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Educatation, advice and guidance for Real Estate agents and the Consumer
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As a Broker, it's amazing to me how few of us actually invest in our own product!  If you're an agent or Broker interested in becoming a real estate investor, I invite you to contact me. I'm involved in helping those of us who regulary help investors buy properties become the investors actually b...
Posted over 5 years ago
I believe that our political system, the greatest idea of it's time, is failing. The causes are many; money, pandering, seniority rules, favors for votes, etc.  I believe in the system, but the system is sick. I am a conservative Republican with libertarian leanings and a belief in basic social a...
Posted almost 6 years ago
It is my belief that until a profit can be made from it, there will never be an energy source we can use to get away from oil-based fuels.  Existing technologies, such as fuel cells, wind, solar, ethanol, and bio-diesel have not the ability or potential to replace gasoline as a fuel source en mas...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Traditional brokerage, Online, Discount or Hybrid?  Which Business Model will you choose?  How will you know? I've spent five years studying the different models for a book I'm writing. Here's a general breakdown to help you choose. Traditional Brokerage: Generally you pay a monthly office fee, a...
Posted almost 6 years ago
In my first 4 years, I spent money on ads, promoting myself, and generating leads. I nearly went broke! Now I get an average of 3 new leads a day, I've closed 2 deals, have another closing next week, have 3 listings and 7 buyers who are qualfied and looking.  All this in my first 100 days - and I...
Posted almost 6 years ago
Active Rain is one of the big players in the blogging world, and I see many realtor ads, and lots of information being posted, but I don't know what value it is to the people we, as real estate professionals serve. I'd like to know what the general home buying and selling public wants from the si...
Posted almost 6 years ago
For years, I struggled with up and down incomes, spending money on listings that I couldn't afford to spend, and frustration over hours and hours of cold-calling, door knocking, networking meetings and more.  I actually paid for leads with Real Estate.com and Homegain.com and still struggled. Thi...
Posted almost 6 years ago
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Educatation, advice and guidance for Real Estate agents and the Consumer