10 Tips For Boosting Your Real Estate Leads

1. Get to know the professionals in your market

Do research into they key professionals of your market and call them to set up a meeting.  Let them know that your clientele often needs an insurance agent, good attorney, banker etc. and you would like to refer them business.  Keep in touch with them weekly to see how referral business is going for them or to refer them new ones. In real estate, everyone knows the strength of a referral and you will know doubt get returned the favor.

2. Talk to divorce attorneys

Everyone knows at least a few divorced people, find out if they used great lawyers and set up a meeting with them.

3. Introduce your life insurance agent

Life insurance agents are great for getting business referrals.  They are in touch with a lot of people on a daily basis and are in the know about their clients’ financial plans for the long run.  This includes if they plan on buying or selling a home.  It is also a good idea to have your clients meet with your life insurance agent after they close. Now that they have just taken out a mortgage, they may need to think about additional insurance protection.

4. Work with personal bankers

Prior to searching for a real estate agent, most home seekers will visit their bank to make sure they will be approved for a loan.  They are then typically referred to the bank’s lender without representation.  That being the case, you as the agent are not part of this transaction taking place and you have no control over the client experience.  This could lead to a poor experience by all.  In order to circumvent this type of situation, you can make an introduction between your buyers and your banker.  If they are moving into the area, chances are they do not have a personal banker already.

5.  Research who the top financial planners are in your area  

Any clients that walk away with a nice lump of cash after a house sale will need advice on what they should do with the money.  You can be the person to put them in the direction of the best person for the job. Take time to find out who the top financial planners are in your market and start developing relationships with them.  You will see it will pay off big for you.  Clients put a lot of trust in them with their savings and will in turn trust their recommendation for a real estate agent.

6. Find good commercial lenders

Like financial planners, commercial lenders have a certain level of trust with their clients and can send a lot of business your way. If you have any self employed buyers and sellers, they are going to need access to capital, so this type of introduction makes sense.  If you come across a great lender, you should consider opening up a bank account for your practice as a sign of goodwill.

7. Meet for regular happy hours with past clients and referral sources  

Putting together a happy hour is a great way to get everyone together.  Try doing one with your financial planner and you can invite people from your database and facilitate an introduction.  Have your financial planner do the same and you will have a nice mix of prospects for both sides.

8. Offer to have a housewarming party a month after closing  

Get together with your lender and attorney and split the costs.  You can let the owners know they can invite the neighbors and you will cater food and drinks.  All they need to do is make an appearance. This will set you back a mere $100 bucks for each of you and you will probably leave with at least a couple of new leads.

9. Thank your referral sources with a handwritten thank-you note  

Immediately after receiving a referral, write a letter of thanks and put it in the mailbox. Each time you receive a referral, you should do this. Most sales people know this is good to do, yet many don’t do it.   It is a great and simple way to show your appreciation.  Stock up on stationery and stamps so you have no excuses to not send one out.

10. Send real estate email flyers

Flyers  remain a very effective marketing tool for promoting your property listings.  Real estate email flyers are a fast and easy way to instantly announce new listings, reductions in pricing and open houses to a specific group of recipients. Since this is email, you do not have to worry about the information becoming out-of-date.



Top 10 SaaS Customer Retention Tips

In the world of SaaS, customer retention and a steady flow of customer acquisition is the recipe for success. With that being said, retention is much less expensive than acquiring new customers so you really need to put great focus on trying to hold on to your customers.

 Below are our top 10 customer retention tips for Saas businesses.

1. Follow up with customers after every interaction

After you have helped a client, it is key to follow up with them after as well.  Add this extra layer to your customer service process and it will pay off big.   With this scenario,  you solved their issue but by following up a couple weeks later, you are making sure they are satisfied.  When it comes to customer retention, a satisfied customer is just as important as solving their problems.

2. Welcome feedback

Addressing feedback should be a key component of any retention strategy. If a customer takes the time to make suggestions on how you can improve, they are investing themselves in the success of the company.  Make it clear you are interested in their feedback by strategically placing something on your pricing page where they can submit their suggestion. You can also include a link on their monthly invoice.  Just make sure wherever you place these calls to action, your customers can see it.

3. Create multiple opportunities for interaction with social media

You want to be able to engage with customers as much as possible.  For this reason, it is key that you have a social presence on the key platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn) as well as any others that are relevant to your business. By doing this, customers can easily reach out to you via their platform of preference.  By using social media as part of your customer retention strategy, you are not only boosting awareness for your brand but also driving engagement which is the number one way to reduce your churn rate.

4. You need to brand yourself as both a software and a service

SaaS providers really need to play both sides of the coin by positioning themselves as both a software and a service. The service part really is key.  Take a look at your billing schedule and try to match your service improvement schedule to it.   People want to feel like they are getting their moneys worth. This can be in the form of increased security features, storage upgrades or any other add on that will provide additional value to the customer.

5. Avoid customer satisfaction surveys

Every business wants feedback, but surveys are not the way to get them.  They really just end up being annoying for the customer.  This is not more true than when a customer has a problem that you have fixed (customer is bothered but happy it’s fixed) and you continue to follow up with survey requests that they do not want to fill out.  The customer ends up feeling like the survey is more important than their time.

6. Emphasize engagement as soon as possible

If you are looking to improve your churn rate, driving engagement is key.  Engagement equates to value when it comes to the customer.  For this reason, you want to get your customers to use your product.  Send out emails, make phone calls, whatever you need to do to. The sooner they start using your service the faster they will recognize the value. Once this happens, the less likely they are to cancel.

7. Come out with a new version

If customers aren’t getting enough value from your product, they will eventually move on.  One way to get around this is by releasing a new version.  It should be free and happen automatically but most of all, the increased value should be clear to the customer.  

8. Offer free training

If your software is on the complex side, it would go a long way with users to provide free training sessions.  As we have touched on before, the more value users receive, the less likely they are to churn.  Furthermore, you are cultivating a stronger relationship between you and the customer.

9. Consider a loyalty program

Loyalty programs have been proven to work. It does not need to be expensive to be effective. The occasional gift card or discount will make customers feel valued.  

10. Track exit feedback

You will not be able to save every customer.  Some churn is inevitable. In order to reduce customer churn, you need to understand why they are leaving. But it doesn’t have to be all about loss.  Take this unique opportunity to find out why they are leaving. You can then use this valuable information to help improve upon your processes and in turn provide more value to your current customers.

7 Types Of Valuable Social Media Content To Share

When it comes to social media marketing, the name of the game is to get as many shares, likes, re-tweets and engagement as possible. The way to achieve this is by providing your audience with valuable content.  When executed properly, the right content creates a connection with your audience in a unique way. When cultivating a strategy, you want to focus on content that builds trust and is informational. By doing this, you will see your social media marketing strategy take off.

Below are 7 types of content to share with your  audience that will give you the most value.

1. Infographics

In terms of shared content, Infographics take the medal home.  These awesome tidbits of information are extremely engaging since humans are visual creatures.  Aside from the visual appeal, humans just process content better when it’s coupled with pictures.

2. Interactive Content

Interactive content ( animation, video, moving image audio, games, etc) is one of the best ways to boost engagement. If you are looking to go viral, quizzes are where it is at.  We have all probably taken one or had a friend share one (what fourth of July food would you be?  Me, a watermelon).  Go ahead and make your next post a quiz and see the results.

3. Content That Evokes Strong Positive Emotion

Content that sparks people’s emotions get more shares.  Pretty simple.  But which emotion will get you the most shares?  Not surprisingly, studies show that posts that evoke happy emotions are the ones that inspire people to share.  This rings true for whatever industry you are in.   Laughter and inspiring achievements are both great ways of building a connection with your audience.

4. Content With Images

When it comes to what people like to share most, it should be no surprise that images were at the top of the list.  Just like with infographics, our mind loves images. Shared strategically across all your social media platforms, you will see more engagement arise from your audience.

5. Live-streaming

As we approach the halfway mark of 2017,  live-streaming has taken the front seat for many brands. Facebook Live and Periscope are just 2 of the live streaming tools that are catching on like wildfire. These tools are free so it’s time to get your strategy going.  Breaking news, interviews, behind the scene shots and Q&A’s are just some ideas that can get engagement going with your audience.


Sharing the right quote at the right time can do wonders for boosting engagement and your brand.  They never get old and are highly shared. Quotery and Brainyquote are great sources for quotes. But before you go posting a bunch of quotes, you have to know what your audience will respond to.

7. User Generated Content

User-Generated Content is one of the best ways to engage with your audience.  This type of content shows that as a brand, you care about them.  Stay on top of all your social media platforms and keep an eye out for content that was created with your product in mind or that features your product. Just make sure to credit the person posting them back.

Coming up with great content share is not easy and can be very time consuming.  As my business is heading to the next level, I have decided to hire a company to write custom social media content for me.  Emphatic.co has been a lifesaver for me.   You provide them all the details about your business and they will give you amazing social media content tailored for you.  They only thing you have to do is review it and schedule it.  The process is so easy and has freed up so much time for me to focus on other things.



10 Agent Tips For Selling Homes


Now that you have landed the listing, it’s time to deliver on your promise and get that house sold for the best price possible.  This is often easier said than done.  Most often the types of homes you are selling need that extra bit of attention and agents and sellers need to work as a team in order to get that sold sign on the front lawn. This involves going above and beyond with your real estate marketing.

Below are 10 tips and tricks that will help you have more success selling homes.

1. Get a listing agreement signed

This is step one and and a must have.  Sellers can be fickle.  The deal isn’t reality until you have that agreement in writing and signed.

2. The MLS is your best friend

The MLS is key to the selling process.  As you add details to your listings, be sure to include as many beautiful photos as possible.  Listings with more than 6 photos are viewed twice as much than those that have less.  Also, be extremely thorough and honest with specific details about the home.  People will question you if you misrepresent the property.

3. Make sure listings are on all websites

Your listings should be on every major website.  Zillow, Trulia,  Redfin, Craisglist , Realtor, Movoto just to name a few.  Most home buyers are online searching way before they reach out to an agent, so the early bird gets the worm in this case.  Also, someone looking at Trulia is not necessarily looking at all the other real estate websites so being on as many of these sites as possible really helps expand your reach.

4. Check surrounding listings

Knowledge is power and knowing the market you work in is key in real estate.  If your buyer is not interested in the home you are showing them, you should know what is on the market in the area.  Real estate is all about service and it’s extremely helpful to know what’s out there.

5. Flyers are key for marketing

Flyers done right are still an effective real estate tool for marketing homes. Whether they are used at an open house or for people to take during a showing, your flyers should be thorough, beautiful and compelling. Printed flyers are not the only way to use this great tool.  Real estate email flyers can be used in online marketing, email campaigns and any social media promotions you do.

6. Hire a photographer

A picture says a thousand words.  Hiring a photographer will give you that extra edge with high quality photos.  Just make sure they capture your vision.  Details matter so make sure the house is in perfect condition.  This means toys cleaned up, no visible wires, no dishes in the sink, you get the idea.  If you do not want to spring for a photographer, make sure to invest in a decent digital camera.  Taking photos with your cellphone is not the route to go.

7. Talk to everyone you can

Getting the word out about your listings is a great way to gain traction.  Talk to your friends, family, neighbors and anyone else you come in contact with. The more you get the word out, the more interest gets generated.

8. Meet up with your competition

Make a point to visit other agents’ offices.  Take them out for coffee and chat about what you both have going on. This is a great door opener as it can lead to mutual business and referrals.

9. Take advantage of social media

If you are not already using social media as part of your marketing efforts.  You are missing the boat.  You should be posting consistently to Facebook and any other social media channels you are on.  Videos are a great way to get the buzz going for your properties.  You can show off your latest listing or create informational videos sharing valuable advice and expertise.

10. Host open houses

Open houses are a great opportunity to increase your potential buyer pool. First impressions are everything, so make sure the home is beautifully staged, utilities are on and everything is in working condition.  The rest is up to you.  Time to bring your excellent conversational skills, and a happy and positive attitude.




Top 5 Ways To Improve Your Landscaping Business

As you begin to enter a new season, re-evaluating your work processes is key to keeping your business on the path of efficiency.  This is something that is good to do year round, but a month or two prior to the season starting is the perfect time to gather your team and execute any needed changes.

Here are 5 ways to improve the way you are doing business now.

Make sure you are managing your man hours properly

Staying within budget when it comes to man hours is super important.  You want to make sure you have a landscaping business management software that will make the process of tracking hours effortless.  Scapersoft is a great business software that offers not only time tracking but a robust calendar with scheduling tools.   Having this feature will help you make sure your team is staying within or under budget.  This software is developed by lawn care professionals so you know you are getting every detail you could want or need in a business management software.

Keep track of tools by creating a list

There are so many tools that can go missing, that having certain controls in place can really lessen the burden of this problem.  A great way to navigate around this is by creating tool lists that your crew leaders will sign at the beginning of the season.  If a tool goes missing or breaks due to negligence, the crew is responsible for replacing it.  Having this in place really pushes the crewman to bring back their tools and really look out for them.

Switch crews up and provide cross training

They say consistency is a great way to drive efficiency but having the same guys doing the same work week after week can get monotonous for some.  It is a good idea to sometimes switch up your crews. Doing so allows more sharing of information and the guys can learn something from one another.

Another great idea to consider is cross training.  This includes having office staff getting involved with things like learning job estimates.  Maybe event taking them out to a jobsite to see how things are run.  Managers should also get involved with the office staff to see how they do things like data entry and report filing.  Doing this helps the managerial staff have a better understanding of the inner workings of what goes into managing the day to day stuff.  If you want to read more on why cross training is beneficial to any business, click here: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/importance-crosstraining-improving-team-performance-33216.html

If  you don’t have a website by now..you should

Today’s business landscape is technology-driven hands down.  You must have a powerful online presence if you want to be competitive. Consumers are searching online for everything including services like landscaping.   Your website needs to be professional looking and easy to navigate.  A great add on to your website is a blog. The landscaping industry can always use more blogging and is a great way to  to stand apart from the competition, connect with your customers and show off your work.  If you want more tips on building a website for your landscaping business, check out this great article: http://www.greenindustrypros.com/article/10257853/landscape-business-website-design-tips

Feedback from your customers is key

If a customer complains, make sure you are listening.   This shows them you value their business. Make sure honesty and reliability are at the forefront of your business.  This will create a level of trust that is key to building long lasting business relationships.  It is also a good idea to create a space for consistent communication so that your customers know they can come to you and your crew with any questions or concerns. You will also want to perform routine inspections of your sites and take the time to briefly check in with customers.  As you get more customers with your great customer service, consider implementing a referral program.  This is a great way to expand your business!  If you want to get more tips on this, check out this great read: https://www.landscapeleadership.com/blog/customer-referral-programs-tips-examples-landscaping-lawn-care-tree-service-companies


5 tips for new real estate agents

The formula for succeeding in real estate is making sales.  But when you are new to real estate, that is easier said than done when no one knows your name yet.  Selling properties is not easy and that big paycheck you are hoping for does not come overnight.

Here are 5 tips to get your new business off to a successful start.








Real estate flyers are a great way to promote your brand

Create a brand that makes an impression

Competition is fierce in real estate.  In order to set yourself apart, you need to develop a brand for yourself.  You will need to come up with a distinctive logo, profile photo, color scheme and catchy slogan.  When first starting, your brand will be that of your company but this shouldn’t stay that way.  You will need to get that personal brand going that will set you apart from your agency. A great place to showcase your personal branding is on real estate flyers. They are great for not only marketing your properties but also your brand.   I love using Flyerco.  They have a robust template gallery and you can customize your flyers to your liking.

Find a real estate company that is the right fit

As you first start out in real estate, you do not have an established reputation to depend on.  For this reason, finding the right team to join is key.  In order to figure out who that is, you will want to do some research.  Check into which ones have won awards, have a great marketing framework in place and most importantly, the type of support from management that will help build your career.

Focus on a specific market

The best strategy when starting out is to find a specific market to focus on.  This might be condos, luxury homes or investment properties.  You want to look for an underserved market, that way you are not stepping on another agents toes.  By doing this, you will be further enhancing your brand by becoming an expert in your niche.

Be Productive and Set Goals

Without a boss looking over your back, it is up to you to make sure you are working enough each day.   Creating a routine and a set of daily goals are essential to efficiently managing your time.  You should have a set amount of time put aside for things like marketing, reaching out to prospective clients and client relationship building.

Your expertise should be a selling point

To be successful in real estate you need to know  the ins and outs of real estate.  Things like legal issues, transaction terminology, housing laws etc need to be a part of your knowledge base.  If it’s not, start brushing up immediately. This should be the first thing you do before reaching out to clients.  Now would also be the time to become an expert in your niche.  That will be your key selling point.  Becoming an expert in your niche will give you the opportunity to create things like a home buyer’s guide or a handout with specific market information related to your niche.   These extra small touches will help build your reputation as an expert in your specialized area.

5 Tools Your Business Needs To Succeed On Instagram


As many of you know by now, Instagram is one of the most powerful and robust marketing tools for businesses.  It can be tough, though, to maintain and be consistent without the help of some great tools.  Utilizing the right Instagram tools will help expand your brand and most importantly, save you time.






Here are 5 Instagram tools your business needs in order to maximize your marketing strategy on Instagram.

Boost your Instagram photos with Yotpo.

This cool tool provides you with a new and fresh way of engaging with your followers.   Their moderation tools allow you to search for images on Instagram that are relevant to your brand.  It will then automatically ask the original poster for permission to add their image to your curated collection.  You are then able to display it on your site.  This can be done by either a slideshow widget on your product pages or on any landing pages that have content related to different products.

Use a social media scheduler like Autogrammer

This tool is a lifesaver for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter post scheduling.  You can easily put together posts for weeks at a time and schedule them to go out at peak times so that you can maximize engagement with your followers. It also has all the key photo editing tools and you can easily bulk upload your images.  It’s a one stop shop.

Use Repost  to share your Favorite Photos And Videos On Instagram

The Repost tool makes reposting and crediting the original creator so easy. You just tap a button to share an already existing post on your own Instagram feed.  This is ideal for sharing user generated content for your business.

 Use Tagboard To Track Trending Hashtags

This helpful tool allows you to track hashtags that are trending the most on various social platforms.  You can then see how other brands are utilizing those hashtags and how you may be able to incorporate the same hashtags into your next marketing campaign.

Use Iconosquare For Tracking

Think of Iconosquare as the Google Analytics for Instagram.  It provides you with all the tracking info you would want like comments, likes and engaged followers for each post.  This then allows you to see which content is getting the most traction.

Any of these 5 Instagram tools will certainly help you and your team build a solid brand presence on Instagram.  Utilizing all of them can definitely be a powerful way to kick start your Instagram marketing strategy into high gear.



Looking Into The Future With Psychic Readings

Psychic ReadingsPsychic reading is a means of ascertaining information about our lives with the use of perceptive abilities; albeit the natural extending of the five human senses of sight, touch, sound, instinct and taste. These feelings are known as clairvoyance. For centuries there has been skepticism of the validity of psychic readings. There has been extensive experiments performed to authenticate the results of the aforementioned readings.


Many people turn to psychic readings by phone for insight into questions they simply cannot answer. Though many people may question such methods, the hopes of gaining closure to unresolved issues can be so strong that people will go to any length.


Psychics offer various types of readings. One specific type of reading is an aura reading. With this type of reading, interpretation of a person’s aura is observed. The aura is subtle, but can be luminous around the subject. Many psychics believe that auras are composed of bio-electricmagnetic fields. Though Tarot cards are sold as a means of entertainment, psychics use them as a tool for looking into one’s future.

palm readingsPalm readings have been the tried and true form of looking into the future for centuries. This involves the study of lines and shapes of the subject’s palm.

Tarot card readings are another way that psychics read the future. Usually called fortune telling, the psychic can look into the whereabouts of a person who is closely related to the subject.

Distant readings involve what is know as traveling clairvoyance. This can be conducted without the psychic ever meeting the subject, and is performed via telephone, SMS, chat or webcam. Correspondence readings generally are performed through letters and emails.


With the use of stones and gems that are tossed into the water, a accurate psychics can read into the future based upon the mutual proximity. Though the exact origin is unknown, many different cultures have used lithomancy along with numerous methodologies to predict future happenings.

Though believing in something we cannot see or feel can be a difficult task, one cannot say there is no validity simply based on this. Psychic readings have been used throughout history to predict both positive and negative effects that have occurred.

Understanding How Pheromone Products Work

romanceEvery person naturally emits pheromones. It has been proven that it is due to pheromones that humans and animals get attracted to each other. The best pheromones work to enhance this effect. Using pheromone sprays is not just for sexually attracting someone else, it is also used in social settings for appearing more likeable and impressing everyone around. There are two pheromones that are known to attract women – Androstenone and Androstenol. Most pheromone sprays use these two hormones to maximum effect.

How Do Humans Manage To Smell Pheromone?

Humans can smell pheromones and, by extension, pheromone sprays with the help of VNO or vomeronasal organ. Initially, when VNO was discovered by scientists in humans and animals, it was considered to be a vestigial organ. After a bit of research, however, scientists realized that this organ was a pheromone receptor. It not only recognized pheromones but also received them. The smelling is largely subconscious in nature. It manifests more as a form of a feeling than anything else. Conscious perception of pheromones is not necessary for the other person to be affected by it.

Can Pheromone Sprays Be Smelled?

Because of High Specific Anosmia, humans are unable to smell pheromones but only subconsciously react to them. Pheromone sprays, on the other hand, can be smelled and that is because the effect of pheromones have been enhanced in them. People who prefer odorless pheromone sprays can also get them. Usually, pheromone sprays are used with an aftershave for better and more natural results.

How Are Pheromone Sprays Used?

Using a pheromone spray is pretty similar to using an aftershave. It is just topically applied to the collar and cuff area, usually near the pulse points so that it lasts for the longest time and envelops the wearer in a gentle scent. After a certain point, the wearer becomes attuned to the scent of the pheromone spray.

What Is The Effect Of Pheromone Sprays?

The biggest effect of pheromone spray is self confidence. It gives a boost of confidence to the person wearing it and, as such, generally makes them likeable to a group of people. As per independent research by brands of pheromone sprays, the response of people to the wearer was better and more positive. Shy and introverted individuals, especially showed great results while wearing the pheromone spray.

It is best to follow the directions on the label while using a pheromone spray for best results.

How Does Vitamin C Help The Anti-Aging Process?

skin damageThere are great benefits to vitamin C serum for the skin. Vitamin C helps in reducing wrinkles, brightening the skin, and repairing skin damage. If you have been noticing fine lines and wrinkles on your facial skin, you must make it a point to try the serums containing vitamin C. There are quite a few different brands of such serums available in the market. You need to buy the one that is manufactured using state-of-the-art technologies and scientific methods. An example of a good brand of anti ageing skin care products is Skin prep.

Why is Vitamin C beneficial?

Vitamin C is one of the main ingredients of anti-wrinkle creams and serums. There are many cost-effective products available in the market. However, before buying any product, you must make sure to check the main ingredients. In anti aging serums, Retinol is one of the main ingredients. Vitamin C lightens and brightens the skin instantly and improves the overall
texture of the skin. Given below are some of the benefits of vitamin C in skin care products:

Vitamin C increases collagen production in the skin, which is one of the main ingredients for removing wrinkles and fine lines. Thus, vitamin C is known to have very effective anti aging properties.

  • As discussed, the vitamin leads to brightening and tightening of the skin.
  • It helps to reduce the negative effects of exposure to the sun.
  • Vitamin C has been noted to mitigate the effects of chlorine exposure to some extent.
  • Vitamin C helps to repair the skin.

How does retinol help in reducing wrinkles and fine lines?

Vitamin C and retinol are two different ingredients of anti-wrinkle creams. These can help in the formation of collagen and elastin. Thus, with regular application of serum and creams containing Vitamin C, the skin remains young, plump, and fresh. Pores on the skin are reduced, and there is also less of visible lines on the skin. Both the ingredients in the anti wrinkle products are so strong that they can help in countering the effects of harmful UV rays, pollution, and even a bad diet.

In most of the creams and serums available in the market, the amount of vitamin C used is made photo-stable. It is also given in a form which is easy for the skin to absorb. It is also one of the “free radicals scavengers”. Thus, it can help to fight out the free radicals that are present on the skin. It also helps to counter the effects of chemicals and toxins that affect the skin on a daily basis. Some of the factors that lead to early wrinkles on the skin are tobacco consumption, pollution, stress, malnutrition, and long hours of sun exposure. Vitamin C creams and serums are known to be effective in countering the effects of all these factors. So, do not ignore the importance of vitamin C creams and serums. However, you must make it a point to buy a good brand of product that has been manufactured scientifically and by maintaining proper standards.

Learn More: http://www.amazon.com/Hyaluronic-Tripeptide-Percentage-Vitamin-C-Guarantee/dp/B00KYUXIOG/

What Exactly Is Identity Theft?

fraudWhat do you think of when you see those two words? Possibly it makes chills go down your spine if you have been a victim, or know someone else who has been. Possibly you have heard the phrase, but don’t know what it is. Maybe both of the above apply, or maybe neither apply. This article is for anyone who wants to know what identity theft is and what types of identity theft there are. There are many different types to learn about and from which to protect yourself.

First of all, what IS identity theft? Simply put, it’s when someone gets your personal information and tries to pretend to be you for their personal gain. It is when someone tries to pretend to be you in some circumstance for some reason. It is a crime that is everywhere and continues to be on the rise. You can’t guarantee that your personal information is safe. There is always the potential of someone watching long enough and being savvy enough to get your personal information. Without getting too much into it, people steal others’ identities because there is something they want that they can’t get with their identities.

I don’t know if you realized that there are five main types of identity theft. The first identity theft that people often think about is financial. This can include: credit card, child support, government benefits and charity, just to name a few. This type of identity theft is all about getting money, in whatever form the thieves can get. A common way to get this information of late is either e-mails or phone calls phishing for your personal information. Chances are the credit card companies and banks/credit unions with which you have accounts won’t need to send an e-mail or phone call to get your personal information again. These are easy ways to protect yourself. If in doubt, don’t give out any news until you speak directly with the financial institutions with which you have accounts. However, this form of identity theft only makes up less than 18% of all of the identity thefts in the world today.

What do you mean? There’s more? Yes, in fact, one of the identity theft crimes on the rise today is medical identity theft. Some thieves like to take others’ medical records to use as their own. They might do this because their personal records are lacking and they need a medical identity with better health than their own. They also might want to hurt another by giving the wrong information so others will suffer. Whatever the reason, medical identity theft is rising as a form of identity theft in the nation.

One of the top rated companies to prevent ID theft is Identity Guard.  You can read a full review of their company here: http://www.idtheftauthority.com/reviews/identity-guard/

Another form of identity theft is Social Security identity theft. There are many people who are immigrating from other countries into this country that don’t have their social security number of their own, so they like to steal ours. Many places in the nation, you can’t even get a job or an apartment without a social security number. Think about all that you use your social security number for. What could you do without it? What can you NOT do without it? It’s a pretty important set of numbers that identify you in a way you couldn’t otherwise be identified.

An Overview of the Most Common Types of Psychic Readings

Fortune TellingA psychic is a person with an Extra-Sensory-Perception ability to gather and process information. This means that a psychic works beyond the normal senses (touch, hearing, sight, taste and smell) to gather insights to events, people or situations.  Phone psychic readings are attempts to discern information by use of Extra-Sensory-Perception. For instance, recognizing the personality of a person you have never meant is not possible by use of the five common senses. This requires use of heightened perception abilities.

There are several type of psychic readings practiced namely;

Aural Readings

An aura is a subtle energy surrounding a person. This energy protects the body from spiritual harm. A psychic specializing in this reading can discern information concerning your relationships, emotional state and your career. This can assist you to be in touch with self energy and remove barriers to your emotional or spiritual growth.

Palm Readings

This reading also called Palmistry interpreting several things about a person by examining his/her palm. This involves studying the lines, wrinkles, curves and shapes on the palm. The psychic is then able to characterize and foretell one’s future. This is one of the psychic readings which does not necessary depend on psychic ability. Therefore, if you opt for your palm to be read, you should be careful about what you tell the reader so that he/she does not use the same information to foretell your future.

Astrological Readings

Astrology is the study of how distant objects such as planets and stars have influence on our lives. Astrological reading involves alignment of one’s place and time of birth with the planets and stars. The psychic is then able recognize the energies and potentials that an individual was born with and how he/she can utilize them for maximum benefit. Through astrological reading, a psychic can make future predictions such as an individual’s economic success.


This is a type of reading in which a psychic uses a deck of cards to discern information about a person. It is a popular type of reading especially even to people with little knowledge about psychics. The reader requires an individual to draw particular number of cards from a pack. Each card has an image with specific meaning depending on the order in which one draws the cards.


This is a type of psychic reading where psychic discerns information of a person by using an object the person posses. A psychic normally ask an individual for his/her favorite and important object and detects the energy the object holds. This psychic reading is based on the belief that an object close to a person for long periods has the person’s energy which can be discerned. Psychometry readings have been applied to search missing persons.


This type of psychic reading involves use of numbers to discern information about the past and also make predictions about the future of a person. Psychic using this method use numerical values like date of birth and letters in a person’s name to get particular information.


The above are a few of the many kinds of psychic readings. Some Professional psychics can use a combination of these types to give an individual the best insight. An individual can also explore and choose the type that suit him/her most.

Get the Most Effective Credit Repair With The Lexington Law

credit repair firmFor you to repair your credit rating, you out to have two options which means, you can do it yourself by maintaining the privacy of your personal information and interaction with the creditors. The other option is having credit repair services do the credit repair on your behalf. As opposed to many credit repair services and programs, Lexington Credit Repair is a law firm that deals with credit repair issues, and for clients who may be interested in the legal improvement of their credit scores, Lexington Law is the right choice.

Lexington Credit Claim of Fame

In case you choose Lexington Law, you will not require to get bothered by the negative impacts which are said about credit repair businesses. What separates all the other run of the mill credit business repair is the firm’s years of expertise in the field of credit repair. This is supported by the figures Lexington credit firm has helped more than 300.000 Americans to reset their credit rating in a few weeks.

Lexington Law has taken pride in specialization of credit repair issues. Its plan is asserting its customer’s consumer rights and also making sure it authenticate information based on the credit report.

An economical and viable credit repair program

Lexington Law assesses the client’s report detail to detail; it will then identify the obsolete and inaccurate information. After that, the information will be taken to the creditors for them to handle. Most credit bureaus deliver the results in two months while Lexington law firm delivers in 30 days. The firm also identifies any form of theft or inaccuracy and erases them from your report. The program is also based on a goodwill intervention.

Exclusive credit report programs

The services of Lexington Law Credit Repair doesn’t come to an end when negative information have been successfully removed from the credit report, but they also provide helpful services such as identifying theft insurance and the monthly credit improvement analysis score. These are basically the aspects of credit reports that are taken lightly by other firms. LexingtonLaw.com believes that its customers should sustain good credit ratings.

Usually, identifying of theft protects the insurance holders from increased stealing practice of another person’s identity. With such an insurance, one can protect himself from such ugly situations.

With the discussed tactics, it is easy to understand why Lexington Law is one of the best credit repair businesses in the industry.