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Being Thankful Isn’t Bragging…Is it? - 10/31/08 12:26 PM
First and foremost, this post really has nothing at all to do with real estate...more about life in general. So, I hope no one is offended by the fact that I'm thankful as all Hell about what I have and I'm not afraid to tell the entire world about it. Negative people be warned. Secondly, you may learn more about me than you ever wanted to know by reading this. Fair warning again. See, I was just talking with several agent friends of mine on Twitter...and someone said something that really struck a cord with me. We were discussing the difference (122 comments)
Mmmmm...Mmmmmm...Good -- Simple Taco Soup - 10/30/08 07:51 AM
Nothing beats a cold day like a hot bowl of homemade soup. And, since it is that time of year again, I dug out an old favorite of mine...Taco Soup. This recipe is simple and very good! Taco Soup---------------------------------------------1 lb ground chuck (hamburger works) browned1 pkg taco spices1 can of corn1 can of mexican diced tomatos1 can dark red kidney beans1 16oz jar of hot salsa1 medium onion, chopped.1. In a skillet, brown your burger and saute your onions. 2. Once done, dump this and everything else (juice and all) into a large pot and bring to a boil. *** 3. Once (6 comments)
The 'Clintonian' definition of INSANITY is this: "Doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results." Having that in mind, lets move on... I'd like to share with you all a little piece of advice I recieved from my Economic's professor in college...Dr. Colleen Johnson. Smart woman...and I dont just mean book smart. She was sharper than a two-pionted tack. Anyways...here is what she told me upon graduation...Or, a close summary thereof... If you always do what youve always done,You will always see what you have always seen,You will always know what you have always known,You will (14 comments)
Smells That Sell! (Using Scents Makes Sense) - 10/15/08 08:30 AM
Believe it or not, the human nose can detect and clarify about 10,000 smells. That's right....10,000! We know that the power of smell is one of the strongest senses we, as humans, posess. And recent studies have shown that scent is the strongest of our 5 senses that is tied directly to memory. In my parent's house, for example, my mother always made fresh peach pies in the late summer. To this day, I can smell a peach pie from a mile away and instantly Im transported to my mom's kitchen as a 7yr old boy in my swimsuit pacing around (14 comments)
Another Success Story from www.repl.biz! - 10/11/08 11:52 AM
I had to come in on a Saturday (today) and do a little office work. Just like any other day, I check my email and was floored by what I found in there. One of my testimonial agents, Ken Isaacman, wrote to me about my drip email campaigns I use to help my agents. Here is what he had to say: Hey Clint, I wanted to let you know I got a phone call yesterday from one of the clients you've sent me, asking me to list her home. I'm telling you this because I didn't even remember who this was. (4 comments)
Winners Vs. Losers -- A Simple Comparison - 10/08/08 08:17 AM
Im not a 'preachy' kind of person. I don't claim to be an expert because I have a fancy title or years of schooling or experience (although both are true in this case). I am fairly simple. If you ask me for my opinion, you will get it. Honest...straight forward...perhaps even blunt. So, when I was asked recently to evaluate a group of sales people on thier successes and failures -- and to be honest about my findings -- I didn't pull any punches when reporting. For the purpose of my evaluations, I decided to do this simply. No confusing quizes to take; (14 comments)
Yeah, Like I Needed Another Distraction... - 10/06/08 11:50 AM
Yeah...Like I need another distraction. (I have Jason Crouch himself to thank for this one...) I was on Twitter the other day chatting with Jason, and he started telling me about Blip.fm. Now, Im a former DJ...used to work at 3 different radio stations during college...and had a wonderful time doing so...So, the thought of being able to spin music again was interesting, to say the least. So, I built a station. And I have been hooked ever since!!! Blip is a SMS that coincides with Twitter that allows you to play songs and develop playlists, listeners, and even get 'props' (21 comments)
10 Things Salespeople Say That Strike Fear In Clients - 10/01/08 10:06 AM
Regardless of how often Brokers or Sales Managers say not to do it, there are certain phrases that continually pop up during the course of a presentation/phone call/appointment that simply take a client's confidence and shake it to the very core. Sometimes even to the point of losing your listing to another agent...losing that big sale...or even driving away an existing customer. Having said that, I ran across a blog written by Brad Trnavsky, a sales and management blogger and all around guru on the subject (and if you don't believe me, go to his blog at www.salesmanagement20.com), that listed the (35 comments)
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