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Real Estate Agent - Hilton Head Lowcountry, LLC dba Keller Williams Referrals
I suppose like many men who are avid sports fans, I have periodically fantasized a life as a sportswriter. I've pictured myself many a time sitting in the press box wearing an old rumpled tweed sports coat and a crooked dirty hat chomping on a cigar and leaning to the reporter next to me saying ...
This is a post from one of my other Blogs, "Finding Work in Tough Times"' http://jobsintoughtimes.blogspot.com, but the message has universal value for those who want to build their real estate business the "old-fashion" way, by calling people and asking for their business. Find Opportunities You...
I framed the title of this post as a question because I'm not certain I have the answer.  I have ideas however, and would invite others from around the world to comment.  I'm certain that many of the factors impacting our market, Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina, are similar to tho...
Here is an excert from my Blog, "Finding Work in Tough Times" http://jobsintoughtimes.blogspot.com/ This is a pretty simple story to stress a very important point in any endeavor. I was married in college and my wife and then one year old daughter, Jenifer, needed to find a plagh timesce to live...
I havent't given up on real estate, not by a long shot, but over the years I have had many jobs and learned some valuable lessons and techniques for setting oneself away from the crowd in job searches.  Many of the principles apply to building a real estate business.  So I've created a separate b...
I wrote the other day about local attractions as a "Marketing Tool".  Since that post, I have received feedback and read other blog posts that remind me that this particular attraction in Savannah, The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, is much more than this.  For me it is full of inspiring stories o...
As a Realtor, lawyer and writer in Bluffton, South Carolina, I have often visited one of the most fascinating "attractions" in our area, specifically, the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Savannah.  It is of tremendous interest to many of my clients here and around the country who either were in Wo...
I'm excited.  Commentators from all sides of the economic arena are telling us that we may be about to see something we typically only read about in textbooks - real free market supply and demand principles in action and in an important and very visible aspect of our daily lives.  Provided the Sa...
I confess I can't, but perhaps there are others who may have some useful ideas.  In recent days I've spoken to several people who've offered some insights.  I'll share them below and invite others to chime in.A friend who has been in the business longer than me recently opined that one factor tha...
"Under all is the land. Upon its wise utilization and widely allocated ownership depend the survival and growth of free institutions and of our civilization."  So begins the Preamble of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of the National Association of Realtors.  I was immediately impres...

Rick Hoel

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