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2009 

New agents tend to dread the moment that they are working with buyers showing properties.  Not so much the driving around but the fear of loss of words and uncomfortable moments of silence.  First of all know that some moments of silence are just fine ... silence is golden.  Too lengthy of quiet...
01/29/2009
Set yourself up for failure before you even set foot in the seller's home?  Pitfalls avoided by simply following these common courtesies.  Initial phone call.  A seller calls and leaves you a message with their first and last name.  Return the call ASAP and begin with Ms. or Mr. (last name).  Be...
01/29/2009
With the cold storms that have blanketed some areas and ice roads shutting things down I just wondered if Realtors had decided to shut down their business.  Pull those covers over your head and hope to stay warm.  Guess what ... while the cold has set in so has your opportunities to keep your bu...
01/28/2009
Building your real estate business from the ground floor up can be frustrating. You know the analogy of how do you eat an elephant ? One bite at a time.          It can be an overpowering task if you don't know where to begin and what to do.   Five get started tips to help build a solid foundati...
01/28/2009
Buyers are gold in this market.  A smart agent, even those who in the past have just listed homes for sale but did not work with buyers, are now expanding their services and working hard to gain more buyers as clients.  Not so easy in this market so how do you impress and retain? A few tips to m...
01/27/2009
Today I had an appointment to meet a client at the office.  I had sold them a home in the past and they had decided to move to a Seniors Community.  I had already been by the home to admire the updates and care of their home and to discuss the current value.  They had discovered the Senor's comm...
01/25/2009
  Attending a real estate continuing education class, one would expect to receive not only good information but correct information.  Such was my expectation when I attended a required Ethics Update MCE class last week.  A lawyer from a title company taught the class and was delivering the latest...
01/25/2009
Ever felt like you are in a tug of war with your client?  You have made a strong recommendation knowing that if heeded it would bring positive results.  The client digs their heels in the ground and decides to not follow the advice.  Then as you knew would happen your unheeded words come to bite...
01/20/2009
Look around & take note from the Top Producing Agents.  What is it that makes them stand out, capture the business?  Reputation is a huge factor but more importantly is to be Recognized in the market.  The importance of Branding your image is huge when it comes to results.    Branding can make e...
01/19/2009
Ever found a task that was easy as falling off a log backward become difficult?  I had the pleasure of this lesson over the past weekend.  I was an appraiser for over fourteen years.  I could whip out my tape measure and measure up a property lickety split, square it up, enter it in on a sketch ...
01/19/2009
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