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  For the last 11 years I have been involved with real estate in various capacities, including as a realtor, broker, investor, and trainer. I am extremely passionate about what I do and there are few things that give me a greater sense of fulfillment. My business gives me the opportunity to help ...
11/26/2013
Recently on Facebook there was a viral post making its way around news feeds in which people were sharing the 8 or 9 or 10 things that people “might not know” about them. And of course, since my mind is unable to think about anything but real estate, it got me pondering some of the things that ne...
11/18/2013
Last week on Halloween, millions of little “ghosts” and “goblins” went door to door begging for sugary snacks from neighbors, in what has become a very popular annual tradition.  Though I don’t personally celebrate the holiday, I realize I am definitely in the minority, as the National Retail Fed...
11/05/2013
I can still remember the first time I heard that little sales axiom.  I was working as the V.P. of Operations for a fledgling internet start-up in my early 20’s, and our buyer/graphic designer (yes, employees of cash-strapped dot-com’s had to pull double duty) was on the phone with a supplier out...
10/03/2013
Question:  What is a Joint Venture & How Do You Form One? Jim S. - Pensacola, Florida The legal definition of a joint venture is, “a commercial enterprise undertaken jointly by two or more parties that otherwise retain their distinct identities.”   In real estate terms, it’s simply when two or m...
09/15/2013
Real estate investors who feel like they may have missed out on the big foreclosure opportunity of the last few years should think again.  According to a recent report by Esther Cho on DSNews.com, the shadow inventory at Freddie Mae & Fannie Mac out paces their REO inventory 6-1. While at the sam...
08/22/2013
This past weekend, there was a flurry of activity at my home, as my wife and I were preparing for the birth of our 5th child.  She was feverishly cleaning and getting things in order, while I was putting together the baby swing and bassinet.  And thankfully we got it all done, because on Monday m...
08/07/2013
  When trying to market to a specific niche or motivated seller group, it’s important that you understand what they are going through, and what emotional buttons to push in order to get them to respond to your direct mail or other advertising medium.  This is especially the case when dealing with...
07/25/2013
Marketing and lead generation are the lynchpins of any successful business.  You can have the greatest product or service in the world, but if you are unsuccessful at getting the word out, and introducing your company to new customers, you are almost certainly destined to fail.  In the real estat...
07/12/2013
"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table. There'll be time enough for countin' when the dealin's done."                                                                       ...
06/24/2013
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