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The Real-Life Realtor blog was designed to give you a first hand look at what really happens behind the scenes of a real estate transaction. The blog is an extension of the Real-Life Real Estate Training program which was designed by a Realtor for Realtors. The Training program will walk you through the real estate transaction...step-by-step so you can experience the financial success and business growth you desire.



I recently heard about an agent in my office who visited an open house and was completely ignored by the real estate agent holding the open.  Not that it matters, but the property was listed for over $2 million dollars...can you imagine??? We Never Know Who Or Why What I found interesting about t...
I wish I could sit here and wave a magic wand and say that you will be a success in real estate without putting forth a great deal of time and effort.  But I can't. It's A Piece Of Cake Thanks to the media, many consumers think that what we do is a piece of cake.  We simply show houses, our clien...
With inventory at an all time low and buyers waiting in the wings to buy, we are suddenly seeing more and more properties receiving multiple offers.  We know that sellers love to see an above list price offer, but what else do you look for in an offer? Financing While the sales price is important...
As I was meeting with new agents this past week, I had to reflect back on how I felt as a new agent over a decade ago.  I could see the excitement in their eyes that come with the start of a new career.  I could also see that fear and anxiety that comes with the start of a new career. Where Do I ...
Before you get the wrong idea, let me be very clear...I love Social Media.  But just like everything else, it can easily be taken to the extreme.  It seems to me that Social Media is taking the place of being social. What's The Point? For instance, have you ever been out to dinner or at an event ...
While reviewing a recent appraisal I found a few minor details that the appraiser omitted or got completely wrong.  Now I don't know if these items add value, but they were incorrect and in my opinion should be corrected. What Was Wrong He said there wasn't a fireplace - there was a fireplace He ...
My car is 10 years old.  It is only the third car I have purchased in my entire life. This Car Is Different With my previous two cars I took them in to the dealer for servicing until the day it was paid for in full.  After that I would simply take them in for servicing at my local mechanic.  But ...
Thank goodness we didn't go over the so called "fiscal cliff"!  Unless you've been under a rock for the past few days you know that on January 1, 2013, the Senate and then the House of Representatives passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  President Obama then signed the bill into law ...
Can motivational speakers really and truly motivate you? Sure they can get you hyped up for 30, 60, or even 90 minutes, but what happens when you go back home, back to the office or back to your car? How long does that "motivation" last? My guess is...not long. Each of us must find our own motiva...


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