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I read this last night and it really made an impact on me. The statement comes from The Christopher Parkening Guitar Method, Vol 2. "I suggest  that you pursue a commitment to personal excellence rather than success, based on your own God-given potential. Success and excellence are often competin...
04/21/2017
Loans...Loans...Loans...it is math, rules, and solving the puzzle.Customer wants to purchase in the Central Valley in California. GSE (conventional) loan limits are $424,100 and the FHA limit is $362,500.  Customer is set on a purchase in the $420,000 range but this is where I need to educate him...
04/14/2017
My guess is the Title got your attention. The title should be "My experience working with females.Here are some examples of where a female employee bailed me out or taught me somethings.1. I worked for a division of a national bank and in our branch our only job was to write second mortgages. Thi...
04/11/2017
Doing "clean up" work on all my marketing outlets and just ran across this video. I use this disc and sometimes a larger disc for the bigger crowds and the reaction is always one of "Wow". Stare right in the middle of the disc and see what happens. Of course in person this is a great effect - not...
04/08/2017
I am working with a Protege who is doing fantastic and is off to a quick start. I asked her what her job is for today and she gave me a list of things she has to do for this listing and that listing, this offer, this loan that is working. She has a lot of clerical required things to do but I aske...
04/06/2017
A long time ago I read a book called 30 Days to Superstar Success by Terry Eilers.Terry talked about his first 30 days in real estate sales and here are some comments about his first prospecting efforts. He commented that Prospecting  is Most Important and says that in his first 30 days he did th...
04/05/2017
My guess is that most of us have some type of pet peeves - Here are my real estate agent Pet Peeves. 1. Realtors ( I am going to use the Realtor term even thought I know every real estate agent is not a Realtor) who take a listing but do not return phone calls or email messages.2. Realtors not ge...
04/03/2017
Mo Beddah. First let me explain the term. My wife and I used to own a home on the Big Island and were there frequently. Once, we were eating breakfast at small restaurant and only a handful of locals were in the restaurant. I was eating macadamia pancakes and was about to use a syrup on the table...
03/30/2017
I used to teach sales but don't teach anymore. I used to teach those around me how to sell and get more business but I don't do that anymore either. Because in this different world so many have their own agenda and I watch them continue to be mediocre or simply continue to fail.In college when a ...
03/29/2017
  I am never up to date; never completely organized, and will never get the job done. But I would rather have these situations in my business life than to leave the  page completely blank.   I heard a speaker say that sometimes after a talk someone will approach her and make a comment such as, " ...
03/19/2017
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