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Unfortunately, we are hearing more and more about Realtors who have been attacked and/or killed while showing properties or holding open houses.  I ran across an interesting blog on Linkedin on this very subject.  Here's some advice that other Realtors offered when it came to open houses and show...
I ran across a post on Facebook the other day that questioned mortgage lenders with respect to what's the best promo item that you have given to clients that gets you more leads/business?  People responded with various items that ranged from free to the more expensive end of the spectrum.   So th...
Do the OPPOSITE: Everything You've Been Told About Social Media is DEAD WRONG     Social media can be overwhelming and sometimes cumbersome to figure out. What should you post? What shouldn't you post? When is the best time to post? And so on. Join us for the next Agent Mastermind class on Tuesda...
Are you ready to add another level of service your real estate clients desperately need? Have you had to turn away business in the past because you lacked the skills needed to assist in managing transactions?   Contract to close services are a rising need in the real estate community. These servi...
  Do you know what it feels like to have an empty inbox and an extra 30-45 minutes a day? Most of us have over 1,000 emails in our inbox and it takes us forever to find what we are looking for. Tasks get lost as they flow through the never-ending string of emails… Clearing out your inbox and simp...
Have you ever thought about walking away from a listing? While there are probably reasons too numerous to name, I wanted to share with you the top five that other agents have shared with me. Unrealistic Sale Price – You may have taken the listing at a higher price than your market analysis indica...
I recently read a blog post where people were ranting about some of the issues they had with real estate agents.    To be very clear, I know that the real estate agents that I work with would never conduct their business this way – but I wanted to share with you what both sellers and buyers have ...
    April 15th is coming quick!! Have you filed your taxes yet? If so, are you sure that you got the most bang for your buck and saved in every way you can? We are always looking for ways to save on our taxes and also make sure that we have our businesses set up in the most profitable and tax eff...
I saw a very interesting article where the question was asked "Do you warn your sellers to put their perscription medicine away before a showing or open house?".  I had never really thought about that!  What other advice or warnings do you give to your sellers?
In a hot real estate market, where there can be 7 offers on one home, your home buyers need that competitive “edge,” especially those who have to compete with “cash” offers. However, presenting the homebuyer as a “person” and not just another “contract” appeals to the seller’s emotional side of t...

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