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Real Estate Agent - Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - 01338415
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I just had to share a funny experience I had this morning at my office.  I am hosting a contract class that is open to all local agents.  On the flyer and email it clearly asks everyone to RSVP to ensure a spot in the class.  The class was taught by a local expert so you know the class will sell...
I see deer all the time, and when spring rolls around you get to see baby deer.  This lucky gal had twins! This photo is where they are a few days old.  Just learning how to run and hop.  They chased ahead, and behind and were having so much fun on their legs for the first time. This picture is a...
It seems that a lot of arguments occur when someone thinks that the other person is not listening to their side of the story.  Two people just keep raising their voices to validate their own point over and over and over...  Sometimes just getting more and more upset in the process...  It seems t...
It seems that we all get into a funk every now and then.  We know that we need to make that call, we need to send those note cards, we need to update our facebook, we need to reach out and make those special touches.   We know we need to do these things, but something less important is always mo...
  (Just read this again, and thought I would share!) The Big Rocks and the Jar After talking to his students about scheduling all their activities, a high school science teacher takes a large-mouth jar and places several large rocks in it. He then asks the class, "Is it full?" Unanimously, the cl...
  I wanted to share about a special day for my office today (and across North America)!  70 of my agents here in Cupertino are working with the Emergency Housing Consortium today to volunteer our time.  One day a year where we give back to our community! We hare helping fix up a housing complex f...
So I was one of the first (million or so) to get over to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco CA.  So of course, we made our way up to the roof to check it out.  I saw the documentary on the making of the building, so I had to see what it was all about.  And you could see the heat ...
Feeling bogged down with technology?  Does it seem to evolve quicker than you can adapt?  Thinking that in time it just might go away?  OR thinking that technology or social media just doesn't matter and you don't need it anyways? Well, you're not alone.  Many agents feel the same way you do.  T...
  Hmmm...  Do I use a prelisting packet or not... I was teaching a class last week on the listing presentation and shared with the students a quick story about using a prelisting packet.  It is essentially items explaining the listing process that you send/drop off/deliver to the seller prior to ...
I wouldn't want to go fishing if all I had was a lead weight at the end of the line I was casting...  I could cast out pretty far and not fear it getting tangled, however I probably would not catch a thing.  It's easier to just put a weight at the end and throw it over, since you do not have to ...

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