Hi there!
Here's an e-newsletter for you that's jam-packed with valuable career development insights from the RE/MAX network that will help keep you at the top of your game, regardless of which brokerage you're with. I hope you enjoy the content!

This month's edition features invites to multiple events including those on video marketing, taxes for realtors, and a live special feature for new agents. Scroll down to the bottom for some powerful inspiration, my favourite piece of video equipment and more!
Join us for a 5 Day Free REALTOR Video Bootcamp
Broadcast Live Monday, May 10 - Friday, May 14
Valued at over $500

This live event was created as a way to help Real Estate professionals not only use video in their business but take it to the next level. It offers hands-on training and education unlike any other. Attendees learn on-camera skills, ways to incorporate video into their marketing strategies, how to choose and utilize equipment for all price points, and editing basics.  
 
“When we started Video Boot Camp 6 years ago, we never imagined what a magical event it would become,” says Michael Thorne. “We have sold out Video Boot Camps all over North America and Europe and there is nothing like the training and education agents receive at these events.”
However, this event will be like none other. Not only will this be a 5-day virtual event, but it will also guest feature more than two dozen industry thought leaders and practitioners such as Peter Lorimer, Jimmy Mackin, and Karin Carr. Attendees can expect never-before-seen examples, tactics, and insights that will help them sharpen their skills and grow their businesses. 
 
Previous Video Boot Camps have been exclusive, but for the first time ever, Michael and Jesse are offering the full course to all Realtors for free. (An over $500 value.)

Details and login instructions available here: http://revideostudio.com/free/

Are you looking for peace of mind
when it comes to your taxes?
Join us Tuesday, April 27th at 10:30am

I had my first audit two years ago, and let me tell you - it wasn't a fun process! Being proactive in ensuring you're doing all the right things when it comes to taking care of your taxes can save you time, money and unnecessary frustration.

Many business owners don’t know what tax deductions are available to them, or how important it is to keep their personal and business finances separate.

Tune in to hear Canada’s small business tax specialist share what mistakes realtors commonly make at tax time and what to do about them. Learn more about tax credits and how to ensure you’re fulfilling CRA obligations to avoid unnecessary audits by joining our webinar on April 27.

Good Stuff 
to watch, read, listen to, consider...


Join me this Thursday, April 29th at 11am LIVE on our RE/MAX Crest Facebook and YouTube channels to hear from four of our successful new real estate agents as they share what to expect when entering this industry, the challenges they face(d), and tips for new agents starting a career in real estate! Note: sessions auto-record and are available for replay on the channels after the event.

Although many of us may be feeling Zoomed out, let's face it, video is here to stay. And I know as well as anyone the touch-up feature in Zoom can only get you so far! This past year I purchased The Lume Cube and I absolutely love it! The battery life is great, the features are excellent, allowing you to change the warmth and intensity of the light, and it completely transforms how you look on video. Lighting is key! PLUS, it's under $100. I've done quite a bit of research, and have seen colleagues with cheaper much less effective lights and I have to say, this was an excellent buy.

To keep with this month's theme of taxes, I thought I'd share with you an app: Hurdlr for real estate agents seamlessly tracks your business expenses, mileage, deductions, and commissions in real-time, like magic. RE/MAX agents get a discount on tools like these through our Marketplace system, but even at full price, this could be an invaluable tool to streamline your business!

Did you know that RE/MAX has an array of technologies to support you in your business? Check out the quick 15-second video below, or our system at www.remaxhustle.com (it's a public site, feel free to have a play around!) that allows you to create professional commercials, listing videos, infographics and a video editor for social media stories and more! Not tech-savvy? No problem. This system couldn't be easier to use. Create eye-catching content with ease, that you can share with your network to keep you top of mind!
An Effective Business Takes a Thoughtful Culture
Thoughts on Leadership & Words of Inspiration

In a world of possibilities, a leader with the right values and mindset makes all the difference. As the leader of the RE/MAX network, Adam Contos paves the way, offering meaningful insights and specific direction on what it means to be a ‘master of your craft’. He runs the organization and executes his role with the same best practices he advises agents to implement in their business; he uses video extensively, he uses storytelling to convey his message, he makes good use of social media, he’s authentically himself, he embraces technology in a big way, he actively shares his knowledge, he’s committed to personal and professional development and the list goes on. Read on in our blog post here.

Here are a few soundbites from Adam, whose words have had a positive impact on me in my business and I know they could for you too should you take them to heart. Follow him on Instagram for more leadership content. or checkout his weekly podcast Start with a Win which I look forward to every Wednesday!
If you're interested in learning more about how RE/MAX can support you in growing your business, I'd be happy to have a no-pressure private consultation either in-person one-on-one or via Zoom. Whether you decide to join or not, you'll be sure to learn something valuable for your business!

Sincerely,

Cassidy Bast
Director of Marketing & Career Development
778-233-0093