Thoughts On Real Estate And Other Things I Care About

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Real Estate Agent - Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - BRE# 01494165
A Southern California Coastal agent's perspective on real estate and other things that interest me! Based in Laguna Beach, Real Estate is my passion.

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2012 

    I recently wrote a post about mistakes I've made in business. well, actually I didn't list ALL my mistakes....that would just be foolish. But I did mention one glaring example. To be fair, it's wasn't as much a mistake as much as an omission. I omitted shoes from my wardrobe as I left the ho...
01/20/2012
    I see no point running from my mistakes. Granted, I don't send out postcards to the neighborhood relating every horrible detail of a lost deal, unhappy clients and basic errors in negotiating. But everyone knows we have them! I learned very early in my sales career that humility and honesty ...
01/19/2012
    I'm sure by now you've all heard about the cruise ship with sunk off the coast of Italy. This story has grabbed my attention....I'll be taking a cruise off the coast of Italy this spring. Among the accounts of terror and heroism was a "footnote" mention that the Captain had been arrested...a...
01/15/2012
      I have found the best method for finding new leads, keeping yourself in front of your clients (present and past) and close deals in a significantly shorter amount of time. The Magic Bullet of Real Estate! No more daily bloggingNo more tickler emailsNo more print advertising nor fliersNo mo...
01/14/2012
I'm writing this blog from my television. I'm using a real keypad on my couch and watching the words appear on the TV screen....very cool.  I've been married for 18 years now...and after all those Chrismases, I have finally stopped trying to be "creative" with my husband's gifts. He really likes ...
01/08/2012
    "Trust Me!" How many times in our lives do we hear those words? or a variation of them. "You're going to love this, trust me""Trust me, this is a great deal""You'll just have to trust me" These and statements like these are part of the American lexicon. The word "trust" is used so often that...
01/07/2012
    I had a great December...personally and professionally! I had successful closings of some transactions....smooth ones at that. My husband had some successful closings for his business. I had many wonderful family events for the holidays. It was a nice Christmas season. I also started working...
01/07/2012
    I've read a few blogs recently about agents who have "fired" their clients due to situations they find unethical. Miss-behaving clients. It's caused me to think a bit about my own career in real estate and some of the clients I've had to work with....how I handled these situations. One thing...
01/06/2012
    Double, Double Toil and Trouble Ah Shakespeare's great rhyme about a witch and her cauldron. A sing song child's saying at Halloween should not be a rallying call of the short sale agent. Always try to keep a smile on my face! Yesterday we heard from B of A about a short sale and yes, we are...
01/05/2012
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