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Where Are the Young People? - 02/21/12 11:31 AM
I might be wrong about this but our industry seems almost void of young people. What I mean is the young people walking off the college campus and directly into a Real Estate career. My office, at Crown Key Realty has an average age of about fifty (50). I say about as some of the members would not respond politely when I ask their age. The young people (18 -30 as a start) that I know in the industry are here because their parents own a brokerage and they have been exposed to Real Estate their entire life. As an industry (6 comments)
The Competitive Broker - 02/17/12 09:27 AM
My Broker and I have a great relationship and I have blogged about her in the past. Recently another side of her personality reared its head. The competitive side. I should have known, her husband is a baseball coach and all of her boys are skilled athletes. Susan, has been blogging longer and far more often than I and is an ActiveRain Ambassador. As 2012 rolled around we set goals for me to reach this year. One of the goals is to blog regularly and let ActiveRain enhance my business. I have tried to do so and this is how the competitive side of (4 comments)
War Has Been Declared! - 02/13/12 10:05 PM
I received a call from a friend asking for help selling their condo. It is a short sale and the hardship is DIVORCE! Shouldn't have answered the phone. Both husband and wife want to sell, but they have declared war on anything that is mutual. They won't sit down together or apart to sign documents. She is friendly enough and will sign docs but refuses to do a financial unless he does first. He will sign docs separate from her, but only if I (yes me) pay his divorce lawyer to be present. Shouldn't have answered the phone, but I am (9 comments)
Red Flag! - 02/06/12 01:44 PM
Not long ago I received an emal from a good friend. The email include the name and phone number of a person looking for an agent to list his home. Nothing better than starting the day with a referral. I called and made an appointment to meet with the home owner and see the home. The owner told me not to bother bringing comps because he knew how much the property was worth (red flag). He also told me the home could only be shown when he was there and no lock box would be permitted (red flag). He also said he (50 comments)
Its About Relationships - 02/01/12 11:58 PM
Like most of you when I started my RE career I was told by everyone, "its all about relationships". I am in my sixth year now and I have long since been convinced that all of those well minded people were and are correct. I would like to speak briefly about some of the strongest relationships that I have formed. First my relationship with my smart phone. Its not a perfect relationship, but most relationships most are not. If I am outside, of course I must find shade or shield the screen to read anything. Not that smart. I remember once about (4 comments)
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