positive attitude for the weary soul: House 'Listing' Party on Haunted Hill
- 02/11/15 07:39 AM
House 'Listing' Party on Haunted Hill is a modern remake of the 1959 classic American horror film. It is directed by Vincent VanGhoul, written by Casper Deghost and stars eccentric millionaire Ima Rich and his wife Yesheis who have invited five successful real estate agents to their home for a 'Listing' Party.
Whoever manages to stay in the haunted house for 24-hours will earn the multi-million dollar listing plus a $10,000 bonus. All guests are visited by the ghosts of unhappy, dissatisfied clients from the past including relatives, peers and friends.
The five selected are leading agents in their selling area:
Top producer, Hugh Geego
Newbie, Wendy Wacko,
positive attitude for the weary soul: Sincerity: A mile wide approach.
- 08/29/14 10:45 AM
Sincerity: A mile wide approach.
Sensing that someone may be pretentious or lack genuineness shows in the way of first impressions when meeting and greeting. Smiling through clenched teeth during introductions ensures that a person's trustworthiness will be questioned.
Why in the world would anyone in business aspire to that? Perhaps the delivery could use a different approach but this is definitely not a case of fake it 'till you feel it. Sincerity or the lack of can be felt within a mile wide radius by those on the receiving end.
Sometimes it's what is not being said in words that prevents second chances in
positive attitude for the weary soul: Always eager, ever-ready real estate assistant!
- 07/01/14 05:51 AM
Always eager, ever ready real estate assistant!
"Where do I begin and when can I start?" he seems to ask daily, with the exception of Caturdays. This assistant is on-the-ready, willing to take on what the early morning hours bring. He especially enjoys making copies of documents, ensuring none get away or slip through the receiving tray.
I love my assistant! He:
Takes good direction
Never, ever cops an attitude
Creates a drama-free atmosphere
Tux continues to put his best paw forward every day to ensure the work gets completed in a timely manner and works for treats, a little catnip here and there and savory salmon bites! How about
positive attitude for the weary soul: S.T.O.P. and Think before jumping to conclusions!
- 03/23/13 06:38 AM
S.T.O.P. and Think before jumping to conclusions!
Failed negotiations, underwriting delays, unacceptable inspection results create emotions that can run amok in our industry due to the nature of the buying and selling process. Potential buyers are making one of the biggest decisions they will ever make in their lifetimes. Sellers are sometimes wary regarding listing issues and getting the best price for their home. Or things can just go wrong and often do!
How you handle difficult situations as they arise determines your future success. So, before you blow up, burn bridges or sever a good relationship...S-T-O-P!
Think it over
positive attitude for the weary soul: Finding reasons to S-M-I-L-E during stressful times.
- 01/07/13 08:11 AM
Finding reasons to S-M-I-L-E during stressful times.
Life can be daunting and challenging as unfortunate events take place without warning, often rendering us speechless while stealing the joy that naturally resides. Even the most positive people can be tested during times of extreme stress and duress.
Despite what consequences that come our way, the ability to overcome seems to be a human built-in instinct. Finding ways to S-M-I-L-E again are an individual thing and only we know what drives the lips to turn upward.
Get out in the fresh air
Call a friend for a lunch date
Write your thoughts in a
positive attitude for the weary soul: “SUMMER FUN Contest” ~ Reflect, relax and rejuvenate!
- 05/22/12 08:48 AM
“SUMMER FUN Contest” ~ Reflect, relax and rejuvenate!
This is an entry for the Positive Attitude for the Weary Soul Group Contest! | Fun in the Sun While the Business Still Runs! Join in on the Challenge!
While business is still in high gear, I find my thoughts drifting, wishing for a little time on the lake to reflect, relax and rejuventate the attitude. Of course, while my husband and I both love to think the world cannot do without us for long, we also know how important a quick weekend getaway is to our mindset.
All I have to do is ask
positive attitude for the weary soul: Praying at The Chapel for a Friend
- 03/06/11 10:29 AM
Praying at The Chapel for a Friend
Sitting in a Denver hotel room at 4:00 a.m., unable to sleep because of all the thoughts running through my head for my friend Darell Smith who is in the hospital fighting to be here another day.
I can only say that life is to be lived to the fullest with straight on intentions. And he has done just that!
My heart is breaking because there is nothing I can do for him or his family, only be here to share moments, snippets of his life and to comfort them.
I hope God makes a
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursdays: It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
- 02/17/11 08:59 AM
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau
Talk about a laugh set in stone! Sure wish I knew what got him to laughing before he froze that way. It must have been a great story!
...Or did I interrupt his dinner? I do see some greens near his mouth and he does look like he is anticipating his next bite...sorry to be a bother sir, I am on my way now.
Either way, the imagination is a great escape, taking an ordinary day and turning it into a wondrous event! And remember...It's not what you look at
positive attitude for the weary soul: Like sand sifting through my fingers...
- 01/08/11 10:24 AM
Like sand sifting through my fingers...
I remember reading another person's post about how glad he was that the year was oh-oh-ov-er! 2010 was difficult for many in the industry across the country. Lee, my real estate partner and I had a share of disappointments, especially toward the end of the year. We had 3 transactions that fell off, one after another for various reasons;
one client experienced buyer's remorse
and a seller refused to come down on price
the bank perceived a property was worth more than market value
We were anticipating the income that would come from these modest sales but knew our client's
positive attitude for the weary soul: Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Don't run with icicles in your mouth!
- 01/05/11 09:08 AM
Wordless Wednesday (almost!): Don't run with icicles in your mouth!
As temperatures continued to drop and several more inches of snow fell over the New Year holiday, we woke up to 2 frozen pipes and thanks to my husband's quick thinking, kept them from bursting.
As I took a walk outside, I noticed the icicles hanging from the eave of the house and the first thing that came to mind was Popsicles!
As kids, we'd break them off, suck on them, pretending they were a delicious treat! Ha-ha! Good thing mom didn't know about this!
positive attitude for the weary soul: Motivational Monday: Make someone happy, even if it's yourself!
- 12/13/10 08:44 AM
Motivational Monday: Make someone happy, even if it's yourself!
Thinking of and giving to others has always been a reflex for me due to growing up in a large family. We shared everything! From treats to toys, to sleeping quarters to clothes, if there was a need it was done.
So while making others happy, the good feelings come right back at you, right? So why not make someone's day and...
Send a card
Buy a friend lunch
Bake some cookies
Phone a relative
Take someone shopping
Whatever you decide to do, a simple gesture will brighten a person's
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursday: X marks the spot…X's are for tic-tac-toe and kisses
- 12/09/10 12:09 PM
Thankful Thursday: X marks the spot...X's are for tic-tac-toe and kisses
I appreciate the fact to be able to express myself through any holiday with typical salutations such as: Happy Valentines Day, Happy 4th of July, Happy Thanksgiving! Of course I thought it was cute when younger to shorten Merry Christmas to Merry Xmas without giving it a second thought. It was compact and much simpler than writing the whole thing out. And that is how I marked my cards never thinking that I was taking Christ out of Christmas but realizing now that is exactly what I
positive attitude for the weary soul: Motivational Monday: A wolf spider's spin on successful marketing!
- 12/06/10 08:48 AM
Motivational Monday: A wolf spider's spin on successful marketing!
Are you strategic and aggressive regarding your marketing efforts or just throwing anything out there, hoping you'll CATCH a buyer's or seller's attention?
Hope is not a business plan and perhaps you could take some lessons from a wolf spider, they are:
Specific to their target market
As you can see from the picture, these overachieving spiders cover all angles in their capture area to ensure success. No wasted efforts, no excuses. A wolf spider's mission is
positive attitude for the weary soul: An unexpected gift creates a special 'Kodak Moment'!
- 12/05/10 09:48 PM
When my husband rescued Hiway on the Interstate I-15 on ramp in Washington City, Utah, I had no idea the impact this kitten would have on our family! Two summers ago, my husband was returning to work from making a stop at The Home Depot, he noticed a blur of movement off the side of the road. Upon closer inspection, it was a tiny, tiny gray-striped kitten, emaciated beyond belief! He looked around for others but to no avail, came back to the truck, put the kitten on his shoulder, where she stayed and drove to the nearest convenience store for
positive attitude for the weary soul: I'd donate '$220 in savings' to Coins for Kids to Pay it Forward!
- 11/23/10 09:21 PM
I'd donate '$220 in savings' to Coins for Kids to Pay it Forward!
Thoughts of giving or giving back come to mind when thinking of the holidays. With so many children in the world who may not have gifts under the tree, Coins for Kids collects donations, shops, wraps and delivers the gifts to financial needy families. All this while knowing that children will be filled with sheer joy on Christmas!
They delivered gifts to my children the Christmas of 1996 after my son had lung surgery and as a single parent had to take time off from work to care for him during his
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursdays: Appreciating what is before you!
- 11/18/10 09:28 AM
Thankful Thursdays: Appreciating what is before you!
As I turned down the dirt road toward home, the sun was setting, another end to the work day. Suddenly the colors started forming, the oranges, the reds, the yellows and as I tried to find a place to park, fumble to get the camera out of its case, I knew my window of photo oppportunity was f-a-d-i-n-g f-a-s-t!
I just pulled over to the side of the road and started taking pictures from the driver window and was able to get the end of a magnificent sunset!
positive attitude for the weary soul: Motivational Monday: Be like a bee and pollinate!
- 11/08/10 08:46 AM
Motivational Monday: Be like a bee and pollinate!
We know what cross-pollination does when bees distribute pollen among flowering plants, bushes and trees. The process ensures their overall success. Think of how you can use that analogy to widely allocate information while driving more traffic to your business by:
Using sphere of influence
Targeting intended market
Increasing web site existence
Creating more business leads
Enhancing existing relationships
Branding on a consistent basis
By creating an effective online marketing plan, you are on your way to developing a better presence while increasing awareness for your business. And if it works for bees, it
positive attitude for the weary soul: Thankful Thursdays: The ability to say S-O-R-R-Y.
- 11/04/10 08:52 AM
Thankful Thursdays: The ability to say S-O-R-R-Y.
We can all agree to disagree. That is a true quote but do we all have the ability to say S-O-R-R-Y when we are wrong or when our actions cause another emotional pain? I admit to certain awkwardness when an apology is necessary but know the importance of doing so.
Some things that may keep someone from apologizing:
Not feeling guilty enough
The hurt may be too deep
Too ashamed to step forward
Don't know how to go about it
Wrongdoer does not feel they made a mistake
In order to salvage
positive attitude for the weary soul: Committed or pretending?
- 10/29/10 12:21 PM
Committed or pretending?
I look at the young ones in their costumes for Halloween and notice how excited and thrilled they are when emanating their favorite characters. No pretending required on their part!
That isn't a kid in a batman costume, that IS BATMAN! And the little girl in her glass slippers, twirling her glittery gown IS CINDERELLA! For that young boy, X-Men's WOLVERINE costume IS REAL!
As an agent, it's imperative to:
Be passionate about the industry
Keep up with the latest trends
Make those phone calls and returning them as well
Create new relationships while nurturing past clients
positive attitude for the weary soul: Speechless Sunday (almost!): Be like a clown and paint it on!
- 10/24/10 12:26 PM
Speechless Sunday (almost!): Be like a clown and paint it on!
Do you ever have days when even smiling becomes difficult?
Be like a clown and paint it on!
Life is a daily challenge, the neverending twists and turns, unexpected events that may try even the best of demeanors.
You've heard the saying, "Everyone loves a clown", haven't you?
Clowns possess the ability to make people forget their troubles through entertainment. When I think of clowns, I think of Red Skelton and a quote of his...
"If some day you're not feeling well, you should remember some little thing I have said or done