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Whenever I hear this phrase I think of Sophia from the Golden Girls! But trust me, this post is about real estate. I have two pet peeves. The first... listing agents who don't feel the need to upload pictures of their listings. Are you really that busy that you don't have the time to ...
I was at a dinner party this past weekend in the heart of Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, it wasn't the same dinner party that our President attended, but there were several people from the IT world. It is important for me to note that the majority of the people at the party were younger than...
The sales contract in my jurisdiction statesthat prior to settlement, the property must have all of the contents removed and it should be left in "broom clean" condition. What's fascinating to me is how many times I have to define what "broom clean" means. Yes, Mr. Seller...
When my daughter was four years old, her beloved kindergarten teacher was reassigned to another school due to budget cutbacks. That evening her teacher called to see how my daughter was doing. I told the teacher that I thought she was doing fine because she hadn't mentioned it. So after ge...
I know I sound like Joan Rivers, but seriously, can we talk? Like the majority of us, I love technology. It makes us more efficient and enables us to document what is happening with a client or transaction. There's no question that both email and voice mail have made our lives easier. But t...
After training new agents for close to five years I can usually pick out those who will be a success and those who will fall by the wayside. Today I want to focus on the attributes of those agents who show from the outset that they are determined to be successful. Here are my top 3 attributes: ...