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Okay, this is my last blog entry for the night. So, let's end it on a note that is sour, and will leave you shaking your head.A few weeks ago, my wife was working the updesk. Someone called and wanted to see a home that was listed in our office, but was not my wife's (or my) listing. So, she proc...
02/11/2008
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Again, the following is a true story that happened to me about 4 years ago.A Long Time Ago In An Office Close Close By....AGENT WARS!I was working the updesk one evening when I got a call about a condo in a neighboring town. It was not next door, but close enough that I would show the property if...
02/11/2008
The following is a true story that actually happened to me....Okay, it was my first month in Real Estate. I was hungry and ignorant, and...I was working the updesk. I got a call from a buyer who wanted some information on a home, which I gladly provided. This man wanted to see the house that afte...
02/11/2008
There are many tasks that we do on a daily basis and never consider the possible ramifications. Take an Open House as an example. Many agents hold an Open House with the primary desire to find other clients. This is a long time technique to try to drive clients to us instead of having to find the...
02/11/2008
Do you write off every expense you can? Many people don't because they think it's too difficult. Trust me, it's easier than you think.I created a list of categories that I spend money on for my business. These are things like listing supplies (signs, lock boxes, flyer boxes, etc.), advertising (v...
02/11/2008
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One way we market property that is also inexpensive is to produce a business card size marketing piece about the property. On the front is a picture of the home, some basic home information, and our contact information. On the back is detailed info about the house, web advertising, email address,...
02/11/2008
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Blogging can be an enjoyable thing to do when you have time, but should you schedule time and do it consistantly? I once saw a sample time planner that gave a list of things to do in a slowing market, and one of the tasks on there was to blog. What possible benefit could it have to write things? ...
02/11/2008
When you close a transaction, do you give your client a closing gift? If not, you should. It is a great way to say "thank you" for the sale, and it's just good business. But, what do you get them? I remember when I was first starting off in this business. I'd buy things like cleaning products and...
02/11/2008
I don't know about you, but I have had a plethora of homeowners recently contact me and want to do a short sale with their property. While short sales can be a life saving option for the right client, most homeowners who are familiar with the term don't fully understand its full ramifications.A s...
02/11/2008
Organization in this or any business is critical. And, with so many devices on the market that help us get organized, it can be a little overwhelming to choose, learn, and commit to one (or more). I firmly believe that the gadget industry is there only to make money, and not to really "help" us. ...
02/09/2008
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