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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...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
I can't speak for the rest of my office or any other agent on the face of this earth.  I can say that for me man what a ride.  First it started with a listing and then another one Friday.  Today I landed another listing and still another on Friday.  I am working on getting a third for the week.  ...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 1
I have had them in the past and I have only one or two left.  If they start this with me for no good reason I cancel the contract and never look back.  I have too many clients that don't do this.  They realize I'm doing the best I can to market their property.  The meaning of yammer: to whine, wh...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 0
The business of finding homes or property in any venue is one I embrace whole heartedly and enjoy.  There are rules to be in this business and rule number 1 is that the industry is changing as it has in the past and rule number 2 is to refer to rule number 1.  If you are stuck in the past than yo...

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...

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