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This week, Chuck give you a really cool pointer on not losing things under your car seat anymore.
We have all had a time where we're driving along and something falls between the seat and the center console. It's a pain to try and fish it out of there.
Well not anymore!!!
Watch the video to learn how you can stop that from happening to not only yourself, but also to your business. Comment if you would like the version (7 comments)
Video Proof: Thinking Outside the Box Really Does Work - 10/27/10 01:13 AM
Video Proof: Thinking Outside the Box Really Does Work I just wanted to show to other industry professionals that the ideas of the Ninja really do work. Here is a video taped interview of one of my local realtor partners that I help to make them shine. See what he says about his experience using the E-Property Sites Listing System and the coaching that goes along with it and how it has improved his business
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Grasshopper, Go Forth and Be Good Florida (4 comments)
RESPA Section 9: How do You Spell V-I-O-L-A-T-I-O-N and the Required Use Rule - 10/23/10 01:29 AM
RESPA Section 9: How do You Spell V-I-O-L-A-T-I-O-N and the Required Use Rule Thanks to Dr Gary Lacefield, President of Risk Mitigation. Risk Mitigation offers RESPA training and compliance programs for industry banks and realtors. You can hire him and his staff by visiting Risk Mitigation on the web. Read more about Dr Gary Lacefield at HomeFinancingNinja.com Overview: How the Required Use Rule, RESPA, Section 9 is commonly and illegally used by builders and real estate brokerages. THE PROBLEM: In the builder and large real estate brokerage world, it is common knowledge and a very sore spot between mortgage bankers vs (10 comments)
RESPA: How do You Spell V-I-O-L-A-T-I-O-N - 10/23/10 12:35 AM
RESPA Required Use Rule: How do You Spell V-I-O-L-A-T-I-O-N Every Friday, the group of Active Rain Confirmed Loan Officers meet and brainstorm about new techniques and information to teach and train out the rest of the Active Rain Rainmakers and Clouds In the Making (AR basic members). In essence, The Home Financing Ninja teaches grasshoppers (yes, you reading this) how to be a BAMFA - a BAD A$$ Mother Flippin Animal in your business. Visit the BAMFA facebook fan page Some of what we train our other industry professionals is how to do what they are doing now, but only better. This (1 comments)
TECH TIP THURSDAY: Learn How to Automatically Convert and Upload a Virtual Tour to YouTube - 10/21/10 04:51 PM
Learn How to Automatically Convert and Upload a Virtual Tour to YouTube WHAT - A Step by Step (DIY) video showing you how to upload your property listing virtual tour to your YouTube Channel WHY - Several Reasons One, 60% of All searches are VIDEO related searches Two, In this age of instant information, people can get that instant information Three, Saves the realtor money (and time, which is translated into money) System comes with a whole lot more, for a whole lot less There is a BONUS included Here's the video and the call to action (Time 6:11)
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A Simple Tip: Make it Easier for Your Clients to Call You - 10/18/10 12:37 PM
Make it Easier for Your Clients to Call You It can be said that the easier we, as housing industry professionals, make it for our clients to call us, the more calls we shall receive. So, below is a quick DIY video of how to make YOUR telephone number stand out in your recipients email box. Combine this with a weekly audio or video tip, you should start to reap more profits by closed transactions over the next 90 days.
If you found this helpful, please re-blog it or email to someone else for me. Thanks for your support! Whose's (7 comments)
ForeClosureGate: Civil Liberties and The Right to Due Process - 10/16/10 12:10 PM
ForeClosureGate: Civil Liberties and The Right to Due Process Late last night I had to make that dreaded call to a borrower to tell them that they had been affected by Foreclosure Gate: You see, I have a borrower who thought that the time was right to purchase a home in the central Orlando area. Application had been approved, credit is great, reserves in place. However, the home that was chosen is one of many homes ("units") under the control of The Law Offices of David J Stern and Freddie Mac (FHLMC). You may know that The Law Offices of David J Stern (aka DJS Enterprises) is one of (1 comments)
REPO - GATE: A Video from a Title Officer's Point Of View - 10/13/10 02:15 PM
REPO - GATE: A Video from a Title Officer's Point Of View In the coming weeks, I am going to be interviewing an expert on the issues commonly seen with the tide or foreclosures and robo signers and REPO-GATE So let me hear from you (comment below) -- what questions or information are your clients asking about title deficiencies. Any question is not a dumb question. To sweeten the pot, one person will be pulled out of the hat for a $10 Gift Card, My way of saying thanks for participating. Whose Your Bud!! (0 comments)
Follow Up to Going Green: The New Curbside Recycling Program - St Petersburg, Florida - 10/01/10 04:47 PM
Follow Up to Going Green: New Curbside Recycling Program - St Petersburg, Florida I spoke with Ian Boyle, who is the Government Affairs Manager at Waste Services Inc, who said that they are doing the best that they can to handle the large number of residents interested in the Saint Petersburg New Curbside Recycling Program. You can contact WSI directly or the St Petersburg Utility Div, who will take your name and number and pass it to WSI directly about the St Pete residential recycling program that launched today. Here is part one of this article Going Green: St Petersburg (0 comments)
How to Set up an Alert on the Active Rain Referral Network - 10/01/10 03:14 PM
How to Set up an Alert on the Active Rain Referral Network An article written by another loan professional that was featured today about Referral Fees, RESPA violations and how it affects the realtor-lender relationship (note: only full access members can view this article) got me to thinking about a blog topic that was recently suggested by my trainer of the trainers, Steven Monet. So today, I am going to give a brief overview about the acceptable types of content for the referral network, along with the added bonus of a step by step guide detailing how to set up an Alert on (0 comments)
Going Green: The New Curbside Recycling Program - Saint Petersburg, Florida - 10/01/10 01:47 PM
Going Green: The New Curbside Recycling Program - Clearwater, Florida One of the integral parts when you Buy a Home in Saint Petersburg, Florida is The New Curbside Recycling Program - Saint Petersburg, Florida. Recycling of glass beer bottles, milk jugs, plastic water bottles (my weakness), newspapers, office paper, cardboard from frozen dinners and snacks is an essential part in helping the enviroment. In fact, did you know that you can even recycle styrofoam? The newest residential recycling program started today in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Pinellas recycling programs have been integrated into Saint Petersburg, Florida starting October 1st. Unfortunately, not everyone (1 comments)
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