Selling real estate isn't just about houses and land.  It's about identifying the goals and dreams of every buyer and seller, and finding a way to ignite their senses.  Perhaps it can be boiler plated down to two words... MOTIVATION and ANTICIPATION. There's a bit of psychology in every sale.  ...
There's lots of buzz on the street regarding Millennials these days.  Who are they and what are they buying?  Why should we care?  Fortunately for REALTORS, a survey isn't necessary.  The National Association of REALTORS just rolled out its 2015 Multi-Generational Trends Report.  I'll save you so...
A-N-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-I-O-N!It's something we get giddy about.  Apple has mastered the concept.  So have lovers and adoption agencies.My point?  We crave excitement and suspense.  We dream about it.  We salivate over it.  We imagine ourselves possessing it.  It's ours.That's where brilliant marketing...
I read a quote from Mark Zuckerberg this morning.  When asked what he looks for when hiring a prospective employee, the brainchild responded, "I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person."  Words of wisdom from a Millennial genius. Is there truth to... Great m...
  I've been playing in puddles in the rain for more than 7 years, and I've had the lovely pleasure of conversing and meeting several colleagues across the U.S.  Little did I know when I joined ActiveRain, that it would become the impetus for a flutter of friendships made, and a plethora of inform...
Do you find yourself juggling a boatload of tasks that only YOU have the expertise in handling?  Just when you think you have one problem solved, you jump into the ring to conquer another contender.  Exhausted and overwhelmed from the constant barrage of peeps pulling at your coattails, you begin...
  I watched a YouTube video interview of one of my favorite musicians, Ed Sheeran, and I was intrigued by his incredibly kind and humble demeanor.  When asked about the origin of his good nature, he responded, "I have good parents."   A lovely answer, and one that caused me to reflect upon life i...
Inspire Me.  Who doesn't like to be inspired?!  Many of us naturally gravitate to people, places and things that make us smile in the depths of our soul =) Professionals pay thousands of dollars  to attend seminars and conferences that provide encouraging words and accountability.  Others simply ...
It's been raining cats and dogs these last few days in the Pacific Northwest... and the locals are howling with delight.  Not because of the gray skies, mind you.  It's all about the water! The entire west coast has been under siege with drought-like conditions and worrisome shortages of water.  ...
After 16 years of practicing real estate in Oregon... I'm feeling a little girlhood giddy about the future outlook of my business.    Some of my colleagues may be thinking... she's an adrenaline junkie who's lost her mind (if it ain't broke, why fix it?!).  Okay, I confess, I've pushed the adrena...

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