Chickenhawk Scratchings

Real Estate Agent - Keller Williams Greenville Upstate
The idle contemplations of one of the up-and-coming real estate agents and trainers in Upstate South Carolina.



I have had several discussions lately with people about the costs and benefits of running a real estate team.  Great employees can make you many times what you pay them, but poor employees, or even "adequate" employees, may end up costing you thousands, or millions, of dollars. Let's take a buyer...
Recently I was teaching a class to several new agents on the amazing opportunities for free advertising on the internet.   I was set up, complete with LCD projector and laptop connected wirelessly to the internet.  My class was going quite well, with the agents taking plenty of notes.  It was tim...
I am going to deviate from the more common real estate themes of my blog and write about a topic I am passionate about:  REALTOR® safety.  Perhaps it is my background in law enforcement, but I feel that there are many REALTORS® who work day to day oblivious to the possible dangers that lurk in ou...
I'm interested in compiling a list of free internet tools for real estate.  These can include anything that helps us in our businesses.  For example, or are free for advertising our listings.  What else is out there?If you will drop comments and let me know what all is...
If you don't list, you don't last.  This concept is driven into our skulls by real estate trainers year after year, but I would like to go one step further and make the argument that if you don't generate leads, you don't list, and therefore you don't last.  Now this may sound quite simple to mos...
Think back to when you graduated from Real Estate School.  This could be a few months ago, or several decades ago when caves and sod houses were the hot listings.  What did you get out of your pre-license training?  Most people will say that the class got them through the test, and that is true. ...
All agents, at one time or another, have really been excited to show a house to a potential client.  They practically dance through each room, pointing out the features with a flourish, all the while anticipating that the next thing the prospect will desire is their name on a contract. What if th...
Many of you know that I am a pilot, and I follow aviation news pretty thoroughly.  I was excited to find out that Allegiant Air started its first service to Las Vegas from Greenville-Spartanburg airport (GSP) today about seven in the morning. Allegiant is a low cost carrier, and they currently fl...
I have a home that I will be selling in the VERY near future.  It is gorgeous, and has been staged well except for one thing - the owner has smoked in it his entire time there. This is quite aggravating, because I've seen the way that buyers generally react to smoke odor in a house.  Even smokers...
On Monday August 27th the Greenville Little Theatre will be holding auditions for the upcoming play "Dracula".  I dropped by the theatre today (well, technically yesterday since it's quite early in the morning) to chat with my friends at the box office, and I picked up a script for the show. It's...

Bill Kennedy

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The idle contemplations of one of the up-and-coming real estate agents and trainers in Upstate South Carolina.