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In our homes, we refer to Spring Cleaning as the weather turns warmer, the flowers begin to blossom, and the real estate market begins to kick into high gear. But, in our industry, we are heading into the "Dead Zone", the off season.  May I suggest we use November and December  as a time for "Win...
11/03/2008
7 Steps for Preparing to Sell in Spring             During this time, many of us celebrate spiritual traditions, practice family rituals, create new memories with loved ones, and take some time to relax (hopefully).  Spiritual practices enrich our lives and offer perspective on the big picture.  ...
11/03/2008
Richard Barbee, M.Ed., GRI, CRS Real Estate Broker   Realty Executives Associates, Inc. 10255 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN  37922   Office  693-3232         Cell  388-1621   www.richardbarbee.com     Seller Power in a Down Market   Can we truly make lemonade out of THESE lemons?  The real estate m...
11/03/2008
To all you boys and ghouls out there -- Happy Halloween.  Happy is not a word we have used very much this year.  Happy implies an in-the-moment, carefree elation.  Given the current economy and market, that can hardly describe us. Halloween has become a fantasy escape for our culture.  Sure, we s...
10/31/2008
Many of us value our role as parent but find little opportunity to really express our feelings.  Life and business get in the way of directly speaking our love to our children.  Few things are more powerful than the eye-to-eye, boldly stated "I value you.  I love you.  I want to spend time with y...
10/30/2008
http://drivescore.fizber.com/how-it-doesnt-works.html Drive Score is a very interesting site hosted by Fizber.com.  This site allows a Realtor, buyer, or seller give detailed information regarding driving distances from a property to local businesses.  Though not perfect, this site will help pote...
10/29/2008
I have had to learn business networking from the ground up over the past 6 years.  I spent most of my professional career as a licensed marriage and family therapist.  This means that I spent the vast majority of my time in a small office. I have joined BNI, the loca chamber of commerce, ToastMas...
10/28/2008
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What is your definition of justice?   Merriam-Webster (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/justice )  defines Justice as: 1 a: the maintenance or administration of what is just especially by the impartial adjustment of conflicting claims or the assignment of merited rewards or punishments b...
10/28/2008
Where do we put our energies?  Do we work for weeks to develop a grand scheme?  Do we act in the moment?  The answer has to be both, right? We need a strategy.  We must take the 20-60 hours to develop a large vision for our business.  It is important to take the time to think about the big pictur...
10/27/2008
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No, literally, stretch yourself.  We have this image of big muscles or extreme cardio as benefitting our health in the long run.  Certainly, most all exercise is better than nothing.  But stretching has specific benefits that other forms of exercise do not have. I take time every morning and ever...
10/27/2008
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