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While this post isn't super thought-provoking (afterall, tomorrow is tax day, so we are likely all spent anyway!), this post is something many of us Real Estate practioners likely encounter, and I think it boils down to a question of ethics.  It has happened to me over the years a handful of time...
04/14/2008
Like any industry, and any profession, lack of change or adapting can make a slight to significant impact on one's business.  There are a few things in our current market / economy that make me cringe, yet I hear/see them EVERY DAY and they are becoming more and more common ... "lease with option...
04/04/2008
Today I received contact from a client of mine who saw House Swapping on a morning show and asked me if it was a good idea for their home.  HmmmmmmmmmmmI explained that I was not familiar with House Swapping (I understand it for vacation or temporary purposes - but permanent??), I had no experien...
04/01/2008
I find that year upon year, my business is divided almost 50/50 between acting as a Listing Agent and as a Buyer's Agent.  Today I was reminded for some reason that over the years I failed to gain the business of a couple prospective Buyers because I didn't solely work with Buyers.In hindsight, I...
03/30/2008
I am in the process of putting together a lease with an option to purchase ... VERY likely these folks will purchase the home in less then 6 months.  I represent the Seller, the Tenants/Buyers have their own Agent, and I am doing all of the paperwork!Today, I get an email from this Buyer's Agent ...
03/27/2008
You can imagine how unimpressed all of us in metro-Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan are in the way our City and even State look today given the Mayor's recent felony charges.  We have had enough challenges over the years and this surely doesn't help!  Detroit has made so many strides in recent y...
03/24/2008
I have battled extra weight my entire life and it is nothing for me to fluctuate 30+/- pounds in a given year ... gain it, lose it, gain it, lose it.  I am always finding excuses to not exercise.  Have you ever said aloud, or to yourself, the following?1.  I need to workout, but I'll start tomorr...
03/23/2008
   I am extremely proud to announce and introduce the Door to Dreams Team at Real Estate One!  We are a Livonia, Michigan Real Estate Team consisting of 4 Agents, with a wide array of experience and skill sets.  We service both Buyers and Sellers in numerous communities, we welcome and appreciate...
03/23/2008
I try to think out-of-the box as much as possible.  Some things I do because that is the way they are expected to be done ... other things I do because no one else is, and/or I find it unique or cool.  My business card is not a show-stopper, but I do receive compliments on it.  I am frequently as...
03/19/2008
I very often have Agents tell me (or ask me why) they just don't understand why they didn't get a particular Buyer or Seller client ... afterall, they spent 30+ minutes talking about how great the company they work for is, how large the company's presence is, how impressive the company's list-to-...
03/16/2008