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I know that Rob Arnold over at http://activerain.com/blogs/groberto has been talking a lot about this new law, and both he and I have been diligently researching not only how this law will change the way Realtors do business, but also title companies, investors, attorneys, etc. Well, on Monday I ...
07/17/2008
Marketing Lessons from the Beer Booth at the Sanford Fireworks! OK, every year Tim & I volunteer OUR 4th of July to work a beer-booth as a fundraiser for the Sanford Rotary group. Every year, we work our tails off, because EVERYONE loves an ice cold Bud on a hot July day. Except this year. Our bo...
07/08/2008
Hey All!  On Thursday at 3pm Eastern time I'm interviewing a former Loss Mitigator on a webinar and he's going to spill the beans on short sales and forebearance agreements. He's now "crossed over" to our side and helps agents and investors get more transactions closed.  Like 'em or Hate 'em, sho...
07/07/2008
First off...HAPPY 4TH! The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays, in fact, that's why Tim & I got married on the 1st of July, it was actually where the "4th" weekend fell and we had a big bash at the beach at Siesta Key in Sarasota (now come on, who else's wedding do you know of...
07/04/2008
Adventures with Andy By: Stacy So it here is the afternoon before 4th of July and Andy goes “you want to take a ride to go see a couple of properties?” I’m like okay….I don’t get out of the office much and I always enjoy going to see properties. We pull up to our first house – a vacant bank owned...
07/03/2008
On Friday, my neighbor Andrea passed away after battling cancer for many years.  Yesterday was the service, and most of the people on our street showed up to pay our respects.  I didn't know Andrea very well, just a friendly wave and hello in passing, but after hearing all the wonderful things he...
06/16/2008
FHA Releases New Pricing Based on Credit Score and Downpayment On June 11th, HUD released Mortgagee Letter 2008-16 which changes the mortgage insurance premium costs for borrowers.  It addresses a few other things too, such as refinances, but today I'm going to cover purchase transactions for you...
06/16/2008
Most of you have heard of Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad (a bestseller!). Well, on a recent drive to the Florida Keys for a seminar, I listened to a program on sales by one of his team members named Blair Singer. The program (there's also a book) is called Sales Dogs. The gist of it...
06/10/2008
How to REALLY work a networking event Many people attend networking events, but don't really work them effectively, in fact, for many people it is a total waste of time. First of all, go into the event with a plan, how many contacts will you make? Is there something specific that you need to find...
06/10/2008
Yep, that's what I just saw on a billboard at an oil-change place... "Due to the economy, we've lowered prices" THAT'S TOTALLY THE WRONG THING TO DO! I know that this post is going to get some comments, both agreeing and disagreeing, and that's what makes America, America.  We can disagree and we...
05/22/2008
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