Todd & Linda Todd Mitchell

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Stories from the street

Earlier this year, I had a buyer where for several months, we had been diligently searching to find the perfect home for him. As you can imagine, you have to sift through a lot of inventory (ugly houses) before you eventually find that proverbial needle in the haystack. However, we were both determined and one...
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What’s your recovery rate?

Examining your physical and spiritual fitness Many of you that know me personally or that follow me on Facebook know that I’m an avid cyclist. I try to get a minimum of 50 miles a week in and often times, it can be quite a bit more than that. 30-50 mile rides on Saturday morning...
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Client Stories: 1393 E Salem

Getting it done fast Earlier this year we received a referral from Tonya Houze-Woods. We sold Tonya’s home in the late summer of 2016 and had a great time working with her not only on the sale of her home but also the purchase of her new home which is beautiful and fits her like...
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Business Spotlight: Rio Acai Bowls

Can you say ACAI? Downtown Fresno is starting the journey towards developing into a very nice niche community. From the ballpark to Art Hop, Bitwise, some historic buildings and new buildings, it’s a great place to go visit as long as you take lots of quarters to feed the parking meters. The Fulton Mall is...
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Enjoying life’s little moments

The Slippery Slope of Work/Life Balance Several weeks back, I was packing up to leave the office for the day and a notification popped up on my phone with a meeting invite from none other than one Mrs. Linda Mitchell. Now, this is not an unusual circumstance. We send each other calendar meeting requests all...
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Dynatrap

The Insect and Mosquito Trap We recently spotted the Dynatrap Insect and Mosquito Trap at Costco. However, we hemmed and hawed and didn’t pick it up. I did however, go back and start doing research on this gizmo and quickly realized I should have bought it....
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Stories from the street

You can’t make this stuff up As real estate brokers, the majority of our business is by referral, and that is truly how we prefer it....
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Client Stories: 5193 W Los Altos – Part 2

Creating the Best House on the Street What an amazing success! Sometimes, even Linda and I are taken back by the results our Value-Optimized Approach can achieve. If you recall, last month we wrote about Velda in part 1 of her story. If you didn’t catch it, you can find out more about Velda and...
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Back to Basics

Saving Money, Practicing Humility and Getting Dirty Have you ever been hit square in the face with the realization that you need to make changes? This happens to us all once in a while and our human nature is to cling to the familiar, even when we know deep down it may not be working....
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Business Spotlight: Mike’s Barbecue

Best Tri-Tip in Fresno If you’ve lived in Fresno for any length of time or even the Central Valley for that matter, then you know we’re serious about our Tri-Tip sandwiches in this town. Periodically, we’ve had guests from different parts of the country and when we offer to BBQ some Tri-Tip, they’re like “A...
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Pincushion Hill

What an awesome hike! I’ve always been an active person. Whether it’s running along the canal bank while my kids rode their bikes, doing yard work or going to the gym, I love staying on the move....
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Client Stories: 5193 Los Altos – Part 1

Creating the Best House on the Street If you’ve ever read the “Our Story” page on ToddandLinda.com, then you know that Linda and I got our start in real estate by flipping homes. That was a lot of fun for us and when the market is ripe again one day, we’ll be sure to dive...
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That Looks Easy!

Just Maybe, you’re only seeing the tip of the Iceberg When you’re good at something, I think you naturally make it look easy. That is how it should be to be honest. I’ve read several times and several places that it takes 10,000 hours of study and intense practice to develop mastery. When you consider...
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Tales from the Street

Don’t get hung up, there’s always a solution My brother Roger has been a real estate investor since his early 20’s. He is quite an exceptional man, husband, father, and brother. He’s now given me the honor of assisting him with finding investment properties and that means a great deal that he’s entrusted that responsibility...
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Business Spotlight: G’s Creamery – Ice Cream & Sweet Buns

My Buns Are Sweeter than Yours I think we can all agree that time flies by, seemingly faster each and every year. This marks the 12th volume of this newsletter and 1 years passage of time. For those of you that have been keeping up with us, you know that Linda and I are earnestly...
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Client Stories: 713 Quady Lane

Who said January was a bad time to sell? When you love what you do, it causes you to show up differently in your life. You’re more engaged and have a naturally more positive outlook on things. Don’t get me wrong, there are some plain ole bad days. There are challenges too; sometimes daily. However,...
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The New Normal

That Moment You Realize Everything You’ve Ever Known is Not the Norm…   Recently, Linda and I were asked by our good friend, Nate Moore if we’d be interested in volunteering at a local elementary school to work with kids one-hour each week. These kids had been hand selected by the administration to participate in...
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Are you Bulletproof?

As we continue our journey into adulthood we notice our bodies changing. We are no longer invincible or taut & firm. The six packs are now 2 packs if we’re lucky. We work out and try to eat right but the challenge is real. Fast food restaurants on every corner....
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Collecting Experiences

On Sunday, February 12th after church, we took off with our good friends Glenn & Lorraine Jones to soak up some Southern California sun and spend Monday the 13th at Universal Studios. We picked up season passes last July and were determined to get at least 2 trips out of them. It’s always an adventure...
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RDL 030: We Can’t Make This Stuff Up – Stories from the Street

Cataract Surgery | Preparing Homes | Fraudulent Advertising | Coming Soon Campaigns | Common Sense | Making our Case | Unethical Real Estate Agents Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 30   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! This week, we’re doing something different and hopefully, you’ll enjoy it. In our new Stories from the...
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Client Stories: 5270 N Feland Avenue

Let the Bidding Begin! Over the course of now 11 of these newsletters, you’ve heard Linda and I talk about The Value-Driven Approach as our strategy for selling homes. By the way, we are in the midst of re-naming The Value-Driven Approach as I’m now 70% done with writing a detailed How-To book on the...
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Business Spotlight: The Inn at Avila Beach

Imagine your Best Friends Beach House It’s fun being spontaneous, wouldn’t you agree? On a whim, I’ll get a call from Linda or visa versa and we’ll decide to get out of Fresno for the night (or weekend). This is more common in the heat of the summer and the conversation tends to go something...
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Get “Big Mo” on your Team!

With the Right kind of Momentum, You can be Unstoppable If you’ve ever talked to me for longer than 10 minutes, chances are I’ve told you to read The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy. It’s one of my all-time favorite books and I’m going through it right now for the 3rd time. Each new time,...
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RDL 029: Ditching The Employee Mindset

Employee Attitude | Employer Attitude | No Plan B | Fully Committed | Don’t Depend on Someone Else for your Success Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 29   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! Realtors – As a 1099 Contractor, you’re a business owner now and it’s time to start acting like...
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Fresno’s Finest Podcast

Getting People Healthy Diana Smith – Revolutionizing Patient Care   Diana Smith, owner and CEO of Medical-Dental Pharmacy, has been a pharmacist for 24 years, and her family has been in the pharmacy business for 48 years, with over 600,000 patients on file. Smith’s focus is genetics and personalized medicine....
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Words that Burn

Word of the Month: Goals It’s that time of year and we should have already set our goals for 2017. If you haven’t yet though, it’s not too late. As they say, it’s better late than never. This is when we decide that after the holidays we are going to lose weight, eat healthier, do...
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RDL 028: The 1099 Contractor IRS Tax Dilemma

1099 Contractor Tax Problems | Independent Contractor | 10-50K in Tax Debt | Sole Proprietor | Business License Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 28   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! Here we are, getting ready to enter the height of tax season. If you’re a realtor or any 1099 contractor, then...
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The way we were

The things we did back then! I woke up recently and found myself going down memory lane, all the way back to my childhood. You see, growing up for me wasn’t anything like Leave it to Beaver or Father Knows Best....
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Client Stories: 6582 N. Bendel Avenue

The House that Didn’t Want to be Sold Our journey with Dan and Vicky started in the fall of 2015 when one day while driving back to our office, Linda spotted a gentlemen out watering his front yard with a For Sale By Owner sign prominently displayed in his front yard. Being the inquisitive person...
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Business Spotlight: Jeffrey Cook Videography

Telling People’s Stories – Jeff Cook, Story Teller Most of you that know me also know that I’m a bit of a tech geek. From photography, videography, websites, podcast, Photoshop, you name it, I’ve got my hands into it at some level and I’m not afraid to learn new forms of technology or software applications....
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2016 From the Rear-View Mirror

Confessions from a Reflective Learner Once upon a time, it was explained to me that each year you get older, that year represents less of your overall lifespan. It’s why summers as a 10-year-old child seemed to be so long and yet, as adults, we blink and a year shoots by. When you’re 10 years...
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RDL 027: Time Management; Ours stinks!

Work in Progress | My Time Management Stinks! | Facebook | Tracking Your Habits | Timeline Eradicator | To-Do Lists | Pomodoro Technique Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 27   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! I’ve come to the realization that my time management stinks! Flat out. Truth be told, I’ve...
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Words that Burn

Word of the Month: Emotions If you’re like me, there are times when you meet someone and immediately they remind you of someone you know. Either good or bad, it could go either way. It could be someone you’d love to see, or someone you’d like to avoid altogether. In this situation, we either back...
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What’s on our Nightstands

Todd: My Top 5 Picks of the Year! (2016) No B.S. Wealth Attraction in the New Economy, by Dan S. Kennedy:  If you’ve been listening to our Podcast then you’ll recognize the name. I’ve read out of this book several times. If you talk about an all purpose Entrepreneur Bible of sorts, this would be...
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Learning to Eat Healthy

It’s that time of year when we decide to start making healthier choices; after the holidays of course! Learning to Eat Healthy is choice and it’s definitely obtainable… Our memories and senses inhale the baking of fudge, Christmas cookies, pies and vast variety of Holiday Treats. As Todd and I have progressed throughout 2016 and...
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RDL 026: Morning Routine that will Super Charge Your Life!

WD-40 | Squeaky Brain | Supercharge Your Life | Hal Elrod | Miracle Morning Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 26   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! I’m excited to finally have the opportunity to talk about something that has become very important to me; my morning routine. I’m tracking #460 week...
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Business Spotlight: PC Pierce

Website Extraordinaire – All Around Great Guy! When you start a business it’s truly a daunting task. You have decision after decision that needs to be made. And, these are not inconsequential decisions. They are important. From coming up with a name that is both catchy and memorable, to developing a brand, you need to...
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Client Stories: 950 N. Arthur Avenue

Oh, the essence of Todd & Linda Mitchell!!! These are the people that you WANT on your side!  My husband came to my work one day and said that he was meeting with some realtors because we were going to look for a new house! Little did I know just what we were in for! ...
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RDL 025: Are you Bullet Proof?

Ready for the New Year | Shot out of a Gun | We’re Evolving | Bulletproof Coffee | Grass Fed Butter | Rocket Fuel | Brain Octane | Ketosis | Ketones Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 25   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! Here we are, 2017, and we’re off to the races....
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Realize Your Dreams Through the Power of Goal Setting

  I know, everyone has heard it before; “you need to write your goals down.”   You may even tell yourself this each year that you should be doing this. You want to realize your dreams and you know you’re capable of accomplishing more. You set out to actually write your goals down for the...
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Christmas Traditions

Our Holidays are Better Than Ever When you become a blended family you begin to notice differences right away. How you load the dishwasher, cook your meals, get the kids ready for school in the morning and get yourself ready for the workday.   When you combine two different cultures, well that’s when things become...
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RDL 024: HEALTHCARE through SELF-Care

Achievement | 2017 | Christmas Reflection | Little Kids | Eating Healthy | Organic | Grass Fed Beef | Himalayan Salt Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 24   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! We’re one week closer to 2017. It’s still hard to believe how quickly 2016 has flown by. But,...
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What’s on our Nightstand:

Books we are currently Reading Todd:    Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday. Awesome read on the creativity seen not from traditional marketers but by engineers, coders and the least likely bunch of folks you would imagine. Growth hacking is typically done at little to no cost involved and the results can be measured extensively....
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RDL 023:Todd’s Top 5 Books for 2016

Planning for 2017 | Leveling up | No B.S Wealth Attraction in the New Economy | Do the Work | Multipliers | Influence, Psychology of Persuasion | Miracle Morning for Writers Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 23   Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! Another week has slipped by and we’re that much closer...
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The Unethical

Let’s start at the beginning as I have a way of starting midway and expecting everyone to know where I’m at. My husband says it’s a skill men don’t have.   We were in the middle of a “Coming Soon” campaign on one of our recent listings. We were out of town for the weekend...
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Fresno’s FINEST™ Podcast

We’ve Officially Launched   We are extremely excited. After a great deal of work with PC Pierce whom is our trusted website guru, 8 interviews and counting, and countless hours working on the Fresno’s FINEST™ Podcast platform, we are now officially on iTunes and STITCHER. Please search for us on the Podcast APP on your...
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RDL 022: Linda’s Top 3 Books for 2016

Year in Review | Leveling up for 2017 | Outwitting the Devil | Jesus, Life Coach | Unleash the Power Within Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 22   Greetings everyone! We hope this finds you doing well and in high spirits as you look forward to the opportunity that awaits you in 2017. Linda and...
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History is made November 8, 2016

It’s an election year and I must say that before the nominees were announced, I was nervous. After they were announced I was terrified....
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Business Spotlight: Yellow Dog Signs and Graphics

A Sign for the Times Starting a business is hard. The amount of decisions that need to be made is overwhelming. From naming your company and creating a branding strategy to location, website, social media and marketing, having go-to partners is critical. No man or woman is an Island so the old adage that it...
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RDL 021: Level up in 2017 through the Power of Goal Setting!

Writing your Goals Down | Having a Target | My experience in 2013 | Being Authentic | Mini Habits | Tony Robbins | Tim Ferris Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 21   What an awesome time of year it is. The holidays are upon us and with it, the spirit of giving and of thankfulness. For me,...
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