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     I might be the last one to know about this, but I just found out that the time-consuming dragging, dropping and pdf. saving involved with Docusign is no longer necessary.  If you use zipForms and DocuSign, follow these steps and you'll save so much time: For initial set up:  1. Go to the Zip...
10/05/2010
  I woke up around 4.30am this morning and the first thing I did was check my Blackberry for an important e-mail I was expecting.  Then the cold reality hit me, I was an addict!  Looking back, it started innocently enough; many of my colleagues had Blackberrys and I could see how it increased the...
10/03/2010
2010 is my tenth year in real estate, and what a roller coaster it's been!  I was a clueless rookie, overwhelmed with the many different ways to do business, but somehow I made good choices, settled into a groove armed with my trusty pager and MLS sheets and enjoyed the good years and the good li...
09/10/2010
Do your clients ever ask what agent remarks on the MLS really mean? Here are 9 of my favorites along with my interpretations: 1.  "Motivated Seller!":  Motivated agent, would like to eat, soon. 2.  "This listing won't last!":  Invariably appears on a listing older than six months.  Kiss of death ...
09/07/2010
Like many others, I thoroughly enjoyed yesterday's news item regarding Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater's melt down recently.  For those of you who missed the story, after many years of service giving passengers the option of chicken or meat, he lost it with a female passenger who was rude...
08/11/2010
Virtual Brokerages: The way of the future, or the way of the electric car? I think the concept of a virtual brokerage is very cool.  And I think a few years ago, it may have been thought of as the way of the industry. But how many virtual brokerages to you know of?  I don't know of too many mysel...
08/03/2010
What do you advise your buyers when you're presented with a "best and final" multiple counter offer? Once again, I'm interested in seeing what other agents strategy is, both presently and historically, when your buyers are in a multiple counter offer situation and presented with a "best and final...
08/02/2010
Avoiding the "Heebie-Jeebies": How to keep your buyers looking at the bigger picture....... Ideal buyers are those that are seasoned, educated, and understand the purchase process completely.  Even better, they have bought and sold homes before. But as we all know, not all buyers are like that. C...
08/02/2010
  Welcome to Ralph's Weekly Feature: Two Truths and a Lie: Guess Which One Is The Lie? Each week, I'm going to feature one Active Rain Member, with their photo, and what they are going to do is tell you 2 Truths about them and 1 Lie. The object of the game is to guess which of the 3 bits of trivi...
08/02/2010
Harry went out to dinner with his friends Larry, Barry, and Gary. Harry sat across from Gary. At Gary's right, opposite Barry, sat Larry. When the waiter came for their orders, Larry and Barry ordered steak. Gary chose fish, and Harry (who likes to be difficult) ordered like this: "Unless the man...
07/26/2010
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