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As a Real Estate agent we have opportunities every day to take the road that always leads to nowhere.
You see we all have computers in our life and we would never knowingly download a virus or do anything to corrupt the information on this piece of necessary equipment, now would we?
Yet as agents we will sometimes allow negative press or negative people to form our opinion or impact the way we do business. In effect downloading a virus into our very own human computer.
It is difficult, but in order to succeed at anything you (5 comments)
tyler texas real estate: Is customer service missing in your business? - 09/26/11 05:11 PM
Is customer service missing in your business? I had a great visit with a seller today in Tyler, Texas about his total dislike of real estate agents and after much discussion finally traced it to the fact that he had received terrible service from at least 2 other agents who had had his house listed. Amazingly enough, he had come by to say he had gotten great service from an agent in our office. It is amazing that in a day where good customers are increasingly hard to come by, some agents still believe that a sign in the yard and (3 comments)
tyler texas real estate: In 2010 with fully one quarter of all mortgages under water. - 09/24/11 07:24 PM
Well what do you know another great idea from the government fails? In 2010 with fully one quarter of all mortgages under water and people looking to strategic foreclosure as an option our lovely brain trust in Washington comes up with a brilliant plan to save millions of these properties and adjust the value. Simply put they would allow homeowners the opportunity to refinance their FHA loan at the adjusted value provided they had a good pay history. Pretty simple you might think, but after 1 year only 304 homeowners have been helped and the program has only 1 year left. (6 comments)
tyler texas real estate: "Everybody is entitled to their opinion, no mater how wrong it may be!" - 05/11/10 10:30 AM
"Everybody is entitled to their opinion, no mater how wrong it may be!" I have been watching for sometime now what has been going on in this great country of ours and I am appalled to say the least. If your Christian, white, have money, believe in self reliance, love your countries flag, or generally believe in the things this great country was founded on, you are labeled a trouble maker. What? Yes a trouble maker! You now have more rights in our society if you believe in a religion that would kill you for disagreeing with it. Laws concerning our (11 comments)
tyler texas real estate: From the headlines...... - 05/10/10 07:56 PM
Teacher Deems American Flag Drawing 'Offensive' -- While Student in Same Class Praised for Drawing Obama... Isn't one attached to the other? In a state with the nation's highest jobless rate, landscaping companies are finding some job applicants are rejecting work offers so they can continue collecting unemployment benefits. Pays more to be lazy now!Ga. Seniors Told They Can't Pray Before Meals. Maybe they should pray after? Sen. Robert Menendez is urging the Major League Baseball Players Association to boycott next year's All Star Game in Phoenix over the recently passed Arizona law to crack down on illegal immigrants. Great leader (3 comments)
tyler texas real estate: "It's not rocket science!" - 04/05/10 04:49 PM
My version of "It's not rocket science!" * Homeowners tax credit- Every year when a borrower receives their mortgage statement from your mortgage company for tax purposes there would be a box that was checked Yes or No. If no mortgage payments were made late(30 days) that year, the borrower would receive a tax credit of up to $5000. Up to, because if you only paid in $3000 that is the max you could claim. No refund on taxes you did not pay. This credit would continue for 5 years, making it $25,000 if you paid your mortgage on time. * (8 comments)
Nice warm day in Tyler Texas. Record snow fall and fun to be had by all. We all came in and to our joy the phone is ringing. I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the show mother nature has to offer. Have a great snow day with the kids today. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com (14 comments)
Front- Terry Miller. Back- Tina Knight, Lauren Murtha and Denise Miller. Here is to a great 2010 with this great crew.
tyler texas real estate: WRONG! Well partially... - 01/03/10 08:06 PM
Ben Bernanke has called for reform of financial regulation, arguing on Sunday that it was lapses in regulatory oversight rather than loose monetary policy that stoked the US housing bubble. The Federal Reserve chairman told the American Economic Association that exotic new mortgages and lending to borrowers who could not hope to repay their loans were chief causes of the sharp increase in home prices that ran from the late 1990s until 2006 and whose collapse hurt millions of Americans.
WRONG! Well partially... It's all about Energy and Egos Folks The year was 1992 and a group of (4 comments)
tyler texas real estate: Are your commissions under attack? - 11/21/09 08:39 AM
Are your commissions under attack? Where is NAR, when it comes to protecting your hard earned money? Asset companies think nothing of slashing your commission on a deal and consistently do it on most REO deals being done today. Yet they accepted the deal and make the agent an unwilling financial participant in the deal. Asset companies follow no rules but expect agents to adhere to the ethics of making the customer happy and not making the deal come unraveled over commissions. The asset company will walk away from a deal in a heartbeat and does if the agent won't cut (17 comments)
The new office is coming along very nicely. We will be moved in by December 31st, what a great feeling it is to grow for the community. State of the art and full of Real Estate pros, what a way to help Tyler and all of East Texas. Progress happens when you plan and then execute the plan. I love it. http://agentrecruit.com http:kwtyler.com (8 comments)
tyler texas real estate: Not good - 11/16/09 08:37 PM
According to the latest numbers from the Treasury Department, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are holding the bag on 60 percent of the world's derivatives - an astonishing $120 trillion between them, Still reports. According to Treasury figures at the end of June, J P Morgan held a staggering $80 trillion in derivative exposure, 50 times more than its $1.6 trillion in assets. Goldman Sachs is in an even more precarious condition. It holds $40 trillion in derivatives backed by assets of only $120 billion - a leverage of 333-to-1. "To put this into perspective," said Still, "The Gross Domestic Product of (13 comments)
Happy Veterans day to my son and all the great folks serving our country. Also Happy Birthday to his wife Jenifer and to My son tomorrow. Joey is a linguist in the Navy and they are enjoying living in Monterrey California. I miss him but they are happy and doing well. I hope everyone who has a relative in the Service of our country is as proud as I am. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com
Althea Osborn and myself. Mrs. Osborn is the #1 profit share recipient at Keller Williams and the nicest lady you would ever want to meet. We had a 60's theme party and she nailed it.
The Auction part of the evening was a riot. Fun was had by all.
Never under estimate the heavy guy with a bet on the line. :) Golf was a blast and deer were every where. If you get a chance to play Barton Creek in Austin Texas do it. It is a great experience. http://agentrecruit.com http://kwtyler.com
The biggest contrast between the two states shows up in "net internal migration," the demographer's term for the difference between the number of Americans who move into a state from another and the number who move out of it to another. Between April 1, 2000, and June 30, 2007, an average of 3,247 more Americans moved out of California than into it every week, according to the Census Bureau. Over the same period, Texas saw a net gain, in an average week, of 1,544 people. Aside from Louisiana and Mississippi, which lost population to other states because of Hurricane Katrina, (11 comments)
The wife and I played golf yesterday again. I don't know if there is a better time to play than in the fall. The colors and the temperature make it all just perfect. I tried out a new putter and it worked great. Shot 76 in spite of the fact I felt unsettled over the ball all day. But what the heck, it was a blast. I hope everyone gets out and enjoys this time of year. Anything outdoors right now seems gret and rewarding. Just walking the dogs is fun. Headed for Barton Creek on Monday in Austin, I (7 comments)
tyler texas real estate: We need to get this corrected.... - 11/07/09 09:03 PM
The one domestic automaker that has paid its own freight could end up penalized for its success, while the government indefinitely subsidizes competitors that would have died without government aid. Without the GM and Chrysler bailouts, there would be a vast surplus of unemployed autoworkers. But since the government saved thousands of jobs, the unions have more bargaining power, which they seem poised to use against a company that has stayed off the federal dole. But the domestic auto industry is still a mess, and the huge subsidies at Chrysler and GM could inhibit an overall return to profitability rather than (5 comments)
tyler texas real estate: No grandstanding or photo opps, just love........................ - 11/07/09 08:13 PM
It has been learned that George W Bush and his lovely wife Laura went to Fort Hood, Texas Last evening for a visit. The entire thing was done in secret and without fanfare. They comforted and listened to families for up to 2 hours. No matter the crisis, class always shines through. Thank you President and Mrs. Bush for your efforts to show love and comfort to these families in their hour of need and pain. Thank you and Bless you.
tyler texas real estate: Just take it all Nancy!!!!!!!!! - 11/07/09 10:31 AM
"H.R. 3962 provides that an individual (or a husband and wife in the case of a joint return) who does not, at any time during the taxable year, maintain acceptable health insurance coverage for himself or herself and each of his or her qualifying children is subject to an additional tax." [page 1] - - - - - - - - - - "If the government determines that the taxpayer's unpaid tax liability results from willful behavior, the following penalties could apply..." [page 2] - - - - - - - - - - "Criminal penalties Prosecution is authorized under the Code for (11 comments)
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