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Real Estate Agent - RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.
Our goal is to provide entertaining information which agents can use and which both buyers and sellers will find useful. Sometimes we'll provide crazy stories from our years of practice.



Think of the first time you saw something you didn't fully understand.  If you were unprepared, your immediate thoughts about whatever it was might have been completely different from the actual reality.  Here's an example: For weeks a six-year old boy kept telling his first-grade teacher about t...
Sometimes it's acceptable to poke fun at yourself and I'm of the opinion that there just isn't enough humor directed at Realtors, so here's a list of questions that can be useful in determining if your Realtor is in need of professional mental help: How to tell if your Realtor has a problem by as...
Sometimes the job just seems to be more complex and take more effort than you'd planned on.  Take this common plumbing problem, for example: A man couldn't unplug the toilet with a plunger, and had to dismantle the entire fixture, no small feat for a non-plumber. Jammed inside the drain was a red...
Even the most socially insensitive individual can get the point, if it's illustrated adequately.  Here's one way to show your displeasure: "Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet I noticed a remote control for a television ...
When you're developing a marketing plan, you may find that you've got to be creative in order to focus on elements of the property that will engage prospective buyers emotionally.  Here's a clever woman's example: An elderly woman from Brooklyn decided to prepare her will and make her final reque...
We all love the Internet.  It gives us access to lots of information that we'd otherwise have a difficult time finding.  It's a great place to advertise our listings.  However, it can be used deceptively as well.  Here's an example of how a little creative editing and photo-shopping can create a ...
Did you ever get the idea that you were heading in the wrong direction?  What were the signals that alerted you? An elderly man was driving down the freeway and his cell phone rang.   After some fumbling, he managed to answer the phone.  It was his wife who'd called to warn him of a dangerous sit...
Yesterday I wrote about how important it was to document what you do and what is said in each real estate transaction.  No one has a memory good enough to remember absolutely every detail, especially after days or weeks have passed.  In fact, sometimes not having a very good memory can be very us...
When we're young, we think our memories are infallible.  As time goes by, we usually learn the hard way that they're not quite that perfect: An elderly widow and widower were dating for about five years. The man finally decided to ask her to marry. She immediately said "yes". The next morning whe...
When you're in business providing services to the public, your reputation is critical.  Any poorly thought out action can come back and bite you when you're least expecting it.  For example: A small town prosecuting attorney called his first witness to the stand in a trial--a grandmotherly, elder...

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