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Sometimes I get rather worked up over the latest predictions of where the housing market is going.  The concept of self-fulfilling prophecy always comes to mind: It was autumn in the Ozarks and the newcomer who had moved to the hills from the south asked his neighbor if it was going to be cold in...
As we all know, real estate is all about Location, Location, Location.  Here's an example: The Williams family owned a small farm in Canada, just yards away from the Minnesota border. Their land had been the subject of a minor dispute between the United States and Canada for generations. Mrs. Wil...
Sometimes it pays to get creative, especially when life hands you lemons: An old real estate agent decided to retire and moved out to a very rural area.  It was quite hilly and he was having trouble getting his truck up the hill to his house when it rained.  It was especially difficult to transpo...
The other day I was talking to another agent and we were wondering why it was becoming so difficult to get things done.  The following set of numbers came to mind as a possible explanation: Pythagorean theorem: 24 words The Lord's prayer: 66 words Archimedes' Principle: 67 words The 10 Commandmen...
Our son lives up North and just sent us a picture of him standing in front of a wall of snow in a parking lot.  Since we live in Florida, it was an unusual sight for us, even though we moved here from the mountains many years ago and have put in our time in the snow.  Here's how bad it can get: A...
Here are some aphorisms which probably won't help you in your career at all: If you can stay calm, while all around you is chaos...then you probably haven't completely understood the seriousness of the situation. A person who smiles in the face of adversity...probably has a scapegoat. If at first...
It seems as if every would-be real estate trainer out there is interested in selling you methods guaranteed to help you get listings.  Here's a few which I can promise that you'll never see them promoting: Top Ten Ways to Negatively Impress a Seller at a Listing Presentation Challenge the seller ...
We sometimes get mixed up and think that agents are hired to make a big production out of everything they do.  Here's an example of what I'm talking about: A rich executive from Boston purchased a nice yawl so that he could take his new secretary cruising along the coast up to Maine. Everything w...
Arriving at a list price which will meet market acceptance is always a bit of a chore: On his first listing appointment, the Realtor did a good job of presenting comparables which indicated the seller's house should be put on the market at $199,900, but he didn't actually mention that price durin...
Here's a beautifully decorated lakefront home priced to sell! It's located within a few miles of downtown Orlando, Florida and about the same distance from Disney World. Sorry, your browser doesn't support iframes.

Eric Martell

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