Tony Marino's (tonymarino) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Real Living Real Estate Solutions
  Short Sale Evolution… or Revolution?  It’s been almost 5 years since I negotiated my first short sale… What a difference 1670 days makes…   I just went to the Bank of America Short Sale Forum and as I was sitting in the meeting I realized that Realtors are no longer the enemy.    The banking in...
Posted almost 2 years ago
The six pillars of Character are said to be:   Trustworthiness Responsibility Caring Respect Fairness Citizenship   I could abbreviate Realtor Standards and Ethics into: Strive to be of the highest character…   I have been involved in quite a few transactions this year… dealing with banks, short ...
Posted over 2 years ago
As I have always said the burden of being a great realtor is "thinking" for all parties in the contract... I approach each transaction as if I am the only representative in the deal... that strategy will get you and your customer(s) to a happy and stress free closing.   Now don't get me wrong, I ...
Posted over 4 years ago
Well it's that time of the year...Dues are Due... and you either wrote a check or put them on your credit card in order to maintain your status as an active Realtor... Whenever I pay $425 for anything I like to look for a direct benefit to increasing my business... Membership should have its priv...
Posted over 5 years ago
I know you have all been waiting for me to declare.... Now that Colin Powell made his decision, I guess I should be next... General Powell decided to cast his vote for Barrack Obama.  He went on Meet the Press to discuss the methods he used to arrive at determining the best candidate for presiden...
Posted over 5 years ago
A few people have asked... why I haven't been blogging. My answer sounded like I was Forrest Gump... "I have nothing to say... and that's all I have to say about that..." For me "Blogging is just "one" medium to influence and motivate the people around me..."   also Blogging helps new recruits to...
Posted over 5 years ago
 What about the rut?  Don't realtors do the same thing day in and day out...? Hell No!  6 months ago, I thought a short sale was any sale under $200,000... Now $200,000 could be my bread and butter for the next few years... I guess I could learn something new every day?  So why don't I? Well it's...
Posted almost 6 years ago
 I grew up in a time of great role models, family dinner at 5pm and TV shows with happy endings.  Why do you think you were so sad watching Old Yella...? That's right we were accustomed to happy endings...  Today, TV is totally different, last night one episode:5 murders'Boyfriend in prison,Pregn...
Posted almost 6 years ago
 Can you imagine just a few short months ago that banks were asking congress for permission to get into the real estate business...?  Based on how well they are currently managing their own business, I have to thank God; once in a while our representatives get things right.   And, what do you thi...
Posted about 6 years ago
 If you can find a "Vocation"  that is fun and rewarding, then "work" becomes an oxymoron...Living in Florida for the past 10 years, we enjoyed the real estate market almost always trending upward.  I would describe our career as mostly fun and rewarding.  Over the past 18 months, we have witness...
Posted about 6 years ago

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