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Computers wear out. Tools wear out. Even the land wears out. So do you. Saturdays have been my day off for over thirty years. As an Agent actively selling Real Estate there were two exceptions. Signatures were exceptions. If someone is going to sign a listing or purchase contract - get it ...
REALTOR Magazine recently published this article indicating owning a home is still the best investment for the future. It did acknowledge some areas of the country are still experiencing negative equity but even in those areas, people that have owned their homes for 10, 20, or 30 years still have...
Positive news about the Real Estate market continues make headlines. All this year even before the tax credit was announced have been reporting to us that business in improving. In many areas there are multiple offers. One Client in Tampa, who is generating a huge number of leads from his web ...
I would like some opinions if possible, what is a hot topic or something you would like to see me either write about or do a tele-seminar on? All suggestions welcome
How balanced is your life? I did this exercise again. You know, the one where you look at the categories of your life, Spiritual, Family, Mental, Health, Wealth/Financial, Career etc. And then you plot them on a wheel. And see if your wheel is round enough to actually roll. My wheel was pret...
Talking to a Seller about pricing, here's the language. After explaining that there is more competition and therefore most houses are staying on the market longer; and after you have gone over your market analysis showing them the days on market and sale price statistics from this year versus la...
The other day I was one of the first people to hear and spread the news of the proposed use of the $8,000 tax credit as down payment money. There has been much talk and speculation and now it does appear that the government is rethinking this strategy. It was pulled because it appeared to violate...
This was really funny. I know this client and I absolutely believe she said what follows. A client had a seller whose house was not selling, easy to imagine in this market. His house was dated and they were trying for the price that might sell it if it were updated. Obviously, in this market i...
Recently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan gave a speech at the National Association of Realtors Real Estate Summit. Below is an excerpt from his speech regarding FHA's position on the 8000 tax credit being used as a down payment: "We are taking action to further help the h...
As a coach I focus on the growth of my client's business. When a client's business regresses or stagnates I look carefully at what is happening and how they can overcome it. We have our coaching charts that really help us pinpoint the cause of a decline. Then there are the really difficult rea...