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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 4
Sometimes I wonder where clients get the ideas of what they are asking us to do.  I understand that for the most part the client is right but on occasions I believe they pull the information out of the thin air.  The meaning of ufology: the study of UFO'S.  Maybe someone needs to ask them where t...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Have you noticed when looking over the MLS exchange some of the agents when giving driving directions it's difficult at least to follow them?  They will get you to your destination at some point but man the left and rights get confusing sometimes.  The meaning of wedein: a series of short paralle...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
I know when I first started I did this.  As I look back it was not some of the best decisions I have made in my life.  I did it and there's nothing I can do about it.  Since then I have tried to avoid this type of behavior but it's something I have to keep in mind every time I write a contract or...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
Oh tell me you don't know someone like this...  They set around all day waiting for the phone to ring or the million dollar prospect to walk through the door and say "I want you to sell me the home of my dreams".  Sad to say there are some agents like that and they get so distraught they just qui...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Now don't go reading anything into this.  I bet ya it's not the word you're thinking about either.  This market at best can be summed it with this sentence: proceeding by abrupt movements or changing by sudden variation which by the way is the meaning of salutatory.  Now go out and show your fell...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 1
You can do this at home in the office but not when it comes to your clients.  You can do this in a lot of ways and sometimes it's a good thing.  I sometimes can be accused of an overkill when it some to this but I need to cover all the bases.  The meaning of parsimony is: to be over-careful in sp...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
I've had this happen to me when I knew better.  If the real estate commission investigator comes calling and asks you a question on a subject you know about don't be an omerta.  This could cost you your license and may involve some monetary problems to boot.  The meaning of "omerta": a policy or ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 18
Just the other day I wrote a blog.  Someone commented on it and I read the comment the wrong way.  I fired back a reply and as I hit the send button I thought man I sure wished I had not sent it.  As a former law enforcement officer they teach you lots of things and temperament was one.  I haven'...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
The other day I had a client come into the office.  Needless to say it was not for a cup of coffee.  After the client vented for awhile and I spoke to him he left.  The next day another agent in our office called and said the client had called him and wanted him to list his home.  I wanted to jum...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 8
Are there agents who run around in the office from one problem to another?  How about those who always want a different desk or workstation every week.  Then you have those groups of agents who always go to lunch with one another or at worse try and tell the owner how to run the office.  Well now...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 9
If you're not willing to do this you're in trouble.  When you were a child you did this because you believed in what your parents were telling you.  Some of us were stubborn and did not listen.  When you were in school you did this because the teacher told you so and proved it by showing you on t...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
It's called many different names but in the end it's your ego that gets most of us in trouble.  So when going to the listing or showing check your ego at the door.  Realize there are more egos' out there and you may need to listen and listen again to understand you're not the only one.  As my bro...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
That's right I said it and I'll stand by it until someone can show me the reason not to.  The vast majority of my business has been from calling and getting the client to list with me.  Not all have sold but some have.  One of the first things that causes me to question is why did this property n...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 88
One of the most deadly sins in real estate is to argue with your client.  You can disagree and point out the contract.  You can try and reason with them and you may or may not win the battle.  But for those difficult clients I say "macerate" them.  The meaning of macerate is: to soften or break d...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
Although guys don't usually do this it is not that way with the girls.  I have a daughter that can do this at the drop of a hat.  As I age I to cannot help this at times.  You see this in commercials or someone trying to get to you through your emotions.  Although I have not had a client do this ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
I know I have many of these.  They are in many places and I go there a lot.  I wonder where yours are.  They give me peace when I need it and comfort from the rigors of real estate.  If you would like to know the meaning of refugium it is: a small isolated area that has escaped the extreme change...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
Man ole man I know I have some and believe me they are difficult if not downright impossible to get rid of them.  You can run and hide but they will find you wherever you may go.  Each office has them and I don't really have any good news except avoid them when you can the meaning of kibitzer: a ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Have you noticed how most agents stay together (there are exceptions).  Anyway there are some who can strut and crow louder than the rest and most of the time you did notice I said most of the time they stand out and get the job done.  What in the world is a jackdaw you might ask well it's a smal...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
To those of you who think your one you're probably not but some of you can be told and you'll listen while others just let it go in one ear and out the other...  Some clients enjoy this type of agent while others just want you to do what you do best.  Oh I almost forgot I suppose you want the mea...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 8
We all do it and it can make or break you contract.  It can also make or break you and your wallet.  Be careful of it because you use it every day.  So you may be asking yourself what the world is idiom, well I'll tell you the meaning in part is: the usual ways in which the words of a particular ...

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