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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 9
I haven't had this happen to me although sometimes I wonder.  For those of you who have had this happen and have lived through it I take my hat off to you.  This must be difficult but we are professionals.  You must take your client by the hand and walk them through this procedure.  The meaning o...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
In my office we have sales meetings on Tuesday.  That's okay but my argument is for Monday.  Reason on Monday your fresh from the weekend (not) I don't know about you but I work on weekends.  Anyway if I'm pumped on Monday than our sales meeting with my broker just makes me think I can conquer th...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
When I was in law enforcement most of the officers was this.  Don't get me wrong in that profession you had to be.  It was a matter of life or death and I'm glad to say I was a member of a unique group of men and women.  I don't find that kind of behavior in agents nor have I witnessed that in my...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 0
I was at one of my local mega stores today getting a flat repaired.  While I was waiting I observed this saying over the counter.  I for one I have and I bet either you or someone you know have had the same thing happen to them.  If only the people (not all mind you) that control things would lis...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 8
That's right you're reading my header correctly.  Normally I would not resort to such an outburst but this market can change in the blink of an eye.  I understand that in some places they still do this and I believe we can use it to our advantage if we just try.  The meaning of battue: a beating ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
I was he only agent left at the office a couple of weeks ago when a lady walked in and wanted to see an agent.  It seems that she was considering listing her property.  We went to a conference room and talked.  She asked me one question that I thought killed the deal.  "How aggressive are you"? I...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
You've heard the old saying "batten down the hatches" which means to fasten canvas over the hatches but there is another meaning to this word and that's what I want to discuss.  This one should be used by agents while they can before it's over.  The meaning of bat-ten: to grow fat; thrive, to fat...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
Wouldn't it be nice to wake up each morning and know you were going to get a listing?  How about one closing each week?  Do you dance for the perfection of life in real estate?  If not why not you chose this profession with all its imperfections and hazards.  Each morning I choose to go to the of...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
In the heat of battle a soldier was injured and was taken to a local medical ward to receive treatment.  He was operated on and survived the wounds.  As the days passed he was recovering and a doctor asked him how he got to the hospital and he stated "My buddies carried me in."  My question is do...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 1
I have had one of these thankfully.  Although I don't recommend this on a daily basis some agents like them.  To those agents I take my hat off to you as I don't understand it hey it's your business not mine.  Anyway I would guess you want to know the meaning of bathos well its: an abrupt often l...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 1
If you go to a listing presentation don't let any influence from the outside affect your gut decision that this listing is just not right for you.  Hopefully you decision to stay with your mate was not made on an outside influence it was because of their inner beauty among other reasons that make...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
I like this one.  Not because I have clients that do this but I'm sure there are some out there.  I know for sure I've heard it from other agents.  I'm just thankful that so far I have not had to deal with them but I know their coming.  So what is barratry well its: the criminal offense of bringi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
Ok people and I not just talking to other agents.  My outlook is not to make people mad and have fun.  Some of the time I come across as a grouchy old man so says my wife.  I know it's hard to believe but that's how a lot of people view me.  Don't get me wrong I've had my moments but anyway when ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
Are you one of those people like me?  Once someone tells me I can't do something (games on) and we'll see.  I remember when I told the relatives I was studying to become a realtor I got those yea right looks.  Anyway I have an addictive habit in that once I decide on a career I devote my whole se...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
I've seen this in some agents.  They come to this point because they can't let it go.  24-7 they are in the game.  They come to wonder why they are losing clients and not getting any business.  They work themselves into exhaustion and find it difficult to come back.  Take time to enjoy other thin...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Tell me when you're at work (which should be 24-7) do you sometimes find yourself doing this?  If you are SNAP OUT OF IT and get busy.  Don't let yourself fall victim to this wherever you are in your career. Don't fall victim or lure anyone else into this and the meaning of banausic: merely mecha...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
Man oh man I know this one hits home.  This just happened to me the other day.  I had written a blog and someone commented on it.  I when I read it took it one way of course it was the wrong way and I responded.  After I cooled off and went back to re-read my comments I found I was a jerk.  The m...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Ever wonder when the storm clouds appear if that one is going to be the bad one you'll never forget.  How about when you know you have made a mistake and the boss wants to see you do you get the deep gut feeling.  Remember in the corporate world or whatever line of work you're in your bosses made...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 1
I know I have and I bet you have to.  I have truly talked my best talk and poured my heart and feelings out to certain people.  Some clients I have spoken to and tried to get their business have come to this.  Nothing has worked for some of these people and I know I just know I could have done a ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
Although I have been talked to in my former profession and once I was actually written up.  I can't remember what I did to be written up so apparently it was no big deal and did not affect my position.  So anyway I know my dad did this but otherwise no one has affected me in this manner.  The mea...

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