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Hello Team:Residential sales in Southern California are off about 20% from last year. Interestingly enough sales prices are up in many areas, but there is no doubt sales are slow compared to this time last year.That means revenue steams are very important not only to you, but to brokers as well. ...
06/10/2007
I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Real Estate.  It surprises me that so little could generate so much controversy.Basically it was a great commercial for Red Fin - Good for them.They did blast NAR - Too bad for them.The Red Fin CEO said the real estate industry is really screwed up - What's new...
05/16/2007
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Don,I saw your blog and I thought that it was really interesting. I just wanted to ask how would you approach a divorce lawyer? I know they can be a source of leads but how would you approach them?ThanksAdrianHello Adrian:I appreciate your response.  The key is that you have to remember 2 paramou...
05/08/2007
Hello  Team:  I have received an interesting series of questions from many quarters regarding what it takes to be a success in our business and I wanted to share some items with you.   Its all about Customer Acquisition -- But first the basics   The requirements for success in our business are no...
05/08/2007
Hello Team:   You should all be asking yourself these questions:   What's This Cal First Training Business All About?  Is Cal First's training really better than our competitors? Would a more fundamental approach be better for me?Let's think through the mechanics and see what we learn.   I had an...
05/08/2007
Hello Team: Presumably you already know you should be writing both Mortgage and Real Estate Brokerage transactions. Not to be doing this is, quite candidly, not smart. If you have any doubts about this read my past posts on RealBlogging.com. We all know that activity breeds results. The real poin...
05/08/2007
Hello Team: Single Client Listings are in Full Bloom Be sure you are aware of how to "Triple Side" a deal.The number of expired listings each day has diminished in our market area (Orange and San Diego Counties in Southern California. Orange County typically generates about 75 expired listings a ...
05/08/2007
We are Buried in New BusinessHello Team: I want to thank you for all your kind words and encouragement. Before today's topic I wanted to clarify a few items for those of you that have asked. -- You can see the other blogs I have posted for more detail. While I would like to be able to take all yo...
05/08/2007
Are Stand Alone Services Obsolete?Hello Nancy: I have provided your comments below for the benefit of our readers. I appreciate your feed back and I share your concerns. I am afraid you will find Real Estate Agents providing mortgages as well as insurance and escrow services in the very near futu...
05/08/2007
It's Heating Up -- Broker's Bundling ServicesShould untrained Agents provide Loans? Should untrained loan officers provide real estate services? Is it even possible to do a good job at both? Should real estate brokers even attempt to provide insurance, escrow and other services?I want to thank th...
05/08/2007
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