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31 Days of December Challenge Days 30-31 RE-MINISCE AND RELEASE-LET IT GO - 12/31/10 07:14 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Days 30-31 Two words to describe the past two days are Remember and Release-Let it go. 2010 was not the year that I hoped. Tish Lloyd wrote a very good blog on 2010 that I could've wrote myself if she didn't beat me to it. Dear 2010, Can't say I'm sorry to see the back-end of you!Re-minisced over what I could've did to make 2010 a very good year. While some things happened due to some incompetent real estate agents and dumb a$# lenders,I still could've did better to make sure I didn't have the year (8 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge Day 28 - 12/29/10 10:32 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 28. Today I didn't do much. Started late today. Had to take my older brother along with my niece who were sick to a clinic. Somebody wanted me to do a CMA for them. Couldn't get to it. Hopefully I will tomorrow and hope she will understand. But after we got back,I was able to get some work done. Wrote another BLOG ON BLOG: Seven steps on writing effective advertising copy Read and commented on 12 Active Rain blogs. Listened to a webinar onTechnology: The Missing Link: 5 things Real Estate Agents need to do (4 comments)
BLOG ON BLOG: Seven steps on writing effective advertising copy - 12/29/10 06:36 PM
BLOG ON BLOG: Seven steps on writing effective advertising copy. This blog was inspired by Russell Haskins blog Seven steps for writing effective advertising copy Gary Keller stated in the book "SHIFT" that We are in the business of lead generation. The better your real estate ads,the better you will improve your chances of attracting and capturing well-qualified home buyer and home seller leads-ONLY IF YOU GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT. If I was a home buyer who picked up a Real Estate Magazine and found a particular house that interests me,like everybody else I want to find out more information (4 comments)
New Year's Eve Party Etiquette - 12/28/10 10:55 PM
New Year's Eve Party,New Year's Eve Party Etiquette and New Year's Eve are probably going to be some of the hot trending topics if not already some of the hottest trending topics. It only made sense to re-blog this one by Trish Bush. Well written blog Trish. Thank you very much for sharing. Via Preferred Properties Land & Homes: All of us love a great party. New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate new beginnings and chances are we'll be invited to an office party or a friend's home for a fun evening. Here are a few reminders to keep in (3 comments)
Can I still receive the $8000 home buyer tax credit as a Military Service Member? - 12/28/10 10:51 PM
Can I still receive the $8000 home buyer tax credit as a Military Service Member? The answer is absolutely yes. But you can receive the $8000 home buyer tax credit ONLY if you are a Military Service Member or a certain federal employee working outside of the country.Many people still don't know that Military Service Members and certain federal employees working outside of the country can receive the $8000 home buyer tax credit. They assumed that since the April 30,2010 deadline passed for first time home buyers to be under contract and June 30,2010(which was later extended to September 30,2010)to (5 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 28. RE-DEFINE - 12/28/10 09:30 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 28. RE-DEFINE. Should you let your success or failure define who you are as a person? Many people who are successful today failed first. I have yet to meet the person who didn't fail at something first before they finally succeeded. Many people didn't succeed this year in Real Estate. But that doesn't make you a failure. It just means that you have to make some changes and work harder. This market was not like 2005. Some things that you might have to do this year to get back on track again and get your (5 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 27. - 12/28/10 09:08 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 27. Snowed in kept me from doing much. Still working on my Business Plan. I know I should've did this by now. But I keep discovering blogs and articles that keeps making me tweak my Business Plan. I am re-building a lot of things in my life including Real Estate career. Got a referral from a fellow EXIT Real Estate Agent who is also an Active Rain Rainmaker here. Referred her to an other Active Rain member Rainmaker. Got to keep it in the Active Rain Family. Read and comment on more than 10 blogs. (2 comments)
BLOG ON BLOG: All you need to know about Networking - 12/27/10 08:39 PM
BLOG ON BLOG: All you need to know about Networking. Last week I wrote a blog stating that I am going to start writing blogs on some that I have been old and new blogs that I have bookmarked. Today's blog on blog is a blog called "All you need to know about Networking by Lindsay Pendleton" Attending major networking functions is something that I plan on doing more of in 2011. While reading many blogs here on Active Rain over the years on Networking,I found out about the site www.meetup.com which is a place where you can join groups of (7 comments)
31 Days December Challenge -DAYS 24-25 RE-JOICE and RE-LEARN - 12/26/10 05:58 PM
31 Days December Challenge - Days 24-25 Hope everyone had a Good Merry Christmas. Got to admit even though I enjoyed Christmas this year,I am happy that Christmas is over. This year wasn't one of my great years. I want to make the best of six days left in this year so that I can get off to a great start in 2011. Didn't do much on Christmas Eve except for reading and bookmaring many Active Rain blogs. On Christmas Day.Yesterday I was reminded again how it is very important to always and I mean always continue to hone your skills. (4 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 23. Re-write - 12/23/10 07:48 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 23. Re-write. Not sure if any of my two loyal readers notice in my topic I usually have a word that starts with Re. Something came to mind that it can mean two things. What is the first thing that first sometimes to mind when you see RE? Real Estate of course. So RE can mean Real Estate. I wrote a blog sometime this month where I said the theme for me in 2011 is RE-BUILD. It can be for a lot of real estate professionals to whether you are new or professional. So here (3 comments)
Wal-Mart coming to Washington DC. Good? Bad? What do you think? - 12/22/10 08:47 PM
Wal-Mart coming to Washington DC. Good? Bad? What do you think? Hell-Mart I mean Wal-Mart is coming to Washington DC. It was reported a while back-I guess I was tooo excited to blog about it. I guess I am one of probably many people who are not so crazy about Hell-Mart(What's wrong with me-I did it again)coming to Washington DC. Heck I am not a fan of the store at all. Wal-Mart coming to Washington DC might provide what like 1200 jobs in the Washington DC-WHATEVER. Wal-Mart is going to take away hard earned sales from the hard-working citizens who owns and operates local (9 comments)
BLOG ON BLOG "Lead Generation-Dominate with the '8 by 8'(Be consistent staying on home buyers and sellers mind) This blog was inspired by a blog written by John Novak -Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace in Las Vegas and Henderson NV Real Estate Lead Generation - Dominate with the '8 by 8' . Since he didn't re-blog it I thought I write about it. One of the many mistakes that I did as a Rookie Real Estate Agent when farming certain neighborhoods/subdivisions in Prince George's County Maryland was two things. 1.No Research. 2.Being inconsistent. We all know that before we make (7 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 22-Re-blogging - 12/22/10 03:13 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Day 22-Re-blogging It is day 22. I am missing some days but I have to go back and write again. Last blog that I wrote I mentioned that I have been doing a whooooole lot of reading old and new blogs that I feel wiill help me become a better Real Estate Professional. Today I hope to do a blog series called "BLOG ON BLOG". Here is my first one that I just wrote today BLOG ON BLOG "Lead Generation-Dominate with the '8 by 8'(Be consistent staying on potential home buyers and sellers mind) It will be (3 comments)
December 31 Days Challenge -Day 18 - 12/18/10 07:55 PM
December 31 days challenge. day 18. today besides write this blog,I was going to use this day to read old and new blogs that I feel will help me become a better Real Estate Professional. Also my sister in law along with my niece came with my big brother from Nigeria. I have never met my sister in law and my three year old niece so this is going to be a very emotional weekend. Looking forward to meeting them. (7 comments)
While waiting for someone to meet me and my sister in law at church-YES I was at Church Monday according to Foursquare,I decided to take this picture. Thought it will make a good Wordless Wednesday pic. Its always good to have a camera handy. You never know what you will capture. (10 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge. Days 12-15. RE-JECT - 12/15/10 08:29 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Days 12-15. RE-JECT. RE-JECT the responses from POISON(MEDIA-Only when they talk bad about the Real Estate Market) and people who keep trying to bring me down instead of encouraging me. With 16 days left going into January 2011,I need to go into January 2011 with a very positive attitude. Even though I am not new to this Real Estate Business,I am approaching this like I am starting this all over again. Doing things that I wished I would've done when I first entered this business. Writing this blog-LOL. Third this week I believe. Commenting on other (0 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge. Days 8-11. RE-NEW - 12/15/10 08:05 PM
31 Days of December Challenge. Days 8-11. RE-NEW. This is a great challenge. While wait to get things started in January 2011 when you can get things started now. Doing things now to me is like testing out a car to see if this car would a good fit for your lifestyle. I am still playing catch up with this 31 Days of December Challenge. Sooo much to do with such little time.
Wrote three blogs. Commented on 30+blogs. Reading and bookmarking some old and new blogs that I feel can help me become a better real estate agent. Working (2 comments)
December Challenge. Day 4-7 - 12/15/10 07:31 PM
December Challenge. Day 4-7. I am behind on the blogs on my challenges. So instead of trying to write one blog for each challenge I might end up writing combining the days. Days 4-7: Passed out my business cards along with my fliers. Wrote three or four blogs. Made comments on other people's blog. Got two prospects. Warm cold some of my prospects. Working on my Business Plan (Haven't written it down yet) Bookmarking new and old blogs that I feel can help me increase my business and help me become a better real estate salesperson. Social Media Activities. Replied to (0 comments)
December Challenge. Day 3-Pass out 100 Flyers with my Business Cards - 12/13/10 12:41 AM
December Challenge. Day 3-Pass out 100 Flyers with my Business Cards. This blog is part of the Clarification is Key- 31 Days of December Challenge by Jennifer Prestwich. Even though I should be sleeping right now,I figure that I write my blog for the December Challenge. Besides I am already behind so I have some catching up to do. I am not going to do much today. Today will be my second blog already that I have written. Also I have to pass out 100 Flyers with my Business Cards. I have been very consistent passing out at least 100 Flyers (9 comments)
December Challenge-Day 2. Relax - 12/13/10 12:00 AM
December Challenge-Day 2. Relax After leaving church today,I headed to the Borders Bookstore in Capital Boulevard in Largo Maryland. Sundays is supposed to be my day to rest. I haven't done that in a very loooong time. So I decided to do no Real Estate Work today and catch up on my reading. While reading the Billboard Magazine,I stumbled across an article written about Kanye West. The article was about an marketing strategy that he used to promote his new album "My Dark Twisted Fantasy". Cut long story short,he released a track every week on Twitter up until the week (4 comments)
31 Days of December Challenge-Day 1. REBUILD - 12/11/10 10:56 PM
31 Days of December Challenge-Day 1. REBUILD. Before I say something PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD,PLEASE DO NOT ATTACK. With this blog I am preaching to the choir. I know I am tardy to the party. But I am going to do my best to catch up with more blogs for this December Challenge. If there is one word to describe what some if many of us have to do as Real Estate Professionals,the best word that I can come up with is RE-BUILD. Of course the word SHIFT easily comes to mind. If you haven't read the book SHIFT (4 comments)
Free DC Area Events - 12/10/10 09:09 PM
Free DC Area Events. FRIDAY James Brown Happy Hour. This is going to be a free five hour dance party paying tribute to the Godfather of Soul,his fellow musicians and his continuing in his influence on hip-hop artists. Have you ever been to the zoo at night? Neither have I. But you love going to the zoo then you don't want to miss the Zoo Winter Celebration. Thousands of sparkling lights;zoo keeper talks and live presentations on energy saving tips for the home;and viewing the small mamma and Great Ape houses,Reptile Discovery Center,Think Tank and Kids Farm. SATURDAY Tom (5 comments)
DC Area Events - 12/10/10 08:42 PM
Singing: Baby its cold outside. cold is an understatement. Matter of fact it was very,very cold outside Monday and Tuesday. I was in the house most of the time. Wind was soo strong if I had hair (which I don't),it probably would've blew it off. People who wear wigs and toupee sure hate this weather as much as I do. But it is the weekend. And with about two weeks till christmas and three weeks till we bring in another new year,I am sure that everybody is in the Holiday Spirit. I am sure that it is going to be cold (0 comments)
Washington DC Real Estate Market Watch Video - 12/09/10 06:25 PM
Washington DC Real Estate Market Watch Video. Looking to buy a home in Washington DC? Talking (not thinking) about selling your home or condo in Washington DC in areas such as Anacostia,Congress Heights,Petworth and Columbia Heights DC? Then please watch this Washington DC Real Estate Market Watch video to help you with your decision. This video contains valuable real estate information that will assist you with the purchase and/or selling your DC home or condo. It might be too late for some to spend christmas with your family members and friends in your new home. But at least you can start (2 comments)
What would you say are the top five skills of a salesperson? - 12/02/10 06:31 PM
What would you say are the top five skills of a salesperson? Someone posed this question on a group on LinkedIn. But this person asked the top three skills of a salesperson. Reason why I said five because I feel as a salesperson,we need to possess myriad of skills. Many of the people who have commented so far have said things such as the ability to build strong relationships,great communications skills-Listening, the ability to solve problems,time Management skills and discipline.
Brilliant minds might think alike. However some of us don't see this from the same perspective. Since Active Rain (6 comments)
December Does Determine Decisions - 12/01/10 06:34 PM
December Does Determine Decisions. I tried to use the same first letters for all of the words in my title. About two years ago,I wrote a blog called Decisions in December. In the blog I talked about how this is the time when many of us are making those decisions in our Real Estate Business. This year I am thinking whether to go over to those idiots at the Banks who are handling my freaking short sales deals and beat the living crap out of them. (This is a PG-13 Blog so I can't say what I wanted to say-LOL). Reviewing (3 comments)
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