShow, I’ve got one simple idea you might find “uncomfortable,” but it will help resolve the “no listings” dilemma you’re already in. Wanna know what it is? Click the link …

How to Form & Execute a Lead Generation Strategy: Placester has pulled pull together all of the strategies & tactics being used today into an ultimate guide so you can adapt your strategy as the market changes.

Here’s your free lead generation guide: The Definitive Guide to Real Estate Lead Generation in 2020.

This guide is completely updated to help you rethink, form, and execute a winning lead-generation strategy in 2020 into 2021. We hope this helps set you up for lead generation success..

Looking to Outperform Your Competition? Xcelerate Program: New Xcelerate Online Events – The right knowledge will get you to your goals faster. That’s why our new, quick-hit online event series, Xcelerate, is exactly what you need to stay ahead of the curve and out-perform the competition in today’s fast-moving marketplace. Click here to learn more…

Max Cares: Best Wishes to Heidi Helm on her engagement! She & Bill are getting married on November 7th!

Max Cares: Congratulations to Hannah Puckett on the birth of her son!

Max Cares: Prayers for Carolyn Miller who is having heart bypass surgery on Oct 7th.

REPEAT ***BRANCH CHANGES – MX1 West Cobb & Douglasville are now Closed as they have Merged with Paulding: The Key Fobs for these 2 branches will be deactivated the end of September. You WILL have 24/7 access via your key fob to the Paulding, Powers Ferry & Woodstock locations as well as be registered in the copy machines at those locations! Please make sure to:

·     Get your mail from the Pendeflex files

·     Remove all your personal belongings from the office

·     CHANGE THE ADDRESS if you have your Agent bill payments automatically sent to these offices

·     CHANGE THE ADDRESS with any Closing Attorneys, clients, vendors, Relocation Companies, Referral Companies, etc. who send you things by mail – if you are renting space in the Meritage Centre, see their address above

·     PLEASE MAKE THESE CHANGES NOW!!!!!

·     MX1 Paulding – Temporary Pinnacle Mega HQ:

·     76 Highland Pavilion Ct.

·     Suite #141

·     Hiram, GA 30141

·     770-919-8825 x 318

·     Paulding@eAGENTweb.com

·     MX1 Powers Ferry Office

·     1355 Terrell Mill Rd.

·     Bldg #1464

·     Marietta, GA 30067

·     770-919-8825 x 312

·     MX1 Woodstock Office

·     2370 Towne Lake Pkwy

·     Suite #100

·     Woodstock, GA 30089

·     770-919-8825 x 303

REPEAT: MX1 Greater Atlanta Staff Changes: Congratulations to Dawn Southern who will be the Director of Agent Growth & Career Development! Congratulations to Kim Murray who will now be Compliance Broker for BOTH MXGA & MXGR! Congratulations to Michelle Butz who will now be the Branch CEO Advisor of the current Paulding office & the new MX1 Pinnacle Mega Office when it opens! As of October 1st, all MXGR agents will now have Kim as their Compliance Broker as Dawn will focus her time on recruiting, Mentoring & Agent Development through Accountability & more and Michelle will manage the Paulding Branch!

·     Dawn – MX1Careers@MaximumOne.pro – 770-919-8825 x 309

·     Kim –