Attention Calgary real estate agents

Attn: Real estate agents in Calgary! 

We hope to see you at the CREB® Forecast Conference and Tradeshow 2018 on January 31, 2018. We’ll be at booth 517, so stop by and say hi. 

If you’re not able to make it to the show, we’ll still be in Calgary on February 1 and 2, so send us an email if you want to get together to talk relationship marketing. 

See you at the CREB Forecast and Tradeshow

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Monthly Motivation: Are people buying what you’re selling?

Seth Godin Quote on what people buy

Do you build relationships, tell stories and inspire magic in your real estate business? Are you selling a property or a lifestyle? Does your marketing reflect this? 

Are these types of things only for marketing, or do you bring them into the way you conduct business too? 

Share your ideas, tips and tricks below.

Learn more about Seth Godin here.

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Help us warm those in need this holiday season

We need your help to fill up our tree! 

Our Christmas tree with a few warm items around it

November 30

A few more warm items under the DMS tree

December 7

Lots of warm and helpful items under the DMS tree

December 14


These are the last few days we are gathering donations to help warm those in need this holiday season. Please stop by our office before December 18 to drop off your donation for the Hope Mission. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and are located at 101-10620 178 St NW.

The most needed winter wear items for those the Hope Mission services include: New underwear (men’s and women’s), new socks, gently worn and clean winter jackets, shoes and boots, gloves and mittens, sweatpants, men’s jeans (sizes 30-36).

Non-clothing items needed include: deodorant, disposable razors and shaving cream, toothbrushes and face cloths. 

Please stop by and help us warm those in need this holiday season.

The DMS Connect Team

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Monthly Motivation: What is routine?

Routine is the sign of an ambitious individual

What routine do you have in place to reach your goals?

Tom Ferry, American motivational speaker, self-help author, investor, and founder of a real estate coaching and events company, Tom Ferry – Your Coach, has this to say about routine in his book: Mindset, Model and Marketing!: The Proven Strategies to Transform and Grow Your Real Estate Business.



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Attention REALTORS® in Edmonton!

REALTORS®: You're Invited

REALTORS® in the Edmonton area:

You are invited to join us, DMS Connect, at the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton REALTOR® Summit & Trade Show! 

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, 17700 87 Ave NW

Check with the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton about how to register!   

We will be there to help you streamline your marketing. You will find solutions to standoutconnect and engage with clients and prospects.

Current clients, please stop by to say, “Hi” to us. And, while there, bring a colleague along that can benefit from our services so they can take advantage of our show specials!

See you there!

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Add Humour to your Marketing

Top 10 Things to Do when Selling your Home (humour)

Using humour in real estate can be a great way to break the ice when getting in contact with prospects and clients. What funny ads, calls to action, etc. have you seen over your career? Do you use humour in your marketing? Do you find it effective? Let us know below.

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Success Comes From your Mindset

There are 168 hours in a week - what you choose to do with them is up to you - Joe Momoh (UofA Success Story)

A made up mind is the powerful difference between average and extraordinary success. The University of Alberta published a story that emphasizes what a shift in mindset can do in life:

From starting University with a football scholarship to graduating with a 3.9 GPA and starting his own business, this student learned a lot about life, hard work and defying stereotypes. We believe these are valuable lessons for everyone at any stage of their career.

Read the story here and get inspired.

Your success in real estate is what you make up your mind to achieve. We’d love to hear how you keep yourself motivated and how you ensure you reach your goals. If you’re not realizing the success you know you’re capable of, give us a call. We can help with your marketing and put some time back in your hands so you can focus on what you’ve made up your mind to achieve.

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Summer is officially here!

And you know what that means – time to start thinking about Holiday Communications!

Start planning your gifts and holiday communications for your clients.

Wait. What?

Yes. It’s time to start planning your 2017 holiday communications for clients. Whether it’s calendars, day planners, letters or cards, now is when you should decide what you want to do and get your order in. Then, in the fall, you’ll be way ahead of your colleagues and under way less stress.

Here’s how DMS Connect can help you this year (click for more information):

  1. Wall Calendar Mail Service
  2. Day Planners and Mail Service
  3. Holiday Greeting Letter and Mail Service
  4. Holiday Flat Card and Mail Service

We’ll even send you a few of our business cards so you can pass them onto your colleagues when they’re starting to wonder how you’re so relaxed come November/December!

Please comment below, email or call us at 1-800-309-1747 to place your order!

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What can you do in 30 days?

June has 30 days. What can you do in 30 days? Well, according to experts, you can start and complete a goal of yours. This TED Talk video explains the idea in further detail, so please give it a watch.

Starting something new, whether it be in your personal or business life, is a great way to grow. Here are some ideas on what you can accomplish this month when you make time for a new habit:

  • Eat dinner with the family every night
  • Spend 30 minutes exercising
  • Do something kind for someone else
  • Spend 1 hour calling prospects
  • Post 1 social media post a day
  • Door knock to at least 10 houses a day
  • Write a blog post a day (that you publish over the course of a year)

What else can you do in 30 days? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Canadians Helping Canadians

Sometimes, all we need to motivate us is a little help from a friend (or stranger). We have a great country with millions of people ready to step up and give a hand to those in need. Let’s take a look at a few moments this past year with fellow Canadians helping Canadians and rallying to help each other and create a better place for those around them:

May 2016 – Relief poured in from all over the country when a devastating forest fire in Fort McMurray left over 80,000 people evacuated from their city. Strangers opened up their homes to give people they had never met a place to live. Food, clothing and household items were donated to help people restart their lives. Restaurants offered free meals to people displaced by the fire and hotels offered lodging. Not to mention the millions of dollars donated through the Red Cross. Through this difficult situation, strangers stopped to lift each other up.

November 2016 – In a story reported by CBC, strangers on the subway in Toronto all banded together to help a young man who was running late for a job interview and was extremely nervous. Instead of ignoring his obviously flustered state, the people sitting around him took the time to help him relax and take a positive, confident mindset to his interview. It was so inspiring to one of the strangers that helped him, she shared her story. It’s a great read! Get it here.

April 30, 2017 – Fun is motivating too! Game 3, Edmonton Oilers hosting the Anaheim Ducks, voices rang out in Rogers Place as the crowd took to singing the Star Spangled Banner when a microphone glitch threatened to destroy game tradition. Brett Kissel, the anthem singer, tweeted: “Mic didn’t work for the anthems tonight @RogersPlace. But no worries. The best singers & fans are in #OilCountry! @EdmontonOilers!”

We love hearing how people go above and beyond to help others! We know REALTORS ® are a big part of the community and contribute in many ways to organizations that better lives. Share your stories in the comments about how you, your colleagues and your company support the community.

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