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Month: March 2018

The Impact of Marketing in the Society – Can We Really Make a Difference?

Definitions Marketing is generally thought of as the process of promoting goods and services to the end user. We can think of this as McDonald’s advertising its Big Mac in such a way that we feel that we really need one for lunch. This demonstrates the advertising piece of the marketing mix, and is the element that most people identify with marketing. Society is generally defined as the condition in which members of a community live together for their mutual benefit. Societies are more than just the individual members that make up the group, but the sum of the collective. We are all members of a society, and interact with the other members in that community. So what is the impact of marketing in the society? Negative Connotations of Marketing – They Made Me Do It Ever since society passed from a Subsistence economy (I grow my own food, make my own clothes, and don’t need anyone else to help me) to a Trade economy (I’ll grow some food to sell to you, if you will make some clothes to sell to me) we have had the challenge of marketing our products and services to others (Uh-oh, now that there are two people making clothes in my town I’d better let people know why they should buy mine). And ever since that first sales pitch there have been criticisms...

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Market Report – Months Supply of Inventory February 2018 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2018 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2018”.  Months supply of inventory for January was 3.56 with February at 3.15. Considering selling your Arizona home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process! No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to our Arizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are considering a...

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Market Report – New Inventory February 2018 ARMLS

 Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2018 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2018”. New inventory is down 6.4% month-over-month while the year-over-year comparison shows a decrease of 1.2%.  Considering selling your Arizona home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process.  No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!       ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to ourArizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and  licensed from Shutterstock , shared from YouTube, sourced from Vectortoons, or were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. About the Authors – Updated 2017 If you are...

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Market Report – Active/UCB/CCBS February 2018 ARMLS

Permission is granted only to ARMLS® Subscribers for reproduction from 2018 ARMLS® STAT – with attribution to “ARMLS® COPYRIGHT 2018”. Of the 17,330 listings on the market as of January 31, 2018: 77.9% were Active 19.7% were UCB 2.4% were CCBS Active = On the market – not under contractUCB = Under Contract – Accepting Backup OffersCCBS = Contract Contingent on Buyer Sale  Considering selling your Arizona home? Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation so we can share with you our proven home selling process. No hype. No gimmicks. No nonsense.   Just Results!        ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Click the button below to Subscribe to our Arizona Real Estate blog!   All images purchased and...

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How to Put an Army IRR Packet Together

Packet requirements, what you need to include in your IRR packet: 1. IRR packet checklist, based on Figure B-59 of USAR Pamphlet 600-5. 2. DA Form 4561, Request for Reserve Component Assignment or Attachment. Completely filled and signed by the Soldier and the Commander. 3. Your statement/justification letter and backing documentation. This is based on the reasons listed in AR 140-10. 4. Chain of Command Recommendation. 5. Cogent Personal Reason. If the specific reason isn’t listed in AR 140-10, it requires an exception to policy by your OFTS. 6. Counseling Statement (DA Form 4856). This is from the commander to the Soldier and is face to face. Are you in receipt of a bonus? This counseling statement must warn you about bonus termination or recoupment. 7. Counseling Statement (DA Form 4856). From the Soldier’s servicing career counselor to the Soldier; it’s also face to face. Valid reasons for transferring from the Troop Program Unit (TPU) to the Individual Ready Reserves (IRR): As a TPU Soldier, you can forward an IRR transfer packet up the chain of command. There’s no guarantee for that packet’s approval, or for your transfer to the IRR. If you want to improve your TPU to IRR transfer chances, refer to the valid reasons listed in AR 140 -10, Chapter 4, Paragraph 9. If you have enough documentations, and facts, to support one or more of...

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