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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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In the office not at home Day 2 Covid-19 lock down. I always makes calls when I am in the car traveling, we agents spend a lot of time everyday in the car going places. Here in Massachusetts we are in lock down and are told to shelter in place (which means don't go out). This Corona virus is seri...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Running Out of Toilet Paper and Loosing my Mind is a perfect description of this historic day. CoronaVirus, Covid-19 is on the upswing, the Fed just cut it's rate to zero and there are actually agents out there who don't know the relationship with the Fed Rate and the Interest Rates banks charge ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Raising the boat for all Broker-Talk with Kate Lanagan MacGregor.To be a licensed real estate agent is simple, take the courses, pass the test and voila, you are an agent. Being professional at this career is a wholly different and more rigorous process.  Our guest today on Broker-Talk.com is Mat...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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 Newton Residential Single Family Market Report Jan 2020. Lots of things going on inside the 13 villages that comprise Newton. Issues right now with some development projects that include affordable housing.  There are a total of 165 properties in Active, UAG, Sold or some other form of "on the m...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Selling your home-strategies and tips. search with this term and you will get a plethora of choices. They all are necessary steps in the process, but they just may not be in the right order. What is important is what you want to get from the sale and how are you going to wisely use those proceeds...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Broker-Talk with Chris Brogan StoryLeader 3 Words for 2020. Chris Brogan is a nerd, I love nerds. Chris was focused on growth and learning when I met him in 2005. He worked for a telecom in some tech type job and he was tired of going to the same old conferences where you sit in an audience with ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Boston Area Luxury Marketing Report Jan 2020. I gather information from several sources for this report. I include the towns I mostly work in, Boston, MA; Newton, MA; Weston, MA; Wayland, MA; Milton, MA; Dedham, MA; Westwood, MA. Information comes from Institute for Luxury Home Marketing where I ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Gratitude 2019 Broker-Talk.com with Deanna Coyle. Deanna Coyle is a co-founder of VestaDivorce and she was a guest on our show a month ago.  Her story is one very many of us can relate to. So many people go through difficult marriages, grow up in difficult households, live without love and have t...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Proven Strategy for best Sale of Home YourStories Realty Group. Real estate is a process in both an up market and a down market. Properties sell every month, some months more, some months less, they sell, every year.  Properties move from one deed to another when prices are going up and prices ar...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Hows the Market Day 61 Your Million Dollar Year. This is a question any real estate professional should be able to answer in detail when asked, and you will be asked. National trends in lending, inventory, prices, days on market (DOM) and other stats should be followed and understood by the profe...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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On The Road Again Day 60 Your Million Dollar Year. In the real estate business and with your real estate career you will find, if you stick with it, that your life can be changed in a heartbeat. Your life can go from horrible to wonderful in a phone call, it can go the opposite way as well. The m...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Hiccups and Bumps Day 59 Your Million Dollar Year. So the 90 day start hit a hiccup on the 15th. Being overwhelmed in this business is pretty common, getting over it and getting back on track is not so common.  When you don't achieve a goal you set for yourself, what do you say to yourself? What ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Grasping at Straws Day 58 Your Million Dollar Years is probably the worst thing you can do if you are starting out in real estate. You don't want to grab at straws, you want to build a business that produces your living. Starting your career with small goals only gets you small results. Starting ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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How Many No's to get to Yes Day 57 Million Dollar Year. We all want the "yes" as quickly as possible. What we are doing here is trying to quantify how many times you will hear "no", on average, to get to that "yes". Over the years the number of times you are likely to hear "no" until you hear "ye...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Starting Out Real Estate Day 56 Your Million Dollar Year. When you have been an agent for some time you often forget what it is like to be an agent the first week you get your license. It is true that the barrier to entry into this business is small. In MA where I have a license it only takes 40 ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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The Power of Mother Day 55 Your Million Dollar Year.When working with the public an experienced agent knows all to well that it is the woman who will ultimately make the decision about their living space, not the man. This is true in most cases and it remains true even in cultures where the man t...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Places and Spaces and People Day 54 Your Million Dollar Year. Where you live is special to you, if only because it is where you live. It can be so much more. Your place is your fortress from which you emerge each day to slay the dragons, or be slayed. You plan to outlive your spouse because the o...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Redfin makes it worse for Agents Day 53 Your Million Dollar Year. So the listing agent from Redfin gets a 1% commission on the sale, but not even that much when you drill into this system. The Buyer's agent was getting 3%, but not anymore. Redfin is quietly working to reduce that as well. It is c...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Failure has a look and feel Day 52 Your Million Dollar Year. It is said that success leaves clues meaning that to be successful there are patterns to your actions, mindset and behavior.  Failure is the same.  Stooped shoulders, no energy, no real interest just an underlying sense of things are no...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Broker Talk Podcast 2 Day 51 Your Million Dollar Year. There is both an arrogance and a responsibility producing content. The piece needs to be relevant and personal to the listener. Getting agents to talk about their day is interesting and funny to me and I know many people would feel the same ...

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