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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 0
For all you wordsmith out there figure this one out before you read the rest of the story.  We all are under this person(s) eye and it’s just not for agents.  Everyone everywhere cannot escape this no matter who you are or where you are.   The meaning of casuist you might ask, well thanks for asking it is: a person expert in casuistry.  So now the question might be what the heck is casuistry?  Well I’ll tell you that also it is: the application of general principles of ethics to specific problems of right and wrong in conduct.  So if you conduct yourself as though someone is watching every move guess what they are.  Join the group 'wordsmith'on AR.  It’s a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 4
Ok I know there are thing in life that should be taken seriously and I’m not saying to abandon those things.  What I am saying if you always take things seriously than you are missing out on some fine things in life.  Have you ever laughed at yourself for some stupid thing you’ve done?  If not then why not cause I can assure you have done some stupid things in your life.  If you can’t admit it and laugh at the situation now than I truly feel sorry for you.  Live life on the edge of a giggle and enjoy it because life is always to short.  It’s a great day to buy or sell a home.  Join the group ‘Wordsmith’ Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
No I’m not telling you to go out and change the world or anything like that.  I’m not telling you to violate any Federal, State or agency rules.  What I am telling you is (with the permission of your broker) if you see something that can be streamlined do it.  If you can make the workload easier for the people in your office do it.  If you can make the process lighter for the other agents than do that.  Don’t just look at a problem and say to yourself “If it was done like this ------ than it would be easier.  It’s up to you we would be still covering ourselves in animal skin and living in caves if it were not for the ones who thought of change.   Join the group ‘Wordsmith’ in Activerain.  It’s a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
I just started a new group.  The name of it is "Wordsmith" and it's out there for anyone to post.  Here are the rules: This group is dedicated to those who wish to use words not readily associated with real estate but can use them to associate it with something in real estate. No vulgarities please and enjoy...  Come join our group and let's see what words you can come up with....  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 4
Man ole man do I like Webster the dictionary that is.  So tell me are you the ampelopsis of your agency?  The meaning according to Webster is a climbing vine.  We all have the agents who come into the office and right off the bat they are million dollar producers per month.  Then there are those who struggle to sell five hundred thousand per year and some not even that.  Personally I like to progress slower but sure in my steps.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
According to Webster one of the meanings is: a cutting off, as by surgery.  Now I need to relate that to real estate.  Do you have one of those agents, clients, friends who just drive you crazy?  Get rid of them by abscission not literally but figuratively (don't want any harm to anyone).  Free yourself and move on and say "next."  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 4
Want to make an impression on your broker?  Do the things others are not willing to do.  Think outside the box and come up with innovative ideas to make your business work and share your ideas with the other agents.   Inspire your broker to make changes by your leading by example.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Want to take your business to the next level then step out of your comfort zone.  Are you comfortable with where you business is now?  Do you want to take it higher and make more green stuff then go knock on doors, make the phone call, host an open house or whatever your hang up is try it.  You need to do something that takes you out of your comfort zone once to see if you can do it.  If not ask an agent who does what your not to help you.  Most agents will and it just may turn your business to a positive one.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home.  Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
So I'm wondering if you have read any of my blogs do you know where this is headed.  If so you can move on and have a wonderful day.  If not than what do you think the job you absolutely have to do is.  We I'll tell you it's something you need to do everyday consistently make it in this business.  It's easy and the return on your effort is insurmountable.  It's your attitude and commitment.  Leave your problems with your other, kids or whatever at the home and bring a I can attitude to the office.  Commit yourself to be the best that you can be both at work and elsewhere.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
We all think we are the best negotiator, listing agent, buyer's agent or the very best dual agent.  So tell me are you the best, do you strive for excellence in your work?  If so do you met your standards?  If you answered yes then skip the rest of this and continue on.  If not then why not.  If you want to be the best in your business then strive for excellence in your work habits.   I do mean all your work habits from the time you get up in the morning until you lay your little head down for the night.  Try it you'll like it.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
I believe you're the best agent in your office.  I know you believe in your industry and your product.  In this business you have to be the best if you're going to make it.  I know for myself I'm the best in my office and I  truly believe in myself and my abilities.  I'm not arrogant just stating fact.  Ask my broker she'll tell you and she does everyone in the office we're the best.  She makes us believe it because I believe she believes in what she's saying.  So believe in yourself and your product and services to become a top agent.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
Do you shop at one of the large supermarkets, clubs, chain stores or you local grocery store?  Do you buy fuel for your vehicle?  Do you go to the movie theatre or out to eat?  If so how many potential clients do you meet in a day?  If you have not approached them about the industry you're in, and asked if they knew of someone who might be interested in buying or selling a home then you're doing yourself an injustice.  Now how many potential clients do you meet in a day?  It's your decision and if you don't someone else will...  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
Ever wonder how successful people get to where there at?   Well it's not by sitting on their duff waiting for the phone to ring, showing up with a listing presentation that is half put together or a contract lacking the elements of what the buyer asked for.  They get there by rolling up their sleeves and getting to WORK!! Imagine that people who are successful actually working...  So tell me are you successful?  For those of you getting into this business it's not meant for you but for those who have been around for awhile if you're not successful stop blaming everyone.  Look in the mirror you're the one to blame.  Get to work and be successful.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  
By Nicky Dou, The BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT in Northwest Arkansas
(Keller Williams Market Pro Realty)
Comments 4
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By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 8
I know I've written on this subject in the past but it keeps rearing its ugly head.  I feel compelled to write another article.  It's the same old story when you go to the doctor and not feeling well you want him or her to be on top of their game.  So why sometimes do you take a listing or talk to a buyer and not be on top of your game.  If you're not going to give it your best that day then stay at home.  The world will not stop revolving if you miss a day or two.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 11
Good morning world it's a beautiful day I'm ready willing and able.  I've done my homework, I know my market and nothing is going to deter me from my goals.  What are my goals you might ask and I'll tell you.  I plan on making one more contact, one more phone call, writing one more letter and the list goes on.  Why am I so driven?  It's because I want to be the best at what I do.  Be the best wake up with an attitude of I can instead of I can't.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 7
I'm only a babe in the woods as far as the real estate business goes.  There have been times that I've just wanted to thrown in the towel and go home.  That's not how I'm built but I saw no way around it.  It was like I was pouring money down into an empty pit with no return.  To those of you who are out there thinking about throwing in the towel I suggest you give it a little more time.  There has been roller coaster rides before and ultimately the ride comes to a stop and things return to normal (whatever that is).  Hang in there sunshine the ride will stop.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 4
Calling all agents.  This is the one and only time you will hear this from me (not really).  If you're in NW Arkansas around Benton & Washington Counties if you don't call that expired or FSBO today I will.  There is enough out there for all of us but we do live in HOG COUNTRY!!!  If you don't get up off your duff and make that call today you'll be to late cause I would have already made it.  That's why I get to work at 06:00 AM and make my first call at 08:01 AM.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
Let's face it sooner or later you will succumb to what everyone in history has done.   To that end why go around like your life depended on it.  Sure we all have clients that need our attention.  There are things we would like to do before we are called upon.  However in the end the earth has revolved many times and will do so after you're gone.  Don't give up but don't worry about the small stuff it will work out.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com
By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 6
If your agency does not have anyone able or willing to help new agents out then you might want to get someone or volunteer yourself.  When I first started I would have saved myself a ton of money and worry if someone would have done that for me.  I'm not saying to take someone and hold their hand for 8 hours a day for weeks on end.  Just an hour or two every day for the first two weeks or so.  It just may keep an agent happy to be with your company.  It's a great day to buy or sell a home. Visit me at www.sellnwa.com  

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