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The 5 Habits of Highly Satisfied Real Estate Agents - 01/31/07 12:05 PM
Is your definition of success more than the numbers of your business..... If you yearn to not only have a productive business but also enjoy the life and lifestyle it provides you, you've probably found it has required you to make some conscious decisions and employ some consistent practices. Agents who are effective, yet who realize their business is only the vehicle to a great life, have some traits in common. Brian Dyson, CEO Coca Cola Enterprises has captured the essence of this when he said, " Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the (3 comments)
e-PRO in Hawaii - 01/30/07 02:30 PM
Boy, do I love paradise. I am pinching my self that I am so lucky to be able to do some e-PRO Workshops while we are enjoying a 17 day vacation on the beautiful Big Island. It was rumored last year, I do the presentation in a grass skirt...but I didn't hear about that until later! I've just bought a grass skirt! But I doubt this is what I'll be wearing this week. However, I did bring a great deal of information about using technology more effectively to share with the agents who come to one of the workshops. Here is the schedule: Thursday, (0 comments)
According to Henry David Thoreau, " If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."I've always loved this quote because of the power of dreaming and of imagining what you really, really want and then building it because you have seen the possibility of what could be. This week how about building some castles in the sand (or your equivalent), just for the fun of it and then some castles in the air that will need foundations! If you are going to dream, you (0 comments)
I spent part of yesterday afternoon on the beach here in Hawaii with my granddaughter, Lily, building a sand castle, all traces of which will be gone today.
Why put energy into something that I knew wouldn't last? Just for the pure fun of it! It reminded me of this poster that was in the hall of Mother Teresa's Children's Home in Calcutta. People are unreasonable, illogical and self centered, Love them, anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives, Do good, anyway. If you are successful, you win false friends and true enemies, Succeed anyway. The good you do will (2 comments)
Are You Living A Life You Love? - 01/27/07 08:11 PM
Halfway through our 17 day vacation in Paradise...aka Hawaii, I got to thinking about how my normal days and my vacation days are alike and how they are different. For many years, I believed that I could relax and have fun AFTER I worked hard. In fact, I am sure the American work ethic myth had my in it's grips. I see this in my clients, often, when we look at designing the life they love. A day off comes with fears that one could get too used to being lazy and indolent! I find, though, neither my clients nor I would ever (0 comments)
I Love My Tablet Computer! - 01/26/07 10:41 AM
Everywhere I go, people want to know...what is that????After falling in lust at the NAR Convention in 2005, I had to have the little LS800 made by Motion Computing This tiny tablet-I've dubbed it my baby computer-is power packed to do everything a laptop can do, but is only 2.2 pounds and can fit in my purse. With wireless built-in and the ability to use my Verizon phone as a high speed moden when I am not near a hot spot, I am connected almost all the time. I ordered the extended life battery that will give me over 6 hours without (3 comments)
Clutter Kills..... - 01/23/07 10:52 AM
Want to increase your effectiveness? Kill the energy vampires! All of those things you are tolerating, including the clutter around you, drain your energy. They keep you from being able to effectively focus. If you think about each of those tolerations, those undone tasks, those ways you get distracted by something that doesn't work right and imagine each is sucking a little of your available energy, you can start to think of it as ENERGY VAMPIRES! I offer my clients a great assessment from Coachu called the Clean Sweep. Take it and see how you are doing at having the essentials handled so your (4 comments)
The Secret......hype or help????? - 01/22/07 07:01 PM
I've been recommending the movie http://www.thesecret.tv/ as a resource to people in my classes and in my weekly, Tuesday Tips Newsletter. I received a thoughtful email from one of my readers that I thought was worth sharing. I asked Martin's permission to share our exchange because I'd like to hear what you think.Hi Joeann, Just a quick comment to let you know I enjoy getting your email newsletters periodically. However, I am compelled to write you about something I noticed in the recent issue- your suggestion that agents watch the movie 'The Secret'. I have seen this movie twice in the last 6 weeks; (2 comments)
Life is Too Short To Work With Jerks! - 01/21/07 06:31 AM
Sometimes effectiveness is more about what you don't do than what you do! Are any of your clients or customers the high maintainence type? Would you be better off letting go of them and freeing up that time and energy for the "perfect" client? On a regular basis, perhaps monthly, do a review of the people you are working with and see if there is somebody you should fire. You know the folks I am talking about. The ones that drive you crazy with unreasonable demands. The ones who do not respect you, your work and your time. If you are working with (2 comments)
Are You Getting Enough Oxygen?????? - 01/20/07 11:04 AM
You are probably familiar with the airplane announcement that instructs you, in case of loss of pressure, to put on your oxygen mask first before trying to help the sreaming, small child (or person acting like a small child ) next to you. It only makes sense that we can't help anyone else if we don't have oxygen going to our brains! Yet, there are real estate agents out there in your town (yes right there amongst you) THAT DO NOT HAVE OXYGEN GOING TO THEIR BRAINS!!!!!!! "People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time (4 comments)
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Getting Your Listings Sold - 01/16/07 09:59 PM
A conference call today focused on what to do to have your listings sell. If you missed the call, you can listen to it here My Top 10 Tips for Getting The Listings Sold: #10 Price it Right or SAY NO #9 Know Your Numbers: Use the Absorption Rate Formula to show sellers their odds in getting their home sold #8 Make it Market Ready: It needs to be the prettiest RESOURCE: 450 Ideas to Sell Your Home Faster #7 Have Open House Events! #6 Build A Big Strategic Team #5 Use Technology RESOURCES: Become an e-PRO Use ART's Marketing (3 comments)
Selling Your Listings - 01/08/07 10:09 PM
What does it take in today's market? Marshall Vest, director of the Research Center at the University of Arizona recently identified the "Three Stages of Housing Corrections": DENIAL Sellers Refuse to lower prices. Buyers refuse to pay and wait. Inventory increases.ACCEPTANCE Sellers begin to lower prices. Builders start offering incentives. Some price declines in both new and resale markets.CONSOLIDATION Buyers come off the sidelines. Prices become more reasonable. Inventory starts to fall.What phase is your market in? Educating and communicating to sellers about these phases helps them make the right decisions to get their home sold. The two most important (0 comments)
"Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Call Capture Systems" - 01/02/07 02:04 PM
My New Year's Gift to you!!!! Last Call Rescheduled from December....You don't want to miss this one, if you want to be very successful in 2007! Thursday January 4 at 7:30 AM Hawaii ,9:30 AM PST , 10:30 AM AZ & MT, 11:30 CST, 12:30 EST Jeff Troyer from Automatic Response Technologies (ART) will give you tips and ideas about The ART of Connection Marketing. Create a never-ending circle of new, repeat and referral business. What you need to know about Automated Lead Generation and Automated Client Nurturing! In 2007, you may need to employ some new techniques and strategies to reach your (1 comments)
Ask Yourself Two Important Questions for 2007 - 01/02/07 02:02 PM
Business Planning is all well and good but life does not have to be complicated! Reflect for a moment about what you REALLY want in 2007. Got it? Good. Now, what is the 1 action, if you did it consistently, could make the most difference in achieving what you REALLY want in business? And...what is the 1 action, if you did it consistently, could make the most difference in achieving what you REALLY want in your personal life? Write down your answers and then copy, paste and then POST this to see daily:My Most Important Business action is _________________________ My Most Important Personal Action is _________________________ Borrowed (1 comments)
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