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Top 10 Stupid Things Sales People Do...(And How To Avoid Doing Them!) - 11/30/09 09:16 AM
I have been in some form of sales since I was 10 years old working in my mom's craft store selling yarn and bobbins to her quilting and knitting friends. And, since that time, I have always tried to establish myself as a leader in any sales position that I have held...and I also have noticed that there are some really good sales people out there. The kicker is...a good portion of those people aren't good at sales. What they are good at is avoiding the things that cause sales people to falter. Now, before we get into this...lets establish a (274 comments)
Choose Your Words Carefully......AGAIN! - 11/23/09 07:46 AM
I wrote a featured post recently about choosing your words carefully when it comes to an agent's tag line and how to make that better. As I was writing that post, I kept thinking to myself.....Well, what about all of these listing ads?? Why not write about them as well?? I see examples all the time of bad MLS photos. But, what is more prevelant to me is the incredible lack of decent COPY in these same listing ads. See...One of the more routine activities of a Realtor's job is to write copy for the ads that are used to support (126 comments)
The value of entertainment - 11/20/09 01:49 PM
Reblogging something from THE @HeyAmaretto (aka Diane from the Twitterqueens) because she wrote about something Im very passionate about.....Me! :-) Ok...not me....but using humor to help attract clients! Well....that, and me! :-)Enjoy!!
Via Diane Guercio (TQI Consulting ): I had written a post about the value of entertainment in real estate video. While I think video should be of fairly decent quality so that the consumer can judge the attributes of the home, the product doesn't have to look like it was produced by Steven Spielberg. Okay- it can't look like the Blair Witch Project, either. Hold your hand steady, don't (6 comments)
Choose Your Words Carefully - 11/18/09 08:27 AM
Let's take a quick quiz... Name the companies that use the following tag-lines. 1. The Real Thing2. The King of Beers3. Mmm mmm mmm mmm good4. Good to the last drop Pretty simple stuff, right? Coke is the "real" thing. (After all, Coke was first on the scene in the cola world. So, you can either have the real cola, or an imitation, right?) Let's look at Budweiser. Long has it been known that Budweiser is the "king" of beers. (It doesn't get any better than being the king. The king is the top of the heap, the head honcho, the (112 comments)
5 Ways To Kill Your Career In 2010 - 11/10/09 12:39 PM
It's a new year! Well, its almost a new year...New business plans in the works...new budgets being considered (shoestring, though they may be...). New attitude attributed to a new year. All good things.... But, none of that will mean diddly if you continue down the same destructive path that a good portion of agents find themselves on currently. It amazes me on a daily basis how many agents that I deal with actually set themselves up for failure by making simple, yet deadly, mistakes in their business. Some of these mistakes seem to be so simple to overcome. Yet, time and (69 comments)
Car. Pool. Tunnel. That's what the orthopedic surgeon said I had yesterday... Well...Its actually "carpal" tunnel syndrome...a compression of the median nerve (one of the two main nerves that drive feeling in your hands) in the center of your wrist at the base of the palm of your hand that causes pain, numbness in the thumb and first two fingers, and loss of muscle mass or control at the base of the thumb. Fun!! Joy!! Yeah, not so much...Ive been putting up with this in both hands (45 comments)
This House Stinks...Literally. - 11/03/09 07:15 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 (26 comments)
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