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By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 12 Affordable Housing. This week in the MA State House they are discussing rent control again.  It was in 1994 when rent control, still popular in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline, was voted out and so it died.  On the one side is the landlord, owner, developer of a p...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 11 Intentions. Let's flashback to Jan 2010 and Walter Sanford's book, If I Could Start Over when I first got into the business. Training is crucial to your growth and experience and will hone the desire to get more training and experience. Surround yourself with peopl...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 10 Who Are You Kidding. You can't make a million dollars in a year even if you are typically a "capping agent".  And then up pops some story about how it has been done by someone else and that means, yes you can do it. And then you don't know which voice in your head...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
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Your Million Dollar Year Day 9 Annoying people are everywhere and many people consider most agents annoying.  I had a conversation with another agent on Linkedin recently.  He was doing his thing of pontificating (some may say that about this blog) about dual agency. Dual agency is where one agen...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Your Million Dollar Year how to survive how to succeed is both simple and hard work.  Getting your license to sell real estate in most states is not rigorous. In Massachusetts it is 40 hours of study then a test followed up with 12 more hours of study every two years with no test.  So, if you 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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Million Dollar Year Day 7 how I'm doing. In the first week I got my new cards, my new signs, my new email signature. I took all the contents and contacts from my old system and they are in my new system, I have met with prospects, I have met with clients, I have no new listings, that is how I am...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Million Dollar Year Day 6 Just like high school, you can work with an A student, or you can work with a C students, those are your options. The public believes it is easy to buy or sell a house without engaging a professional.  This very important transaction in a life, quite often the largest 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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Coldwell Banker's new look won't help. Million Dollar Year day 5. Every day we are seeing moves in the real estate industry. This move is an attempt for this aging franchise to stay relevant. We will see how it plays out for them.  For me and for so many working agents I think we don't really ca...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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What Agents Need Million Dollar Year Day 4. The real estate industry and the professionals who serve it are wondering what is next.  The Franchise system of Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Realogy offices and others are reeling from the onslaught of the virtual systems of eXp, Compass, Refin and Zillow....

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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REMAX and Redfin Really Million Dollar Year Day 3. It was announced today in the press that RE/MAX, a franchise system, is collaborating with Redfin, the discount internet based brokerage system. Is this not another sign of the changing real estate industry?  There are forces at work here disrupt...

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 true cost of not owning your home is financial security. Are you master of your economic life, or are you subservient to your landlord's economic life? The steps are daunting for the first time home buyer, but the brave will step up and step forward to find out if they qualify. Speak to a pro...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Are your yearly goals in sight? How is your market share? This is the time of year when we begin writing new goals for next year, but I think it is important to check in with what you wrote last year and to see how you are doing.  Personally I am having a good year, but I am no where near the yea...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Just another day in real estate Day 34 of 90 in a Realtors® life. Working in this business all real estate agents know there is never just another day, they are all significant and varied. What a professional does with their days impacts how they feel and what they make. Wake up, dress up and ge...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Co-broke not Go broke Day 31 of 90 in a Realtors® life. Co-broke is the process of two real estate professionals working together to accomplish differing goals. Each is tasked with the goal to get the best deal for their clients. It may feel combative when you want the least and the other side wa...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Today Now Present Day 26 of 90 in a Realtors® life. It is Spring, the weekends are busy, so with details galore and various properties to juggle the here and now gets lost. I think this is normal, I don't know.  I do know I like the Kellerism, "you can have results, or you can have reasons, you ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Afraid of Change,Why? Day 24 of 90 in a Realtors® life. Change is inevitable, change is imminent, change is constant and yet often are we afraid of change.  The discount brokerages like Zillow and Redfin are coming for your jobs is one fear.  The lack of inventory, another fear gripping the count...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Day 14 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018. Big Breakthrough day yesterday, let me share.  Like many working agents in the field I am good at some things and need to become good at others.  The process and best practice in real estate are simple, not easy.  Following the steps of selling or...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Day 11 of 90 My Best Practices Real Estate 2018. I changed the title of this blog again.  Instead of Best Practices I will say My Best Practices. It is a little presumptuous of me to think there is only one set of Best Practices in real estate, there are many. That being said, there are far more ...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Day 9 of 90 Best Practices Real Estate 2018. Today I get started with my coach.  I did finally hear from the first coach I contacted who has been incommunicado for 8 days while the coach I chose has been actively and consistently sharing information and opportunity.  How is this not like our real...

By Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you.
(YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®)
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Day 7 of 90 Best Practices Real Estate 2018 feels like a better title than the mis-leading "best Realtor®" which is not necessarily obtainable and if it was would only be temporal.  Firstly we would have to collectively define what the best Realtor® actually is and I believe you would have many r...

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