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As members of the real estate industry, most of us recognize we're in a sales-based profession.  We're all selling- whether it's the sale of a commercial building or a residential home, convincing someone to enter into a lease, convincing someone to apply for a particular loan product or, in my c...
I attended a conference this week put on by Automation Alley, a technology business association located in Oakland County, Michigan.  The conference attracted many types of businesses, including commercial lenders and brokers, and was one of the reasons I attended as a representative of Stewart T...
Tomorrow I am visiting my alma mater, James Madison College at Michigan State University, to volunteer in the 9th annual "Career Day."  I will be a member of the business panel, discussing my career path and answering questions from seniors who will be graduating this spring. This will be the thi...
I am pleased to announce Stewart Title will be hosting an open house tomorrow, January 25th, 2012, from 2 to 4 pm at its newest Michigan office, in Macomb County: 47737 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township, Michigan 48317; Phone: (586) 930-0488 If you are in the area, please stop in, tour the new locat...
Late November I met a financial advisor at a networking event.  I liked him off the bat because he seemed more interested in actually getting to know people than "networking."  He's also the only person I've met since high school who is a member of any sort of ski patrol.  So, I was pleased when ...
Well, the Detroit Lions may have lost last weekend, but that doesn't mean residents of Michigan should be pessimistic about 2012.  As a member of Stewart Title I keep up with trends in the real estate market, and based on the items below, this year should be very, very good indeed!  The following...
On New Years' Day I finished reading a book I had started in 2011 called Essays and Aphorisms by Arthur Schopenhauer.  There was a quote in the book that's stuck with me the last week or so: "Intellect... does not clearly perceive itself, just as the miller does not hear his mill, nor the perfume...
For New Year's Eve, my wife and I stayed at the Westin Book-Cadillac hotel in Detroit.  It was very nice, and when I went to take a shower on New Year's Day, I discovered Westin's "Heavenly Dual Showerhead."  It's a showerhead with two nozzles, not one, so you get double the water-spray. There wa...
I had a breakfast meeting today with a new friend who is a "sales coach."  He joked that what he does is like being a personal trainer- Instead of yelling "one more rep", he exhorts his clients to make "one more call!"  It seems that most of his clients are business owners or otherwise self-emplo...
Michigan, my home, has seen its fair share of economic challenges over the last few years.  Michigan lost about a million jobs since the beginning of the last recession- That's roughly half of the jobs lost by the entire country.  Not surprisingly, Michigan was the only state to decline in popula...

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