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When selling a home, these four valuable keys as noted above are indeed essential. However, the one missing key and the most valuable and golden key for residential home sellers is this one:The TRUST KeyPeople buy from people they know and trust.  Yes, it is essential to have a professional real ...
02/28/2024
FACT: The real estate industry is indeed a 24/7 business. To think real estate is part time is a foolhardy belief.Professional real estate agents receive calls, texts and emails before 6am and well after 9pm depending upon the time zone. These communications happen between Sunday to Sunday and ev...
02/27/2024
How often do we think of Monday or any day as “It’s Just Another Day?” Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney wrote these lyrics, Another Day, which Paul sang.The meaning of this song by the songwriters is about the drudgery and sadness of a single women’s life.Yet these four words, “It’s Just Anothe...
02/26/2024
Seth Godin provides this definition of brand that being: “A set of expectations, memories, stories, and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another.” I agree yet there is something else that needs to be addressed.Vacant land ...
02/23/2024
New build construction works for many as the home buyers can have the house constructed to their desires including all upgrades. However, caution is essential before signing that new build construction contract.First, and foremost cautionary step, builders do not represent you as the buyer. This ...
02/22/2024
In sales and especially in real estate, the goal is to have the potential clients aka as sales leads to pull you to them. Using the often-witnessed push sales behaviors does not really work very well. Hence, the often heard comment "He was a pushy salesman" or "She was a pushy salesperson."Yester...
02/22/2024
Living here in the remnants of the Wild West days, cattle branding is one of those historic memories. Today cattle have GPS tags on their ears to identify the different owners.In the various industries including real estate, the question of "What's your brand?" is still the topic of numerous semi...
02/21/2024
Another real estate copycat suit emerged with this comment in the filing:The complaint alleges that “most” buyer agents will steer clients away from listings that offer a lower commission.My brain thought “really, most agent will?”  Did those who filed the complaint actually survey real estate ag...
02/21/2024
Monday is a new day for a new week. Some of us may embrace this day with enthusiasm, others with not so much enthusiasm and some just glad the weekend guests have left.There is a song by Asoredee that is truly motivational. Maybe this is how we should approach each new day?Wake up it's a brand ne...
02/19/2024
Being in real estate as independent contractors (think real estate agent salespersons) or as a owners/brokers requires understanding the business side of the real estate practice. Unfortunately, many new to real estate and even some experienced real estate agents fail to fully understand and put ...
02/18/2024
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