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Managing Real Estate Broker - Beringer Realty
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In a past, personal Real Estate transaction as a seller, our Realtor told us, "I am a fabulous negotiator."  Her comment intrigued me at the time but proved positive.  We ended up earning an extra $3000 above our "bottom line" acceptable price, due to her savvy negotiating. Now, practicing Real E...
05/31/2010
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So, can you imagine moving yourself to be a real estate professional in a new place?  New state?  It has been done before.  I'm actually doing it.  Moving from Pennsylvania to Illinois.  Large northeast metropolis to Midwestern small city.  Change of average sale price of $350K to $125K.  Imagine...
01/28/2010
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I have heard it said that the "Realtor Holiday" is Halloween to Super Bowl.  It is really easy to start considering the coming holidays as a reason not to keep coming to the office, attending classes, phoning past clients, prospecting for new clients.  After Halloween, Thanksgiving is near (actua...
12/04/2009
Sigh.  So much social networking to do and so little time to do it.  Is tweeting worth it to RE agents?  Who do you follow?  How do you keep up with all your twitter "friends"?  Is this a useful tool for me to use to find quality RE agents who want to know what their options are for building a bu...
06/26/2009
Real Estate in 2009.  Slower.  Different.  Reality.  Here to stay.  At least for a while.  How do you need to change to find the potential in today's market?  I heard recently of an agent who is starting to charge a fee to buyer's.  "We don't do that,"  do we?  Why not?  Because....we, as realtor...
01/31/2009
I have an adult son who has limits imposed on him by a random genetic blooper.  He can't drive, has to have someone else sign checks and give him cash from his own account, and dreams of living on his own with a wife and kids---which can't happen (at least the way he wishes it would). Though he h...
01/16/2009
It is not a new idea, but one that I just revisited on the eliptical machine early this a.m.  Foregoing a $5 coffee drink (well, more than one of them) can acutally end up being worth $1million.  A few years ago, talk shows, magazines, newpapers and others were a buzz with the reality of saving a...
01/02/2009
"First you must be confident in your own ability, then you have to be tough enough to follow through." Rosalin Carter In the challenges of today's real estate market it really is important that you do what you need to do to keep your own personal confidence up.  You can do it.  You are up for it....
12/20/2008
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Several times this week, I have had agents refer to themselves as "lucky."  A great client that came about from a chance meeting.  A good connection with a core advocate who regularly sends business.  Hearing that a family is considering a move at just the right time.  Those can seem like luck. O...
12/06/2008
Yesterday, I was with a family of new friends who included me in their Thanksgiving celebration since this year it was not possible to be with my own family.  They had a Thanksgiving box the family had been adding to all week.  Little slips of paper for writing what they were thankful for...three...
11/28/2008
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