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There is a saying "Give a person a hammer and everything looks like a nail". Recently as a Realtor I sold a home that shows this statement can be so true. I listed a property and ordered a Property Inspection and Termite inspection right away because we like to disclose this information up front....
02/25/2017
Yesterday was really a good day.....not because I got a new real estate or loan client and not because I collected a big commission. It was really a good day because I got calls from 5 previous clients about various loan or real estate situations. Of the 5 client; one has been a client for 24 yea...
02/24/2017
Chester L. Karrass writes in his book The Negotiating Game about an experiment in goal setting and achievement. From Chapter Four: "Recently two professors tried an experiment. They built a barricade between bargainers so that neither could see or hear the other. Demands and offers were passed un...
02/23/2017
When I taught sales there was a major side benefit for every class that I would teach; my sales would improve !  I guess it really is true that you learn what you teach. Same thing with sales blogs. The sales blogs are written to myself to remind me to do something I know or to do something new. ...
02/22/2017
Received this email first thing this morning. Nice way to start the day.  Mortgage Magic Congratulations! You are now listed as one of the Top 3 Mortgage companies in San Jose, CA. We would like to Thank You for providing consistent high quality in your area of business. Our review team either a...
02/21/2017
I am a magician and a sales person. For my entire sales life my sales have had to do with finances, sales training, and real estate but I have learned that magic, sales, finances, and real estate can all be reduced to one thing that will guarantee success;   Visualization. Recently for magic I le...
02/20/2017
Our life is never outside us; it is always inside and the outside is determined by our thoughts, attitudes and feelings. Here are 'thoughts for the day'. I do not have the source for most of these tid bits but I am not the originator of any of them.Success is a matter of Luck. Ask any failure.Men...
02/15/2017
Obviously this transaction is before the Dodd Frank Legislation. A Realtor brought me a 2 paragraph real estate transaction and the one page is the only page he gave me. I told him that the bank would not accept the one page contract but he was adamant and declared it would be accepted. He was 92...
02/14/2017
I am happy about this video. It was for a TV Commercial and then we used it as the opening of our TV Show for years. It is now posted on our website - www.mortgagemagic.com. It is several years old and a mistake I made was cancelling the 800 number because that is no longer our number and the vid...
02/10/2017
This information came to me from an email from Finance of America.So many times borrowers want to "clean house" to prepare for the appraisal visit. That is always a good thing but not required. Below is a list of things that are actually required.Borrowers/sellers, brokers, and realtors may all b...
02/10/2017
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