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So many business coaching books and programs advise starting the day with daily affirmations. A lot of people find this silly, and have trouble being enthusiastic about it, because we aren't used to talking ourselves up. This little girl gives a great example of how to do it right:
I cut back a lot on real estate activity during the last few months, because of health concerns and then the birth of my baby and getting settled in with him, but I will be going back to more "full time" type hours next week. When I return to the office, I'll be bringing my new "assistant" with m...
Senate Bill 3217, the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010" has been introduced by U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat, and is scheduled to hit the floor of the US Senate on Friday, where it will be eligible to be voted on after 72 hours. (Click here for the full...
I spent a few days in Dallas this week for the 2010 Gathering of Eagles, a conference for the nation's largest real estate brokerage companies put on by Real Trends each year. While our industry has more conferences than most of us can attend, I always find the Gathering to be an excellent event...
The year was 2005. The call was from a struggling homeowner who needed to sell their home. However, there was one significant barrier. They had mortgaged their property for more than they could sell it for. Hard luck had resulted in a job loss and they were faced with the stark prospect of ma...
Once an offer is accepted most sellers breath a sign of relief. After sometimes months of marketing, their wait is over! Or is it?? When my sellers sign that buy/sell agreement I let them hug, cry, scream, etc... then we have "the talk". Let's look at what can go wrong between signing that contr...