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success: Will this be the year you finally acheive your New Year's Resolutions? - 12/19/11 10:35 AM
Will this be the year you finally acheive your New Year's Resolutions? When I think of "New Years Resolutions" I have to giggle a little, because they've become kind of a joke "so, did you make it past the 2nd of January? Ha ha ha!" But if you're SERIOUS about making a positive change in your life, it can be done… last January 1st I was in a size 20 jeans and today I'm sitting here in 10's, so it CAN be done! Here are a few tips to get there this time, whether it's weight loss, quitting smoking, getting your (3 comments)
success: Are You Too Fat For Real Estate? - 01/05/11 01:05 PM
Are You Too Fat For Real Estate?This is something I've been thinking about a lot lately. Maybe it's because I'm getting up there in years and there's a zero at the end of my age now... or maybe it's because the business side of this is finally sinking in... either way, it's something I'm no longer willing to settle for in my life! Think back to the last time you went to a networking event. There's 30 people in the room that you don't know but are all potential clients. You see 2 different people standing alone. One is overweight, the (3 comments)
success: Andy's Foreclosure Interview Reunites a Family After Years & Years! - 10/27/10 12:43 PM
Andy's Foreclosure Interview Reunites a Family After Years & Years! Wow, this is a story you probably don't hear every day. Yesterday I was contacted by email by someone stating she was a relative of someone I had interviewed about losing her house. Through some back searching I found the article she was referring to, and it wasn't me that had interviewed the lady, I just happened to be interviewed in the same article. I never met her relative. In several emails back and forth though, I explained that I had never met her, but did a quick Google search and (5 comments)
success: Instructors... Please Control Your Class! - 10/21/09 04:47 AM
Please Control Your Class! I've been leading trainings for almost 10 years now, and the longer I do, the more "Bad Andy" rears her head (in case you didn't know, Bad Andy is my Mii Avatar when I play Wii) When I first started training, I hoped that everyone liked me, I hoped everyone learned something, and I hoped that everyone would give me a good review. After the class I always went straight to the reviews and read every single one, and 99% of them could be rave reviews, but if even 1 said anything negative at all, it would (5 comments)
success: It's the 4th quarter and you're down by 14... what do you do? - 10/01/09 09:40 AM
It's the 4th quarter and you're down by 14... what do you do? Have you ever watched a football game and one team is losing for the entire game and then in the 4th quarter they come back and win? Isn't it exciting to watch? Well guess what... it's OUR 4th quarter. The 4th quarter of 2009! If you've been struggling this year, here's your chance to come from behind and WIN! And if you've already been winning this year, here's your chance to run up the score and win BIG! What are YOU going to do in the 4th (1 comments)
success: I Can't... and a good story from a TV star I know - 08/24/09 11:51 AM
I Can't... Have you ever caught yourself saying those words? I can't make it to your party... I can't find any buyers for this house... I can't finish a half-marathon... I can't... I can't... I can't... Think for a minute what you are telling your subconscious... "you might as well not even try because we already know we can't succeed anyway..." Last night I was watching one of my "guilty pleasure" shows on TV... you know, the ones you'd never admit to your friends that you watch? Well, here's my confession. Tim & I watch "Merlin" It's the story of Merlin (6 comments)
success: I Got Lucky... Again! (Don't Tell My Husband!) - 08/24/09 11:30 AM
I Got Lucky... Again! (Don't Tell Tim!)I have a short sale listing in one of those communities that has very strict guidelines on what color/size/etc. your sign panel needs to be, so I had to order a new sign panel. The sign company took so long getting it ready that I had the house pending already by the time they had it done! My office picked it up, and I noticed they had not drilled holes to hang it with, so I had to go BACK to the sign store and get holes drilled. When I told them I didn't even (4 comments)
success: If you have closings right now, it's just because you're lucky - 06/30/09 09:58 PM
She's Just Lucky...That's Why She Has So Many Closings... Do you believe that's actually what someone said about me?!?!? I couldn't believe my ears when I heard that, I started laughing uncontrollably! I see 3 different types of agents in the field right now... First: those that sit around and hope something happens Second: those that go out and make something happen, and Third: those that wonder what just happened! Let me explain my self, and I'm actually going to lump 1 and 3 together. This morning I was at a closing at a "Traditional" real estate office, and since (8 comments)
success: Does Your Attitude Determine Your Success? You Bet! - 05/27/09 10:01 AM
This week we are going to discuss how your attitude determines your success, this takes shape in many different ways, but today we're going to cover one of the more critical ones: Self Talk: If a five year old child heard every day "you're stupid, you're worthless, you're never going to amount to anything" do you think that would hurt their chances of being a successful adult? Of Course! So why do we do it to ourselves every single day? When someone makes a mistake they say "I'm so stupid" or when their business is not going well "I'm never going (2 comments)
success: Did You MAKE Your House Un-Buyable? - 02/25/09 11:04 AM
5 Crazy Things That May Be Making Your House "Un-Buyable" In my recent adventures working with several buyers looking for homes, I have seen a few things that have been a little offensive, disturbing (to both me and my buyers) and even a little scary! Whether you are a listing agent or a seller, there are several little things you can do to make your house look better than the thousands of others that are undoubtedly for sale in your city. #1 Excorcise the "Pet Cemetary" in the back yard. Yep, seriously. I showed a foreclosure the other day and in (5 comments)
success: Real Estate Market Lessons from my Redfishing Trip - 02/09/09 03:30 PM
This past Sunday, my husband Tim had a guided Redfishing charter all set up to go with his buddy, David, over in Mosquito Lagoon in Volusia County. On Friday, David started hinting that he may back out. Saturday at about 8pm he backed out, with some lame excuses like: - I talked to some other people and they said the fishing hasn’t been good - It’s too cold - The water’s too shallow - We won’t catch anything - Yada, Yada, Yada…. Tim called a few friends, but they all already had plans. We didn’t want to back out of a (2 comments)
success: Success Coach in the palm of your hands...under $30 total! Thursday Only - 02/05/09 07:24 PM
Want to be more successful? Think a personal coach would help but can't spend the money right now? I think I've got the answer for you...and it's UNDER $30! But only if you take action TODAY before midnight! My Colleague, Rick C. Ernst, has just written a spectacular new book entitled, 'Richer Life Secrets'. This book is actually a proven blueprint for success. Best of all it has everything that you need to Triumph in these Turbulent Times. It's kind of like having a personal coach right there in your hand helping you succeed. Once you read it, you will be (0 comments)
success: Cruddy, Useless, #*^($*@! Mortgage Pre-Qual Letters and How to Spot Them! - 01/06/09 04:41 PM
There has always been a lot of incompetence in the mortgage business, but when the money was flowing it really didn't matter because if you had a heartbeat you could get financed, so inexperienced mortgage brokers could still be successful. But now that money has tightened up, you can't risk your deals on a mortgage broker or an approval that is bogus. This deal was kind of funny. When the buyer's agent submitted the offer, they included a very weak pre-qualification letter. When I called the loan officer who's name and number was at the bottom to ask for some clarification, (7 comments)
success: Stuff That Every Agent Needs To Know About Mortgages...Or Else! - 12/09/08 09:04 PM
OK, I first got in the mortgage business in 1995, so I've been doing this for a while, but for the last few years I've focused more on the real estate side. But my husband, Tim is very active in the industry, and since I share an office with he and Eric, I get to hear all of their ranting and raving about the silly things that Realtors do in connection with their deals. So, I figured I'd share some of their pet peeves AND some tips to be more effective in your success: (and whoever you're using for your loans, they'll thank (4 comments)
success: Andy's 10 Commandments of Closing the Sale...Part III - 11/18/08 01:33 PM
If you've missed the first 2 installments, Click Here #6: Thou Shalt Be a Shining Beacon For Our Industry The general public is a little leary about the real estate market right now, and it is up to us to reassure them that it is STILL a great time to buy a house. One of the ways we can do that is by staying on top of REAL market statistics, trends, and variances. Today I went to a women's networking group here in Orlando. It is not a real estate group, just a general topic group. One of the ladies saw (1 comments)
success: Cool Olympic Success Lessons & Curiosities - 08/12/08 03:56 PM
(Drum-Roll Please...) How 'Bout Team USA! Are you watching the Olympics? I've been watching some, and I've learned a few interesting things: (first of all, you can watch EVERYTHING live and recorded at www.NBCOlympics.com) 1. In soccer, statistically, the other team is more likely to make a goal in the 5 minutes after you make a goal. Do you think that's a technical fact? or do you think that's a mental thing... "Oh no, they scored, we better kick it up a notch and score one on them!" So let's apply that in our business: "Susie Realtor had 3 closings last (0 comments)
success: Weekend Update (Rentals, Olympics, and Richard Flint) - 08/09/08 03:33 PM
I couldn't wait to tell you, because I am SOOO EXCITED and I wanted you to help me celebrate! Ready?Wait for it!As of Today, I am at 100% occupancy on all of my rentals!Yep, I filled my last vacancy today! I haven't been at 100% since OCTOBER! (Yes, Florida has been a little tough!)Yayyyyy!How did I do it? A whole lot of dedication and tenacity! It was a whole lot of attitude of "I'm going to get them filled no matter what!"Here's the thing...there are other vacancies on the same street? Why is mine now full when other units aren't?Why are (2 comments)
success: Is 99.9% Good Enough in your real estate business? - 07/29/08 04:23 PM
Is 99.9% Good Enough? Today I had a listing appointment with a client that was referred to me because of my skills in "Alternative Financing" and moving properties that nobody else has been able to sell. Anyway, as I printed the Mapquest to his house, there was an ad at the top of the printout that was for Genuine Hewlett-Packard Ink for your printer. It said: "1 out of every 4 refilled inkjet cartridges will fail. Trust HP inks for 99% quality" or something along those lines. Their point was the they only have a 1% failure rate as compared to (3 comments)
success: "Kiss"ing Tips for Realtors - 07/22/08 10:19 PM
Did I get your attention with my Subject Line today? "Kiss"ing Tips"Well first of all, get your mind out of the gutter! What I was talking about is a quote from KISS Guitarist, Paul Stanley on an interview by Donny Deutsch on "The Big Idea" on MSNBC last night. The whole show was about overcoming obstacles and how people have overcome hardship to be wildly successful. Here's the quote:"Obstacles are what you see when you lose sight of your goals"Pretty deep from a rock star, eh?
Just thought you'd like a different perspective!
P.S. (9 comments)
success: Lessons from the 134th Kentucky Derby - 05/03/08 08:55 PM
Lessons from the 134th Derby. There were a couple of lessons in the bitter-sweet 134th running of the Kentucky Derby. I don't know if you watched it or not...but Tim and I did. You may not know it, but I actually come from a "horsey" family, in fact one of my horses as a kid was a direct descendant of the 1956 Derby winner "Needles" (Her name was Needle Fly Adams, but we called her "Cupcake") Anyways, back to this years race...there were many beautiful stories this year, the trainer in his 70's that this was his first time in over 40 years (1 comments)
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