professionals: NEWBIE OR NOT TO BE THAT IS THE QUESTION - 10/02/15 07:15 AM
Whatever profession, service or position one finds themselves in for the first time professionally or personally, at some point, you are going to be challenged, approached for dialog, hailed, made conversation with or simply asked a question. It is at that time, the curtain goes up, and the star of the show enters on stage.
If it is a small talk, being polite, a by the way, courtesy meet & greet occasion; whatever comes forth to comply will do just fine. You see we just want to acknowledge each other in passing that's all. But now, lets look at a person who offers services, representing … (21 comments)

professionals: STAY WITH WHAT YOU KNOW - 09/30/15 07:07 AM
Everyone in a while, I like to come out and risk a little. However, these days, I do it for fun mostly. But, there was a time I did it because you think you can do anything and that thinking is right but not accurate. You see, everything has a learning curve to it and no matter who you are, that curve requires and demands some respect. No shortcuts are allowed but sometimes given
Exceptions to this is beginners luck. You took something on, made it do what you intended, and you got lucky. Be weary of illusions of grandeur. Lets clarify this because … (0 comments)

professionals: REAL ESTATE MADE INTO AN APP? - 09/04/15 07:17 AM
There is so much data in regards to Real Estate, from the local neighborhood, County, and then the State to the Country and then including the entire globe itself. You may access just about any place in the world from your computer including pictures and data plus weather and demographics too. Real Estate at your finger tips. Ah, but it involves your pocketbook too!
There so many applications that piggy-back on Real Estate all claiming to deliver a piece of the puzzle. Anyone that wishes to know something about a piece of property or the area it is in can do so with ease and … (4 comments)

professionals: LICENSE TO THRILL - 06/05/15 06:23 AM
That be us Real Estate agents. We are involved in a profession that moves people deeply within and affects their well-being at the same time. We stand ready to play a significant part in hundreds of thousands of dollars moving around and the pace that it moves has to do with what we do or don't do
Everyone likes to share personal opinions. Take the medical arena. Not only do people share what their personal ailment or infliction was or is but the Internet allows for one to enlarge on their opinion considerably. However, unless you spent the seven years studying and interning, … (0 comments)

professionals: THE AGENT THAT DOESN'T KNOW - 05/27/15 02:21 PM
The good news? They are doing us all a favor. How? The ones that do know a thing or two shine in their presence or in their wake. The ignorant or passing through agent makes the career minded professional stand-out providing a contrast not only the consumer but for the industry as well. The uncommitted haunt us all
The bad news is that many consumers will not get the services they are entitled too and wont even know about those services but form an opinion claiming all agents fail and they can do better. I wont argue either point, but I know of people … (2 comments)

professionals: THE DAY OF THE LOOKY LOO OVER? - 12/30/14 06:41 AM
Does anyone allow anyone to just come over and view a home for sale anymore? The answer is YES if it is an open house. All are welcomed. However, other than that, isn't the market today based more on performance rather than possibility of sale? I believe so. Can you perform invites transparency of motive
Why would someone just want to view property and not buy? Real Estate goes in cycles and I remember when it was a buyers market, sellers and their agents danced to the buyer's (real or not) tune whatever it was. Today, it is more of a seller market dynamic and … (6 comments)

professionals: WHY DID THE REAL ESTATE AGENT CROSS THE ROAD - 10/12/14 03:49 PM
To get the clients signature? How about to view the property? Meet the appraiser? Do a walk through?  Give a closing gift? Place or remove a sign? Take pictures? Help someone move? The Real Estate agent is always on the move (pun) because the business we are in requires it. Real Estate just stays where it is until....
When someone wants to buy or sell Real Estate then the subject property becomes a hub of activity for many with the agent filling in as a tour guide, facilitator, negotiator, host, inspector, paperwork provider, picture taker and orchestra-tor and so much more

professionals: EXPOSING IT NAKED TO THE WORLD - 09/29/14 10:04 AM
Your house being put up for sale is doing just that. Your abode, residence, casa and the place you lay your head will come under scrutiny once you decide to place it on the Real Estate market. Because of that, there is much to be done and it is all fun, productive and profitable if you respect the systems in place. First thing to do? Hire a professional agent
A team will be formed where the mission is to carry out the clients desires to their fruition while inviting all who are interested to join us. We then welcome and assure that fair … (2 comments)

professionals: IS THERE A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN THE HOUSE! - 09/27/14 08:20 AM
A doctor goes to the movies. He is ready to enjoy the show when someone faints, falls over or lets out a scream or a yell. Then, someone says...Is there a doctor in the house? The rest you know. A path is cleared, the doctor is let through and the treatment begins. A doctor is never off he is just out of the office right now
Our business doesn't work that way. Someone doesn't belt out in a public place...Is there an agent here? LOL. However, keep this in mine. We are judged by appearance where … (13 comments)

professionals: TOOTING YOUR OWN HORN - 08/23/14 07:49 AM
There are people who do this and get criticized for it. Then, there are people who don't do this and suffer from it. What is the middle ground here? How does one say or promote what they do and at the same time keep the "I" do this and "I" do that from becoming a boast? The art of marketing should be consulted with
You can make yourself known without having a call to action. For example: the statement..."Your neighborhood Realtor" doesn't sell it tells. Plumbing specialist does it too. Yet there are professionals or experts out there that believe the … (21 comments)

professionals: MORE THAN ONE WAY TO SKIN THE CAT - 08/01/14 12:11 PM
Here kitty kitty....? NO...that's not the point. What this means is that there is more than one way to get things done. Where the system breaks down is where people try to make nice with their problems instead of terminating them. Then, there are those that are so rigid that they wont let you or others do any skinning but their way and that doesn't work either..
Many problems go unsolved because we get stuck and mired down in our beliefs. Problems for the most part come out of no where very much unexpected too. Think about … (12 comments)

Remember those Chinese boxes where one box is put into another and then another and as you open each one, a smaller one is in there until you reach the teeny tiny one and in that is some sort of gift or message? That's what comes to mind here after reading about how Zillow is interested in acquiring Trulia who of course dined on ActiveRain as sort of an appetizer who hosted little ole you and me
Amazing because these businesses only have standing by hosting your Real Estate beliefs, input, listings, opinions, instructions, education and Real Estate life in … (21 comments)

Having a garage sale? I have seen many variations of this. Some people just roll out their stuff to the driveway, set up a table and chairs, get a drink and wait and see what happens while others go all out advertising in advance, having their pricing ready, their items all set-up and I have even seen popcorn being given away on one occasion. Everyone has their version on this subject. Closely related to it are:
The for sale by owner event. Yes, it is the same principals at work. The A B C's of selling are present but lets be clear. This … (7 comments)

professionals: YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR - 07/16/14 07:25 AM
Simply put that when we go to a doctor, we are wanting them to handle and direct a certain outcome that will better us and we gladly pay for this opportunity. Same with hiring an attorney. There are times we need to defend or take a stand and we hire up to get that job done. In Real Estate, people who are going move product valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars are trusting agents to make this happen
In all examples listed above, a fee is charged for services. It is understood where the buck stops and starts in … (4 comments)

professionals: SELL YOURSELF OR SELL YOUR SERVICES? - 07/10/14 01:29 PM
The first rule of marketing is that people buy from people first and then the product holds up pretty well. Usually the product and the services are either in demand or they are not. The consumer is either interested and wants to do business or they don't. The hard sell to buy what you don't want days are long gone. People know what they want and what they don't
When people get to know a person or the product intimately, the experience takes on a different dimension. Instead of stress or doubt, confusion or fear, there is an expectation to gain, … (4 comments)

professionals: DUAL AGENCY WENT VERY WELL - 07/08/14 07:19 AM
I had an occasion to have to hire an agent to not only move a listing but also handle a purchase as well. It was a complicated situation and that was the solution to get things going and for everyone to profit. The meeting to see if the agent could handle it all was a good one. That is how it started. 
An agent was selling an expensive custom home of which he had an ownership interest in with another agent. Naturally, he was the listing agent for the property. I had a client who was an agent/friend who wanted … (4 comments)

professionals: REAL ESTATE TRANSACTING HEAVEN OR HELL - 07/03/14 08:23 AM
We forget the value of just being able to get either in or out of a Real Estate transaction effectively and efficiently at times. Think about this. For a period of lets say 30-90 days average, hundreds of thousands of dollars will change hands along with people who are making large life choices
Buyers are going to take their hard earned money, their reputation, character and credit and borrow money to make the largest purchases of a lifetime. Talk about stress if you consider the simple basics. Who really is prepared to bet it all within 90 second chances either
TOP DOLLAR … (4 comments)

professionals: NOT WISE TO BASE EVERYTHING ON MONEY OUTCOMES - 06/30/14 03:51 PM
There are people out there that take enormous pride in what they do and how they do it and then they apply a math formula to it. When through, that is what they charge for their services. To these master craftsmen, what could be more normal or simpler than that?
That's why I always blink heavy when I hear anyone trying to over negotiate or focus only on price leaving outcome, quality and even customer service out of the consideration loop and job. Somethings cost what they cost and that is what the people doing the work have to have as payment.

professionals: HOW TO SPOT PROFESSIONAL REAL ESTATE AGENTS - 06/02/14 05:01 PM
In every profession, there are people who stand out and they are called professionals. Professional defined: one who has special education, who possesses distinctive qualities with confidence, one who practices their highest being....all these convey an extraordinary person in their field. A person who becomes a professional has developed themselves into a marketable value
PRO...for short
A professional or a real pro as we call them earned the meaning of the above words. They live them. When you see a anyone practicing traits as described, you are moved to recognize a professional at work whatever field of endeavor they are … (60 comments)

professionals: DOING BUSINESS WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - 05/26/14 02:07 PM
I like everyone until I have a reason not too. In business, you never know what to expect. Everyone starts out the same way until the "one" issue comes up. That is where you find out who's who and how they think. What are their skills and what skills do they lack?
The most often unexpected reaction to a circumstance that could use a different resolution is anger which has its roots in judgment of others. Some people just look for something to judge so they can release their anger accordingly. In business? Not a good arena if you want … (90 comments)

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