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There is an old saying to the effect that "something" happens. Personal tragedy is impossible to avoid. People we love betray us, get hurt, killed, or suffer any number of other catastrophes. One event is bad enough but the fortitude of even the strongest amounst us is often tested by a full-on a...
04/13/2009
Damn we're good looking! We are in an industry chock full of hotties. And that is no accident. The most successful sale people in the world are those who exude confidence. And, by definition, those who exude confidence are sexier than others. It's an occupational hazard to be sure. Men who work-o...
03/10/2008
This has never happened to you, right? You sit your clients down after evaluating the situtation and give them your learned council. Print media or no print media; open house or no open house; list first, buy later; hire this contractor and not that one...we've all been there. The worst part is w...
02/28/2008
I lost a listing today. It happens. The client bought another house BEFORE listing her old one, then listed it over the Thanksgiving weekend for the top of the price range and couldn't figure out why it didn't leap off the market. I eventually convinced her to lower the price but her "needs" stil...
02/20/2008
There is no question that there are fewer buyers during the holiday season. But there are fewer sellers too. As people remove their listings to ensure privacy during the holidays those that need to buy have fewer options.In certain demographics the Open House can be a GREAT way to generate more b...
12/14/2007
Being the father of 2 little rug rats I tend to get sick more than I used to. And although I don't mind the runny nose or headache that much, I do mind the inability to maintain consistency in my business.The reality of life is that we have sickness, vacations, emergencies, etc that pull us away ...
11/19/2007
Many of use grew up in a time when CYA meant Catholic Youth Association. It has come to mean something completely different today. When I was born my father paid the doctor $125 dollars. That included his services and a one night hospital stay for my mother...and no, I am not older than dirt. ;)L...
11/12/2007
The latest greatest double edged sword of the last 20 years has been cable TV. When you used to have 4 TV stations you were pretty limited in content. But with the explosion of hundreds of TV channels in the last decade we have also seen a rise in the number and variety of programs. Air time need...
11/08/2007
Getting that Buyer Representation Agreement signed! I have once worked with a buyer who wouldn't sign my Buyer Representation Agreement, to my regret. They wasted my time driving all over town looking at properties and in the end decided to stay where they were. Since then I have had my Buyer Rep...
11/08/2007
Since becoming a web marketing expert I have also come to understand the danger out there from people who have greater tools than ever to steal our identites. To protect yours do these things:1) Buy a shredder! And get one that does CDs as well as paper. They are relatively cheap at Staples or Of...
10/19/2007
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This particular blog is one for fellow Real Estate professionals. The problem of unqualified agents in our industry makes us all look bad and in an attempt to combat this problem I have established this blog to provide tips on professionalism, skills, education, and business management. My goal is simple, for all agents to become successful by more effectively serving their clients.