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this weekend, I took some C.E. Courses, one was Niche Marketing. My particular Niche,in Madison,Ms. Is new construction and have been marketing that for some years now. I would like to get feedback from my active rain friends on Niche Marketing. I know that many of you are from areas where condos...
I have a plaque on my office wall. It is a quote from the late great Zig Ziglar. It says "You can get anything in the world you want if you help enough other people get what they want". This is how I try to lead my life. If you think about it, truer words were never spoken. This says it all for a...
There is a sales trainer who I hold in high regard. His name is David Knox. His website is "Opportunity Knox". Years ago, David spoke here locally and asked the question:"How many of you have bought something from a bad salesperson?" Everyone in the room raised their hands. His point was, the rea...
Those of you who have read my blogs or (Rants) as I like to call them, are used to me addressing problems that people or government agencies have caused. Today is the 4th of July. I decided that I would not work today. Instead, I would spend the day relaxing with family and contemplating the bles...
several years ago, a Realtor friend called me to tell me that she had listed a home for some former clients of mine. They called her because, even though they thought the world of me,they thought that I was too busy to handle their needs. This was a wake up call for me. Nothing will kill a thrivi...
As Realtors, our results are not necessarily from the information that we give,but from the questions that we ask. If it has a stove/ oven in the room, it must be a kitchen. If it has a tub or shower, it must be a bathroom. No need to point this out.   We need to know how to ask the right questio...
several times lately, I have received several offers that didn't pan out. When I asked the other Realtor how they arrived at their offer figure, they said that the buyer came up with that number. Well, in my experience, there are two scenarios that always show themselves:1) the price that the buy...
As I understand,the new rules for closings, that were supposed to take effect Aug. 1st, 2015, have been postponed a couple of months. No matter, it's coming. The days of 30 day closings will be over. It will be 60 days, if we're lucky. The closing settlement statement will be simpler, but that's ...
  Steve Houck ·   Buyer/ seller myth #12. "I don't have a thing to worry about, I got a termite certificate when I bought my house". Guys, a termite certificate will probably say that you don't have termites or termite damage, as of now. If there are termites or previous termite damage, then it ...
" I can buy my home with an unfinished bonus room or unfinished flooring and finish it myself later"If you are a professional tradesman, this may be true, but watch out! I ran into a couple who had purchased a home from a very good, reliable builder. It had an unfinished bonus room, which, they l...

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