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I'm leaving Real Estate...and need some advice. After four years in the business, and some major changes in my personal life, I will no longer be selling real estate. Since July, I have been back working 9-5(ish) and really do prefer this lifestyle. The steady paychecks (although not as big as I'...
12/03/2011
"Oh that's ok. Our agent gave us the lockbox code!" My new sellers were so excited! We listed their house recently and they had their first showing scheduled for 11am today. At 12:10pm, Mr. Seller called: "Sue, it doesn't look like anyone was here. There isn't a card, and the lights were still on...
06/11/2011
Keep working on it, until you make it work! I think this will be my new mantra...in real estate, and in real life! This morning I was updating a CMA for an upcoming listing. I researched and tweaked...adding this...taking out that...until I came up with numbers that made sense to me. And that I'm...
05/16/2011
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Talk about timing! I was visiting my Dad the other day, and needed an aspirin. "They're in the medicine cabinet, Susan. Help yourself." Wow...my Dad's medicine cabinet was like a drug store shelf. The only problem was, many of those drugs were terribly outdated! So we started taking inventory, an...
04/21/2011
I surpassed the 75,000 point mark this morning with a comment on Lots of Leads...But At What Price by Paula Swayne. And since her subject was one that is near and dear to my heart, that makes this milestone all the more meaningful! Happy Sunday everyone!!!!
04/10/2011
Sometimes I wonder who the marketing genius was that came up with those instructions. Obviously the intention is to entice the consumer to quickly go through their product...then run out and buy some more. However, anyone who has naturally curly hair knows lathering more than once tends to dry ou...
03/18/2011
  We hear it all the time...there is no "I" in Team. I'd like to add there is no "I" in Award, either. When the Oscar winners gave their acceptance speeches the other night, they thanked the people behind the scenes who contributed to their success. And recently, I was awarded a plaque from my c...
03/02/2011
  As real estate agents, we never know where our next client will come from. I know I may be over-simplifying here, but these methods of securring business just don't make me want to hop out of bed in the morning: ~ Capturing the lead ~ Converting the FSBO ~ Going after the Expired listing ~ Begg...
01/29/2011
  When I started my real estate career several years back, the first stop after getting my license was the bank. I decided that each commission check would be divvied up amongst 4 different accounts (yes, my previous career was in Accounting): Checking - Household Checking - Real Estate Savings -...
01/21/2011
My Dear Buyers, Showing You Houses Is NOT Wasting My Time!   I met a wonderful couple last year, and will be listing their house in the next couple of months. They are ready to start looking for their next house, but aren't exactly sure where they want to buy.   "Sue, we don't know if we want to ...
01/14/2011
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