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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 t...

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...

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...

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 ge...

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 rev...

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...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 1
I heard agents use this phrase more times than I would like.  The thing is they sit around and wait for the phone to ring or don't do much at all in making contacts.  They wonder why their sales are down and they are not making any money.  With that attitude even a blind person can see why.  Come...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
Sometimes I wonder why I'm in this insane and crazy business.  Just think I have a retirement check coming in like clockwork.  But I'm a workaholic and if I wasn't doing this I would be doing something else just as insane.  When I do a job I'm the kind it's all or nothing and I'm too close to get...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 4
No I'm not saying to not learn from them just don't dwell on the failures from your past experiences.  Just because someone called you on an error or you were reprimanded does not give you permission to hide within your shell.  Just learn from your past errors or failures and move on there is ano...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
Do you have a grasp of the market in your area?  Are you aware of any changes in your State code or MLS changes?  If so then you can get up each and every day with the same greeting.  If not why not.  I don't care how busy you are you cannot tell me you don't have 10 minutes each day.  During tho...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 12
When a client lists their property with you they expect one thing and that is a sale of the property.  We all know that some take longer than others but that's what the client expects.  I have started listing the property per the clients request with a twist that within 30-45 days if we don't hav...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 17
Well neighbors and all I finally passed the brokers exam for the great State of Arkansas.  I can tell you I first took it without studying, looking at the books or anything just to get a feel for what it was like.  Nothing could have prepared me for what I experienced.  I knew I just knew I marke...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
They tell me when playing golf the difference between the player that scores an 80 compared to the one that scores a 99 is the 5 inches between your ears.  I personally have tried it and it does work.  The only problem with me is that I can't keep the focus that I need to complete the game.  I ha...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Have you been knocked to the round so many times that you just can't take it anymore?  Want to give up and just go into another kind of work.  Well have your clients call me and if you keep your license active I'll pay you a referral.  I know I'm preaching to the choir but people need clothing, f...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
I'm sure if you're over 10 years old you have heard of great boxing legends such as Gentlemen Jim Corbett, John Sullivan, Caccius Clay AKA Muhammad Ali and others.  What did they have in common that a lot of other hopefuls lacked?  Training and a dogged determination not to give up.  No matter wh...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
Ever plan for the future.  To that I mean vacation, new home, new car, getting married, getting divorced and all the other dreams and wants we desire.  Did you ever have those dreams shattered or destroyed?  If so don't fret your human and it happens to everyone.  It happens to me on a daily basi...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 2
The story goes like this... the wife went shopping and bought a stove from a garage sale.  After getting home and setting it up she started cooking supper.  She noticed a smell that smelled like a wet dog but thought nothing of it.  When the husband got home he couldn't help smelling the food but...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 5
At my age if I wake up in the morning it's going to be a beautiful day.  In my earlier years I never thought I would make it to the age I'm at.  A lot of people in my life have come and gone and why I'm still here... anyway you get the message.  I saw this in something I was reading the other day...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 3
My daughter recently had to move.  It seems that her landlord had sold their home and needed the place she was living in.  So after a long search she found a home and started moving in this past weekend.  As things go in NW Arkansas it started raining and she was having difficulty moving her thin...

By James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results
(Fathom Realty)
Comments 1
I'm sitting here and it my's not 10:00 AM yet.  I'm finished with my morning assignments and trying to figure out what I'm going to do with the rest of my day.  I do have a new project I'm working on and it will take me about 10 minutes to finish it.  After that I think I'll do a little studying ...

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