services: 20,000 FREE SUBSCRIBERS CLICK HERE? - 07/20/14 10:28 AM
I get these Tweets as they call them from people who can promise me thousands of followers if I click and inquire. Okay. Then, I am reminded of how you can buy "likes" on Facebook for a price. In the end, we are presenting what? What is having all these people following you really mean? I understand in the world of politics, it may mean votes
SOCIAL ARENAS
In the social arenas, does it mean you are the best friend to have or the most popular? Do consumers who follow these numbers say to themselves...Oh, this person must be good or do a … (5 comments)

services: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR - 07/16/14 07:25 AM
Simply put that when we go to a doctor, we are wanting them to handle and direct a certain outcome that will better us and we gladly pay for this opportunity. Same with hiring an attorney. There are times we need to defend or take a stand and we hire up to get that job done. In Real Estate, people who are going move product valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars are trusting agents to make this happen
SERVICES WORTH PAYING FOR
In all examples listed above, a fee is charged for services. It is understood where the buck stops and starts in … (4 comments)

services: THE FLY ON THE WALL - 07/09/14 07:06 AM
Here we are in ACTIVERAIN-LAND logging in, posting, blogging and commenting about all sorts of relevant business and personal issues and it is just like visiting with a newspaper only this is live and has more content of interest streaming in all the time. Consider however that what if someone was reading that same paper while looking over your shoulder as you read it?
THE FLY
The fly I mention in the title is the PUBLIC who is listening in on what ACTIVERAINERS are doing and saying in regards to the different subjects. We are being observed as we communicate back and forth making our … (4 comments)

services: 5 reasons for all real estate agents to start considering new careers. - 07/03/14 07:01 AM

Here is a relevant post that should warrant discussion by those in the business at this time. At some point, a software application will be developed that will enable someone to A B C the steps necessary to sell or buy REAL ESTATE. Then, there are so many supporting services that would love to help the "go it a loner" in exchange for their services. Lastly, anywhere there is big money changing hands, there will always be controversy and at some point, people for whatever reason may not want to part with tens of thousands of dollars so easily. I will … (5 comments)

services: NOT WISE TO BASE EVERYTHING ON MONEY OUTCOMES - 06/30/14 03:51 PM
There are people out there that take enormous pride in what they do and how they do it and then they apply a math formula to it. When through, that is what they charge for their services. To these master craftsmen, what could be more normal or simpler than that?
THAT'S THE PRICE
That's why I always blink heavy when I hear anyone trying to over negotiate or focus only on price leaving outcome, quality and even customer service out of the consideration loop and job. Somethings cost what they cost and that is what the people doing the work have to have as payment.
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services: ITS WHAT YOU DO WITH IT PEOPLE REMEMBER - 06/03/14 08:34 AM
Gifts, talents, skills and abilities abound all over the planet and are easily found. Wherever there is a human being, you will find these in abundance with little exception i.e. they are not being used, used to their fullness or used incorrectly
USE THOSE GIFTS
I always marvel when I see someone doing something so well. It could be singing, sewing, baking, assisting or providing a service or product and to see the way they contribute to what is being offered remains memorable if their skills bank is activated and employed
BEST MAKES IT MEMORABLE
One person giving their "best" or all of what they were … (2 comments)

services: WHAT IS USER FRIENDLY - 05/12/14 06:56 AM
It is not taking a person and using them for all its worth...LOL. Ease of use or user friendly is a good subject for anything really. When I engage something, I expect it to be as represented. It should compliment and enhance whatever it is
ITS ABOUT THEM NOT YOU
People who offer professional services are included in this too. If you are offering professional services, everything being offered should be about the consumer and their wants and needs and it should be a pleasure to interact or exchange time or money while receiving your services
THEY ARE THINKING THIS
Whats in … (8 comments)

services: DOING WHAT COMES NATURAL SELLS - 03/18/14 07:11 AM
Effort toward anything is like a force. The one exerting the effort is influencing the subject for a reason. An outcome from a spent force is expected and the results is what we assess. Spinning your wheels or repeating something over and over and expecting change is misspent effort
WHO ARE YOU?
Being yourself is one of the most underrated activities we face not just during our life times but on a daily basis. We try to perform or advertise who or what we are and the value that comes from it. But there is much more going on besides the activity being offered. Its … (6 comments)

services: ADVERTISING MARKETING AND SERVICING COMPONENTS - 02/28/14 07:23 AM
How one begins something determines how it will turn out and then some. Often we find that while we think something makes sense, what about our target audience? The public is a mix of different people in different places with different wants and needs. This makes marketing crucial
ADVERTISING STAGE
Have you ever purchased or ordered something that came with a set of instructions that were not clear? Lets back up and start from the beginning. Advertising went to work and you liked the product or service and bought it. GOOD. You got it home or ordered it and it wasn't a plug & play or wasn't … (5 comments)

services: PAYING FOR EXPERIENCED EYES AND EARS - 12/31/13 07:23 AM
For rent: One professional pair of eyes, ears and brain that can help you with any subject that you may not be too familiar with. Don't have the time? No inclination? Well then hire-up! That goes for anything that you cannot do yourself. In some cases, it is a must and in others, optional
HOME PURCHASE
Take buying a home. Hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake. The purchase commitment is anywhere from 5 years to 30 and what you don't know here can truly hurt and well as haunt in the times to come. While doable a mistake here can cause … (6 comments)

services: NO COMMISSIONS TO PAY? - 11/15/13 07:48 AM
These four words can bring you untold misery. Investors love to point out to many homeowners that they buy direct and then they emphasize NO COMMISSIONS. This means you save money but in reality you may be entering into a transaction that can cost you-money or losses. Those who try to save money to make money will find that the sword being used cuts both ways
BUYERS EMOTIONS
I recently talked to a buyer who was vulnerable, excited, willing and naive and had a lot of questions and one thing stood out in my mind. You need an agent to make sure that your interests go … (4 comments)

services: IN THE LAND OF MANY PROFESSIONALS WHO RULES? - 10/05/13 08:31 AM
In the land of the blind, we know the one eye man rules. Two eyed man gets elected president. How about in the land of Real Estate where in your neck of the woods there are multiple professionals conducting business? I ask you first here and now, why would I choose you to do business with? I will say this. It is wise to have answer on this question far in advance of it being asked
RESOLUTION OF FACT
The first thing you will notice when people begin to answer this is they tend to argue rather than state. In a … (27 comments)

services: DONT STOP SPENDING MONEY OR WE ALL GO DOWN - 09/05/13 07:46 AM
Bush W tried to make that point after 9-11 hit us....remember? He was briefed and made to see that if Americans showed their fear and reaction by staying home and not spending or at the very least changing their spending habits, the effects of that bombing would be far-reaching indeed. Many don't know that there were other targets designed to promote additional financial chaos
WALL STREET SHUTS DOWN
Disney Parks were targeted, shopping centers and other similar and of course the airlines ($billions$) and if it was all introduced effectively at the time when you add it all up, it is … (5 comments)

services: DO FEMALE AGENTS HAVE AN EDGE OVER MALE AGENTS - 07/26/13 07:13 AM
This may be where curiosity not only killed the cat, but the original poster (me) too. Guys, be gentle with me. I am in earnest. Do potential clients have a preference over women to men or vice verse when it comes to their Real Estate needs? What is the prevailing point I wonder? Do women agents succeed more often than a male agent or does the gender matter?
FOR THE WOMEN.....
I mean, your pictures look good, you dress well, and you are easy to engage. Does all that give you an edge for a listing or sale? We know sex … (220 comments)

services: POWER OF WORD OF MOUTH - 07/15/13 07:48 AM
We as agents are always trying to get the message out about our services and expertise when it comes to our profession...Real Estate. What we do not stop to consider enough is that any contact we have with anyone is our selling point. But not to pitch but to BE yourself and become a person of interest
ATTRACTION
When you are courteous, thoughtful, considerate, well mannered and available, people take notice. More often than I can count......... people will ask me what do I do for a living. That is precisely my entry point into introducing my profession. Common acceptable professional … (8 comments)

services: WORD OF MOUTH MARKETING - 02/25/13 07:03 AM
This is where the rubber meets the road and results don't lie. When someone brags, boasts, shares, comments and insists that you have the same good experience they did if you use so and so or buy this product.... then something of value must be taking place. Word of mouth is like a living reference, a working resume and a first hand testimony of what to expect and from whom
READ THE REVIEWS AND COMMENTS
When you visit with products online, they have customer review and comment sections usually with a score or a rating. Today that is what people use … (7 comments)

services: SUPERMARKETS ARE WELL RUN BUSINESSES part 2 - 01/08/13 06:57 AM
In part one, we explored the supermarket and great effort is put into the word super as it is a well polished and presented place to shop with lots of dynamics going on. Here you will see how billions of revenue are generated and it is a living business plan that works..
THE MARKETS THEMSELVES WOKE-UP ONE DAY
The markets themselves woke up one day and discovered a gold mine right under their own noses. Billions were being spent by others to promote their products and were successful. Markets decide to copy the coloring, packaging and positioning of the other products … (12 comments)

services: SUPERMARKETS ARE WELL RUN BUSINESSES part 1 - 01/08/13 06:56 AM
Next time you visit the neighborhood market, take a moment to see how it is set-up. It is a business first and there is a reason and a rhyme to all that goes on inside those four walls. First off, everything that one needs called the basics are found on the outside walls themselves. Produce, baked goods, dairy and meats all line the walls. In the center are more the optional items
LIKE OR NEED IS PRESENTED
The place is set-up to either help you find what you want or to the delight of all concerned, cause you to shop. They want … (2 comments)

services: WHO IS BEHIND THE CURTAIN? - 12/29/12 07:14 AM
People at large want to know just who or what is behind everything when it comes to purchasing services or goods. They get bombarded with advertisements, marketing campaigns, leave behinds, tokens, Internet ads, and even referrals or word of mouth telling them about something they should look into, have or hire
POINT OF SALE
Eventually however the biggest impression will be when the actual contact is made and we get to see the person behind the scene running the show or the one that has been appointed to do so. That is the final ultimate moment of truth for most people. … (6 comments)

services: PEOPLE WITH MONEY LOOK FOR PEOPLE TO SPEND IT ON - 12/06/12 07:05 AM
For the wealthy or well off or even the careful person who just wants what is represented, there is a serious lack of constant reliable services of people that will actually do what they say they will do. Often money is not the issue as much as if the service rendered was completed as represented and in a timely professional manner
FOR INSTANCE
I know of a doctor who makes $20k a month and wants a Real Estate service performed. He is quick to to offer $2-3000 upfront I am told to get the necessary results. The first person up took the ball and … (8 comments)